Senior Cybersecurity Lead

San Diego, CA /
Cybersecurity /
Contingent Full Time
Ironclad Technology Services is a Virginia based Information Technology and Business Consulting services company focused on supporting public and private sector customers as they tackle their most daunting information technology and business challenges. We focus on solving real world business problems through innovative thinking, a talented staff, and hard work.

Ironclad’s vision is to be an agent of change by delivering products and services that fundamentally impact the way our customers do business, creating unique value for our customers through innovation, agility, and efficiency. Likewise, we aspire to be a hub of technical and operational expertise, attracting and retaining the best and brightest talent in our industry. Ironclad has an opening for a Senior Cybersecurity Lead to join our growing company in San Diego, CA. The Senior Cybersecurity Lead will lead and manage a team to develop cyber security policy, training and guidance working across multiple stakeholders, commands and programs. 


    • Support an overall assessment and requirements development of the existing mission environment and work collaboratively with the team to develop a cybersecurity compliance roadmap to ensure a proactive posture.
    • Support development of overall cybersecurity framework SOPs, policies and training adhering to CCORI requirements
    • Support development of cybersecurity publications, manuals, training processes, guides. This includes developing policies that aligning people, processes, and technologies to Identify, Protect, Detect, Respond, and Recover from mission impacting cyber-attacks. This includes but not limited to:
    • Cybersecurity instructions
    • Assured Compliance Assessment Solution (ACAS) scanning
    • Patching process for each CNAP afloat network
    • Continuity of Operations
    • Electronic Spillage
    • Incident Response
    • Commander’s Cyber Risk
    • Cyber Threat Intelligence
    • Effectiveness of controls of each individual control
    • Mission Mapping
    • MITRE ATT&CK Framework


    • Strong inter-personal and communication skills to carry out this assignment with the ability to lead and work as part of a team.
    • Skilled at prioritization and multi-tasking
    • Strong attention to detail
    • In-depth knowledge of U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) security regulations and US Navy Combat Systems methodologies for the afloat community.
    • Understanding of accreditation of Navy systems and software management.
    • Understanding of Information Assurance Vulnerability Alerts (IAVAs) and researching the IAVA/B/T occurrences 
    • Vulnerabilities and risks associated with Windows operating systems, Linux operating systems and components 
    • Vulnerability incident reporting 

Minimum Qualifications

    • Bachelors Degree or equivalent experience
    • 10+ years of information  security experience
    • 7+ years of related experience with understanding of accreditation of systems and software management within Navy or DOD systems environment including evaluating Combat Systems Inspection criteria, IA controls, preparing artifacts or RMF ATOs including SIP, DIP, POA&M, and grading CCRI/CCORI Scorecards
    • CISSP certification is required
    • Top Secret clearance required
    • Experience with DoD Assessment and Authorization process
    • Proficiency in Microsoft Office products to include Excel, PowerPoint, and Word 
    • Cognizance of various DoD policies and regulations (e.g. 8500, 5200), and ability to interpret such policies and regulations
    • Experience with reviewing and providing feedback on DoD cybersecurity documents, orders and instructions
    • Experience with cybersecurity tools to include HBSS, VRAM, eMASS, MITRE ATT&CK, and ACAS 

Physical Demands

    • Remains in a stationary position less than 50% of the time during the work day
    • Operates a computer and performs desk-based computer tasks; viewing a computer screen less than 50% of the time during the work day
    • Frequently lifting, carrying, pushing, pulling objects and/or equipment that weighs up to 50 pounds
    • Ability to move about the office to complete job requirements multiple times throughout the day
    • Balancing. Maintaining body equilibrium to prevent falling and moving, standing or crouching on narrow, slippery, or erratically moving surfaces
    • Constantly positions self to maintain computers, hardware/ equipment in the office
Ironclad Technology Services is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer (EEO/AA). All employment and hiring decisions are based on qualifications, merit, and business needs without regard to race, religion, color, sexual orientation, nationality, gender, ethnic origin, disability, age, sex, gender identity, veteran status, marital status or any other characteristic protected by applicable law. Ironclad offers a comprehensive compensation package including Health and Dental Insurance, Vision and Life Insurance, Short-Term & Long-Term Disability, 401(K) + company match, Paid Time Off (PTO), Paid Company Holidays, Tuition Assistance Program and more. 

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