• Chief Information Security Officer (CISO)

    Group/Job Location US-MA-Waltham
    Job ID
    # of Openings Remaining
    Information Technology
  • Overview

    QinetiQ North America delivers world-class technology and revolutionary products to defense, security and commercial markets worldwide. Our offerings range from survivability and unmanned systems to power, controls, sensors, and transportation solutions. Customers rely on our products to increase readiness, improve mission effectiveness, streamline operations, increase situational awareness and enhance security.

    At QinetiQ North America, you'll find a dedicated and talented team of people who enjoy their work and take pride in their accomplishments. As a member of our team, you'll work with cutting-edge technology and some of the industry's most brilliant minds. We offer a comprehensive, flexible benefit package including tuition assistance and career development opportunities. If you're interested in working for a technology-driven company that is the leader in its industry, but one that maintains the fast-paced, creative environment of a start-up, QinetiQ North America is the right place for you.

    QinetiQ North America is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and does not discriminate against any individual on the basis of race, color, religion or creed, sex, marital status, national origin or ancestry, citizenship, age, disability, veteran status, military service, sexual orientation, genetic information, or gender identity.


    Any external applicant will be subject to a pre-employment background check.

    Position requires U.S. citizenship.


    The Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) position reports to the CEO, CISO is a member of the Executive leadership team and serves a key role in company leadership, working closely with senior leaders. The CISO is an executive responsible for aligning security initiatives with enterprise programs and business objectives, ensuring that information assets and technologies are adequately protected. The CISO will provide strategic and operational leadership and direction. The CISO will be responsible for Information Security and the IT Infrastructure and operations including business systems of the organization. This includes management and oversight of the team as well as all the IT assets.


    Primary Responsibilities:

    • The responsibilities include reviewing/developing/maintaining the company’s policies and procedures in accordance with regulatory requirements, company accreditations and best practice/ standards applicable to DOD information security
    • Lead operational risk management activities to enhance the value of the company
    • Oversee resources and activities who safeguard the company's assets, intellectual property and computer systems, and ensuring data privacy
    • Identify protection goals, objectives and metrics consistent with corporate strategic plan.
    • Manage the development and implementation of security policy, standards, guidelines and procedures to ensure ongoing maintenance of security. Physical protection responsibilities will include asset protection, access control systems, and more. Information protection responsibilities will include network security architecture, network access and monitoring policies, employee education
    • Work with other executives to prioritize security initiatives and spending based on appropriate risk management and/or financial methodology.
    • Oversee incident response planning as well as the investigation of security breaches, and assist with disciplinary and legal matters associated with such breaches as necessary.
    • Work with outside consultants as appropriate for independent security audit
    • The CISO will oversee ongoing activities, programs, and projects that serve to protect data confidentiality, integrity and availability while providing secure and reliable access by team members, staff, affiliated providers and vendors, to systems and information.
    • Responsible for driving cost efficiencies throughout organization
    • Responsible for the overall planning, organizing and execution of infrastructure
    • Bachelor’s Degree with minimum of 10+ years of experience in IT security field, infrastructure and operations.


    Essential Qualifications:

    • Bachelor’s Degree with minimum of 10+ years of experience in IT security field, infrastructure and operations.
    • Major in Computer Science, Technology, Information Security or other related field
    • Knowledge of DOD Cyber security requirements
    • Certification in CISSP (Certified Information System)
    • Well versed with data center operations
    • Knowledge of capacity planning, utilization management and reporting
    • Knowledge of Cloud platform and managed services models
    • Budget planning and management
    • Resource planning
    • Strong vendor management skills




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