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Senior Technical Advisor (STA) - SOC

locationReston, VA, USA
PublishedPublished: 6/14/2022
Full Time

Job Description

Job Description

As a Senior Technology Advisor you will help ensure today is safe and tomorrow is smarter. We are seeking a Senior Technology Advisor with diverse experience in information technology and cybersecurity to join our esteemed Security Operations Center (SOC) team. This role will be responsible for providing strategic guidance, conducting research, and authoring thought-leading whitepapers on emerging technologies while identifying innovative service improvement opportunities within the organization's security landscape. The successful candidate will have a proven track record of staying abreast of industry trends and best practices to ensure optimal security posture.


  • Strategic Advising: Serve as a trusted advisor to senior management, business units, and other stakeholders by offering recommendations on IT and cybersecurity strategies, policies, and procedures that align with organizational objectives.
  • Research & Analysis: Conduct in-depth analysis and research on cutting-edge technologies, industry trends, and best practices to inform decision-making processes related to security operations.
  • Whitepaper Authoring: Develop well-researched, insightful, and engaging whitepapers addressing various aspects of IT and cybersecurity, such as threat intelligence, incident response, risk assessment, and compliance.
  • Service Improvement Identification: Continuously identify, assess, and recommend new or improved services to enhance the overall efficiency, effectiveness, and security of the organization's IT infrastructure.
  • Mentorship & Collaboration: Actively mentor junior members of the SOC team and the Analysis Support Team (AST), fostering a culture of continuous learning and professional growth. Work closely with cross-functional teams across the organization to promote knowledge sharing and collaboration.
  • Training & Education: Plan, develop, and deliver training programs and workshops for staff at all levels to improve their understanding of current and evolving cybersecurity threats, tools, and best practices.
  • Vendor Evaluation: Assess potential vendors, partners, and solutions providers to ensure alignment with the organization's security needs and goals.
  • Incident Response Planning: Contribute to the development of comprehensive incident response plans, playbooks, and procedures to minimize the impact of security incidents.
  • Reporting & Metrics: Analyze data from security monitoring systems and other sources to provide regular reports and metrics on key performance indicators, risk mitigation efforts, and return on investment for the SOC team's initiatives.
  • Requirements Analysis: Perform requirements analysis to help define functional user requirements for all SOC and Task order mission functions.


  • Active TS clearance w/ SCI eligibility required at time of application
  • Ability to obtain CI polygraph
  • DoD 8570 IAT II certification
  • Relevant work experience in Information Technology and Cybersecurity, including roles in SOC, Network/Security Engineering, Threat Intelligence, or similar domains.
  • Demonstrated expertise in multiple IT disciplines, including network architecture, cloud security, endpoint protection, vulnerability management, identity and access management, and incident response.
  • Proven ability to analyze complex technical issues and translate them into clear, concise language for non-technical audiences.
  • Strong written communication skills with a portfolio of published whitepapers or articles showcasing your subject matter expertise.
  • Aptitude for identifying market trends and emerging technologies with the potential to positively impact the organization's security posture.
  • Excellent interpersonal and influencing skills with the capacity to build relationships and credibility at all levels within the organization and externally.
  • Experience managing vendor relationships and evaluating potential partners for IT security products and services.
  • Ability to travel occasionally for conferences, workshops, and client meetings. This position offers an exciting opportunity to make a significant impact on the organization's cybersecurity strategy and contribute to shaping the future of information security. If you possess the necessary qualifications and enthusiasm for this critical role, we look forward to reviewing your application.

Location: On Customer Site

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