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Cyber Security Program Manager
Ref No.: 18-27441
Location: Boston, Massachusetts

Senior IT Project Manager-Technical Lead - Cyber Security Program
MassDOT is seeking a highly skilled Senior IT Project Manager-Technical Lead to provide project leadership for a critical security program across multiple work streams to remediate high risk vulnerabilities discovered during the department's initial vendor and internal vulnerability assessments. Completion of these deliverables will facilitate not only MassDOT's but also the MBTA's compliance validation, security augmentation and data management of confidential and sensitive information. The Senior IT Project Manager-Technical Lead will be responsible for the coordination and reporting of the project-related activities of a joint-team of Mass DOT and MBTA infrastructure resources as well as vendor professional services. The scope of services encompasses three focus areas:
  • Active Directory Remediation Services
  • Network Security Remediation Services
  • Technical Validation of Results
This individual will work very closely with the Information Security team and interact with all levels of the organization across multiple technical and business functions. He/She must be able to adapt, thrive, navigate, and succeed in a large, multi-dimensional environment, and not be hindered by ambiguity or competing priorities. Candidate must have security program management experience and a proven track record of successful vendor and stakeholder management.
Key responsibilities:
  • Coordinate, manage and report on project priorities, detailed task plans and schedules;
  • Facilitate the scheduling of interviews and workshops with key stakeholders;
  • Assist with obtaining data and documents required by vendor/s to carry out engagement; Coordinate results discussions;
  • Notify stakeholders in writing of any project or performance issues;
  • Assist in resolving project issues that may arise; and
  • Assist in the escalation of issues upon notification of such situations by vendor/s
Required Qualifications:
  • Minimum of 10 years Project Management experience with 5 years in IT Security or related field
  • BS/MS in Computer Science/Computer Engineering or related degree
  • Knowledge of Basic application, operational and infrastructure security principles and guidelines
  • Excellent written, verbal and presentation skills are required
  • Strong analytical and organizational skills are essential and required
  • Appropriate behavior when handling sensitive and confidential situations
  • Proven experience in vendor management in a large, complex project.
  • Proven experience in negotiating and organizing project deliverables and timing within a complex business environment in order to manage stakeholder's expectations.
  • Excellent customer relationship management, communication, and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to deliver Project Plan, Risk log, Issues log, Status reports, Resource Plans, project team meetings and other project related activities
  • Ability to resolve conflicts between security and business objectives
  • Ability to present/participate in executive meetings to discuss project status and drive decision making in order to deliver the project on time and on budget
  • Experience within government a plus
  • IT security consulting/advisory experience a plus