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Infrastructure/Security Project Manager
Ref No.: 17-00275
Location: Santa Monica, California
Position Type:Contract
Title: Infrastructure/Security Project Manager
Location: Santa Monica, CA
Duration: 6 Months (Extended every 6 Months)

Position Description
The IS Project Manager(Senior Level) will lead, engage and partner with the Client groups throughout the organization on multiple initiatives of high complexity, requiring integration across several functional areas and/or organizations. The Project Manager will acquire in-depth knowledge of client's business to continually identify ways to improve client's effectiveness and efficiency.
The Project Manager is responsible for infrastructure and security related initiatives, direct subject matter experts, and individual technical contributors. The Project Manager should have hands-on experience developing and implementing solutions in a business environment. The Project Manager will partner effectively with the business staff and researchers within client.

The Project Manager will lead & engage across various initiative aspects including product selection, testing, configuration, deployment and support. The Project Manager will be the principal author of many deliverables including business case, requirements, and test plans, and will participate and sometimes lead the definition of technical architectures. The Project Manager will also work with team members to help prepare costing, capital requests, metric capture and reporting, and demonstration of value secured. The Project Manager will ensure quality and regulatory compliance.

The Project Manager position will be involved in all aspects of infrastructure and information security remediation and pro-active initiatives including:
  • Assist in periodic or ad-hoc report production to provide relevant situational awareness for senior stakeholders
  • Assists in the coordination and completion of operational or information security documentation
  • Work with the infrastructure and information security teams to develop strategies and plans to enforce requirements and address identified risks
  • Provide additional support to the client Information Systems Operations and Security Operations Center as needed

Qualifications
  • Experience with market leading IT systems, products, and ability to lead the project team in the market discovery/selection and analysis efforts of such products and systems.
  • Knowledge of the threat landscape, including Advanced Persistent Threat adversaries preferred
  • Experience in Information Security Initiatives preferred
  • Experience with market leading infrastructure and security systems and products or willingness to learn on the job
  • Experience managing and leading the design, development and deployment of multiple, simultaneous custom, off-the-shelf or cloud based development or upgrade infrastructure and security related initiatives.
  • Proven experience managing and coordinating vendors, vendor professional services resources, and internal technical staff to include developers, DBAs and architects.
  • Proven experience managing stakeholder relationships. Experience in complex initiatives within a matrix organization.
  • Demonstrated strong leadership and management skills and the ability to secure results through others.
  • Proven experience defining and adhering to staff and resource budgets.
  • Working knowledge of infrastructure and IS security architectures and experience in both in-house developed systems and off-the-shelf applications.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills with the ability to effectively communicate with information technology professionals as well as very well educated customers.

Education Requirements
  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or a related technical subject. Strong consideration will be given for advanced degrees in Computer Science, Business, and for related professional certifications.
  • Information Security certifications (e.g. CISSP, Security+, CEH) are a plus

Experience
  • Minimum 10 years of Project Management experience required.

Security Clearance
  • U.S. Citizenship is preferred but Green Card holders will also be considered.