Manager, CMMC Practice Lead

    • Job Tracking ID: KSTC-20-077
    • Job Location: Chantilly, VA
    • Job Level: Management
    • Level of Education: BA/BS
    • Job Type: Full-Time/Regular
    • Date Updated: 05/04/2020
    • Years of Experience: 5 - 7 Years
    • Radford Job Code: 02572-02576
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Job Description

Can you lead team, build a capability, and create business? Do you want to help the most leading-edge technology companies secure their on-prem and cloud environments? Do you have an in-depth knowledge of IT architecture, cybersecurity, and compliance?  

As a CMMC Practice Lead Manager for Kratos, you will be building out a new Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) consulting practice, leading and directing teams of professionals working to implement, evaluate, and guide secure solutions for top-tier companies on the most advanced cloud and traditional infrastructures in the world. 

The ideal candidate will be highly organized and possess the ability to communicate effectively with C-Suite and engineers alike. This position with require a firm understanding of how to apply the principles of information security in a variety of circumstances and expertise translating security requirements into common technical implementations. Experience working across multiple compliance frameworks (CMMC, DFARS, NIST SP 800-171, NIST SP 800-161, FedRAMP, DOD SRG, etc.) is highly desirable. 

This role is both a management and hands-on technical position. 
Responsibilities:

Practice Lead:

  • Functional leader in the CMMC practice development and implementation, creating approaches, methodologies, and tools to formalize the new capability.
  • Provide thought leadership to improve current service offerings.
  • Provide technical expertise and remain current on technology trends in the marketplace.
  • Maintain a strong network and promote the organization at various industry meetings, forums, panels and conferences.
  • Cultivate and maintain key partnering relationships with strategic customers, business associates, and/or sub-contractors.
  • Serve as the account manager for multiple commercial customers and lead organic growth within existing customer base.

People Manager: Manage the activities of the individual contributors:

  • Independently lead and participate in delivery activities, providing thorough guidance to team members with minimal guidance from leadership.
  • Manage multiple efforts by appropriately gauging individual level of effort needed on each project based on staff, customer requirements, and similar factors to ensure properly balanced projects.
  • Ensure successful project completion by developing and planning projects/tasks, and adhering to scheduling, budgetary, quality control, risk management, and contractual obligations.

Business Manager: Work to continually build and improve solid and well-rounded practice area teams:

  • Lead the interviewing process and make hiring decisions to support Kratos and team needs.
  • Responsible for staffing decisions, performance reviews, and pay reviews.
  • Set consultant utilization and revenue metrics and ensure targets are met.
  • Participate in staff selection process for project assignments.
  • Oversee staffing skill development and retention of consultants.

Growth Manager: Expand the commercial cybersecurity consulting and assessment customer base:

  • Identify new leads though networking with existing and potential customers.
  • Develop and organize service offerings, client strategy, pricing and profitability.

Serve as a key contributor to capture and proposal efforts.

Experience and Skills

  • Bachelor’s degree in IT, Computer Science or relevant discipline, or relevant work experience.
  • Maintain two or more of the following certificates: CISSP, CISM, CISA, GSEC, or equivalent.
  • Demonstrated familiarity with CMMC relevant compliance requirements (CMMC, DFARS, NIST SP 800-161, NIST SP 800-171,NIST SP 800-53, CIS Controls, CERT RMM, etc.).
  • Technical understanding of networks, protocols, security configurations, cryptography, identity and access management, and the systems development life cycle.
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal with strong presentation skills.
  • Ability to communicate solutions articulately and persuasively to colleagues and clients.
  • Asks relevant insightful questions in interactions with colleagues and clients.
  • Ability to translate technical materials and issues into non-technical/layman terms.
  • Applies attention to detail, accuracy, and thoroughness in all work products.
  • Team player able to work well with others in a collaborative manner and is a self-starter who can work with minimum supervision.
  • Ability to successfully manage multiple tasks.
  • Ability to travel 25%.
  • Ability to obtain and maintain a security clearance.
  • Minimum 5 years of IT, cybersecurity, or consulting experience with 3 years management experience.