PNNL Careers

Cyber Strategy Leader


Job Description

Job ID: 307481
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular

Job Description

If you want your legacy to have meaningful impact for the greater good and work in support of an organization that addresses some of today’s most challenging problems that face Our Nation, then you need to join us!

For more than 50 years, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory has advanced the frontiers of science and engineering in the service of our nation and the world in the areas of energy, the environment and national security. With decades of experience in cyber security, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) is committed to help address the newest threat to our Nation, Cyber Attacks. Help us advance this frontier and protect our nation!

PNNL is seeking a Nationally Recognized Thought Leader focused on Cyber Security challenges to advise senior Government leaders through your deep and broad subject matter expertise.

This role has a unique and broad purview to advance cyber security through rapidly advancing the science of cyber security, improving our ability for consequence modeling and prediction, providing first-of-a kind analytical solutions, and driving innovative approaches to secure our nation’s critical infrastructure.

You will have the opportunity to work in partnership with government agencies and industry to perform research and development to deliver "first of a kind" solutions to protect our nation's critical strategic assets. Research at PNNL is addressing many of the big research questions facing our nation:
- How can we predict the presence of potential vulnerabilities in complex infrastructures that are critical to energy and security missions or the potential for damage when adversaries gain new capabilities?
- How can the broad energy infrastructure be made even more self-securing, so it can react fast enough to remain resilient under cyber attack without triggering negative, unintended consequences?
- How can we ensure that data integrity and site security are maintained while supporting information availability, and that neither sensitive nor protected information is inadvertently leaked?

As a polished self-starter, you understand how to achieve extraordinary results, through thought leadership and collaboration with the Government and Industry partners. You will have the opportunity to provide strategic leadership at PNNL with a focus in areas to include but not limited to integration of compute-intensive and data-intensive computing, applied data analytics, cyber security, basic energy science, and nonproliferation science and technology. The objective of this position is to elevate the resiliency of high consequence systems like critical infrastructure by providing PNNL leadership in cyber security through collaboration across all aspects of science and technology community.

Success will be characterized by all of the following:
- Impact on the cyber security challenges facing our nation.
- Development and execute a strategy, vision, & roadmap for the linked activities at the heart of our cyber security program.
- The development and successful execution of clear, compelling, actionable strategies
- Increased programmatic footprint
- Increased mission impact
- Strengthened research and development capability
- Robust recruiting and retention of both junior and senior staff
- Strengthened partnerships between research and operational cybersecurity
- Build upon strategic external partnerships
- Create stronger ties between fundamental science capabilities and national security missions

Responsibilities and Accountabilities to the - Associate Laboratory Directors, NSD Program Development Office, Office of Deputy Director for Science & Technology, NSD Chief Operating Officer:
- Serve as a trusted leader in Cyber Security and Information Operations strategic activities and provide technical expertise to senior technical and non-technical audiences.
- Revolutionize cyber situational awareness to secure critical infrastructure.
- Develop and deliver innovative, insightful, persuasive, and polished strategies for our sponsor and their matrixed partners.
- Interface with senior executive government officials, provide technical and strategic advice in alignment with PNNL objectives.
- Development of new business capture opportunities and pursuit of selected pre-existing business capture opportunities as determined on an ongoing basis
- Leverage credibility within the Intelligence Community to enhance collaboration with government, PNNL team members, and collegially work with other entities to drive organizational objectives.
- Inform sponsor and project managers on a regular basis of cyber security strategies, projects, policies and guidance.
- Strategic oversight of laboratory and directorate investments.
- Mentoring of selected staff and leaders.
- Support to both general and specific recruiting efforts.
- Programmatic management or oversight responsibilities as determined on an ongoing basis.

Equal Employment Opportunity

PNNL is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer that is committed to hiring a diverse, talented workforce. EOE Disability/Vet/M/F/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity. Staff at PNNL must be able to demonstrate the legal right to work in the United States.

Minimum Qualifications

- Bachelor's Degree with 15 plus years of relevant experience; or Advanced Degree plus 13 years of relevant experience.
- Strong verbal and written communications skills and the ability to communicate effectively to a variety of audiences to include government senior leaders and other contractors.
- Strong interpersonal skills with ability to lead and motivate cross-functional interdisciplinary teams for tactical and strategic goals
- Ability to lead working groups and collaborate with cyber security and policy professionals across the intelligence community.

Preferred Qualifications

- Advanced Degree preferred
- Experience advocating for and working on national security missions, including technical experience protecting classified information and sensitive unclassified information.
- Comprehensive understanding of information security policies, practices and procedures across National Security and Intelligence Communities.
- Expertise and broad knowledge of cyber security, technologies, processes and practices, including technical risks and mitigations often used by agencies/organizations and the impact cyber security can have on an agencies/organizations ability to perform its mission.
- Progressive experience and advanced skill in conducting research, investigating alternative solutions, and recommending creative solutions to highly complex computer and information security issues related to National Security and Intelligence Communities.
- Extensive knowledge of current and future cyber security strategies, concepts and technologies.
- Experience with developing, implementing, integrating, maintaining, and/or evaluating cybersecurity technologies.

Organization and Job ID

Job ID: 307481
Directorate: National Security

Other Information

This position requires the ability to obtain and maintain a federal security clearance.

* U.S. Citizenship
* Background Investigation: Applicants selected will be subject to a Federal background investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified matter in accordance 10 CFR 710, Appendix B.
* Drug Testing: All Security Clearance (L or Q) positions will be considered by the Department of Energy to be Testing Designated Positions which means that they are subject to applicant, random, and for cause drug testing. In addition, applicants must be able to demonstrate non-use of illegal drugs, including marijuana, for the 12 consecutive months preceding completion of the requisite Questionnaire for National Security Positions (QNSP).

Note: Applicants will be considered ineligible for security clearance processing by the U.S. Department of Energy until non-use of illegal drugs, including marijuana, for 12 consecutive months can be demonstrated.