Center for Internet Security, Inc.

Senior Director of Engineering - Cybersecurity

Job Locations US-NY-Albany
Software Development, Tools and Information Technology
Regular Full-Time


CIS is seeking an experienced Senior Director of Engineering in Cybersecurity that can demonstrate effective communications, strategic planning, technical cybersecurity expertise, and management skills. The primary purpose of this position is to lead and manage multiple divisions of our Operations and Security Services (OSS) department, including Device Engineering, Application Development and Operations Data Intelligence. Additionally, the Senior Director of Engineering serves as a resource for the continued development and enhancement of processes and procedures related to day-to-day operations.

What You'll Do

  • Act as a technical expert regarding our Intrusion Detection System (IDS) software stack, Endpoint Detection, and Response (EDR) product integration, enterprise application development and network monitoring device engineering
  • Provide day-to-day management to multiple operations divisions including application development, network monitoring device engineering, and operations data intelligence teams
  • Work closely with CIS Leadership (including OSS, Sales and Business Services, Security Best Practices, CISO, CTO, and IT), playing a key technical and resource management role in cross-functional CIS projects
  • Regularly evaluate the efficiency of Engineering and Application Development processes and procedures related to day-to-day operations
  • Stay up to date on the latest Security Event and Incident Management (SIEM), data correlation, data visualization, and Security Orchestration, Automation and Response (SOAR) technologies
  • Present at national and statewide conferences on behalf of CIS
  • Stay current on information related to technology standards and compliance regulations
  • Make recommendations to the VP of Operations regarding strategic direction and future growth
  • Demonstrate and support the organization’s leadership principles
  • Other tasks and responsibilities as assigned

What You'll Need

  • Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science, Engineering, Data Analytics, or a related field*
  • 8+ years’ experience in mission-oriented leadership/management roles leading, managing, coaching, and/or mentoring individuals and/or teams
  • 5+ years’ experience with project management and coordination
  • Technical expertise in a broad range of areas including SIEM and SOAR product development and integration running in enterprise on-premise and Cloud environments
  • Full lifecycle application development and integration experience to oversee application development, device engineering, and operations data intelligence services
  • Technical experience with EDR host-based monitoring technology, IDS network monitoring software, and other perimeter networks devices such as border routers, firewalls, as well as network health monitoring software such as Splunk or SolarWinds
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and professional demeanor 
  • Demonstrated ability to think outside the box, command product details, communicate effectively, and deliver results through improved customer satisfaction
  • Must be authorized to work in the United States
  • The position is open to U.S. citizens and requires a favorably adjudicated DHS Fitness Review for Public Trust Positions

*Additional years of relevant experience or a combination of an Associate’s degree or equivalent and relevant experience may be substituted for the Bachelor’s degree.


It's a Plus if You Have:

  • Previous senior security operations manager experience with intrusion detection or network monitoring technologies
  • Data Analytics\Analysis and intelligence or policy development experience, and familiar with and fluent using R or Data Analysis using Microsoft Excel
  • Previous Business Intelligence, Salesforce or a similar Customer Relationship Management software, and customer survey development and analysis experience


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