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Requisition Number 16-0323
Post Date 12/9/2016
Title IT Network / Information Security Manager
City Baltimore
State MD

Join the team that operates the Hubble Space Telescope and its successor, the James Webb Space Telescope. Take part in work at the forefront of astronomy in a job that offers a competitive salary and generous benefits. The Space Telescope Science Institute, located on the Johns Hopkins University campus in Baltimore, is seeking an IT Network / Information Security Manager.

The Space Telescope Science Institute (STScI) is seeking a Director of Information Technology (Branch Manager) who will be responsible for the Institute’s data/voice network, information security, and identity management architectures.  The successful candidate will be a strong manager abreast of current technologies and with staff management experience.

Responsibilities include:

  • Manage a staff of approximately 10 engineers, architects, and administrators.
  • Research, design and direct the implementation of state-of-the-art network technologies and architectures in support of mission and business operations.
  • Proactively protect the integrity, confidentiality, and availability of STScI’s information technology resources.  Plan, design, and implement information security systems and policies that ensure the proper balance between staff accessibility and information security requirements
  • Coordinate compliance reviews to ensure applications and data stores are operating in accordance with established policies and procedures.
  • Respond to losses, breaches, or misuses on information technology assets in a timely manner.
  • Develop robust remote access solutions and network architectures that support STScI staff as well as external collaborators.
  • Select, develop, and implement systems in support of identity and access management initiatives.​
  • Optimize and report on network performance monitoring and utilization.
  • Define, measure, and report monthly operational statistics on network utilization, performance, and availability.

Candidate must hold a bachelor’s degree, a minimum of 15 years of progressive technical expertise in the networking and information security domains. 

  • Demonstrated staff management experience (5+ years) with the ability to foster individual growth, development, and high morale in a strong team environment.
  • Successful history of managing complex projects over long timeframes.
  • Ability to effectively prioritize work in high-demand situations.
  • Experience in the configuration and management of routers, switches, DNS, firewalls, proxy servers, virtual private networking, remote access solutions, and  modern / secure network designs.
  • 10+ years relevant experience in planning, design, implementation/​engineering role on supporting large enterprise network infrastructures.
  • In-depth expertise and working knowledge of information security technology and science supporting encryption, authentication, access control, and information systems attack patterns.
  • Extensive experience implementing and supporting NIST SP 800-53 Revision 3 and understanding or Revision 4.​
  • Proven ability to manage large-scale network projects.
  • Familiarity with ITIL and project management practices.
  • CCNA/CCNP, CISA, CISSP, CISM, ITIL Foundation, PMP certifications strongly desired. 
  • Excellent customer service and communication skills

Interested candidates are requested to complete an on-line application and attach a resume in the "Resume Upload Section." Please include job 16-0323 in the filename. Resumes received by January 20, 2017 will receive full consideration.

This position requires US Citizenship or Permanent Residence in order to meet ITAR requirements.

AURA, as a leader in the astronomical community, is committed to diversity and inclusion. AURA develops and supports programs that advance our organizational commitment to diversity, broaden participation, and encourage the advancement of diversity throughout the astronomical scientific workforce. Learn more at

As a recipient of U.S. Government funding, AURA is considered a government contractor and is subject to Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action regulations. As an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer, AURA and all of the centers, do not discriminate based on race, sex, color, age, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity/gender identity expression, lawful political affiliations, veteran status, disability, and/or any other legally protected status under applicable federal, state, and local equal opportunity laws. The statements below as well as the requests for self-identification are required pursuant to these regulations. We encourage your participation in meeting these federal reporting requirements which are included for protection and to assist us in our record keeping and reporting. Your responses are kept strictly confidential.

STScI sees the diversity of our staff as a strategic priority in our desire to create a first-rate scientific community. We reflect that deep commitment in strongly encouraging women, minorities, veterans and disabled individuals to apply for these opportunities.

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