Director of Technology and Security Initiatives

  • TISTA Science and Technology Corporation
  • Rockville, MD, USA
  • Nov 19, 2020
Full time Executive

Job Description

TISTA Science and Technology Corporation, a leading and fast-growing federal government contractor headquartered in the DC area, is looking for a Director of Technology and Security Initiatives to join the Office of the Chief Information Officer (OCIO) team. This is an excellent opportunity for someone with expert IT and information security knowledge and skills to lead, oversee and implement corporate initiatives involving IT and cloud, information security, and GRC (governance, risk management, and compliance). This is a hands-on leadership role, and the ideal candidate will be defining requirements, designing and implementing/managing solutions, and representing the OCIO in meetings with stakeholders and customers when necessary. Must be a conscientious self-starter and problem-solver.


  • Work under the direction of the CIO and in close cooperation with Corporate Security, IT, and business stakeholders
  • Plan and manage OCIO initiatives, define requirements, and design/develop/verify solutions
  • Write corporate standards, policies, procedures and guidance in accordance with national and international standards
  • Represent OCIO in meetings with customers, stakeholders, and employees
  • Lead/perform compliance audits of corporate teams and vendors
  • Provide oversight and leadership for customer projects
  • Screen and interview applicants
  • Assess and coach employees and groups
  • Lead/support non-OCIO corporate initiatives
  • Provide writing and subject matter expertise support for white papers, presentations and proposals
  • Lead and participate in corporate philanthropic initiatives
  • Work out of our Rockville office when it is open (currently closed due to pandemic), with some telework possible at discretion of supervisor


  • 5 years of professional experience in a position of comparable scope and complexity
  • 20 years of professional IT experience, including 10 years of IT leadership and 10 years of hands-on infrastructure experience
  • 10 years of professional information security leadership experience
  • Excellent communication, presentation, and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to obtain a government-issued security clearance

TISTA Science and Technology Corporation, a CMMI Maturity Level 3 company, focuses on delivering information technology and professional services to Federal and State agencies. TISTA is recognized in 2019 by Inc. 5000 as one of the fastest growing private companies in the US. TISTA is also a recipient of 2019 Top Veteran-Owned Companies by the Washington Business Journal. TISTA also received a 2018 Moxie Award in the GovCon category.
Here at TISTA Science and Technology we value our Veterans and encourage all to apply!

Employment Transparency:
TISTA is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and embraces diversity in our employee population. It is the policy of TISTA to provide equal opportunity to all qualified applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, or genetic information. TISTA will refrain from discharging, or otherwise discriminating against, employees or applicants who inquire about, discuss, or disclose their compensation or the compensation of other employees or applicants.

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