Manager of Cybersecurity Architecture & Engineering

Washington, District of Columbia-Washington
Jan 30, 2021
Mar 06, 2021
Full Time
Your North Star: design and build the systems and tools needed to defend Children's National and our patients, families, and staff against cyber attacks.

The manager of cybersecurity architecture and engineering will oversee the development, administration, and implementation of the CNH cybersecurity systems and tools. She or he will protect Children's National by continually reviewing our security architecture, identifying gaps and enhancements to close those gaps. We are seeking a dynamic leader who excels at building and inspiring great teams. He or she is a doer who is equally comfortable managing direct reports, overseeing partners, influencing colleagues, and rolling up his/her sleeves and executing.


Minimum Education
Bachelor's Degree in a computer science, math, engineering or another relevant discipline (Required)
Advanced degree - MS, PhD (Preferred)

Minimum Work Experience
10 years experience in cybersecurity with a focus on architecture or engineering (Required)
5 years experience in a management role (Required)

Required Skills/Knowledge
1. Experience leading some or all of the cybersecurity architecture and engineering functions, preferably in a healthcare organization
2. Deep and broad knowledge of relevant security technologies and architectural best practices
3. Experience selecting, deploying, integrating, and tuning a wide array of security technologies and solutions
4. Background in buy v. build and benefit cost analysis
5. Excellent written and verbal communication and presentation skills; interpersonal and collaborative skills; and the ability to communicate information risk-related concepts to technical as well as nontechnical audiences
6. Familiarity with architectural solutions to meet compliance requirements, including but not limited to: Sarbanes-Oxley, payment card industry standards, HIPAA/HITECH, global data privacy requirements, as well as state and federal regulations

Functional Accountabilities
Core areas of responsibility that fall under this role include:
1. Analyzing attack vectors and developing solutions for emerging threats
2. Owning the cybersecurity technology roadmap and identifying requirements needed to meet our security and risk management objectives
3. Staying abreast of emerging security technologies and integrating them into security architecture as needed
4. Tracking current and emerging security threats and designing security solutions to mitigate them
5. Ensuring alignment between security architecture frameworks and standards and overall business strategy
6. Serving as an information security expert and trusted advisor to partners in IT and the business
7. Advising the CISO, stakeholders, and partners on architecture and engineering challenges and mitigations
8. Coordinating with business units, and across other stakeholders (including technology, legal, risk, compliance, and privacy, and ecosystem partners) to assess, implement, integrate, and tune security technologies
9. Managing the trade-offs between adding tools to the security technology stack and improving the tuning and configuration of existing tools

Leader Accountabilities

To be successful in this role you will need to be:

1. A leader who excels at building and inspiring outstanding teams

2. A manager with a proven track record of supporting staff and their personal and professional growth

3. An innovator who knows what it takes to execute and has a history of setting and meeting ambitions goals

4. A highly dependable "doer" who can work with little supervision while being resilient to change

5. A good listener who can check your ego at the door, allowing you to receive and provide candid feedback and criticism

6. Kind

7. An individual of high personal integrity who is able to act calmly in high-pressure and high-stress situations

Organizational Commitment/Identification

1. Anticipate and responds to customer needs; follows up until needs are met


1. Demonstrate collaborative and respectful behavior
2. Partner with all team members to achieve goals
3. Receptive to others' ideas and opinions

Performance Improvement/Problem-solving

1. Contribute to a positive work environment
2. Demonstrate flexibility and willingness to change
3. Identify opportunities to improve clinical and administrative processes
4. Make appropriate decisions, using sound judgment

Cost Management/Financial Responsibility

1. Use resources efficiently
2. Search for less costly ways of doing things


1. Speak up when team members appear to exhibit unsafe behavior or performance
2. Continuously validate and verify information needed for decision making or documentation
3. Stop in the face of uncertainty and takes time to resolve the situation
4. Demonstrate accurate, clear and timely verbal and written communication
5. Actively promote safety for patients, families, visitors and co-workers
6. Attend carefully to important details - practicing Stop, Think, Act and Review in order to self-check behavior and performance

Childrens National Hospital is an equal opportunity employer that evaluates qualified applicants without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, marital status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender, identity, or other characteristics protected by law.

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