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Cyberdome Lead Overview

  • Person Group: Professional
  • Job Code:  75691
  • Pay Grade: P9
  • FLSA Status: Exempt
  • Career Level: Intermediate
  • Family: Information Technology
  • Function: Cloud Infrastructure Services


The Cyberdome Lead will be the key platform engineer and architect to ensure core technologies are kept up to date and appropriately serve client needs. This role will also provide analyst / threat hunting mentoring and skill development with the undergraduate workers. Finally, the Cyberdome Lead, alongside the Cyberdome Manager, will act as coordinators of research requests of the Co-PIs and graduate assistants.

Level Scope

Fully competent and productive professional contributor who applies acquired job skills, policies, and procedures to complete substantive assignments/projects/tasks of moderate scope and complexity.  Works independently with general supervision; exercises judgment within defined guidelines and practices to determine appropriate action.  May provide guidance and assistance to entry level professionals and/or support employees.

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree plus 3 years of experience with integrating computer / cybersecurity platforms and 3 years of experience in complex computational environments, or equivalent. BS or MS in technology field, with at least one cybersecurity industry certification (e.g. Sec+, SANS GIAC, SSCP, etc) or technical cybersecurity certification (e.g. Cisco, Palo Alto, etc).

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Experience in complex technology or public cloud environments.
  • Experience with developing and optimizing applications on cloud/Linux-based systems.
  • Good understanding of public cloud architectures.
  • Experience working with end-customers to ensure timeliness of deliverables are provided efficiently and effectively.
  • Experience in providing support for cybersecurity platforms and outcomes.
  • Highly Proficient in scripting languages (shell scripts and/or PowerShell) and regular expressions
  • Highly Proficient in integrating open source cybersecurity technology platforms
  • Experience in understanding threat vectors and pragmatic methods of reducing risk
  • Experience with Security Information Event Management (SIEM) technology platforms, such as ElasticISIEM or others
  • Experience with vulnerability management platforms, host / network intrusion detection
  • Experience mentoring teams to accomplish established goals.
  • Strong communication (written and oral) and interpersonal skills.
  • Experience monitoring and maintaining metrics and SLAs.
  • Experience working with customers in a service environment.

Essential Functions

Key Responsibilities

60% of Time the Cyberdome Lead must:

  • Establish platform metrics and KPIs to drive quality, and efficiency.
  • Manage engineering staff, including recruitment, supervision, scheduling, development, evaluation, and disciplinary actions.
  • Develop and maintain an educational and research environment where the knowledge and performance of the group is constantly advancing.
  • Perform staff appraisals.
  • Develop and mentor staff, ensuring training and development opportunities are maximized.
  • Build and maintain employee morale and motivation.
  • Oversees the platform engineering / operations of the Cyberdome environment, ensuring the platform is operating optimally and internal / external clients are receiving maximal quality of service.
  • Creates issue reports for platform performance.
  • Assists with creation of report packages for internal/external clients.
  • Provides mentoring to student engineers to improve on Cyberdome efficiency, and readiness response.
  • Develops and delivers technology and process improvements for the Cyberdome in order to maintain operational readiness for incident response.

35% of Time the Cyberdome Lead

Determined by department needs

5% of Time the Cyberdome Lead

Perform other duties as assigned

Work Environment and Physical Demands

Some positions may involve frequent bending, moving, lifting, and carrying material weighing up to 50 pounds; some positions may involve moving, lifting, and carrying material weighing up to 70 pounds; standing up to eight hours each day; working in all weather conditions; exposure to high noise levels and requiring wearing hearing protection.

Travel Requirement

Not applicable.

Career Path

Additional training/education or equivalent experience, as well as business need, are required for movement into higher level jobs.


Incumbent must perform the essential duties and responsibilities with or without reasonable accommodation. The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work.  Final employment offers are  contingent upon a Final Candidate’s successful completion of a Background Verification, and a determination by the University that the information derived from the Background Verification does not disqualify the individual.  In addition, a Financial History Check and Motor Vehicle Record (MVR) Check may be required.