The MITRE Corporation DHS Cybersecurity Portfolio Manager lvl 5 / 6 in McLean, Virginia

DHS Cybersecurity Portfolio Manager lvl 5 / 6


The successful DHS Cyber Portfolio Manager (PfM) candidate will oversee elements of MITRE's strategic engagement with the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS’s) Office of Cybersecurity and Communications and related offices, accountable to the Homeland Security Center’s (HLSC’s) National Protection and Resilience Portfolio Director.

The Cyber PfM will develop close working relationships with senior leaders and various sponsors across the relevant sponsor and market environment, with the goal of becoming a trusted adviser for the leadership on major initiatives, technical challenges, and priorities.

The Cyber PfM is also accountable for developing, shaping and reshaping, and executing a successful work program that supports the Sponsors' objectives and achieves key mission outcomes. PfMs work closely, in a shared leadership model, with Portfolio Directors/Department Heads/Project/Task Leaders in shaping the current work program to maximize impact and value and to identify, shape, and capture new work opportunities. Strong focus will be placed on encouraging sponsors to lean toward emerging risks and working across MITRE to cross-pollinate the homeland security, defense, and intelligence spaces.

To achieve this, the Cyber PfM will collaborate closely with other MITRE staff to bridge across the operational and research communities so as to increase the relevance and impact of DHS initiatives for the future of cybersecurity in the government and Critical Infrastructure.

In addition, the Cyber PfM will collaborate with leadership from other Sponsor Portfolios, Cross-Cutting Portfolios, Program Divisions and Technical Centers to ensure that MITRE’s strategy for the organizations within CS&C is integrated with related strategies within the Homeland Security Enterprise, as well as the rest of the MITRE Corporation.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Sponsor engagement and managing sponsor relationships (new and existing) with individualized attention, with the goal of serving as a trusted advisor and a bridge to all of MITRE’s capacity in the cyber mission arena

  • Solid understanding of the cyber technology market and trends, key players, and political dynamics

  • Grasp and press forward the major technical and engineering initiatives, broadening/constraining/shaping as appropriate, that MITRE is producing and could produce to protect the dot gov and critical infrastructure

  • Work closely in a whole-team way with other PfMs within HLSC throughout the entire lifecycle of projects and programs, in a shared leadership model

  • Develop and execute a portfolio business strategy identifying, cultivating and capitalizing on strategic opportunities, to include partnering with other portfolios

  • Continue to develop and advance sponsor outcomes, developing clear metrics to chart measurable progress

  • Shape the work program to maximize value and impact and maintain a strong technical focus

  • Secure funding and understand business status across the projects in the portfolio

  • Collaborate with the HLSC Program Division and Department Leadership as they execute the work program and ensure technical quality

  • Collaborate with other Portfolios, Program Divisions and Tech Centers to identify and capitalize on opportunities to increase our collective value and impact for our sponsors

  • Provide understanding of the sponsors, our MITRE work efforts, and the Political, Operational, Economic and Technical (POET) environment and problem spaces to the MITRE leadership, business partners and MIP Innovation Leads

  • Aggressively look for new and innovative solutions to meet the sponsors’ most critical needs taking full advantage of the MITRE Innovation Program and the Homeland Security Systems Engineering and Development Institute (HSSEDI) CORE Research Program


Applicable Bachelor's degree and 10 years developing and implementing network architectures for classified systems, security requirements guides, formal system and documentation.

Capabilities and experience will include:

  • Strong understanding of the complex cyber ecosystem and sponsor/DHS environment

  • Hands on proficiency developing technical architectures and engineering solutions with modern technology stacks and scalable infrastructures.

  • Proven experience with bringing the corporation to bear; strong grasp of cyber across Defense and Intel communities of MITRE

  • Ability to relinquish control and work as part of a shared leadership team

  • Excellent communication skills (oral and written)

  • Demonstrated ability to develop and maintain trusted sponsor relationships

  • Strategic thinking, business acumen, and ability to turn strategy into action

  • Strong collaboration skills; transparent and inclusive approach

  • Demonstrated ability to lead others without needing direct chain of command

  • Willingness to lean forward and take risks in order to create, cultivate or seize opportunities; ability when appropriate to act and adapt with agility

  • Relevant technical expertise and proven ability to work effectively with the cyber researchers and engineers within MITRE, at sponsors, and in the cyber ecosystem

Job Cyber Security

Primary Location United States-Virginia-McLean

This requisition requires a clearance of Fitness - DHS

Travel Yes, 10 % of the Time

Job Posting Sep 15, 2017, 1:25:02 PM

Req ID: 00047513