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CACI International Lead Cybersecurity Engineer in O'fallon, Illinois

Lead Cybersecurity Engineer

Job Category: Engineering

Time Type: Full time

Minimum Clearance Required to Start: Secret

Employee Type: Regular

Percentage of Travel Required: Up to 10%

Type of Travel: Continental US

CACI is seeking a Lead Cybersecurity Engineer to work side-by-side with the most knowledgeable and dedicated team members in the DoD to design, build, and maintain a large-scale SAP S/4HANA transportation management system in support of a high impact DoD customer. The Lead Cybersecurity Engineer is a key role within our organization, responsible for designing, implementing, and enforcing cybersecurity best practices for large public sector enterprises. This position plays a critical role in ensuring the security and regulatory compliance of an SAP-based system. You’ll leverage the latest cutting-edge technology and implementation methodologies to design and build a secure, next-generation multi-modal transportation system of the future. This is a fun, fast-paced work environment and an excellent opportunity to support mission-critical services for our military!

More About the Role

  • Responsible for providing cybersecurity and assessment and authorization subject matter expertise.

  • Implement a multi-layer security strategy to protect enterprise network cyber resources and defend against the latest cyber threats.

  • Design and leverage a Zero Trust architecture and implement cybersecurity best practices for mitigating system risk.

  • Define the system categorization, security controls, and implementation strategies for achieving and maintaining an Authority to Operate (ATO).

  • Lead the team in developing processes that support constant system evaluation, patch management, and threat detection and mitigation.

  • Create a best of breed network security model using Intrusion Detection Systems (IDS), Intrusion Prevention System (IPS), Host-Based Security Systems (HBSS), packet capture and analysis, firewalls, and other critical components to create a well-rounded solution.

  • Build strong relationships across the stakeholder groups and champion security integration across all functions.

  • Manage cybersecurity contract deliverables and work products.

  • Prepare regular status reports, project documentation, and presentations for program stakeholders.

  • Coordinate with the PM and team to identify opportunities to create sustainable program growth and delivery.

You’ll Bring These Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in information systems, engineering, or a related field

  • Minimum of 10 years of progressive enterprise engineering and management experience for large, complex organizations for the Federal Government (DoD preferred)

  • At least 10 years of experience designing, implementing, and operating cybersecurity architectures for on-prem and cloud-based Federal systems

  • Experience leading ATO efforts, working with auditors, and conducting annual reviews to maintain system compliance

  • Expert in network security, Federal and IT security protocols, ATO processes, FEDRAMP, and industry tools for mitigating risk

  • 10+ years of SAP implementation and sustainment experience across various components.

  • Experience integrating third party tools and developing ISAs and modifications for ATO boundary adjustments

  • Project management expertise for planning, executing, and completing large scale projects across various stakeholder groups and teams

  • People management and soft skills needed to lead a diverse team of experts across both technical and non-technical roles

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills with the ability to effectively communicate plans and strategies to executive level positions

  • Ability to obtain a secret security clearance.

These Qualifications Would Be Nice to Have

  • PMI PMP is preferred.

  • Agile certification (SAFe) and experience working in an Agile environment.

  • 10+ years of SAP expertise (public sector/DoD preferred).

  • 10+ years leading a team of cybersecurity engineers.

  • Operating large ERP systems in a cloud environment.

  • Direct experience with commercial and Federal supply chain best practices.

  • Public sector consulting experience. ​

Company Overview:

CACI is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, status as a protected veteran, or any other protected characteristic.

Pay Range : There are a host of factors that can influence final salary including, but not limited to, geographic location, Federal Government contract labor categories and contract wage rates, relevant prior work experience, specific skills and competencies, education, and certifications. Our employees value the flexibility at CACI that allows them to balance quality work and their personal lives. We offer competitive compensation, benefits and learning and development opportunities. Our broad and competitive mix of benefits options is designed to support and protect employees and their families. At CACI, you will receive comprehensive benefits such as; healthcare, wellness, financial, retirement, family support, continuing education, and time off benefits. Learn more here (

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