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Director Cybersecurity Practice

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Date: Aug 13, 2022

Location: Herndon, VA, US

Company: NTT DATA Services

NTT DATA Services strives to hire exceptional, innovative and passionate individuals who want to grow with us. If you want to be part of an inclusive, adaptable, and forward-thinking organization, apply now.

We are currently seeking a Director Cybersecurity Practice to join our team in Herndon, Virginia (US-VA), United States (US).

NTT DATA has a growing public sector cybersecurity capability and business. The primary objective for this position is to further build and grow this business to cover all of our public sector accounts. The expectation is that the leader chosen for this role will guide a team of security architects and sales executives in achieving the objective of growing this business.  This will include envisioning security solutions and the ability to articulate those solutions both in oral presentations and in written proposals. The leader NTT DATA is seeking will be capable of directing and mentoring a team of cybersecurity experts with deep experience in cybersecurity but varying levels of experience building client relationships and selling.


Responsibilities include:

  • Responsible for NTT DATA Public Sector Strategic and Growth initiatives in the areas of IT & Cyber Security, Supply Chain security, IT Forensics and Incident Response
  • Lead a team of cybersecurity experts with deep experience in cybersecurity but varying levels of experience building client relationships and selling.
  • Develop security solutions for NTT DATA’s clients and potential clients and be able to articulate those solutions both in oral presentations and in written proposals.
  • Develops and leads growth strategy across the Federal and State & Local marketplace in these areas. 
  • Growth strategy includes driving NTT DATA client focus & capabilities as well as advises on investments and acquisitions
  • Supports Federal account teams in delivery, sales and capture activities
  • Engages in the Federal, Public Sector and broader marketplace to drive strategy, market presence and interacts with both current and prospective clients on IT security matters and initiatives
  • Works across NTT DATA and NTT Group to understand corporate capabilities, adapt for the Federal and Public Sector marketplace and grow the resultant business
  • Recommends strategic alliances, investments, and/or acquisitions
  • Identify and recruit prospective Cybersecurity experts to expand the team to match the business growth
  • Assists in account planning consistent with the company’s short and long-term growth objectives
  • Help maintain, build and strengthen relationships with existing and new customers, partners, business associations, government agencies, and others
  • Represent NTT DATA at technical, social, and business events
  • Leverage trade journals and social media to publicize services and build the NTT DATA brand
  • Support, communicate, reinforce and defend the mission, values and culture of the organization


Basic Qualifications:

  • 15 years of relevant experience, to include:
    • Experience in consulting/sales of cybersecurity expertise at the C suite level
    • Experience with security architecture analysis as well as secure software system designs and architecture including common development platforms and hardware/languages
    • Experience with NIST SP 800-171 or similar cyber security standards and the effective implementation of controls to meet those standards
    • Experience working in multiple vendor service environments such as cloud services, data center, remote apps support, managed services delivery, etc.
    • Experience evaluating cyber security risks to the client’s environment and recommending appropriate mitigations
    • Minimum of 5 years work experience in cybersecurity consulting or sales
    • Minimum of 5 years work experience with application security, data security, or security testing
    • Minimum of 3 years work experience with security architecture
  • 7 years of leadership/management experience 
    • ​​​​​​​Experience managing/mentoring both senior and junior team members and guiding them in developing client relationships to improve the client’s cybersecurity capabilities 
  • Secret clearance required
  • Undergraduate degree or equivalent combination of education and work experience, or 8 additional years of experience will substitute an undergraduate degree


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills, including presentations to clients and senior technical resources
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Ability to manage expectations and handle high-pressure situations, tight deadlines, changing priorities, or requirements
  • Experience in one or more information security roles (i.e. application, infrastructure, vendor, cloud, computer emergency response, or mobile security) in an enterprise environment
  • Ability to explain common application vulnerabilities and remediation strategies to people unfamiliar with cybersecurity technologies and processes
  • Ability to explain technology risks introduced by application vulnerabilities to a system’s Business Owner
  • Understanding of the US public sector acquisition environment and processes
  • Ability to lead and drive a market plan for services across Federal markets
  • Support the full lifecycle of procurement from lead to capture through proposal
  • Excellent interpersonal communication and presentation skills


Federal Job Posting Language (eff. 1/24/2022)

Candidates for this position will be required to adhere to NTT DATA’s and its clients’ COVID-19 health and safety protocols. NTT DATA is committed to complying with the Safer Federal Workforce Task Force COVID-19 Workplace Safety Guidance for Federal Contractors and Subcontractors to the extent it is enforced by the federal government or any of its clients. If this position becomes subject to a COVID-19 vaccination mandate based on applicable law or client requirement, candidates will be required to become fully vaccinated as defined by NTT DATA or be approved for an exemption in accordance with applicable law.



About NTT DATA Services

NTT DATA Services is a global business and IT services provider specializing in digital, cloud and automation across a comprehensive portfolio of consulting, applications, infrastructure and business process services. We are part of the NTT family of companies, a partner to 85 % of the Fortune 100.

NTT DATA Services is an equal opportunity employer and considers all applicants without regarding to race, color, religion, citizenship, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, physical or mental disability, veteran or marital status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We are committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment for all employees. If you need assistance or an accommodation due to a disability, please inform your recruiter so that we may connect you with the appropriate team.

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