SOC Lead Manager

Job Locations US-VA-Arlington
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VariQ has an exciting opportunity for a highly qualified SOC Lead Manager to support the FDIC Managed Security Services Provider (MSSP) in Arlington, VA.


Additional Information:

  • Salary: Dependent upon experience
  • Security Clearance: ability to attain a Public Trust required


  • Responsible for cyber intel circulation, research and threat tracking, network and endpoint threat hunting, monitoring and reporting.
  • Lead the collection and curation of artifacts; Evaluate new sources of internal and external threat data collection and new methods of threat Intel analysis.
  • Work closely with Government management and PM on staffing and work schedules to ensure the appropriate coverage of the SOC
  • Lead and inspire SOC team members; which conducts independent tasks of cybersecurity monitoring and analysis as well as assist in threat intelligence and incident response activities
  • Weekly status reports, and other ad-hoc deliverables as required.
  • Promote knowledge sharing amongst staff and unify different groups as appropriate
  • Manage special projects at the request of the Government such as Table Top exercises
  • Evaluate, develop and refine SOC processes and procedures as required or requested by Government management


  • Significant knowledge of policies, procedures, and protocols of a government Security Operations Center (SOC)
  • Significant experience using numerous security tools and technologies to include some of the following and/or closely comparable security technologies: Splunk ES, Splunk UBA, Splunk Phantom, Carbon Black, McAfee Enterprise Antivirus, Symantec DLP and open source, government and commercial threat intelligence services.
  • Experience with performing the management of Security Operation Center services, ensuring KPIs are met
  • ServiceNow experience


  • Education: Bachelors of Science (Masters preferred) in Computer Science, Systems Engineering, Cybersecurity, Information Technology or related area
  • Experience: Minimum 10 years of experience in Security Operations Center environment with 3+ years of specific experience as a SOC Lead Manager
  • Certifications: CISSP Certification (or equivalent industry certification, such as a GIAC GSLC, GCED, GCFA, GMON, GCCC, GEVA etc.)


  • Experience working on cybersecurity government contracts.
  • Previous SOC management experience at a federal agency similar in size, scope, and complexity.
  • Security tool integration and SOC incident management experience using ServiceNow SecOps



  • This job description is not designed to cover a comprehensive listing of activities, duties, or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities are subject to change at any time. Employees will be required to follow any other job-related instructions and to perform any other job-related duties requested by any person authorized to give instructions or assignments.


  • The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this position. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform these functions.
  • While performing the duties of this position, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to use hands or fingers, handle or feel objects, tools, or controls. The employee is occasionally required to stand, walk, sit, and reach with hands and arms. Specific vision abilities required by this position include close vision, distance vision, and the ability to adjust focus. The noise level in the work environment is usually low to moderate. 


  • All duties and responsibilities are essential functions and requirements and are subject to possible modification to reasonably accommodate individuals with disabilities. To perform this job successfully, the employee will possess the skills, aptitudes, and abilities to perform each duty proficiently. The requirements listed in this document are the minimum levels of knowledge, skills, or abilities. This document does not create an employment contract, implied or otherwise, other than an “at will” relationship.


VariQ is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, protected veteran status, or any other protected class. We consider diversity and inclusiveness to be core to our culture, and central to our commitment to fostering an empowering and supportive workplace.



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