Cyber Protection Lead

Job Locations US-VA-Arlington
Requisition ID
Position Category
Cyber Security
Top Secret
Cyber Mission


Peraton is currently seeking an experienced Cyber Protection Lead that will become part of Peraton’s Department of State (DoS) Diplomatic Security Cyber Mission (DSCM) program providing leading cyber and technology security experience to enable innovative, effective and secure business processes. 


Peraton’s DSCM program encompasses technical, engineering, data analytics, cyber security, management, operational, logistical and administrative support to aid and advise DoS Cyber & Technology Security (CTS) Directorate.  This includes protecting a global cyber infrastructure comprising networks, systems, information, and mobile devices all while identifying and responding to cyber risks and threats.  Those supporting Peraton’s DSCM program strive to leverage their expert knowledge and propose creative solutions to real-world cybersecurity challenges.  


Location: Rosslyn, VA 


In this role, you will:  

  • Provide leadership over a team of administrators and engineers maintaining and advancing DoS Security tools. 
  • Interact with the customer to identify and understand priorities of current and future tasks. 
  • Be responsible to providing continues updates to contract and customer leadership. 
  • Be responsible for interaction with team, assign tasking and track status of tasking. 
  • Coordinate system updates, enhancement and modifications with the system users and leadership. 
  • Need to possess knowledge of system/application administration in support of products and tools that support Cyber Monitoring Operations.
  • Develop plans and schedules to support delivery of the customers needs.
  • Provide briefings to leadership on status of task and conduct weekly updates on team metrics to immediate leadership and the customer.
  • Have the ability to take leadership in crisis situations and lead teams to resolution.
  • Provide leadership over technical task to support the plan and operations of the customer.




  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Mathematics, Physics, Engineering, or other related scientific or technical discipline. Four (4) additional years of experience can be substituted in lieu of the degree requirement.
  • Minimum of  Twelve (12) years of relevant experience in IT, cyber security, and/or other projects related to critical network infrastructure protection.
  • Minimum of Five (5) years of experience in IT infrastructure support related experience.
  • Minimum of Eight (8) years of current experience in cyber security system or solution design, engineering, evaluation, integration and/or deployment.
  • Demonstrated ability to provide cyber security guidance at the authoritative level.
  • Certifications: Possess an active CISSP.
  • Understanding of EDR and XDR tools.
  • In depth knowledge of Defense.
  • Knowledge of Project Management and Agile.
  • Demonstrated oral and written communications skills.
  • U.S. citizenship with the ability to obtain an interim Secret clearance prior to your start date.
    • The ability to obtain a Top Secret security clearance.




Peraton Overview

Peraton is a next-generation national security company that drives missions of consequence spanning the globe and extending to the farthest reaches of the galaxy. As the world’s leading mission capability integrator and transformative enterprise IT provider, we deliver trusted, highly differentiated solutions and technologies to protect our nation and allies. Peraton operates at the critical nexus between traditional and nontraditional threats across all domains: land, sea, space, air, and cyberspace. The company serves as a valued partner to essential government agencies and supports every branch of the U.S. armed forces. Each day, our employees do the can’t be done by solving the most daunting challenges facing our customers. Visit to learn how we’re keeping people around the world safe and secure.

Target Salary Range

$135,000 - $216,000. This represents the typical salary range for this position based on experience and other factors.


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