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Security Operations Center (SOC) Manager

Herndon, VA 20170
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Peraton Overview

Peraton drives missions of consequence spanning the globe and extending to the farthest reaches of the galaxy. As the worlds leading mission capability integrator and transformative enterprise IT provider, we deliver trusted and highly differentiated national security solutions and technologies that keep people safe and secure. Peraton serves as a valued partner to essential government agencies across the intelligence, space, cyber, defense, civilian, health, and state and local markets. Every day, our 22,000 employees do the cant be done, solving the most daunting challenges facing our customers.

We are an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. We consider applicants without regard to race, color, religion, age, national origin, ancestry, ethnicity, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status, disability, genetic information, citizenship status, or membership in any other group protected by federal, state, or local law.

As a government contractor, Peraton abides by the following provision

Pay Transparency Nondiscrimination Provision

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of the other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractors legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c).


  • The SOC Manager will ensure projects and enhancements meet all requirements to ensure projects are completed within schedule, cost, and performance.
  • Monitor each project providing timely project assessment, per the security requirements.
  • Participate in routine and periodic status meetings with key customer personnel, at times on short notice, to convey current status and risks are presented.
  • Provide Project Management support following industry standards, frameworks, methodologies to perform a variety of project management functions such as; project management plans, work breakdownstructure/schedules,risk mitigation plans and project timelines.
  • Ensure Service Level Agreements (SLAs), of projects progress, risks, issues, and proposed resolutions.
  • Perform review and validation of all deliverables for SOC, IR, Threat Intelligence, Threat Hunting and other customer assigned activities.
  • Develop policies, instruction, standards, and procedures around security operation functions.
  • Provide Metrics and Artifacts supporting audit activities.
  • Provide oversight, direction, scheduling and monitoring of on-site staff within the SOC
  • Ensure the watch floor is properly staffed 24x7x365 and that shifts remain staffed when personnel are on leave, sick, or on official travel.
  • Brief executives about current issues, events, and pertinent information.
  • Lead a daily client facing call on all daily Security activities, issues, actions.
  • Analyze incident reporting and follow up with reporting sites to ensure a complete picture of the incident is available.
  • Ensure timely and accurate reporting to US-CERT, Agency OIG, and Agency Auditors.
  • Keep federal leadership appraised of any incidents that could receive additional attention from leadership.
  • Responsible for team management, personnel scheduling, overall use of resources and initiation of corrective action where required for Security Operations Center (SOC).
  • Management, administration & maintenance of security devices within scope.
  • Perform threat management, threat modeling, identify threat vectors and develop use cases for security monitoring.
  • Provide oversight of use and implementation (will be a power user) of SOC tools such as:
    • SIEM (Splunk or Arcsight)
    • McAfee ePO
    • Threat Protection tools
    • PaloAlto
    • Redseal
    • EnCase
    • Webinspect
    • Wireshark
    • Tenable and ForeScout
    • Infoblox


Peraton is seeking a Security Operations Center (SOC) Manager to lead the development of incident response plans and SOPs, creation of customer reports, and management of the identification, triage, and response of security events. In addition, the SOC Manager will also manage and provide guidance to the SOC team, maintain SOC personnel shift schedules, and manage and increase the effectiveness and efficiency of the SOC.

  • Must be a US Citizen and be able to pass a federal background investigation
  • 5+ years experience as a SOC Lead or Manager, managing a team of Analysts, Information Security / Cybersecurity
  • 4+ years experience as a Project Manager
  • Expertise with Industry Standard Frameworks (NIST, FISMA, FedRAMP)
  • CISSP is required
  • PMP is preferred
  • Knowledge of cyber threat and/or intelligence analysis, to include:
    • Cyber-Security
    • Cyber Operations
    • Cyber Defense
  • Knowledge of cyber vulnerability management practices
  • Knowledge of and experience with standard network logging formats, network management systems and network security monitoring systems, security information and event management, network packet analysis tools and forensic analysis tools
  • Solid understanding of cyber security and be able to analyze incident reporting and follow up with reporting sites
  • Strong knowledge of incident management, problem management and change management best practices
  • Understand and improve/revise escalation procedures
  • Bachelor of Science from accredited institution
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and oral, to communicate with department executives

For Colorado Residents
Colorado Salary Minimum: $87,193.60
Colorado Salary Maximum:$186,388.80

The estimate displayed represents the typical salary range for this position, and is just one component of Perspecta's total compensation package for employees. Other rewards may include annual bonuses, short- and long-term incentives, and program-specific awards. In addition, Perspecta provides a variety of benefits to employees.


  • Information Technology
Posted: 2021-06-19 Expires: 2021-07-20

With offerings in mission services, digital transformation and enterprise operations, our team of 14,000 engineers, analysts, investigators and architects work tirelessly to create innovative solutions. We have the expertise and experience not only to devise solutions, but to execute on them successfully.

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