October 18, 2016
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IT Security Manager

Austal - Mobile, AL

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  • Company
    Austal Austal
  • Location
    Mobile, AL
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  • Job Classification
    Full Time
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Job Description


SUPERVISES: IT Security Analysts


The position of IT Security Manager is responsible for implementing and assuring information & network security for Austal USA's application systems. This position is instrumental in the implementation of a security program that seeks to achieve proactive protection of the integrity, confidentiality and availability of information in the enterprise and manages the administration of key security program functions such as firewall management, intrusion prevention, security assessments, external connectivity, security design, Internet content management, incident response, and vendor information security assessments. This position works closely with other technology managers, facility security officer, export compliance and the legal affairs department to facilitate compliance with IT Security Policy. This position reports to the IT Director.

Develop and manage the company's Security Management program that includes Risk Management, Information Security Policies, Procedures, Standards, Guidelines, Baselines, Information Classification and other

Initiating, facilitating and promoting activities to foster IT Security awareness and training within the company

Monitors and analyzes threats and vulnerabilities for the Risk Management program

Assure industry best practices are used in the daily administration of Austal USA's Information Security Program

Manages and coordinates vulnerability audits and assessments of network and application systems as well as the implementation of countermeasures

Evaluate new security threats and assess their impact on the Austal USA network

Develop and Manage the process for receiving, documenting, tracking and investigating incidents concerning information security policies and procedures

Provide reports to management regarding the effectiveness of network security and keeps abreast of new procedures and technologies as required to maintain a secure network

Coordinate and maintain liaison with federal, state, and local authorities as needed to protect the Defense Industrial Base

Set standards and procedures for IT information security and ensure proper documentation for auditing and communication purposes

The official representative on all cross-business information security matters that include relevant competitive solicitations (RFP, ITN), security questionnaires, etc

Participates in Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity initiatives

Perform project management duties for enterprise security related projects

Recommend and budget for security related enhancements


Bachelors Degree in an IT-related discipline is required

Minimum 10 years of relevant experience with application systems and network security

Minimum 5 years of experience with information and systems audit management with strong knowledge of LAN, WAN, WLAN, Firewalls, Content Management and intrusion protection and detection devices

Relevant Information Security, BCP or IT Certifications a plus

Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) required

Certified Information Security Manager (CISM) preferred

Cisco Certified Security Professional (CCSP) preferred

The ability to deliver innovative solutions for problems where there are no available precedents, guidelines or policies by drawing upon prior experiences

Experience with aspects of IT Infrastructure and Operations is preferred

Experience with ITIL Change, Configuration and Release Management Processes is a plus

Experience with systems Certification and Accreditation process

Experience developing and documenting security policies, standards and procedures

Experience gathering, analyzing, and articulating high-level business requirements

Strong leadership capabilities and proven team management experience

Experience with NIST, Defense Security Service, Dept of Homeland Security guidelines and/or standards for systems security is preferred

In-depth knowledge of systems and network security design principals

Excellent written and oral communication skills

Ability to speak clearly and persuasively in positive or negative situations

Strong interpersonal and leadership skills with ability to interact with various IT and business client departments / project teams

Possesses excellent time management and organizational skills; is dependable, enthusiastic, self starting and self motivated. Uses time effectively, reacts professionally under pressure.

Self-motivated, very detail-oriented with excellent follow-through

The ability to work in a fast-paced and changing environment

Experience with Microsoft Office 2003 or higher, including Visio and Project Pro, is required

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DISCRETION EXERCISED: Work within Austal standards at the direction of the IT Director

LIAISES WITH: Company Management Line, End Users and External Technical Entities


All candidates must meet Austal USA's basic employment eligibility guidelines:

* 18 years or older at time of application

* Able to provide proof of US Person status (permanent resident or citizen)

* No felony convictions of theft/deception or violent crimes within seven years from disposition date

* No felony convictions of drug crimes within three years from disposition date

* Willing to submit to a drug screen

* Willing to submit to a background check

* High School Diploma/GED or comparable trade experience with comparable trade experience defined as five (5) or more years of experience working in the applicable trade, two (2) years of experience in shipbuilding, or, education in the trade comparable to apprenticeship.