Senior IT Subject Matter Expert


Silver Spring, MD

11 - 15 years

Posted 238 days ago

This job is no longer available.

*Position may be performed remotely.

Ocean Associates, Inc. (OAI) is seeking a Senior IT Subject Matter Expert to provide oversight and contract support for a range of NOAA Programs within the Information Technology Services office. The Senior IT Subject Matter Expert will apply their knowledge across mission-critical IT projects using specialized knowledge in IT Security, enterprise IT tools and processes, IT strategy and architecture, IT systems analysis, and IT systems development.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Oversee intrusion prevention, detection, continuous diagnostics and mitigation.
  • Responsible for security Training, Malware defense, incident notification, detecting/alerting/blocking unauthorized assets, incident management and response attainment and renewal of system ATOs (Authorizations to operate).
  • Lead vulnerability testing and analysis, research and development in producing whitepapers and proof of concepts for new cutting-edge security tools and technology. 
  • Supervise packet analysis, identify malformed packets, and analyze the payload of a packet network protocols and routing. 
  • Participate in assessments and authorizations (A&A) 
  • Write and maintain processes, procedures, test/assessment results, presentations, papers, articles and other types of documents as required. 
  • Supervise the evaluation of complex IT requirements based on contracts, technical specifications, and customer briefings to define system requirements and develop organized actionable tasks.
  • Determine equipment, technology, and protocol suitability for system integration.
  • Define features, capabilities, and changes for future upgrades to Government systems.
  • Anticipate problems, develop and evaluate solutions and alternative approaches, anticipate events and incident management, conduct change management, and problem management tracking.
  • Supervise the validation of systems documentation; documentation includes rack drawings, system interconnects, power tables, site-wide system installation plans, sparing plans, and operations manuals.
  • Supervise the validation and verification of system-level connectivity for operations to include servers, management appliances, local area networking equipment, and wide area networking equipment.
  • Develop, execute, and update test plans in support of ad hoc test milestones; includes goals, architecture, environment, and validation of test procedures.
  • Respond to customer problems resulting from catastrophic events, incident response and power outages.
  • Develops innovative solutions in cloud and infrastructure technologies.
  • Research and development on emerging cloud, infrastructure, and virtualization technology, tools, and capabilities, including evaluating processes to improve speed, efficiency, and scalability of cloud(s).
  • Provide consultation to both NOAA customers and staff within own specialty discipline.
  • Support customer in understanding of IT security business trends and objectives.
  • Supports implementation of strategy and management of support services within IT Security.
  • Prepare contract deliverable reports.
  • Respond to data calls and provide input to requests for information and requests for proposals as directed.

Supervisory Responsibilities:

  • Provide technical direction and guidance to lower-level IT Security personnel involved in performing difficult and highly complex IT Security assignments relative to the modification and/or development of IT Systems.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor's Degree in Engineering, Computer Science, Information Technology or related field.
  • Ten (10) to Twelve (12) years?experience related to job description and a minimum of two (2) years?experience as a Government IT systems manager.
  •  Five (5) years?experience supporting NOAA IT programs.
  • Certified Project Management Professional (PMP).
  • Capable of obtaining a Secret Security Clearance, preference will be given to those with active Secret Security Clearances.


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Good organizational and planning skills
  • Good customer support and communication skills
  • Proven ability to pay close attention to detail
  • Ability to work independently but follow specific detailed instructions
  • Ability to interface with various levels of personnel in a multi-cultural, team- oriented environment

Start Date: ASAP. 

Location: Position may be performed remotely.

Salary: Position is between 20-40 hours per week, with excellent employee benefits. Salary commensurate with experience. 

If you are interested in being considered for this position, you MUST APPLY THROUGH OUR WEBSITE ONLY. Go to , click on Now Hiring, find the position you wish to apply for, click the 'For More Information' link for that position, follow instructions on the page to apply. (no emails)

  • When applying for this position you will be asked to upload your resume at the end of the online application.
  • Include your name in the document file name.
  • Sending your resume in readable (not scanned) PDF or Word format is preferred.

Applicants should submit a resume that includes the following:

  • Work history for past 10 years or since last full-time education.
  • Education.
  • Previous experience or training with similar requirements.
  • Three professional references.