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Cyber Security Engineer - PROGRAM MANAGER II

Information Technology Division

Recruitment #24-005477-0016




This is a position specific recruitment. The resulting certified eligible list may be used to staff several current and future vacancies for this position/function only.





Annapolis, Maryland


The Comptroller of Maryland seeks to hire a talented Cybersecurity Engineer to lead cyber security modernization efforts across our enterprise. The Cyber Security Engineer shall have a detailed understanding of cyber security methodologies in use in the field. Cyber Security Engineers are expected to have a meticulous attention to detail, outstanding problem-solving skills, work comfortably under pressure and deliver on tight deadlines. A Cyber Security Engineer must display an excellent understanding of technology infrastructures including Servers, Firewalls, VPN, Data Loss Prevention, IDS/IPS, Security Investigation and Event Management, Vulnerability scans and Security Audits. They will be comfortable working with a variety of technologies, security problems and troubleshooting. 


  • Planning, implementing, managing, administering, monitoring and upgrading security measures, tools, platforms and solutions for the protection of internal and customer data, systems and networks.
  • Troubleshooting security and network problems.
  • Responding to all system and/or network security breaches.
  • Act as the primary point of escalation for Cyber Security Analysts
  • Ensuring that the organization's data and infrastructure are protected by enabling the appropriate security controls
  • Align to governance, compliance and regulatory requirements
  • Identify opportunities for automation and prioritize their implementation
  • Participating in the change management process.
  • Testing and identifying network and system vulnerabilities.
  • Daily administrative tasks, reporting and communication with the relevant departments in the organization.
  • Develop best practices for IT security.
  • Work with other technology teams and customers to perform tests and uncover network or other vulnerabilities.
  • May be relied upon as a technical point of contact during Escalated Events relating to security
  • Research security enhancements and make recommendations to management.
  • Handle escalated internal or customer security issues from support or other operations team.
  • Takes part in any security oriented projects or critical initiatives.
  • Stay up-to-date on information technology & security news, trends and standards.
  • Deliver an exceptional customer experience every day.
  • Other duties as identified or assigned.

Desired Role Outcomes:

  • We are proactive in identifying cyber security risks in both our internal and customer environments alike. 
  • We use and maintain our security platforms & tools to their fullest extent, and continually have the skills & knowledge needed to use them.
  • Our customers and internal teams alike have the support that they require when it comes to security issues
  • Our security workforce is knowledgeable on the latest trends in security, and are proficient security professionals.
  • We are leveraging automation to reduce our reliance on repeatable manual work.

PLEASE NOTE: ITD is responsible for the 24x7x365 support for ADC mainframe, distributed systems, and networks.  All ITD employees are available for on-call support.  As such, this position is required to occasionally work an off-hour schedule, weekdays prior to 7:30 a.m. and / or after 5:00 p.m., weekends, and holidays.

*Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of a completed application.


Experience: Two (2) years of work experience in cyber security or cyber security engineering or cyber security incident detection, or cyber security incident response or cyber security forensics.


This is a security engineer position.  Candidates with the following experience are encouraged to apply:

  • Education: Bachelor's degree in computer science or related field or equivalent experience.  
  • Additional certifications in security related disciplines (eg: Security+, CEH, CISSP, etc.) are preferred. 
  • Technical troubleshooting and problem solving skills
  • Experience in systems administration of Windows and Linux based operating systems.
  • Proficiency in scripting languages such as Python, C++, Java, Ruby, bash, Power Shell etc.
  • Ability to work under pressure in a fast-paced environment.
  • Strong attention to detail with an analytical mind and outstanding problem-solving skills.
  • Great awareness of cyber security trends and hacking techniques.
  • Ability to learn and communicate technical information to non-technical people.
  • Must have excellent written & oral communication skills, and strong interpersonal skills.


Please ensure you provide sufficient information on your application to demonstrate that you meet the qualifications for this recruitment. Please indicate clearly any position-specific experience and ensure all education and experience sections are complete. Approval of your application will be based on a review of the information you submit. All qualified applicants are placed on an unranked list of candidates and will remain active on this list for at least one year. Incomplete information may result in the disqualification of your application.

All information concerning your qualifications must be submitted by the closing date. We will not consider information submitted after this date.

Qualifying applicants are subject to an oral interview. Prior to appointment, the employee must successfully undergo a comprehensive background check that will include fingerprinting, tax obligation, and determination of legal authorization to work in the United States.

*Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of a completed application.



The online application process is STRONGLY preferred. If you choose email as the option to submit your application/required additional information, you must include the following information on at least one the pages you submit.

  1. First and Last Name
  2. Recruitment Number (located at the top of the bulletin)
  3. The last four digits of your SS#
If you have questions or concerns regarding this recruitment, please email at Comptroller of MD, Office of Human Resources.

If you are having difficulty with your user account or have general questions about this online application system, please contact the MD Department of Budget and Management, Recruitment and Examination Division at 410-767-4850 or

As an equal opportunity employer, Maryland is committed to recruiting, retaining and promoting employees who are reflective of the State’s diversity. Bilingual applicants are encouraged to apply.

We thank our Veterans for their service to our country and encourage them to apply.

Please contact Stanley Harris at if you need reasonable accommodations.

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