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Senior Security Engineer

Program Manager Sr. V

Recruitment #24-005487-0002


The Department of Information Technology (DoIT) leads the State in the creation and implementation of information technology solutions that improve IT infrastructure and government services and keep Maryland current within IT industry trends.




Dept. of Information Technology

100 Community Place

Crownsville, MD 21032

Main Purpose of Job

As the Senior Security Engineer, you will tackle statewide cyber engineering challenges, shape the technical direction of our cyber services and support the cyber engineering team’s learning and development. You will help partners adopt new services and solve for their most significant cyber challenges. You will advise and lead efforts to detect and remediate cyber security concerns, bringing modern cyber security design practices and culture to legacy systems. You will solve technology roadblocks while navigating the rules and help us update those rules when necessary to modernize how our State government achieves secure data, services, and networks.

The Senior Security Engineer will work with platform owners and state agencies to understand platform needs, contractual implications, and will develop a strategy to optimize cyber security and state resources.

This position will support the implementation and design of the state’s overall cyber engineering efforts and is responsible for the development of statewide cyber services. This position communicates the Department’s strategy and vision related to cyber security including program objectives, development projects, contracts, initiatives, operations and managed service offerings. This position serves as a subject matter expert on all aspects of cyber engineering and centralized cyber service development and represents the Department, in this capacity, in official matters.


***This is a Management Service position which serves at the pleasure of the appointing authority.***


Serve as a core contributor on multi-disciplinary project teams (internal staff and contractor staff) to improve the State cybersecurity services/solutions and respective implementation, including requirements -development.


Work with stakeholders to assess legacy systems and identify opportunities for improved cyber security of future systems.

Lead technical solutioning to address agency intake requests and operational requirements.

Support the hiring and onboarding of security engineering staff.

Improve cyber engineering practices across the State by establishing training programs, advising on strategic initiatives, and leading communities of practice.

Review and update policies and standards relevant to cyber engineering.

Other tasks as directed.


Education:  A Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in Information Technology, Computer Science, Engineering or related field.

Experience:  Seven years of experience in cyber security engineering.  Three of years of this experience must have been in project delivery.

Notes:  Candidates may substitute the Bachelor’s degree with two additional years of experience listed above.


Preference will be given to candidates who have one or more of the following:

Cybersecurity certifications (i.e., CISSP, CEH, OSCP, Security+, etc).

Operational environment certifications ( i.e., Microsoft, Azure, AWS, GCP, Linux, Cisco, etc.).

Project management experience.

Technical challenge experience (i.e. capture the flag, pwn2own, vulnerability research and discovery, etc.).

Public speaking experience (i.e. conference participation, lecturing, etc.).


Please make sure that you provide sufficient information on your application to show that you meet the qualifications for this recruitment. All information concerning your qualifications must be submitted by the closing date. We will not consider information submitted after this date. Successful candidates will be placed on the eligible (employment) list for at least one year.


The evaluation may consist of a rating of your education, training, and experience related to the requirements of the position. It is important that you provide complete and accurate information on your application. Please report all experience and education that is related to this position.



Online applications are highly recommended. However, if you are unable to apply online, the paper application and supplemental questionnaire may be submitted to: Department of Budget and Management, Recruitment and Examination Division, 301 W. Preston St., Baltimore, MD 21201. Paper application materials must be received in our office by the closing date for the recruitment. No postmarks will be accepted.

For questions regarding this recruitment, please contact the DBM Recruitment and Examination Division at or 410-767-4850, MD TTY Relay Service 1-800-735-2258.

We thank our Veterans for their service to our country.

People with disabilities and bilingual candidates are encouraged to apply.

As an equal opportunity employer, Maryland is committed to recruitment, retaining and promoting employees who are reflective of the State's diversity.

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