Cybersecurity Program Manager

Job Location US-DC-Washington
Posted Date 6 months ago(7/29/2020 7:33 AM)
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Clearance Requirement


Design. Disrupt. Repeat.
Be an agent of change on a team committed to achieving client-focused, mission-driven excellence. Steampunk is looking for an experienced Cybersecurity Program Manager with an appetite for taking on new challenges.

Who We Are
Steampunk is the explosive collision of human-centered design and traditional government contracting. An employee-owned company with a startup mindset and time-tested approaches tailored for the federal government, we’re passionate about creating solutions that are impactful, practical, scalable, and most importantly, that meet our clients’ ever-changing needs. At Steampunk, we believe in disrupting the status quo and setting the pace in the ecosystem of government contractors, while creatively improving tried-and-true methodologies. We believe in empowering our people to find innovative solutions to intractable problems. We believe the best environment in which to grow and thrive is outside our comfort zone.
While good design makes for a good product, we believe human-centered design makes for an excellent one.

Why Steampunk?
Our people are the very core of what we do; their expertise and hunger for new and exciting challenges fuel our relentless pursuit of mission success. As part of our team, you’ll test the status quo, explore new boundaries, and set the bar high for how government clients expect to engage with contractors.

Because we value our employees’ work/life balance (and believe those who work hard deserve to play hard), we offer a very competitive benefits package, including telework/flex scheduling, health/dental with orthodontics/vision insurance upon hire, paid time off with a sell-back benefit and carryover option, 11 Federal Holidays, 100% paid military leave, 100% 401(k) plan match upon hire, professional development/education reimbursement, all flexible spending accounts, and more.

We believe effective teams are powered by diverse perspectives, backgrounds, and experiences. To that end, Steampunk is an equal opportunity employer committed to promoting diversity of race, gender, sexual orientation, religion, ethnicity, national origin, disability status, and protected veteran status, amongst our ranks. Additionally, we participate in the E-Verify program.



Are you a leader? Energetic? Know what an ISSO does? Ever worked as part of a program that’s Agile? Know DevSecOps? Know who Simon Sinek is? Want to work with a great group of people in a growing company? If so…read on.

We’re looking for a leader that has a drive to increase the performance of a great team of ISSOs and Cybersecurity professionals within a federal client within the Washington DC area. We want you to grow your team, your own skills, and become an integral part of a fast growing and interesting company.

The Program Manager of this work will be responsible for all aspects of what this program does and fails to do. Individuals with great experience leading teams in Risk Management Framework (RMF), ISSO, and Cybersecurity are ideally suited for this role.

We want you to grow here at Steampunk! Continue you career with a team of professionals motivated to excellence, willing to thrive being uncomfortable in our disruption of the norm and energized to keep our people and clients at the center of all the work we do.

The team is currently a geographically dispersed organization of over 90 team members spread across the DC metro area. Supporting a variety of clients and systems, the PM for this role should possess experience in leading in this type of geographic model with support from a small PMO staff section and leaders supervising the work of small teams of ISSOs and reporting directly to the PM.

Some things you can tell us about at your interview:

  • How you grow leaders and grow team to be self-organizing, motivated, and client focused
  • What you think “client delight” means
  • Your experience in Agile and DevSecOps
  • What is the RMF and your experience with it
  • Experience in Program Management and leadership that you’d draw from
  • Your experience in federal contracting and working with federal clients
  • How you interface and engage with all levels of a team, mentor them, and lead them


Required Skills and Experience

  • Leadership.  If you don't know the difference between that and management, this just isn't going to work out. 
  • Bachelor’s Degree and 7 years of relevant leadership experience supporting government IT and cyber security programs
  • At least one security certification (e.g. CISSP, CEH, CISA) is preferred, with a strong preference toward the CISSP certification.
  • Project Management Professional (PMP) certification
  • Strong understanding of federal CISO responsibilities, and experience in multiple roles, including:
    • Information System Security Officer (ISSO)
    • Incident Responder / Network Security Analyst
    • Compliance Analyst
    • Security Architect
    • Security Engineer
    • Security Control Assessor
    • IT Auditor
  • Experience in Agile and DevSecOps
  • Program and contract management for upwards of 50 FTEs
  • Experience interfacing with federal Contracting officials
  • Experience with the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) strongly preferred


About steampunk

Steampunk is a Change Agent in the Federal contracting industry, bringing new thinking to clients in the Homeland, Federal Civilian, Health and DoD sectors.  Through our Human-Centered delivery methodology, we are fundamentally changing the expectations our Federal clients have for true shared accountability in solving their toughest mission challenges.  As an employee owned company, we focus on investing in our employees to enable them to do the greatest work of their careers – and rewarding them for outstanding contributions to our growth. If you want to learn more about our story, visit


We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Steampunk participates in the E-Verify program. 


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