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Associate Director, Training and Operations - The Cybersecurity Center

Metropolitan State University of Denver
Job Location:
Denver, 80217-3362
Network/System Administrator
Location: Denver, Colorado
Cyber Security SB86 funding

Position Summary:
The Cybersecurity Center at MSU Denver is seeking an Associate Director of Training and Operations. A successful candidate should be able to demonstrate real-world cybersecurity experience in software engineering specific to Security Operations Centers (SOC), the management of those day-to-day activities including monitoring, analysis, investigation, escalation, and Incident Response (IR).
Reporting to the Director of The Cybersecurity Center, candidates should be able to work with external customers, both private and public sector as well as vendors, in line with the Director's intent. The role will require flexibility and on occasions, the need to work outside of core working hours being defined as Monday to Friday from 8am - 5pm. Candidates will also be required to form part of an innovation team charged with the development of innovative software approaches specific to cybersecurity and will therefore need to be able to demonstrate some experience in this field for development and project management. Candidates should be experienced in the management of and operations of enterprise grade cyber ranges, with the intent to train students, industry professionals, and underserved communities.

Job Duties:
The Cyber Range (20%)
  • Directly responsible for operations, training, and program management of the cyber range.
Project CENTURION (50%)
  • Directly responsible for the development, growth and maintenance of the CENTURION platform.
MSU Denver Security Operations Center (15%)
  • Conduct Tier 3 Analysis in support of Project CENTURION.
NSA CAE and ABET (10%)
  • Provide assistance to the Systems and Operations Manager for administration and redesignation of the MSU Denver NSA CAE-CD designation.
Diversity Cybersecurity Training (5%)
  • Responsible for providing training that supports hands on skills for populations with traditionally low representation in Cybersecurity. Including but not limited to students from neurodiverse communities.
Required Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Information Systems, Computer Science, Software Engineering, Cybersecurity, or a related field.
  • Minimum of 3 years of experience in software engineering and/or cybersecurity.
  • Proven leadership experience in managing teams and operations.
  • Excellent communication, organizational, and project management skills.
  • Strong understanding of cybersecurity principles, practices, and emerging threats.
  • Ability to design and implement effective software solutions and training programs.
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Experience working in a cybersecurity training or educational environment.
  • Familiarity with advanced software engineering methodologies and tools.
  • Experience with budget management and strategic planning.
  • Established network within the cybersecurity and software engineering communities.
Salary for Announcement

The anticipated hiring range for this position is $64,500 - $86,000. The full salary range is $64,500 - $107,600.

The salary of the finalist(s) selected for this role will be set based on a variety of factors, including but not limited to, internal equity, experience, education, specialty and training.

The above salary range represents the University's good faith and reasonable estimate of the range of possible compensation at the time of posting.

Work Hours

Monday - Friday, 8am - 5pm, on campus presence is preferred but hybrid options may be possible with supervisor approval.

Instructions to Apply

Please apply through MSU Denver Careers and submit your cover letter and resume. Select Begin Your Job Search, then search for JR102565. Internal applicants must apply through their MSU Denver Workday profile by searching 'Find Jobs'. Applications that do not contain all required documents may not receive full consideration. Please apply by Monday, 7/22/2024 at 11:59pm for full consideration.

Closing Date

Open Until Filled

Posting Representative
Katie Lynch

Posting Representative Email


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Diversity Statement

Metropolitan State University of Denver is a unique, access-oriented campus community that values diversity, equity, and inclusion in all its forms. Our student population consists of nearly 58% first generation students and over 50% students of color. We are a designated Hispanic Serving Institution located in downtown Denver.

We create an equitable learning and working environment in concert with individuals who consistently demonstrate commitment to equity and inclusion. We greatly value the diverse identities and perspectives of our students, faculty, and staff and recognize that in order to achieve a just and equitable society, diversity must go beyond simple representation. It requires critical inquiry and dialogue and a commitment to action. We strive to provide a culture of belonging for all community members to achieve personal and professional success.
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