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Security Program Manager
Columbia, South Carolina  |  Onsite
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Applied on December 4, 2021
Job Id #52180 Posted November 17, 2021

Security Program Manager


  • Experience as Secuirty Program Manager or experience in IT Risk Management
  • Experience Monitoring, Incident Response, SIEM/Log management, Vulnerabiltiy Management and Firewall/VPN management
  • Understanding the administration of firewalls, IPS/IDS, Linux system administration, vulnerability scanning and analysis, SIEM, log analysis and forensics

Job Description:

  • The primary function of this position is to manage and perform status reporting for company managed security solutions associated with customer security services.
  • This includes coordination with security operations and client personnel and processes.
  • This role is expected to develop and contribute to documentation while ensuring adherence to SLA targets and requirements.
  • This role is expected to participate in and contribute to planning and management of strategic and operational projects in efforts to achieve overall client and company goals.
  • The incumbent is expected to be able to track and coordinate responses to complex problems with leadership, take ownership of processes and reporting and work independently as needed to resolve client issues.
  • The role includes interfacing with clients and associates as needed to resolve complex cases.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Function as the Technical Program Manager for the security services team delivering all contracted work streams supporting managed security services
  • Support customer incidents and requests, as well as any daily activity encountered during the daily operations of Company Professional Security Services.
  • Establish and monitor the delivery process and adjust resources to ensure SLA compliance
  • Assess customer feedback and improve procedures accordingly
  • Regularly participate in tuning and maintenance activities of service areas within established guidelines and procedures
  • Develop reports and presentation supporting SLA reporting requirements and security services team operational objectives
  • Extensive experience in information security and/or IT risk management with a focus on security, performance and reliability, particularly in service areas including Security Monitoring, Incident Response, SIEM/Log management, Vulnerabiltiy Management and Firewall/VPN management.
  • Solid understanding of security protocols, cryptography, authentication, authorisation and security
  • Good working knowledge of current IT risks and experience implementing security solutions
  • Assist team members with planning and coordinating the maintenance, tuning, and installation of security devices. Also responsible for general troubleshooting of solution failures based upon documented procedures, general knowledge, problem management or guidance by management and vendors
  • Complete vendor and industry training as directed by management; successfully pass certification testing as required
  •  Ensure that program activities operate within the policies and procedures of the organization
  • Ensure that program activities comply with all relevant legislation and professional standards
  • Develop forms and records to document program activities
  • Oversee the collection and maintenance of records on the clients of the program for statistical purposes according to the confidentiality/privacy policy of the organization
  • Work a standard work week but may be required to work some evenings and weekends to monitor program activities.
  • Work on other duties as needed


  • Knowledge of program management
  • Proven ability and past experience performing security services for information technology
  • Familiarization with federal security standards and guidelines
  • Ability to work in a dynamic team-oriented environment
  • Excellent English writing and communications skills
  • Familiarization with defense-in-depth concepts
  • Be readily available to manage operational support as needed during off hours
  • Establish and maintain positive working relationships with others, both internally and externally, to achieve the goals of the organization.
  • Anticipate, understand, and respond to the needs of internal and external clients to meet or exceed their expectations within the organizational parameters.
  • Set priorities, develop a work schedule, monitor progress towards goals, and track details, data, information and activities.
  • Assess problem situations to identify causes, gather and process relevant information, generate possible solutions, and make recommendations and/or resolve the problem.
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Information Systems or related field


  • Government background is preferred
  • Linux system administration, network and security experience
  • Experience in the administration of firewalls, IPS/IDS, Linux system administration, vulnerability scanning and analysis, SIEM, log analysis and forensics.

Industry/ Vendor Certifications:
Possible applicable certifications include, but are not limited to:

  • Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP)
  • Project Management Professional (PMP)
  • SANS security certifications
  • Microsoft
  • Linux
  • Network

Horizontal facilitates valuable and productive conversations between you and potential employers. We can assist you in growing your career by partnering you with employers that offer challenging assignments. For those that join the team, we offer competitive compensation and benefits including medical, dental, vision, and retirement. Check out all we have to offer and how you can become part of the Horizontal Talent Team. In compliance in compliance with state laws and regulations related to job posting requirements, the salary range for this role is $15.00 -$115.00 per hour (hourly rates in other locations could differ). This is not a guarantee of compensation, as final offer amount may vary based on factors including but not limited to experience and geographic location.

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