Security Operations Center (SOC) Manager

Las Vegas, NV

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Our staff provides cyber security support to the Department of Energy National Nuclear Security Administration.

Criterion Systems is seeking to hire a Security Operations Center (SOC) Manager in Las Vegas, Nevada. The candidate will be responsible for supervision of a team of Intrusion Analysts working in a 24x7 shift environment, as well as other analysts. The position requires interaction with security personnel at customer sites, various levels of management, and outside agencies. Position will include approximately 15% travel, local and nationwide. Applicants must be positive, flexible, self-starter requiring minimal supervision, and able to excel in a fast-paced environment. Communication skills are critical with the ability to verbalize and provide documentation to both technical and non-technically audiences. Applicants must be detail-oriented and have the ability to multi-task effectively. Applicant must possess strong knowledge of current intrusion analysis tools and methodologies, and current cyber threats and exploitation methodologies.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Oversee quality and prioritize research and analysis efforts of 24x7 Security Operations Center.
  • Coordinate activities and requirements with Security Engineering staff.
  • Provide oversight and leadership to Cyber Threat Assessment Cell.
  • Perform Incident Management and Incident Handling activities.
  • Develop, implement, and monitor pertinent metrics for security operations.
  • Develop pertinent policies and procedures as needed.
  • Coordinate research of system and process enhancements.
  • Interact with government and contractor personnel across the Enterprise.
  • Identify and procure pertinent tools and equipment for SOC operations.
  • Perform periodic audit of various functional team products for completeness and accuracy.
  • Develop and deliver periodic reports to Federal customers.
  • Provide oversight of formal customer site communications.
  • Facilitate staff training and development.
  • Provide staff scheduling management in a 24x7 operational environment.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Minimum Requirements:

  • Bachelor's Degree required.Four (4) years of working experience can be substituted for degree.Master’s Degree in Computer Science, MIS, orrelated field preferred
  • Must have a minimum of 7 years progressive technical experience related to the areas described above.
  • Minimum of 2 years of management/supervisory experience highly desired.
  • CISSP, CISM, or equivalent certification or ability to obtain one within 6 months of hire
  • US Citizenship
  • Active TS or Q equivalent security clearance.
  • Excellent communication (oral, written, presentation), and interpersonal skills.​
  • Ability to motivate, direct and coordinate a diverse team of technical professionals to achieve mission goals on a consistent and sustainable basis.
  • Ability to develop and deliver presentations to various audiences.
  • Ability to support all shifts (day shift, evening shift, midnight shift) when needed.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Related technical certifications including CEH, GCIA, GCIH, or equivalent are desired.
  • Compliance with DoD 8570 CND-A or IAT-II

Criterion Systems is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, making decisions without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, or any other protected class. For our complete EEO/AA and Pay Transparency statement, please visit



Criterion offers comprehensive health benefits including medical, dental, vision, life and disability insurance. Most of our plans are available at no cost for employee only coverage.

Time Off

Employees begin accruing PTO at 15 days per year and acquire more based on seniority. In addition to PTO, Criterion provides 10 holidays and bereavement, military, jury duty, and family medical leave.


  • Roth and Traditional 401(k) Plans with company matching contributions
  • Health Care and Dependent Care Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Health Savings Accounts
  • Commuter Benefits


All employees are eligible to use up to $3,000 annually for approved professional development, including trainings, memberships, seminars, and degree programs.

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