Enterprise Cybersecurity Data Analytics Team Lead

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Job ID: 11828

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Are you passionate about technology? Do you want to lead the engineering and development of data analytics technologies for the security of JPL’s global network? If you answered yes, then we have the right opportunity for you!  At NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, we depend on innovation and technical excellence to develop IT systems and services that provide the edge we need to explore the universe.

We are looking for Cybersecurity Data Analytics Team Lead to join our workforce who shares our passion for technology. 



  • Provide technical leadership and engineering expertise for the design, deployment, operations and maintenance of Cybersecurity data analytics capabilities to support and augment the JPL Cybersecurity Operations Center.
  • Collaborate with technical team members and external customers to define and implement solutions for applications including streamlining processes, impact evaluation, updating or replacing existing solutions, determining deliverables, and communication plans.
  • Be responsible for all aspects of deployments including application configurations, testing, user acceptance testing, application delivery, bug tracking and resolutions.
  • Collaborate with the Cybersecurity technical and policy teams in evaluating technologies, strategies, policies, products and responses to Cybersecurity issues and events.


  • Typically requires a Bachelor’s degree with a minimum of 9 years of related experience; Master’s degree with a minimum of 7 years of related experience; or PhD with a minimum of 5 years related experience.
  • Wide-ranging experience and advanced knowledge in the following areas: Cybersecurity Operations, Identity Management Systems, Network and Systems Architecture, UNIX, MAC and Windows systems administration.
  • Extensive understanding and wide application of advanced principles, theories, concepts and techniques in securing networked computer systems. 
  • In-depth knowledge and direct working experience with the following technologies: Splunk, Syslog, Artificial Intelligence Capabilities and data storage 
  • Experience architecting scalable systems and applications.
  • Excellent leadership skills, capable of synergizing, and guiding a team of highly technical individuals.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, capable of effectively capturing and communicating technical information at all levels.
  • Experience with at least one standard programming language: C, C++, Java, Python, PHP, Shell Scripting.

Additional Desired Skills:   

  • Knowledge of Laboratory policies and procedures, NASA policies and procedures, and government regulations across a range of applications.
  • Demonstrated experience working individually or within cross-functional teams supporting programs with lab-wide impact.
  • Demonstrated success in understanding internal business processes in a high-tech environment such as project management and designing system enhancements with positive productivity improvements by enhancing functionality of user requirements.
  • Experience leading technical teams on large-scale projects through completion.
  • Splunk Power User Certification

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U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident

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