Chief Technical Officer – Cyber Solutions – LGS Innovations – Florham Park, NJ

LGS Innovations, delivering next generation solutions that solve the most complex sensing, networking and communications challenges facing our U.S. Federal Government Customers, is seeking a Chief Technical Officer – Cyber Solutions for our Florham Park, NJ; Herndon, VA or Lisle, IL locations.

In this position you will: Provide technical leadership for Cyber Solutions programs, strategy, new business, mergers & acquisitions, IRAD and cross LGS opportunities led by Cyber Solutions.

You will be joining the elite team that focuses on the security of modern service provider scale communication networks, including 4G LTE, IP/MPLS, and optical transport (DWDM, OTN). As an experienced developer with a passion for computer science, you will learn in-demand skills such as reverse engineering and software analysis and then advance the state-of-the-art in these areas. Our fully functional network test beds provide the perfect environment for your research and development of new wireline and/or wireless network features and functionality.

We are seeking the ‘best and brightest’ with a passion to solve tough challenges through innovation and the application of science and technology to catalyze impactful solutions for our customers. Independently perform with minimal direction research, design and software development in various aspects of general IP network security for both classified and unclassified programs.

Join a fast-moving, high-performing multidisciplinary team with a record of success and opportunity for advancement.

LGS Innovations is a U.S.-owned company headquartered in Herndon, Virginia, with offices nationwide. We provide our employees with competitive compensation packages and a full range of benefits, including vacation, medical, dental, life insurance, a 401(k) plan, tuition assistance, Employee Assistance Program (EAP), and paid parental leave.

Roles and Responsibilities:
Coordinate with Corporate CTO and appropriate LGS Business Development and program management to identify technology, resource and customer knowledge gaps and develop a plan of action to fill gaps; support successful expansion of Photonic Solutions capabilities and market

Define the Cyber Solutions strategy and go-forward business plan for U.S. Government business

Define the Cyber Solutions strategy and go-forward business plan for commercial opportunities

Provide program technical assistance and/or direct support as required for successful execution of contract awards

Lead development, submission and oversight of the Cyber Solutions IRAD program

Provide technical support for Cyber Solutions new business development activities including customer briefings, proposal technical solution development, proposal technical volume development, proposal cost volume development

Provide technical support for identification and due diligence of future LGS acquisitions

Provide mentoring and training guidance for Cyber Solutions engineering staff

Provide support for developing the budget within Cyber Solutions

Travel to other LGS Locations or Customer Sites as necessary, both CONUS and OCONUS

Understand and adhere to all LGS Ethical and Compliance policies

Proactively ensure a safe work environment and adhere to LGS EH&S policies and procedures

Perform other duties as required

If required, obtain/retain a government security clearance at the level required to perform the duties of the position


Basic Qualifications:
To be considered for this position, you must minimally meet the knowledge, skills, and abilities listed below:

Master’s Degree in Physics, Optics, Optical Engineering, or Electrical Engineering, or related discipline and 10-15 years of related experience or a combination of education and related experience.

PHD, preferred

Knowledge of newly emerging Government Cyber Markets and technologies

Knowledge of newly emerging Government Cyber and technologies

Extensive contacts within the cyber community

Ability to architect and integrate systems and services involving new and existing customer programs and systems

Ability and experience working with senior customer and industry leadership, engineering and tech architects

Experience in Intel Community and DoD C4ISR, Intel and/or IT programs

Knowledge of Microsoft software applications and other software applications as required

Ability to obtain/retain a government security clearance at the level necessary to perform the duties of the position

Preferred Qualifications:
Candidates with these desired skills will be given preferential consideration:

Advanced degree preferred

A senior technical and business visionary who is able to shape and define a strategy consistent with an overall corporate strategy in the areas of photonics.

A “mission first” mindset as required to support strong relationships with our US government customers

Self-Starting – Ability to develop and execute initiatives with little over site

Vision across boundaries – Ability to look past existing organizational structures to create solutions that are larger than existing vertical teams

High Tolerance for Ambiguity – The technologies change, the organizational structure change and the solutions change… sometimes rapidly as we need to address mission needs

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