IT Security Manager in Mobile, AL at Austal

Job Description

Any qualified individual with a disability who is having difficulty in completing an application because of incompatible technology or other disability-related application issues may contact us at the following phone number for assistance: 251-445-1932.
Austal shall abide by the requirements of 41 CFR §§ 60-1.4(a), 60-300.5(a) and 60-741.5(a). These regulations prohibit discrimination against qualified individuals based on their status as protected veterans or individuals with disabilities, and prohibit discrimination against all individuals based on their race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, or national origin. Moreover, these regulations require that covered prime contractors and subcontractors take affirmative action to employ and advance in employment individuals without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status or disability.  Austal’s commitment to equal employment opportunity applies at all levels of employment, in all job titles, including the executive level, and to all employment actions, including but not limited to decisions concerning recruitment, hiring, training, and promotion. 


SUPERVISES: IT Security Analysts


The position of IT Security Manager is responsible for implementing and assuring information & network security for Austal USA’s application systems. This position is instrumental in the implementation of a security program that seeks to achieve proactive protection of the integrity, confidentiality and availability of information in the enterprise and manages the administration of key security program functions such as firewall management, intrusion prevention, security assessments, external connectivity, security design, Internet content management, incident response, and vendor information security assessments. This position works closely with other technology managers, facility security officer, export compliance and the legal affairs department to facilitate compliance with IT Security Policy.  This position reports to the IT Director.

  • Develop and manage the company’s Security Management program that includes Risk Management, Information Security Policies, Procedures, Standards, Guidelines, Baselines, Information Classification and other
  • Initiating, facilitating and promoting activities to foster IT Security awareness and training within the company
  • Monitors and analyzes threats and vulnerabilities for the Risk Management program
  • Assure industry best practices are used in the daily administration of Austal USA’s Information Security Program
  • Manages and coordinates vulnerability audits and assessments of network and application systems as well as the implementation of countermeasures
  • Evaluate new security threats and assess their impact on the Austal USA network
  • Develop and Manage the process for receiving, documenting, tracking and investigating incidents concerning  information security policies and procedures
  • Provide reports to management regarding the effectiveness of network security and keeps abreast of new procedures and technologies as required to maintain a secure network
  • Coordinate and maintain liaison with federal, state, and local authorities as needed to protect the Defense Industrial Base
  • Set standards and procedures for IT information security and ensure proper documentation for auditing and communication purposes
  • The official representative on all cross-business information security matters that include relevant competitive solicitations (RFP, ITN), security questionnaires, etc
  • Participates in Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity initiatives
  • Perform project management duties for enterprise security related projects
  • Recommend and budget for security related enhancements


  • Bachelors Degree in an IT-related discipline is required
  • Minimum 10 years of relevant experience with application systems and network security
  • Minimum 5 years of experience with information and systems audit management with strong knowledge of LAN, WAN, WLAN, Firewalls, Content Management and intrusion protection and detection devices
  • Relevant Information Security, BCP or IT Certifications a plus
  • Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) required
  • Certified Information Security Manager (CISM) preferred
  • Cisco Certified Security Professional (CCSP) preferred
  • The ability to deliver innovative solutions for problems where there are no available precedents, guidelines or policies by drawing upon prior experiences
  • Experience with aspects of IT Infrastructure and Operations is preferred
  • Experience with ITIL Change, Configuration and Release Management Processes is a plus
  • Experience with systems Certification and Accreditation process
  • Experience developing and documenting security policies, standards and procedures
  • Experience gathering, analyzing, and articulating high-level business requirements
  • Strong leadership capabilities and proven team management experience
  • Experience with NIST, Defense Security Service, Dept of Homeland Security guidelines and/or standards for systems security is preferred
  • In-depth knowledge of systems and network security design principals
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Ability to speak clearly and persuasively in positive or negative situations
  • Strong interpersonal and leadership skills with ability to interact with various IT and business client departments / project teams
  • Possesses excellent time management and organizational skills; is dependable, enthusiastic, self starting and self motivated. Uses time effectively, reacts professionally under pressure.
  • Self-motivated, very detail-oriented with excellent follow-through
  • The ability to work in a fast-paced and changing environment
  • Experience with Microsoft Office 2003 or higher, including Visio and Project Pro, is required

TOOLS: Refer to Qualifications


DISCRETION EXERCISED: Work within Austal standards at the direction of the IT Director

LIAISES WITH: Company Management Line, End Users and External Technical Entities


  • Must be able to obtain and maintain required Security Clearance.
  • Candidates must be able to provide proof of US Person status.