Cyber Security Project Manager, TS/SCI With Full Scope Polygraph

About the job

Ciena is committed to our people-first philosophy. Our teams enjoy a culture focused on prioritizing a personalized and flexible work environment that empowers an individual’s passions, growth, wellbeing and belonging. We’re a technology company that leads with our humanity—driving our business priorities alongside meaningful social, community, and societal impact.


The Ciena Government Solutions Team (CGSI) is looking for a highly motivated Project Manager to support cyber security related initiatives. The successful candidate will be responsible for assisting the customer to plan, implement, track and status day-to-day activities and new initiatives while working closely with managers and stakeholders, and security subject matter experts.

Candidate must be a U.S. Citizen, located in the Washington D.C./Baltimore area and possess an active TS SCI clearance w/ full scope poly.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Create, implement, and maintain project plans for on-going and new initiatives
  • Ensure resources are available and made available to perform the required tasks.
  • Implement tracking mechanism to provide timely and concise updates on progress of initiatives to management, highlighting areas of risk and capturing key decisions.
  • Document meetings minutes and action items and disseminate to meeting participants
  • Monitor status of action items through effective tracking tools and communication of progress and assist with closing of action items
  • Develop and maintain documentation, including PowerPoint briefings, workflow diagrams, Excel spreadsheets, and other project lifecycle artifacts with clearly organized thoughts using proper sentence construction, punctuation, and grammar
  • Capture and manage issues and risks for security related initiatives to meet Customer objectives
  • Provide Quality Control Plan for all relevant requirements
  • Tracks and monitors service orders through completion and turn-up.
  • Prepare deliverables (e.g. status reports, order information, open issues).
  • Stay abreast of advances in technology.

Required (Minimum) Qualifications

  • Demonstrated experience working in and managing requirements in an Agile environment
  • Demonstrated experience with Project Management tools (Project Management Framework (PMF), Jira, MS Project, Confluence
  • Demonstrated experience using SharePoint or other collaboration sites to fully utilize online repositories for project management, project communication, or configuration management
  • Demonstrated knowledge of; relationship management CRM software, Oracle E-Business Suite, Project Management software (Project, Primavera).
  • Demonstrated knowledge of Cyber Security and CIO policies and procedures.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of computing design concepts and implementation.
  • Excellent interpersonal, organizational, writing, communications and briefing skills.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Strong awareness of technical trends in information technology, develop and maintain a strong awareness of on-going IT projects, and business unit requirements
  • Develop end-to-end cost analysis for projects; ensure systems being developed comply with the enterprise technical architecture; help project and program teams prepare for CIO Project Management Program control gates.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Demonstrated experience with security policies and procedures
  • Familiarity with Assessment and Authorization process
  • Familiarity with Risk Management Framework methodology
  • Demonstrated experience in full life cycle project management


  • Required (Minimum):
  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, Engineering, Business, or a scientific or technical discipline related to the specific skill.

 Computer Science

  • Software Engineering
  • Computer Engineering
  • Cyber Security
  • Certifications

 Project Management Professional (i.e. PMI-PMP)

 Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP)

 Scaled Agile (SAFe) Leadership Coaching Certification


Contingent upon successfully completing processing for a security clearance

At Ciena, we are committed to building and fostering an environment in which our employees feel respected, valued, and heard. Ciena values the diversity of its workforce and respects its employees as individuals. We do not tolerate any form of discrimination.

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