Riverside Research Institute

Cybersecurity Project Manager

Location US-OH-Beavercreek
ID 2024-3207
Corporate Operations
Position Type
Full Time Salary

Riverside Overview

Riverside Research is an independent National Security Nonprofit dedicated to research and development in the national interest. We provide high-end technical services, research and development, and prototype solutions to some of the country’s most challenging technical problems.
 All Riverside Research opportunities require U.S. Citizenship.

Position Overview

Riverside Research is seeking a Cybersecurity Project Manager (PM) to work with technical specialists to complete cybersecurity projects for our organization. This includes defining the scope of a project, creating, and managing the project plan, identifying key stakeholders, managing the resources, and completing the milestones within the deadline. The PM works closely and effectively with the corporate Information Security (IS) and Information Technology (IT) directors and teams on all aspects of corporate development and implementation of programs and projects. A Cybersecurity PM will need to work in fast-paced environment and use the right project management and productivity tools such as MS Project, MS Visio, and JIRA, to manage their teams and ensure that milestone and deadlines are met.

The PM is responsible and accountable for delivering the best-practice approach designed to successfully plan and prepare for all aspects of project engagement, delivery, and adoption within the assigned portfolio. This role is accountable for Cyber project objectives that drive business value, operational excellence, optimized customer experience, and other activities as assigned by the Cybersecurity Director.
The PM will have an active role in facilitating decisions, managing teams, vendors and other resources necessary to implement change for high impact environments while ensuring compliance with enterprise level design processes standards and policies. The PM is expected to work autonomously with some direction from the Cybersecurity Director.

The PM is a facilitator of early engagement, project gap analysis and operational change management. This will include innovation of project lifecycle delivery, promoting successful relationship management and customer adoption.


  • Defines project scope, objectives, key resources, budget, and project plan in support of one or more projects.
  • Measuring project performance, reporting, and escalating in support of one or more projects
  • Leads one or more intermediate to complex projects.
  • Monitors and prepares reports to ensure work is progressing to meet the deliverables on time and under budget.
  • Manages delivery of one or more medium or intermediate complexity IS & IT projects simultaneously.
  • Manages day-to-day operational aspects of a project and its scope.
  • Effectively applies the organization's project management methodology and enforces project standards.
  • Proactively identifies, manages, and minimizes organization's exposure and risk on projects.
  • Solves conflicts and issues in a timely manner, escalating to leadership as appropriate.
  • Ensures project documents are complete, current, and stored appropriately.
  • Effectively communicates relevant project information to Cyber leadership and stakeholders, including but not limited to sponsors.
  • Contributes to professional development goals, Cybersecurity capability annual goals and best practices.


Minimum Requirements:

  • BS degree in program management, business management, engineering, information security or related technical field
  • Minimum of 8 years of program/product management, information technology, or information security
  • Able to demonstrate understanding of the information security needs of systems at varied stages of the SDLC.
  • Prior experience with Program Management tools (MS Project, JIRA, MS Visio, MS Office, MS Planner, Monday etc.)
  • Basic knowledge of Cybersecurity & Cloud technologies/providers (Azure, AWS, Google Cloud, etc.)
  • General understanding of cybersecurity compliance standards and frameworks
  • Practical knowledge of client, server, data storage, and networking technologies
  • Ability to effectively document and diagram various aspects of projects.
  • Innovative with strong analytical, problem-solving, organization and interpersonal skills
  • Self-motivated; able to work independently with minimal direction.

Preferred Requirements:


  • MS degree in program management, business management, engineering, information security or related technical field
  • 6+ years of information technology, information security, or systems engineering
  • PMP, CISSP, CISSP-ISSMP certification(s)

Global Comp

$140,000 - $160,000 This represents the typical compensation range for this position based on experience, location and other factors.

Closing Statement

Riverside Research Institute is a not-for-profit, technology-oriented defense company, where service to our customers and support of our staff is our overall mission. Riverside is an affirmative action-equal opportunity employer and complies with all applicable federal, state, and local laws regarding recruitment and hiring.  Riverside offers comprehensive compensation and benefit packages to our employees.
Riverside bases its employment decisions solely on technical experience, qualifications and other job-related criteria related to our organizational purpose as a not-for-profit company, and without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex marital status, sexual orientation, national origin, physical or mental disability, veteran’s status or any other status legally protected by applicable federal, state, and local law.


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