Iridium Satellite

Senior Manager, IT Security

Job Locations US-AZ-Chandler | US-VA-Leesburg | US-AZ-Chandler
Job ID 2022-2402
Information Technology
Worker Category
Regular Full-Time[F]

Company Overview

Iridium is an award-winning and innovative satellite communications company with bragging rights to the only network that offers voice and data connectivity anywhere in the world.   For over 20 years, Iridium’s unique network and services have supported critical communications needs for individuals, businesses, and the evolving Internet of Things.


At Iridium, we understand the importance of staying connected and the limitations of traditional communications networks. People across the globe, including first responders, humanitarians, global militaries, scientific researchers, and lone workers, as well as ships, aircraft and remote operations all rely on Iridium to stay connected. We take our responsibility for providing these essential communications very seriously and pride ourselves on offering a reliable lifeline when needed.  Likewise, Iridium is committed to providing an exciting and innovative workplace, where employees are challenged to think outside the box and collaborate on new, bold ideas and solutions.  Our talented teams are passionate about their work and the impact our company makes around the world.  Iridium fosters an empowering and inclusive culture that allows employees to genuinely be their best selves.   We are looking for others who want to join this truly unique company that celebrates our employees and provides the opportunity to truly make a difference in the world.

Position Summary, Job Requirements & Responsibilities

What We’re Looking For:


The Senior Manager, IT Security is responsible for managing all activities associated with Iridium’s Mission and Commercial Network security. This includes establishing operation standards and processes using industry best practices to ensure a fault-tolerant, reliable, scalable, and secure network environment across the Iridium's Mission and Commercial networks. In this hands-on management position, you will need to use advanced technical skills, as well as managerial abilities. You will collaborate with the Enterprise Security, IT Operations, Gateway Technical Operations, and Mission IT teams to coordinate the team’s efforts in designing, implementing, and maintaining security infrastructure across the Iridium’s Mission and Commercial networks and sites.


What You’ll Do:

  • Foster and develop a highly effective team of cybersecurity professionals to successfully identify and resolve potential system and network threats, while also ensuring all vulnerabilities are mitigated across all NW and Security elements
  • Mentor and train your team by performing regular check-ins, discussing career growth opportunities, giving constructive feedback, and managing conflict when necessary
  • Provide technical leadership and guidance to the Mission and Commercial networks security team
  • Maintain existing IT security elements and infrastructure; implement upgrades and replace and provide new equipment as needed
  • Establish and implement standards and industry best practices. Ensure appropriate monitoring and controls are in place to reduce risk and ensure network availability
  • Ensure Iridium can prevent, detect, and respond to the latest threats and adversarial tactics, techniques, and procedures through research and cybersecurity community participation
  • Evaluate, research, and recommend technology solutions to meet business needs. Keep abreast of new technologies and latest hardware and security risks
  • Respond to alerts and take corrective action; provide root cause analysis and suggest improvements
  • Maintain appropriate logs, databases, and history to perform trending analysis and take proactive steps to ensure the proper operation of systems
  • Maintain appropriate tools to assist in the execution of duties
  • Maintain appropriate and current documentation of security technologies
  • Collaborate with the Iridium Enterprise Security team and external technology partners to ensure quality of all products, services, and systems

What You’ll Need to Succeed:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science/MIS or related field, or equivalent experience
  • 10+ years of experience with Firewalls, security appliances, or similar security systems with expert knowledge of network security applications, tools, and methodologies
  • 5+ years of experience working in both Windows and UNIX environments; ability to troubleshoot network connectivity and security issues
  • Familiarity with security regulations such as ISO 27001 and NIST 800-171
  • Active, or previously active, security clearance
  • Ability to be a strong motivator and source of direction to your team of cybersecurity professionals and role model commitment to your cybersecurity team’s goals
  • Ability to interface with technical teams across a variety of topics and provide technical guidance to the business
  • Solid understanding of network and security technologies including routing, switching, VPN, Firewalls, Load Balancing, and the ability to provide guidance to the network team in managing all of these across global and diverse networks
  • Excellent troubleshooting and problem management skills in a high-pressure environment
  • Experience with implementing and managing security controls for the integration of AWS cloud services
  • A people-oriented mentality and the ability to build meaningful relationships with senior leadership on your team and in other departments
  • Excellent communication skills, with the ability to convey products, deliverables, analyses, and/or issues clearly and confidently, and recognize and adapt to different communication techniques
  • Be independent and self-motivated and demonstrate a high degree of creativity, flexibility, and resourcefulness

Experience & Education Requirements / EEO

Things That Would be Great if You Brought to the Table:

  • Experience in a telecommunications environment
  • Certifications in Network and Security fields (CISSP, CCIE, CCSE)

We’ll also need you to:

  • Be available to support 24/7 on-call on an as-needed basis
  • Be able to travel up to 20%
  • Be a U.S. citizen


Work Environment:

This position primarily works in the company office or in a home office. The position is largely sedentary with the majority of the position sitting in a chair and working with a computer. The role uses basic office equipment including a phone, video, computer, keyboard, mouse, and printer. For meetings in-person, this position will need to be able to stand, walk within the office, and climb stairs on occasion.



Iridium is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or status as a protected veteran. EOE of Minorities/Females/Vets/Disability and other protected categories.


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