Manager Information Security Operations & Cyber Defense

Gravity IT Resources

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Job Title: Manager, Information Security Operations and Cyber Defense
Location: Deerfield Beach, Florida (Hybrid)
Job-Type: Direct Hire

Employment Eligibility: Gravity cannot transfer nor sponsor a work visa for this position. Applicants must be eligible to work in the U.S. for any employer directly (we are not open to contract or “corp to corp” agreements).

Manager, Information Security Operations and Cyber Defense is a pivotal role tasked with maintaining the safety and security of our organization. This individual oversees the Security Operations Center (SOC) and ensures seamless coordination between analysts and engineers. The Manager, Information Security Operations plays a critical role in safeguarding our infrastructure, data, and systems.


  • Manage day-to-day operations of the SOC.
  • Lead a team of security professionals and MSP ensuring efficient incident response and threat detection.
  • Develop a forward-looking vision for the SOC.
  • Define hiring strategies, technology stack, and security processes.
  • Establish an incident response plan and vulnerability management program.
  • Recruit, hire, and onboard necessary security personnel.
  • Provide managerial supervision and technical guidance.
  • Communicate security and technology needs.
  • Analyze, optimize and automate orchestration processes.
  • Enhance efficiency by leveraging automation tools.
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams, including TO, compliance, and risk management.
  • Ensure alignment with company-wide security strategy.
  • Stay informed about the evolving threat landscape.
  • Implement preventive measures alongside detection and response capabilities.
  • Ability to identify opportunities in current processes and take action to roll out necessary changes.
  • Knowledge of industry adopted frameworks and methodologies (MITRE ATT&CK, CIS, NIST, ISO, PCI-DSS, etc.)
  • Ability to lead a technology-focused and driven SecOps team, to balance and prioritize across a fast-paced, growth-oriented environment and to manage the team’s coverage and growth.
  • Lead, expand, and modernize Vulnerability Management program and Attack Surface Reduction.
  • Lead the Security Operations Center team to develop, and support, follow-the-sun incident response capabilities.
  • Establish policies and develop procedures for all aspects of security operations, focusing on threat modeling, threat hunting, digital forensics and incident response.
  • Recruit and develop team members to support all aspects of security operations.
  • Develop effective, cross-departmental investigation and response capabilities facilitated by peers across the organization.
  • Escalate and report on incidents in accordance with policy and operational requirements.
  • Conduct forensics analysis on artifacts collected during incident response.
  • Hunt for incidents and identify environment-specific indicators of compromise.
  • Support other security team projects such as threat modeling, security assessments, and audits.
  • Support the development and enhancement of controls based on incident response and threat hunting.
  • Lead the continuous improvement of the incident response program.
  • Developed and ran end-to-end security program development and execution, partner management, and demonstrated ability to deliver while balancing efficiency and financial commitments.
  • Deep experience in all facets of security and protection landscape including threat and risk, operations, business continuity, technology.
  • Proven ability to drive results and provide transparent inspirational leadership and engagement.
  • Outstanding change management capabilities
  • Deliver critical solutions within tight time frames, with multiple stakeholder groups, while prioritizing competing priorities.
  • Ability to evolve security strategy based on research, data, business direction, and industry trends.
  • Oversee day-to-day cybersecurity operations, incident response, and threat intelligence.
  • Lead and expand the cyber operations team, encompassing SOC, insider threat management, and threat hunting teams.
  • Develop and execute robust SOC strategies, focusing on continuous optimization of security monitoring and response capabilities.
  • Ensure compliance with relevant regulatory requirements and industry standards.
  • Coordinate and participate in cybersecurity audits.
  • Strong crisis communication skills, with the ability to manage cyber incidents effectively.


  • Bachelor’s degree or greater in computer science, Information Security, or a related field.
  • Over 10 years of experience in cybersecurity operations, with proven history of building high-performing InfoSec, IT Security, or Cybersecurity teams.
  • Demonstrable expertise in cybersecurity principals, technologies, and best practices
  • Proven expertise in managing insourced, outsourced, and mixed model cybersecurity operations.
  • Extensive knowledge and experience in insider threat management and leading threat hunt teams.
  • Proven ability in developing and executing SOC strategies.
  • Relevant industry certifications such as CISSP, CISM or CISA are highly desirable
  • Strategic thinking, organizational, and project management capabilities.
  • Strong interpersonal, oral and written communication skills

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