Lead Cybersecurity Subject Matter Expert

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Jul 30 2020
Part Time

The Company
Springboard is a fast-growing edtech startup, built by a team passionate about improving education and bridging the world’s skills gap. We’ve helped hundreds of students land new jobs in cutting-edge fields like data science, UX design, and software engineering using a unique approach involving project-based curricula, 1-on-1 mentorship from top industry experts, and career services. Due to the persistent labor gap, we’ve identified cybersecurity as the next vertical in which we feel there’s a need for hands-on, mentor-led, career-focused learning. 

The Opportunity
We’re looking for an expert to help us build a cybersecurity course. 
This will be an online 6- to 9-month program designed to help students find an entry-level blue-team cybersecurity analyst job within 6 months of graduation. You’ll set the vision to ensure we’re teaching all that is needed to succeed as a cybersecurity analyst, in the different domains of policy, networking, and technical tools. Your work will include designing instructional modules and exercises so students can both learn and practice applying fundamental cybersecurity concepts, helping them shine during interviews and ultimately on the job.

This role will be a part-time contract role for a duration of ~4 months starting immediately. We estimate a workload of roughly 20 hours per week and ask that you’re available to work synchronously during PST hours on weekdays. Given the current pandemic, this will be a remote opportunity. This is a paid engagement.

Responsibilities

  • Set the vision for effectively teaching the key cybersecurity concepts required to secure an entry-level position
  • Work with a Springboard instructional designer to define learning outcomes and structure a curriculum of learning modules, exercises, or other teaching methods to realize that vision
  • Support instructional design in curating content and building modules as required 
  • Design exercises that allow students to improve their cybersecurity skills through live practice and industry exposure, including in lab environments
  • Create rubrics for mentors to evaluate student work (in projects & lab environments)
  • Provide supporting lesson descriptions in the Springboard format
  • Provide expert guidance on the most effective strategies and tactics to help graduates stand out during their cybersecurity interviews

You have

  • Experience as a hiring manager for entry-level cybersecurity roles
  • Currently working in cybersecurity in the US for 5+ years, preferably with experience in both network security and application security
  • Clear point of view on what skills are needed in an entry-level cybersecurity role and how to teach them in a structured manner
  • Strong familiarity with NIST CSF and other industry-wide standards
  • Advanced understanding of core cybersecurity tools, including Kali Linux, Wireshark, Splunk, Snort, etc.
  • CISSP certification and basic understanding of the certification landscape
  • Passion for educating and guiding the next generation of cybersecurity analysts
  • Strong communication & collaboration skills and diligence in meeting deadlines 
  • Ability to work independently and produce high-quality work without extensive supervision

Bonus points if you have...

  • Cybersecurity experience in multiple industries or at multiple companies
  • Experience producing educational materials (especially for cybersecurity)
The Springboard team of 180 works out of offices in the heart of San Francisco and Bengaluru. We’re backed by top investors, including Costanoa Ventures, Reach Capital, Learn Capital, Pearson Ventures, and the founders of LinkedIn and Princeton Review.

Working with us, you’ll enjoy competitive compensation, health insurance coverage (for employees based in California, our base plans are fully covered by Springboard; for employees based outside of California, we offer low-premium coverage), a 401k plan, a generous learning budgetteam lunches and snacks, and an opportunity to impact thousands of lives alongside a fun, dedicated and mission-driven team. To learn more about our team and culture, follow us on Instagram @springboardlife!

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We welcome applications from all backgrounds, and do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

The Springboard team of 180 works out of offices in the heart of San Francisco and Bengaluru. We’re backed by top investors, including Costanoa Ventures, Reach Capital, Learn Capital, Pearson Ventures, and the founders of LinkedIn and Princeton Review.

Working with us, you’ll enjoy competitive compensation, health insurance coverage (for employees based in California, our base plans are fully covered by Springboard; for employees based outside of California, we offer low-premium coverage), a 401k plan, a generous learning budget, team lunches and snacks, and an opportunity to impact thousands of lives alongside a fun, dedicated and mission-driven team. To learn more about our team and culture, follow us on Instagram @springboardlife!

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We welcome applications from all backgrounds, and do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.
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