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Chief Security Officer

Job Title
Chief Security Officer
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Other Location
Mc Lean, VA


Forward Edge-AI, Inc., is a company with the mission to write code with moral code. Inspired by people who believe Artificial Intelligence (A.I.) can and should be a transformative force for good. Leveraging emerging technology including A.I., Blockchain/DLT, machine learning, robotic process automation, game engine development, and swarm intelligence to solve complex problems of social consequence. 

The Chief Security Officer will plan, coordinate, and implement security measures to safeguard information in computer files against accidental or unauthorized modification, destruction, or disclosure by performing the following duties.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities 

  • Confers with management, programmers, risk assessment staff, auditors, facilities and security departments, and other personnel to identify and plan security for data, software applications, hardware, telecommunications, and computer installations.

  • Develops, communicates, and implements data and computer security policies and procedures.

  • Analyzes, selects, recommends, and coordinates installation of security software, locks, alarm systems, and other security measures.

  • Works with external service providers and vendors to identify, select, and implement backup and archiving software, hardware, and processes.

  • Develops and implements tests of computer systems to monitor effectiveness of security.

  • Assigns and maintains user authentication systems

  • Overrides system security or gives authority to override to others.

  • Reviews computer logs and messages to identify and report on possible violations of security.

  • Coordinates, documents, and reports on internal investigations of possible security violations.

  • Works with law enforcement and legal representatives in investigations of possible security violations.

  • Develops, coordinates, and implements disaster or emergency recovery procedures for information systems and computer environment.

  • Other duties may be assigned.


Supervisory Responsibilities 

Manages subordinate supervisor(s) who supervises a total employee(s) and non-supervisory employee(s) in the Information Security department. Is responsible for the overall direction, coordination, and evaluation of these units. Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization's policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems.


To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies:

Analytical - Synthesizes complex or diverse information; collects and researches data; uses intuition and experience to complement data; designs workflows and procedures.

Use of Technology - Demonstrates required skills; adapts to new technologies; troubleshoots technological problems; uses technology to increase productivity; keeps technical skills up to date.

Problem Solving - Identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner; gathers and analyzes information skillfully; develops alternative solutions; works well in group problem solving situations; uses reason even when dealing with emotional topics.

Visionary Leadership - Displays passion and optimism; inspires respect and trust; mobilizes others to fulfill the vision; provides vision and inspiration to peers and subordinates.

Business Acumen - Understands business implications of decisions; displays orientation to profitability; demonstrates knowledge of market and competition; aligns work with strategic goals.

Ethics - Treats people with respect; keeps commitments; inspires the trust of others; works with integrity and principles; upholds organizational values.

Strategic Thinking - Develops strategies to achieve organizational goals; understands organization's strengths & weaknesses; analyzes market and competition; identifies external threats and opportunities; adapts strategy to changing conditions.

Achievement Focus - Sets and achieves challenging goals; demonstrates persistence and overcomes obstacles; measures self against standard of excellence; recognizes and acts on opportunities; takes calculated risks to accomplish goals.

Innovation - Displays original thinking and creativity; meets challenges with resourcefulness; generates suggestions for improving work; develops innovative approaches and ideas; presents ideas and information in a manner that gets others' attention.



  • Candidate must be able to work successfully with the team members and work as a team player. 

  • Successfully pass skills test.

  • To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Education and/or Experience 

Master's degree or equivalent; or five to ten years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Language Skills 

Ability to read, analyze, and interpret common scientific and technical journals, financial reports, and legal documents.  Ability to respond to common inquiries or complaints from customers, regulatory agencies, or members of the business community.  Ability to write speeches and articles for publication that conform to prescribed style and format.  Ability to effectively present information to top management, public groups, and/or boards of directors.

Reasoning Ability 

Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.

Work Environment 

This position is remote.