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AGI Deputy Chief Security Officer

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Date: Jan 14, 2023

Location: Exton, PA, US, 19341

Company: Ansys

Ansys is the global leader in engineering simulation. We empower the world’s most innovative companies to deliver transformational products to their customers. By offering the best and broadest portfolio of engineering simulation software solutions, we help our customers solve the most complex design challenges and engineer products limited only by imagination. Whether you are a software developer, product engineer, sales team member, or part of our corporate team, at Ansys we know that by embracing what makes us each unique, we become collectively better.



Summary / Role Purpose

This position will be responsible for assisting the AGI (Ansys Government Initiatives) Chief Security Officer (CSO) with all aspects of those security programs within the AGI facility and at customer locations, consisting of the preparation of security plans, reviewing applicable guidelines, and established procedures for all areas of security to include Personnel Security, Physical/Technical Security, Classification Management, and Program Security. This role will also encompass the duties of a Facility Security Officer (FSO) with the support of an Assistant FSO.


Key Duties and Responsibilities

  • Work closely with the CSO to maintain Industrial Security and Insider Threat compliance at the site level.
  • Accompany CSO to customer meetings to develop relationships with key customer stakeholders.
  • Assume responsibility for key security projects and initiatives with the IC.
  • Participate as Security teammate on proposal efforts and subcontracts.
  • Perform security pre-screening on all potential employees, subcontractors, and consultants
  • Initiate, maintain and terminate personnel security clearances in government databases, such as Scattered Castles, DISS and JADE.
  • Review, respond to, and process all personnel security paperwork for accuracy, completion, and submission
  • Conduct security indoctrination briefings and debriefings
  • Present Security Awareness Training and Education briefings
  • Process pre and post foreign travel requests and perform foreign travel briefings
  • Create and maintain personnel folders
  • Perform SCIF maintenance functions to include – access control management, SCIF procedural training, daily end of the day checks (SCIF open and close)
  • Investigate security incidents and violations; prepare reports of investigations for AGI and customers, making specific recommendations for corrective and preventive actions
  • Prepare Security Operating Procedures (SOPs) outlining customer guidelines and establishing procedures for the handling, storing, and transportation of program assets
  • Prepare Systems Security Plans (SSPs) and Fixed Facility Checklists (FFCs) in accordance with customer guidelines
  • Implement all security requirements for IC and DoD programs under purview to ensure compliance with the National Industrial Security Program (NISP) and relevant DoD and IC policies and directives
  • Manage document control and program asset management and accountability, preparing and handling incoming and outgoing classified material, destruction, trusted downloads, and general routine security items and oversight.
  • Participate in IC Security Assessments
  • Process visit authorizations, personnel access requests
  • Assist with meeting preparation, employee and visitor badging, circulation control and general facility management duties
  • Assist with the management of classified information systems
  • Assist with proposal development
  • Responsible to keep company leadership informed always of any suspected compromise to security systems. Physical security duties include, but are not limited to SCIF combos, access control, alarm accesses, and semi-annual testing with vendor


Minimum Education/Certification Requirements and Experience

  • Must possess a TS/SCI and CI polygraph
  • Bachelor's degree. 4 years of additional work experience may be substituted in lieu of a degree.
  • Able to successfully complete the FSO Training Program
  • 10 years of security experience within or with the DoD or IC.
  • Ability to communicate clearly in public presentations
  • Ability to develop relationships with internal and external stakeholders


Preferred Qualifications and Skills

  • Comfortable with broad responsibility and authority
  • Ability to reconcile the needs of a commercial software company with the requirements of doing business within the DoD and IC.
  • Must be a team player; able to contribute to the overall growth of the Business Unit security team
  • Ability to communicate clearly and professionally with all levels of management
  • Excellent problem-solving skills
  • Experience using Microsoft Office Suite


At Ansys, our diverse, collaborative teams give us the strength and insight to solve the world’s most challenging engineering problems. Our ONE Ansys culture has at its core:

  • Customer Focus
  • Results and Accountability
  • Innovation
  • Transparency and Integrity
  • Mastery
  • Inclusiveness
  • Sense of Urgency
  • Collaboration and Teamwork


At Ansys, you will find yourself among the sharpest minds and most visionary leaders across the globe. Collectively we strive to change the world with innovative technology and transformational solutions. With a prestigious reputation in servicing well-known, world-class companies, standards at Ansys are high – met by those willing to rise to the occasion and meet those challenges head-on. At Ansys, it’s about the learning, the discovery and the collaboration. It’s about the “what’s next” as much as the “mission accomplished.” And it’s about the melding of disciplined intellect with strategic direction and results that have, can and do impact real people in real ways. All this is forged within a working environment built on respect, autonomy and ethics.
At Ansys, you will find yourself among those eager to drive the world towards the next best thing with hands planted firmly on the wheel. Our team is passionate about pushing the limits of world-class simulation technology, empowering our customers to turn their design concepts into successful, innovative products faster and at lower cost.  As a measure of our success in attaining these goals, Ansys has been recognized as one of the world's most innovative companies by prestigious publications such as Bloomberg Businessweek and FORTUNE magazines.
Ansys is an S&P 500 company and a member of the NASDAQ-100. We are proud to have been recognized for the following awards: Bay Area Best Places to Work, a Pillar World Awards Gold Winner, Fast Company Best Places to Work for Innovators, a Gold Stevie Award for Great Employers, the FORTUNE Future 50, a DCA Silver Winner, an R&D100 Finalist, a 20% by 2020 Women on Boards winner, a 2020 Pittsburgh Tech 50 – finalist, and America’s Most Responsible Companies.
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We are committed to creating a culture of inclusion and belonging where everyone thrives as ONE Ansys team.

Ansys is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, and other protected characteristics.
Ansys does not accept unsolicited referrals for vacancies, and any unsolicited referral will become the property of Ansys. Upon hire, no fee will be owed to the agency, person, or entity.


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