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Manager, Training Content (Full-Time)

SimSpace Corporation
Boston, MA 02210
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SimSpace, a leader in advanced warfare cyber simulations, is expanding its Training Content team to meet growing customer demand for real-world attack/counter-attack live-fire exercises and skills labs.

As a Manager of Training Content at SimSpace, you will lead a team of cybersecurity content authors where you will oversee the design, development and execution of network intrusions on live ranges using real-world adversary tactics coupled with modern security defense and investigative strategies. You will lead a team of experienced offensive operators and strategic defenders to develop world-class skills assessment and training, critical in shaping the information security professionals of tomorrow.

Under your supervision, the Training Content team will author challenges and training modules to assess and develop cybersecurity skills. You will engage customers and provide hands-on opportunities to train like they fight, refining their competencies at effectively defending their networks from advanced cyber threats.

All content authors and Training Content management work remotely. We bring our entire team together for quarterly off-sites, which facilitates team bonding and some face-to-face interaction. SimSpace is headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts and has offices in Maryland.

You Will:

  • Perform Human Resources Management
    • Plan staffing and availability of personnel for short to mid term team priorities.
    • Work with the Senior Manager, the Director of Training Content and Human Resources staff to recruit, interview, select, hire, and employ a highly skilled and technical team.
    • Provide oversight and direction to the employees of your team in accordance with SimSpace policies and procedures.
    • Coach, mentor, and develop staff, including overseeing new employee onboarding.
    • Provide career development planning and opportunities for the individual members of your team.
    • Empower a highly technical team. Encourage employees to step out of their comfort zone to take on responsibility.
    • Delegate responsibilities and hold employees accountable.
  • Foster a Culture
    • Maintain the SimSpace culture of openness and availability of leadership.
    • Cultivate a spirit of teamwork and healthy disagreement in a fast-paced and high stress environment.
    • Execute expeditious conflict resolution to enable employee and team success.
    • Encourage and drive diversity in decision making.
  • Develop Employees
    • Lead employees using a performance management and development process by helping employees set their own goals and hold them accountable. Provide regular feedback to each individual and help them develop professionally for the future.
    • Conduct performance reviews in Paylocity. You will be directly responsible for employee recognition and disciplinary action of employees with the assistance of the Senior Manager, the Director of Content, and Human Resources if necessary.
    • Promote awareness of work-life balance and time management.
  • Communicate Effectively
    • Maintain transparent communication with employees and senior management.
    • Schedule regular one-on-ones with employees, communicate via Slack, email, text, and video chat.
  • Oversee Development of Highly Technical Content.

Under your supervision, your team is expected to:

  • Develop curriculum that encompasses a range of foundational to advanced red team/offensive tactics and/or blue team EDR/investigative strategies
  • Create learning materials in the form of briefings, white papers, videos, practical exercises, and games
  • Architect cyber range scenarios that include adversarial tactics, techniques, and procedures (TTPs) and advanced detection and investigative strategies
  • Work with our range-operations and DevOps teams to develop toolsets and scenarios within a cybersecurity range to model real-world threat defense scenarios
  • Install and baseline security monitoring, detection, and response technologies in enterprise-scaled cyber ranges
  • Stay abreast of the latest in offensive strategies and cybersecurity defenses, technologies, methodologies, policy, and breaches
  • Assess the skills and level of cyber defense of individuals and teams
  • Travel for quarterly company meetings and occasional customer engagements.


  • Minimum of seven years of experience in cybersecurity. Minimum of two years of experience as a technical leader or manager.
  • Minimum of a Bachelor's degree or equivalent work experience.
  • Broad knowledge of standard cyber defense tools such as logging and monitoring
  • A clear understanding of the current state-of-the-art in computer and network security practices and research, to include exploit mitigation, countermeasures, detection, forensic, auditing, and other defensive tools
  • A detailed understanding of cybersecurity recommended best practices (NIST, SANS, CIS, DoD)
  • Experience as a practitioner of cyber red-blue exercise concepts as a learning technique
  • Complete understanding of adversary kill-chain and exploitation scenarios
  • Basic understanding of one or more querying languages such as SQL or SPL
  • Desire to learn, fostering a growth mindset, and sharing knowledge to others on the team
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • U.S. citizenship as required by our existing U.S. Government contracts

Your Skills:

  • Knowledge and experience in business, supervision, and management
  • Demonstrated ability to lead and develop a team.
  • Knowledgeable in several aspects of cybersecurity as applied to Windows, Linux, Network Infrastructure, and cyber intelligence
  • Experience in multiple technical areas to include incident response, vulnerability assessment, risk management, information assurance, scripting, cyber intelligence, forensics, malware analysis, network and/or host-based monitoring


  • Competitive salary and benefits (medical, dental, 401k)
  • Equity in the form of SimSpace options
  • Flexible hours provided you overlap most of the work day (EST) to interact with others


Posted: 2021-08-24 Expires: 2021-09-25

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