Cybersecurity Instructor Job Description 

NewBoCo is looking for a Cybersecurity Instructor for DeltaV Code School. This person must have a strong aptitude and desire to help people change their lives and enter the world of information systems and security through instruction and guidance. This is a hands-on instruction role. As a member of the all-new DeltaV Ops and Cybersecurity instructor team, you will work closely with the NewBoCo Education department in order to ensure we are delivering students the best possible learning experience.

Skills & Qualifications

DeltaV maintains a high bar for instructors. We have a thorough evaluation process that measures each candidate’s teaching ability, technical skill set, and overall culture fit. To become a DeltaV instructor, candidates must have at least one of the following two qualifications, spanning a total of at least two years:

  1. Professional cybersecurity experience.
  2. Professional experience as an instructor or educator, including experience teaching students in IT fields, recent relevant security coursework as a student, or demonstrated technical ability.

Instructors must also pass a background check.

Technical Experience

Instructors must have suitable experience to guide students through:

  • Security Operations and Information Assurance
    • Business impact analysis
    • CIA triad
    • ISC2 ethics
    • Legal considerations in cybersecurity
    • Continuous monitoring with Nagios
    • NIST risk management framework (RMF)
    • Risk analysis, assessment, and reporting
    • Security compliance and auditing
  • Data Security
    • Data classification
    • Data loss prevention (DLP)
    • Data privacy concepts and regulation (GDPR, CCPA)
    • Encryption standards
    • Identity and access management (IAM)
    • Kali Linux Offensive Security Toolkit
    • Password security
    • Protecting data at rest and in transit
    • Public Key Infrastructure (PKI)
    • SSL, TLS
  • Network and Cloud Security
    • Cloud identity and access management
    • Cloud security in AWS, Azure
    • Data Loss Prevention(DLP)
    • Domain name system (DNS) security
    • Intrusion detection & prevention systems (IDS/IPS, SNORT)
    • Network access controls
    • Network authorization and authentication
    • Network data analysis with Wireshark
    • Network packet analysis
    • Secure network design
    • Virtual private cloud (VPC)
  • Threat Modeling and Analysis
    • Common cyber attack techniques and exploits
    • Cyber Kill-Chain
    • MITRE ATT&CK
    • OWASP
    • STRIDE
    • Threat Modeling
  • Malware and Application Security
    • Dynamic application security testing (DAST) with OWASP ZAP
    • Malware analysis
    • OWASP best practice software development
    • Python, Bash, Powershell task automation
    • Source code review
  • Vulnerability Analysis
    • Web app exploitation with Burp Suite
    • CVE, CVSS
    • Nessus
    • Network and application vulnerability scans and assessments
    • OpenVAS
    • Scanner output handling, false positives, prioritization
    • Vulnerability risk rating
    • Vulnerability types and concepts
    • W3AF
  • Incident Response
    • CSIRT operations
    • Detection of systems change or anomalous activity
    • FedRAMP continuous monitoring (ConMon) framework
    • Incident response lifecycle
    • Indicators of compromise (IOC)
    • SIEM deployment and operation
    • SIEM log and event analysis
    • Splunk troubleshooting, data ingestion, query writing
    • Threat hunting techniques
  • Penetration Testing
    • Enumeration
    • Exploitation
    • Impact analysis
    • Investigation and intelligence collection
    • Legal considerations in pentest scoping
    • Nmap, metasploit, datasploit
    • OSINT
    • Penetration test lifecycle
    • Planning
    • Scoping
    • Target profiling and evaluation

Responsibilities & Expectations

This is a full-time role, at 40 hours per week. 

The Cybersecurity Instructor operates as a technical instructor for students, the manager of the classroom, and a supervisor of Teaching Assistants. 

Instructors are expected to: 

  • Instruct according to the guidelines and rules set forth in the DeltaV Instructor Handbook.
  • Effectively manage and leverage the assistance of TAs.
  • Ensure that a weekly course status survey is submitted.
  • Prepare a welcome letter with pre-work tasks unless it already exists, ensure that this welcome letter is sent and is accurate/consistent with your class/curriculum.
  • Prepare a syllabus, schedule, and assignments using our template materials. If this is already done, ensure that it is accurate/consistent with your class/curriculum. Communicate these to students.
  • Manage the curriculum with a Canvas LMS course, if not already done.
  • Develop (or modify, if working off of existing deck) a slide deck using Google Slides software.
  • Proactively assist student learning in-person and online.
  • Evaluate assignments and provide meaningful feedback.
  • Alert the Company to any significant student issues that arise right away to pull in support, help, and provide resources.
  • Incorporate feedback from the students back into the running of class, balancing need to achieve learning outcomes and needs of the students.
  • Assist with equipment setup and cleanup at the Company’s facilities. Ensure that students understand housekeeping/code of conduct and that facilities are kept in good working condition, clean, etc.
  • Support other instructor(s) and teaching assistant(s) with the curriculum, as appropriate.
  • Ensure the best possible, highest quality learning environment for students.
  • Be available to students outside of class, in person, as needed.
  • Wrap up the course no later than three (3) days after the conclusion of the course. Record student performance and report to admissions/headquarters staff for recordkeeping.
  • Instruct 1-day workshops, potentially out of state, on a limited number of Saturdays throughout the year.
  • Attend community tech events on occasion.
  • Act as a trainer for Assistant Instructors. 

Preferred Qualifications

  • Education
    • Bachelors in Cybersecurity & Information Assurance or equivalent
  • Certifications
    • CompTIA Security+, CySA+, Pentest+
    • EC-Council Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH)
    • (ISC)2 Systems Security Certified Practitioner (SSCP)
    • Offensive Security Certified Professional (OSCP)
  • Experience
    • Technical instruction and/or mentorship
      • Leadership
      • Team supervision
      • Planning
      • Communication
    • Configuring and testing labs and simulations
      • Virtual machines
      • Virtual networks
    • Open source security tools
    • Basics in Python, Powershell, Bash scripting
    • Linux and Windows command line interface (CLI)
    • Security Operations Center (SOC) Technician, Security Analyst experience or equivalent in the Ops 401 subject matter
      • Security operations and information assurance
      • Data security
      • Network and cloud security
      • Threat modeling and analysis
      • Malware and application security
      • Vulnerability analysis
      • Incident response
      • Penetration testing