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Information System Security Systems Engineer (Level 5)

Fort George G Meade, MD · Information Technology

Job Description:   This is a full-time position requiring 1880 hours of support per year; and work is performed at a customer location. As an Information System Security Systems Engineer on our team you will serve as a principal advisor to the Government on all matters, technical and otherwise, involving the security of an Information System (IS) and provide the detailed knowledge and expertise required to manage the security aspects of an IS.  Maintain responsibility for the day-to-day security operations of the system. 

 

Individual Capabilities/Experience Required:

  • Bachelor’s degree or advanced degree in computer science, information systems, engineering or other related discipline plus at least 15 years of systems engineering experience. A Master’s degree or PhD may be substituted for two years of experience. A high school diploma or GED plus 19 years of systems engineering experience would also be acceptable.
  • DoD8570 compliance with Information Assurance Technical (IAT) Level 2 or higher is required. 
  • Collaborate with the System Owner to maintain Approval to Operate (ATO), including the resolution of any Plans of Action & Milestones (POA&M) documents issued by the DAO;
  • Develop and provide update System security Plans (SSPs) and supporting documentation (e.g. SECONOPs, diagrams, Privileged User’s Guide);
  • Provide security design guidance and analysis to the project team throughout the RMF process;
  • Collaborate with the Information System Security Engineer (ISSE) in the design, build, and self-test of systems;
  • Perform reviews of technical security assessments of computing environments to identify points of vulnerability, non-compliance with established Information Assurance (IA) standards and regulations, and recommended mitigation strategies;
  • Position requires TS/SCI clearance with polygraph

 

Individual Capabilities/Experience Desired:

  • Maintain responsibility for the day-to-day security operations of the system which may include:
    • Security Control Validation Visits
    • Secure Configuration and Change management
    • Event Management
    • Account Management
    • Vulnerability Management
    • Security Incident Management
    • POA&M Management
    • Reauthorization
    • Decommissioning
  • Collaborate with the System Owner to maintain Approval to Operate (ATO), including the resolution of any Plans of Action & Milestones (POA&M) documents issued by the DAO;
  • Maintain and validate account and vulnerability management;
  • Respond to any data calls;
  • Provide security design guidance and analysis to the project team throughout the RMF process;
  • XACTA experience

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