Information Systems Security Officer (ISSO) (Onsite)

VA542: 22260 Pacific Blvd, Dulles 22260 Pacific Boulevard Building CC4, Sterling, VA, 20166-6916 USA


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VA542: 22260 Pacific Blvd, Dulles 22260 Pacific Boulevard Building CC4, Sterling, VA, 20166-6916 USA

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You have been redirected to RTX’s career page as we have recently transitioned from RTX to become a standalone company, which provides us with greater autonomy and opportunities for growth. As a prospective employee of Nightwing, you’ll have the chance to contribute to our continued success and shape the future of our cybersecurity, intelligence, and services offerings.

Previously part of a leading Fortune 100 company and headquartered in Dulles, VA; Nightwing became independent in 2024 but continues to support the nation’s most mission impactful initiatives.

When we formed Nightwing, we brought a deep set of credentials and an unfaltering commitment to the mission. For over four decades, our team has been providing some of the world’s most technically advanced full-spectrum cyber, data operations, systems integration and intelligence support services to the U.S. government on its most important missions.

At Nightwing, we value collaboration and teamwork. You’ll have the opportunity to work alongside talented individuals who are passionate about what they do. Together, we’ll leverage our collective expertise to drive innovation, solve complex problems, and deliver exceptional results for our clients.

Position Role Type: Onsite

Imagine a Career with Us: Imagine a career working with intelligent, diverse people sharing a common quest. Imagine a workplace where you can be yourself. Where you can thrive. Where you can find your next, right now. At Nightwing Intelligence Solutions, we've got what you're looking for! We seek a cybersecurity professional to join our Dulles team. As an ISSO, you'll be a hands-on technical practitioner on our cutting-edge cybersecurity program, executing corporate and program initiatives in alignment with USG regulations, including ICD 503, JSIG, DAAPM, and their supplements.

As the ISSO, you will execute cybersecurity initiatives, ensuring our systems are secure, compliant, and resilient. You will be a part of a growing team of skilled cybersecurity professionals, working to implement and maintain security measures that protect our vital information assets.

Key Responsibilities

  • Risk Management: Draft, update, and submit RMF bodies of evidence, including SSPs, POAMs, SCTMs, SOPs, ConOps, and test plans, ensuring timely approval by Nightwing ISSMs and our AOs
  • Security Monitoring: Execute A&A, system security configurations, and continuous monitoring activities, enhancing cyber hygiene and mitigating vulnerabilities
  • Compliance and Assessment: Participate in cybersecurity compliance assessments per USG directives and corporate policies, correcting perceived vulnerabilities and executing corrective action plans
  • Expert Consultation: Work with subject matter experts on a broad range of cybersecurity topics, representing the cybersecurity organization to internal customers
  • Incident Response: Monitor cyber incidents and carry out response activities, including investigation, containment, and resolution under the direction of the ISSM
  • Collaboration: Work closely with internal stakeholders, including IT, PMs, and senior leaders, to mitigate security requirements and concerns

Required Skills and Qualifications

  • Ability to maintain a TS/SCI security clearance

  • Experience: 2+ years in cybersecurity, information systems security, or security engineering.

  • Regulatory Knowledge: Familiarity with ICD 503, JSIG, DAAPM, and other USG regulations
  • echnical Expertise: Working knowledge of operating system security features within Windows, Linux, and other platforms
  • Certification: DoDM 8140.03 IAM Level II certification or ability to obtain within six months of hire

Desired Skills

  • Experience with system forensic tools and investigation methodologies
  • Expertise with system vulnerability and compliance tools such as SCAP Compliance Checker, STIG Viewer, Nessus, and Splunk
  • Practitioner-level knowledge of NIST special publications, CNSS policies, and other cybersecurity standards


Baccalaureate degree in Information Assurance, Cybersecurity, or Security Engineering. The ISSO must be willing to gain advanced cybersecurity knowledge obtained through a blend of formal education and practical experience.

Why Nightwing? Nightwing is a technology-focused company offering incredible growth and career opportunities. We are passionate about meaningful work that challenges the mind and encourages collaboration. As a fast-paced, dynamic organization, we prioritize our customers while maintaining a casual, fun, and family-oriented environment.

Join Us: Apply now and take the next step in your cybersecurity career with Nightwing Intelligence Solutions. We look forward to welcoming you to our team of dedicated professionals.

Nightwing is an equal-opportunity employer committed to diversity and inclusion in the workplace. We encourage applications from all qualified individuals regardless of race, ethnicity, religion, gender, sexual orientation, age, disability, or veteran status.

Employee Referral Award Eligibility: This requisition is eligible for an employee referral award.  ALL eligibility requirements must be met to receive the referral award.

NOT Relocation Eligible - Relocation assistance not available

The salary range for this role is 77,000 USD - 163,000 USD. The salary range provided is a good faith estimate representative of all experience levels. RTX considers several factors when extending an offer, including but not limited to, the role, function and associated responsibilities, a candidate’s work experience, location, education/training, and key skills.

Hired applicants may be eligible for benefits, including but not limited to, medical, dental, vision, life insurance, short-term disability, long-term disability, 401(k) match, flexible spending accounts, flexible work schedules, employee assistance program, Employee Scholar Program, parental leave, paid time off, and holidays. Specific benefits are dependent upon the specific business unit as well as whether or not the position is covered by a collective-bargaining agreement.

Hired applicants may be eligible for annual short-term and/or long-term incentive compensation programs depending on the level of the position and whether or not it is covered by a collective-bargaining agreement. Payments under these annual programs are not guaranteed and are dependent upon a variety of factors including, but not limited to, individual performance, business unit performance, and/or the company’s performance.

This role is a U.S.-based role. If the successful candidate resides in a U.S. territory, the appropriate pay structure and benefits will apply.

RTX anticipates the application window closing approximately 40 days from the date the notice was posted. However, factors such as candidate flow and business necessity may require RTX to shorten or extend the application window.

RTX is An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status, age or any other federally protected class.

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Tags: Clearance CNSS Compliance ConOps DAAPM DoDD 8140 IAM ICD 503 Incident response Linux Monitoring Nessus NIST Privacy Risk management RMF SCAP SCTM Security Clearance Splunk System Security Plan TS/SCI Vulnerabilities Windows

Perks/benefits: 401(k) matching Career development Flex hours Flex vacation Health care Insurance Medical leave Parental leave Relocation support Team events

Region: North America
Country: United States

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