Information Systems Security Engineer - Expert

VA543: 22270 Pacific Blvd, Dulles 22270 Pacific Boulevard Building CC5, Sterling, VA, 20166-6924 USA


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VA543: 22270 Pacific Blvd, Dulles 22270 Pacific Boulevard Building CC5, Sterling, VA, 20166-6924 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.

Nightwing is seeking a skilled and motivated Information Systems Security Engineer (ISSE) Expert Level to work hand-in-hand with our Development and Sustainment Teams in navigating Security policy/requirements that effectively deliver compliant and compelling technical/operational solutions. As a whole, the Program supports a Classified Government Customer responsible for Records and Information Management, Classification Management and Policy, Archives and Records Center oversight, Records Digitization and Automation, and a host of software development and enabling functions that position the Customer for sustained success. The potential on this Program to expand support to other Sponsor Customer areas and the larger Intelligence Community is high and requires an individual a strong security background who understands and can translate security policy/requirements into actionable artifacts; someone who can think strategically; respond tactically; has the interpersonal skills to effectively communicate, interface and represent the Program at all levels; possesses a strong Mission/Support ethic; and takes proprietary pride in performance.

Procedurally, the ISSE will work closely with the ISSM, Customer Leadership, and the Program in every facet of development and sustainment activity. The successful ISSE will provide security guidance, standards, and oversight. He/She will provide input to A&A process activities and related documentation such as systems concept of operations, system security design, implementation plans, operational procedures, and maintenance training materials. Moreover, facilitate and own security support and compliance efforts that lead to an efficient/effective end result. The ISSE is an integral member of the Team and requires a roll-up-your-sleeves type individual with a ‘how it can be done’ vs ‘why it can’t be done’ mindset.

This position is located in Herndon and flexible work schedule options, within program hours, are available.

The Successful Candidate will possess the following skills and capabilities:


• Demonstrated ability to lead by example, be decision-oriented and accountable, walk the talk, and engender trust and respect across stakeholders.

• Have the ability to think in terms of ‘today’ and ‘tomorrow’, influence and optimize desired outcomes, and possess the internal fortitude to recognize success through others.

• Strong communicative, collaborative and negotiation skills are essential.

• Must be a self-aware individual who is approachable, responsive, open to perspectives, and leverages the collective strengths of the Teams he/she supports.

• Possesses strong analytic and problem solving skills, has the ability to make informed/educated decisions, and possess a continuous improvement mindset.

• Through understanding of Information Security principles and Risk Assessment techniques.

• Experience working with Sponsor and providing input to A&A process activities and related documentation such as systems concept of operations, system security design, implementation plans, operational procedures, and maintenance training materials.

• Demonstrated experience conducting assessments of existing and proposed security architectures and designs for compliance (e.g. ICD 503).

• A TS/SCI Clearance w/ Poly.

• Bachelor's degree (preferably in STEM field) and 8 years technical experience. Experience will be considered in lieu of education.


• Experience with using RAPID 7 and other scanning applications

• Familiarity with Agile framework

• One/more Advanced Certifications: Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP); Information Systems Security Engineering Professional (ISSEP)


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.

Thank you for considering joining us as we embark on this new journey and shape the future of cybersecurity and intelligence together as part of the Nightwing team.

The salary range for this role is 96,000 USD - 200,000 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: Agile Automation CISSP Clearance Compliance ICD 503 ISSE Privacy Risk assessment STEM TS/SCI

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