Space Information Systems Security Engineer (ISSE)

USA VA Chantilly (Client Site)

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When it comes to what you want in your career, if you can imagine it, you can do it at Parsons.  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. We’ve got what you’re looking for.

Job Description:

Parsons is looking for an amazingly talented Information System Security Engineer to join our team! In this role you will get to support services to advanced customer mission systems throughout the full systems lifecycle.

What You'll Be Doing:

  • Define system security requirements in coordination with security stakeholders including system engineers, program managers, security control assessors, and authorizing officials.

  • Provide independent cybersecurity advice and guidance to government stakeholders.

  • Develop or review system security designs and architectures.

  • Support testing of systems during development, reaccreditation and provide evaluation to program stakeholders. 

  • Review results from system security scans and advise system engineers on best methods to remediate findings.

  • Support engineering analysis of alternatives, tradeoffs, and risk treatment decisions.

  • Develop and/or review cybersecurity documentation in support of customer Risk Management Framework (RMF) process; in accordance with NIST SP 800-37 Rev 5.

  • Coordinate RMF processing with program and developer staffs.

  • Work with interdisciplinary teams to deliver trustworthy and secure systems.

What Required Skills You'll Bring:

  • Active TS/SCI Clearance with CI Polygraph and ability to maintain one.

  • 5 years minimum of system and/or security engineering work performed in support of U.S. Government customers subject to the Risk Management Framework (NIST 800-53) or Intelligence Community Directive (ICD) 503.

  • ​​(ISC)2 Certified Information System Security Professional (CISSP) or Certified Cloud Security Professional (CCSP) certification OR ability to obtain within six months of hire.

  • Review and development of RMF Assessment and Authorization (A&A) documentation, e.g. System Security Plans (SSPs), Security Assessment Reports (SARs), and Plans of Action and Milestones (POAMs).

  • Strong initiative and communication skills.

  • Experience implementing NIST SP 800-53 Revision 5 security requirements and NIST SP 800-53A security assessment procedures.

What Desired Skills You'll Bring:

  • Cybersecurity work performed in support of mission-essential space/ground system acquisitions and implementations.

  • Ability to explain complex cybersecurity issues to a diverse audience in layman's terms

  • Experience with the cyber security of SIGINT solutions.

  • Experience implementing or assessing cybersecurity solutions using technologies such as:

    • Nessus, WebInspect, Splunk, Open SCAP

    • Microsoft Windows Server Active Directory

    • RedHat Linux

    • Virtualization Platforms: Hyper-V, VMware

    • Real Time Operating Systems (RTOS) (i.e. QNX, VxWorks)

    • VDI (Desktop), Citrix

    • Experience securing cloud-hosted assets in AWS/Azure/etc.

  • Network engineering/design of LANs, WANs, MANs, including underlying routing protocols, and implementation. (TCP/IP, BGP, OSPF)

  • Experience presenting verbal/written communications to Senior leadership including ISSMs, ISOs, security directors

  • Experience with systems engineering  lifecycle processes

  • Act as an advisor to the Government ISSM on ATO extensions, body of evidence reviews

  • Experience guiding systems through the approval process per NIST-800-37  RMF

  • Although not explicitly required, successful candidates typically have a B.S. or M.S. degree in a technical field

Minimum Clearance Required to Start:

Top Secret SCI w/Polygraph

This position is part of our Federal Solutions team.

Our Federal Solutions segment delivers resources to our US government customers that ensure the success of missions around the globe. Our diverse, intelligent employees drive the state of the art as they provide services and solutions in the areas of defense, security, intelligence, infrastructure, and environmental. We promote a culture of excellence and close-knit teams that take pride in delivering, protecting, and sustaining our nation's most critical assets, from Earth to cyberspace. Throughout the company, our people are anticipating what’s next to deliver the solutions our customers need now.

Salary Range: 

$126,600.00 - $227,900.00

Parsons is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility in the workplace. Diversity is ingrained in who we are, how we do business, and is one of our company’s core values. Parsons equally employs representation at all job levels for minority, female, disabled, protected veteran and LGBTQ+.

We truly invest and care about our employee’s wellbeing and provide endless growth opportunities as the sky is the limit, so aim for the stars! Imagine next and join the Parsons quest—APPLY TODAY!
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Tags: Active Directory AWS Azure CCSP CISSP Citrix Clearance Clearance Required Cloud Hyper-V ISSE Linux Nessus NIST NIST 800-53 Polygraph Risk management RMF SCAP Security assessment Security Assessment Report SIGINT Splunk System Security Plan TCP/IP Top Secret TS/SCI VMware Windows

Perks/benefits: Career development Equity / stock options

Region: North America
Country: United States

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