Information Systems Security Engineer (ISSE)

Columbia, Maryland

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Job Description: 

Accenture Federal Services is seeking a highly motivated, Mid to Senior level Information System Security Engineer (ISSE) looking for hands-on experience and an opportunity for career growth. This role is in support of multiple, force protection systems involving Microsoft, Linux, and Virtualized (VMware) services.  Working as part of a team, the ideal candidate will facilitate compliance with NIST’s Risk Management Framework, SP 800-53 security controls, and Security Technical Implementation Guides (STIGS).

Responsibilities include:

  • Identify, Select, and Implement applicable security controls for various operating systems and applications IAW NIST SP 800-37, Risk Management Framework.
  • Develop and maintain bodies of evidence (BOE) for managed information systems, custom application, services, and networks. 
  • Develop and disseminate system security policies, processes, and likewise governing products in service of maintaining a low operational risk picture.   
  • Conduct internal vulnerability assessments and facilitate external Audits.
  • Coordinate security-related tasks and activities across other functional areas E.g. Program Management, Engineering, Software Development, etc.
  • Produce documentation in response to, and satisfaction of information security requirements.
  • Develop full ATO Packages and ATO supporting documentation. Examples are: SSPs, RARs, POA&Ms, SCTMs, RTMs, SLCMs, SARs, Certification Test Reports, Briefings, and Training products.  Assist in a secure change management process and related Change Control Boards (CCB).
  • Represent the IA function in CCBs and the change management process, including speaking on behalf of the IA Teams to address approval or denial of Change Requests
  • Conduct Security Impact Analyses (SIA) on System Change Requests  
  • Maintain a professional appearance, demeanor, and relationship with colleagues and clients.
  • Must be able to manage multiple priorities and complex tasks in a dynamic work environment.
  • Must have the ability to translate technical concepts to semi-technical clients.

Here's what you need:

  • 5-7 years of experience configuring and securing systems to achieve compliance with Security requirements (Controls, STIGS). 
  • 3+ years of experience conducting Assessment and Authorization (A&A) using Risk Management Framework (RMF) activities; across all 6 steps.
  • 2-5 years expertise administering Windows, Linux, VMWare, and Cisco network devices, in an enterprise or tactical environment. 
  • 2+ years experience and competency with the Microsoft Office Suite. E.g. Word, Excel, PowerPoint etc.
  • 2+ years experience and competency with Nessus/ACAS and HBSS/McAfee ePo.
  • 2+ years working with and understanding classified networks, systems, and the Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC)
  • Possess and maintain DoD 8570.1 IAT/IAM Level 3 Certification, Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) or comparable.
  • BA/BS/MS degree in computer science, cybersecurity, or equivalent IT certified experience.

Security Clearance:

  • Must have active Secret clearance, with TS/SCI eligibility

Eligibility Requirements

US Citizenship required.

Important information

Applicants for employment in the US must have work authorization that does not now or in the future require sponsorship of a visa for employment authorization in the United States and with Accenture Federal Services

Accenture Federal Services is an EEO and Affirmative Action Employer of Females/Minorities/Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities.An active security clearance or the ability to obtain one may be required for this role. Accenture Federal Services is committed to providing veteran employment opportunities to our service men and women. Candidates who are currently employed by a client of Accenture or an affiliated Accenture business may not be eligible for consideration.

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Tags: Audits C CISSP Clearance Compliance Computer Science DoD DoDD 8570 IAM ISSE Linux Nessus NIST Risk Assessment Report Risk management SCTM SDLC Security Assessment Report Security Clearance Security Impact Analysis System Security Plan TS/SCI VMware Windows

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