Information Assurance (IA) System Security Engineer III

Dahlgren, VA

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Join our team dedicated to developing and executing innovative solutions in support of customer mission success.

Job Description: 

The Information System Security Engineer (ISSE) is primarily responsible for conducting information system security engineering activities with a focus on lifecycle of current systems and future requirement scoping.  The position will collect and process the captured information security requirements and ensures that the requirements are effectively integrated into information systems through purposeful security architecting, design, development, and configuration.  The position is an integral part of the development team designing and developing organizational information systems or upgrading legacy systems.  The ISSE employs best practices when implementing security requirements within an information system including software engineering methodologies, system/security engineering principles, secure design, secure architecture, and secure coding techniques.  This position’s main function is working within Special Access Programs (SAPs) supporting Department of Defense (DoD) agencies, such as HQ Air Force, Office of the Secretary of Defense (OSD) and Military Compartments efforts.  The position will provide “day-to-day” support for Collateral, Sensitive Compartmented Information (SCI) and Special Access Program (SAP) activities.

Responsibilities include:

  • Perform oversight of the development, implementation and evaluation of information system security program policy; special emphasis placed upon integration of existing SAP network infrastructures
  • Perform analysis of network security, based upon the Risk Management Framework (RMF) with emphasize on Joint Special Access Program Implementation Guide (JSIG) authorization process
  • Provides expert support, research and analysis of exceptionally complex problems, and processes relating to them
  • Provides expert level consultation and technical services on all aspects of Information Security
  • Serves as technical expert to the Cybersecurity Assessment Program providing technical direction, interpretation and alternatives to complex problems
  • Builds IA into systems deployed to operational environments
  • Assists architects and systems developers in the identification and implementation of appropriate information security functionality to ensure uniform application of DoD and other agencies security policy and enterprise solutions
  • Enforce the design and implementation of trusted relations among external systems and architectures.
  • Assesses and mitigates system security threats/risks throughout the program life cycle
  • Contributes to the security planning, assessment, risk analysis, risk management, certification and awareness activities for system and networking operations
  • Thinks independently and demonstrates exceptional written and oral communications skills. Applies advanced technical principles, theories, and concepts
  • Lead a team of System Security Engineers and Certification and Accreditation Analysts responsible for ensuring the customers national and international security interests are protected as support equipment are designed and tested
  • Recommends cybersecurity software tools and assists in the development of software tool requirements and selection criteria to include the development of product specific STIGs from applicable DISA SRGs
  • Review ISSE related designs and provides security compliance recommendations
  • Leads technical teams in implementation of predetermined long-range goals and objectives
  • Supports customer and SAP community IA working groups, participate in SSE IPT reviews
  • Provides expert level consultation and technical services on all aspects of Information Security
  • Review ISSE related designs and provides security compliance recommendations
  • Develop and provide IA risk management recommendations to the customer
  • Provide ISSE support for Mission and Training systems design and development 
  • Assist with development and maintenance of the Program Protection Plan
  • Assist with site activation activities and design reviews
  • Represent the customer in various ISSE related working groups, advisory groups, and advisory council meetings
  • Chair and or Co-Chair customer and SAP community IA working groups, participate in ISSE IPT reviews
  • Represent the customer in various SSE related working groups, advisory groups, and advisory council meetings
  • Strong background in Patch/Configuration management, DevOps, and tier 3 support
  • Assist team to design, integrate, and implement JSIG/RMF Continuous Monitoring tools and processes
  • Integrate COTS & GOTS products to collect, display and remediate a variety of automated system security and system operations/performance functions and metrics
  • Perform security assessments of servers/network devices/security appliances
  • Develop improvements to security assessments with regard to accuracy and efficiency
  • Integrate ancillary monitoring tools/capabilities with the enterprise security information and event management (SIEM) and create/tailor complex event alarms/rules and summary reports
  • Write and execute cybersecurity test procedures for validation of control compliance
  • Monitor/analyze output of cybersecurity related tools for reportable security incidents and residual risk
  • Analyze technical risk of emerging cybersecurity tools and processes
  • Build operational Operations and Maintenance (O&M) checklists to maintain the service (daily, weekly, monthly, yearly O&M checklists); build Tactics, Techniques and Processes (TTPs) and Standard Operating Processes (SOPs) associated with service checklists

Basic Qualifications:

  • 15+ years related experience
  • Prior performance in roles such as ISSO, ISSM, SCA or SAP IT Technical Director
  • Master’s degree in a related discipline or equivalent experience (6 years)
  • Must have expert knowledge of DoD, National and applicable service and agency security policy, manuals and standards
  • Must meet position and certification requirements outlined in DoD Directive 8570.01-M for Information Assurance Architect and Engineer Level II or Information Assurance Architect and Engineer Level III within 6 months of the date of hire.
  • Prior experience utilizing: Toolkits, SEIMs, Logrhythm, ACAS/Nessus/SCAP, mandatory/role-based access control concepts (e. g. SE Linux extensions to RHEL, PitBull, AppArmor, and Sentris), video conferencing/VOIP, Oracle/MS SQL database security, and Apache/IIS Web server security
  • Advanced technical competency in one or more of the following supported platforms: Microsoft Windows Server, Active Directory, Red Hat Enterprise Linux servers, MS Hyper-V/VMWare/ESx/Xen Hypervisors, Enterprise networking/firewalls/intrusion detection/prevention systems, forensic analysis/vulnerability assessment, Group Policy management and configuration, Scripting, BMC Footprints, WSUS, , Lumension, Bitlocker, SQL Server 2012, TomCat, IIS, Windows Server 2012r2/2016, Win 10, Red Hat 6.5, Microsoft Office

Security Clearance:

  • Active TS required; SCI preferred 
  • Must be willing to undergo CI polygraph 

Novetta, from complexity to clarity.

Novetta delivers highly scalable advanced analytics and secure technology solutions to address challenges of national and global significance. Focused on mission success, Novetta pioneers disruptive technologies in machine learning, data analytics, full-spectrum cyber, cloud engineering, open source analytics, and multi-INT fusion for Defense, Intelligence Community, and Federal Law Enforcement customers. Novetta is headquartered in McLean, VA with over 1,000 employees across the U.S.

Our culture is shaped by a commitment to our core values:

Integrity • We hold ourselves accountable to the highest standards of integrity and ethics.

Customer Success • We strive daily to exceed expectations and achieve customer mission success.

Employee Focus • We invest in our employees’ professional development and training, respecting individuality and fostering a culture of diversity and inclusion.

Innovation • We know that discovering new and innovative ways to solve problems is critical to our success and makes us a great company.

Excellence in Execution • We take pride in flawless execution as we build a company that is best in class.

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Novetta is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Job tags: Active Directory Analytics Architecture Clearance DevOps Linux Machine Learning Military Network security Open Source Oracle Polygraph SAP Security assessments Security Clearance SIEM TTPs Windows
Job region(s): North America
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