Information System Security Engineer

Washington, DC

Full Time Clearance required
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Join our team dedicated to developing and executing innovative solutions in support of customer mission success. Novetta is committed to cultivating a diverse, inclusive workplace culture, embracing our differences and perspectives to build a stronger, more successful company.

Job Description: 

Novetta is seeking a highly motivated, mid-level Information System Security Engineer (ISSE) looking for hands-on experience and an opportunity for career growth. This role is in support of multiple, customer systems involving Microsoft, Linux, and virtualized services running on Azure Stack Hub.  Working as part of a team, the ideal candidate will facilitate compliance with NIST’s Risk Management Framework, SP 800-53 security controls, and DoD Security Technical Implementation Guides (STIGs).

Basic Qualifications:

  • 5+ years of experience configuring and securing systems to achieve compliance with security requirements (Controls, STIGs)
  • 2+ years of experience conducting Assessment and Authorization (A&A) activities using Risk Management Framework (RMF) across all 6 steps
  • 2+ years experience developing and maintaining bodies of evidence (BOE) for managed information systems, custom applications, services, and networks
  • 2+ years experience identifying, selecting, and implementing applicable security controls for various operating systems and applications IAW NIST SP 800-37, Risk Management Framework
  • 2+ years experience conducting Security Impact Analyses (SIA) on system change requests
  • 2+ years experience and competency with Nessus/ACAS, HBSS/McAfee ePo, and Splunk
  • 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 in lieu of a degree

Desired Skills:

  • Able to manage multiple priorities and complex tasks in a dynamic work environment
  • Ability to translate technical concepts to semi-technical clients
  • Exceptional communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a fast-paced, team based, cross-functional environment

Security Clearance:

  • Active Top Secret clearance, with SCI eligibility
  • TS/SCI preferred

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 1,300 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.

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