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Senior Information Systems Security Engineer (ISSE)

Fairfax, VA 22030

Posted: 11/16/2023 Industry: IT Job Number: 48813

Job Description

Senior Information Systems Security Engineer (ISSE)

Kavaliro is seeking a Senior Information Systems Security Engineer (ISSE) to directly support the Secretary of the Air Force/Concept Development Management Office (SAF/CDM), Mission Architecture Innovation directorate (CDMM).

The ISSE will be responsible for conducting technical security engineering activities to include but not limited to:
  • Security architecture, design, development, and secure configuration of operating systems, cloud environments, and security tools (vulnerability scanners and policy building / analysis, SIEMs / basic configurations and analysis, antivirus configurations and analysis, troubleshooting tools, Windows and Linux experience) for the purpose of cybersecurity implementation of technical security controls and control enhancements employed within or inherited by an information technology (IT) system to establish effective control emplacement (as defined in NIST 800-37, NIST 800-160, and DoD JSIG).
  • The ISSE will report on security configurations, security tools, POA&M establishment and remediation activities, risk reduction efforts, and overall risk of the system to the SCA and/or ISSM, and Government once per week.
This position requires a DoD Top Secret SCI clearance which requires US citizenship for work on a DoD contract.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities
  • Conduct assessments of existing IT architecture for compliance with security requirements from applicable security frameworks (such as ICD 503)
  • Develop IT security policies, standards, and guidance
  • 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
  • Provide engineering support and assistance to authorization/accreditation test and evaluation activities
  • Provide continuous monitoring support for information systems
  • Develop IT architecture deliverables, specific to information security countermeasure implementations, for operational systems and systems under development
  • Evaluate proposed security architectures and designs and provide input as to the adequacy of those security designs to meet required security compliance objectives
  • Develop and maintain processes and procedures to identify, track and mitigate customer system vulnerabilities
Required Skills & Experience
  • Required clearance:  TS/SCI
  • Bachelor's Degree, required in related discipline
  • 10+ years’ experience
  • CISSP certification
  • Experience with NESSUS and other scanning applications
  • Understanding of information security principles and risk assessment techniques
Desired Skills & Experience
  • Master’s degree in related discipline

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