Information Systems Security Engineer (ISSE) – Junior
Security Clearance: United States Government TS/SCI with Polygraph required
Description: Performs, or reviews, technical security assessments of computing environments to identify points of vulnerability, non-compliance with established Information Assurance (IA) standards and regulations, and recommends mitigation strategies. Validates and verifies system security requirements and establishes system security designs. Builds IA into systems deployed to operational environments. Assists architects and system developers in the identification and implementation of appropriate information security functionality to ensure uniform application of Agency security policy and enterprise solutions. Supports the building of security architectures. Enforces 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. Reviews certification and accreditation (C&A) documentation, providing feedback on completeness and compliance of its content. Applies system security engineering expertise in one or more of the following: system security design process; engineering life cycle; information domain; cross domain solutions; commercial off-the-shelf and government off-the-shelf cryptography; identification, authentication, and authorization; system integration; risk management; intrusion detection; contingency planning; incident handling; configuration control; change management; auditing; certification and accreditation process; and security testing. Support security authorization activities in compliance with the agency’s Information System Certification and Accreditation Process (NISCAP) and DoD Information Assurance Certification and Accreditation Process (DIACAP) process, the NIST Risk Management Framework (RMF) process, and prescribed agency business processes for security engineering.
Candidate may be required to respond to after-hours requests as required in a 24 x 7 environment.
Education: Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Information Assurance, Information Security System Engineering, or related discipline. Four (4) years of demonstrated ISSE experience may be substituted for a bachelor’s degree.
Other Qualifications Required: DoD 8570 compliance with Information Assurance Systems Architect and Engineer (IASAE) Level 1.
Required Experience: No demonstrated experience is required with Bachelor’s degree. Four (4) years of relevant ISSE experience without degree. Additional years of experience may qualify candidates for higher level ISSE positions.
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