Polaris Alpha

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Req # 
Position Type 
Full Time
FLSA Status 
Security Clearance 
Preferred Top Secret
Colorado Springs, CO

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In addition to a competitive salary, Polaris Alpha offers excellent benefits to full-time employees:

  • Medical, Dental, and Vision premiums are paid 100% by Polaris for employee and their family
  • Life and AD&D insurance premiums are paid 100%, by Polaris for employee at 3x annual salary
  • 401k plan, Polaris matches up to 3% of employee contributions and participants are 100% vested in plan from date of enrollment
  • 4+ weeks of PTO and 8 Paid Holidays observed
  • Education Assistance Program
  • Relocation, May be Considered

*Benefits are subject to change

Job Description

Polaris Alpha provides cutting edge solutions development based on the latest advances in open software design and integration. The company is best known for not only understanding our customer’s needs, but also consistently exceeding their expectations. Polaris Alpha develops sophisticated data visualization, event analysis, pattern detection, mission planning and mobile software using net centric and enterprise architectures. With Polaris Alpha, no job is too large or too small.

Polaris Alpha has an opening for a CyberSecurity and Accreditation (C&A) Specialist to work on several technologies maintained and developed by Polaris Alpha. The C&A representative will work closely with a collaborative team comprised of Software Engineers, System Administrators, Program Managers, and Project Managers. The team will be responsible for creating, updating, and managing submittal artifacts including Configuration Management Plan, System Security Plan, System Security Test Plan, Security Controls Traceability Matrix, Ports Protocols and Services, and other supporting artifacts as applicable to the project.

The C&A representative will run vulnerability assessment tools, (e.g. SCAP Compliant, Nessus, etc) scan and lock down systems and possess an overall understanding of the related Assessment and Authorization (A&A) processes and documentation. Systems being created run on Windows or Linux operating systems. Responsibilities will include maintaining these systems, configuring both operating systems and software products, as well as installing required software patches and security updates for the systems. The candidate will be required to create, and update packages for AF IC Software Certifications, DIA Baseline Authorizations, and/or DISA Authority to Operate (ATO) then create, review, and update POA&M items to conclusion.

Required Skills

• Minimum 5+ years of experience in Assessment and Authorization, CyberSecurity, Software Engineering, Security Engineering or Product Testing
• Bachelor's degree in Science, Technology or equivalent combination of education and experience. Four (4) years of additional experience, applicable training and/or certifications may be substituted for the Bachelor's degree
• Excellent written and verbal communications skills
• Develop and maintain Information Assurance policies and provide program policy compliance, oversight, and report findings to program management
• Ability to manage the functionality and efficiency of a group of computers running on one or more operating systems (Windows / Linux) as well as maintain the integrity and security of servers and systems
• Experience working with STIGs/SRGs
• Knowledge and experience with VMware and virtualization concepts
• Work with team of IA professionals in achieving ATO, IATT, BA for GOTS software applications
• Have excellent time management skills with proven ability to effectively coordinate multiple tasks
• DoD 8570 IAT Level II+ Certification (Security+, CISSP, etc.) or ability to obtain
• Must be a U.S. citizen

Desired Skills

• Experience working with federal regulations related to information security (FISMA, RMF, etc.) a plus
• Experience creating and maintaining documents for submittal requirements (SSP, CMP, CONOPS, SCTM, Test Plans, etc)
• Experience with installation and maintenance of authentication/authorization software e.g. Active Directory
• Experience conducting SCAP compliant, SRR, and ACAS vulnerability scans of application servers to determine security compliance
• Possess a Security+ or higher DoD8570 Certification
• Active Top Secret clearance

Normal office setting, therefore the noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. Work is generally sedentary in nature, but may require standing and walking. Use of hands to operate computer equipment. Frequent near vision use for reading and computer use.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.

***Polaris Alpha is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. All employment candidates may be subject to background screening, and will be subject to a pre-employment, mandatory drug screen.

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