Polaris Alpha

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ISSO/Network Engineer

ISSO/Network Engineer

Req # 
Position Type 
Full Time
FLSA Status 
Security Clearance 
TS\SCI Full Scope Poly
Annapolis Junction, MD

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In addition to competitive compensation, Polaris Alpha offers excellent benefits:

• Comprehensive Medical, Dental, and Vision coverage
• Life and AD&D coverage at 3x annual salary
• 401k plan, 4% gifted contributions for all eligible employees - 100% vested in plan from date of enrollment
• 4+ weeks of PTO and 10 Paid Holidays observed
• Education Assistance Program
• Relocation programs

Job Description

Polaris Alpha develops innovative solutions to the most significant challenges affecting our Nation's ability to collect, utilize, and defend digital information. We’re passionate about developing cutting-edge, creative solutions, and fostering a highly sought-out place of employment for many of the brightest minds in the industry. We are the best because we hire the best. At Polaris Alpha, we have developed a culture of going above and beyond the normal expectations in the delivery of our work. Our clients and employees are the number one reason why we’re successful, and that formula won’t be changing!

Polaris Alpha is conducting a search for an ISSO with network engineering experience to join our team. Securing the net and enterprise is a critical need for our mission customer. This position will oversee the secure operations of our network with a broad spectrum of technologies, including security software running on Windows and Linux systems, virtual machines, and network devices.

Required Skills

• At least 10 years of general experience in computer science, computer engineering, mathematics, or a related discipline, to include least five years of experience in software intensive projects and programs for government or industry customers.
• At least three years of experience must have been as a software engineer supporting software architecture development, requirements analysis, process execution and evaluation, selection and evaluation of COTS/GOTS tools, and integration (with both new and existing systems).
• Knowledge in the following areas: system engineering, utilizing expert skills in protocols and protocol analysis as they relate to wired and wireless technology.
• Understanding of the routing protocols BGP and SNMTP is required.
• Able to provide support with system integration, system testing, and documentation
• Assist with the management of security aspects of the information system and as assigned, perform day-to-day security operations of the system.
• Provide support to the customer on matters involving the security of the information system and assist in maintenance to ensure the system accreditation. This includes developing and updating the system security plan, as well as, managing and controlling changes to the system and assessing the security impact of those changes.
• Provide support to plan, coordinate, and implement IT security programs and policies and provide configuration management for security-relevant information system software, hardware, and firmware.
• Perform risk assessments.
• Perform security research, analysis, and design for all client computing systems and the network infrastructure.
• Security+ certification


TS/SCI Full Scope Poly required

Desired Skills

A Bachelor's degree in computer science, computer engineering, mathematics, or a related discipline may be substituted for four years of general experience.

Physical Demands and Working Conditions:
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.

Polaris Alpha is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, protected veteran status, disability status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.

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