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 (CSA) Specialist to work on several technologies maintained and developed by Polaris Alpha. The CSA 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 CSA Specialist must possess an overall understanding of RMF and be familiar with writing, updating and reviewing related technical documentation. The CSA Specialist will be responsible for creating, updating, and managing required A&A artifacts. Artifacts include: System Security Plan (SSP), Configuration Management Plan (CMP), System Security Test Plan (SSTP), Concept of Operations (CONOPS), Security Controls Traceability Matrix (SCTM), Risk Assessment Report (RAR), Plan of Action and Milestones (POA&M) and others as required. In addition, a candidate with experience in the full life cycle of the Xacta process would be highly preferred.
It is desired for the CSA Specialist to know how to run vulnerability assessment tools (e.g. SCAP, Nessus, etc), lock down systems and present mitigation strategies Engineers and System Administrators. The candidate should also have experience running Security Readiness Review Evaluation Scripts (SRR), performing associated testing, and be hands-on with Security Technical Implementation Guides (STIGs).
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.
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.