Polaris Alpha

  • Information Systems Security Engineer

    Location Fort Meade, MD - Columbia MD Client Site
    Req #
    2997
    Position Type
    Full Time
    Security Clearance
    TS\SCI Full Scope Poly
  • Job Description

    TS/SCI w/ polygraph required

    Eager to start making a difference?

    Our Fourth Dimension engineers and computer scientists help solve some of this nation's most challenging mission needs. We have immediate openings augmenting client teams in critical areas.

    We are looking for an experience and talented Information Systems Security Engineer to join our team.

    The Information Systems Security Engineer (ISSE) shall perform, or review, technical security assessments of computing environments to identify points of vulnerability, non-compliance with established Information Assurance (IA) standards and regulations, and recommend mitigation strategies. Validates and verifies system security requirements definitions and analysis and establishes system security designs. Designs, develops, implements and/or integrates IA and security systems and system components including those for networking, computing, and enclave environments to include those with multiple enclaves and with differing data protection/classification requirements. Builds IA into systems deployed to operational environments. Assists architects and systems 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. Enforce 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 to: 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; principles of IA (confidentiality, integrity, non-repudiation, availability, and access control); and security testing. Support security authorization activities in compliance with NSA/CSS 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 NSA/CSS business processes for security engineering.

    The growth and progress of any organization like ours depends on its employees – people with initiative, creativity, and enthusiasm providing exceptional service with integrity and professionalism. By leading where others only follow, we consistently succeed on the most challenging, time-critical problems. Come see for yourself!

    Required Skills

    Domain Area(s) Specialized Requirements:
    Information Technology: Experience with configuring routers, firewalls and other network appliances to meet functional and security constraints. Computer operating system experience with LINUX-based and Windows-based platforms. Experience developing technical documentation for System Security Plans (SSPs) and successfully leading systems through achieving approvals for testing and operation (e.g. Interim Authority to Test (IATT), Interim Authority to Operate (IATO), Authority to Operate (ATO)).
    SIGINT experience is required: Experience in SIGINT system development or integration projects such as or similar to GLAIVE. Experience as key advisor for SIGINT systems implementing, monitoring, and enhancing security measures.



    Fourteen (14) years’ experience as an ISSE on programs and contracts of similar scope, type, and complexity is required.
    Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Information Assurance, Information Security System Engineering, or related discipline from an accredited college or university is required.
    DoD 8570.01-M compliance with IASAE Level 2 is required.
    CISSP Certification is required.
    Four (4) years of ISSE experience may be substituted for a bachelor’s degree.



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