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Information Systems Security Engineer (ISSE)

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Job ID: 2018600
Location: CHANTILLY, VA, United States
Date Posted: Jan 8, 2021
Category: Cyber
Subcategory: Cyber Eng/Archt
Schedule: Full-time
Shift: Day Job
Travel: No
Minimum Clearance Required: TS/SCI with Poly
Clearance Level Must Be Able to Obtain: None
Potential for Remote Work: No
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Job Description


SAIC is seeking a motivated, mission-oriented Information System Security Engineer (ISSE), in Chantilly, VA area, with strong Customer relationships.  At SAIC, you will help protect our national security while working on innovative projects that offer opportunities for advancement.

As an Information System Security Engineer, you will use your technical IA expertise to provide advice, assistance, and guidance to a government intelligence customer. 

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • 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.
  • Participate as a primary security engineering representative on engineering teams for the design, development, implementation, evaluation, and/or integration of secure networking, computing, and enclave environments.
  • Validate and verify system security requirements definitions and analysis, and establishes system security designs.
  • Apply knowledge of IA policy, procedures, and workforce structure to design, develop, and implement secure networking, computing, and enclave environments.
  • Support security planning, assessment, risk analysis, and risk management.
  • Identify overall security requirements for the proper handling of Government data.
  • Contribute to the security planning, assessment, risk analysis, risk management, certification and awareness activities for system and networking operations.
  • Review certification and accreditation (A&A) documentation, providing feedback on completeness and compliance of its content.
  • Support security authorization activities in compliance with Information System Certification and Accreditation Process (ICD 503), the NIST Risk Management Framework (RMF) process, and prescribed ICs business processes for security engineering.



  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Information Assurance, Information Security System Engineering, or related discipline from an accredited college or university is required with 9+ years of experience. Candidates with 3+ years of direct ISSE experience may be substituted for a bachelor’s degree. 
  • CISSP certification or DoD 8570 certification. 
  • Must be able to communicate, converse, and exchange information with peers and senior personnel
  • Active/current TS/SCI with Polygraph is required.



  • Must be able to be in a stationary position more than 50% of the time
  • Constantly operates a computer and other office productivity machinery, such as a computer


SAIC is a premier technology integrator solving our nation's modernization and readiness challenges. Our offerings across defense, space, civilian, and intelligence markets include high-end solutions in engineering, IT, and mission outcomes. We integrate the best components from our portfolio with our partner's ecosystem to deliver innovative and effective solutions. We are 25,500 strong; driven by mission, united by purpose, and inspired by opportunities. Headquartered in Reston, VA, SAIC has annual revenues of nearly $7.1 billion. For information, visit or Working at SAIC for benefits details. SAIC is an Equal Opportunity Employer empowering people no matter their race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, or veteran status. We strive to create a diverse, inclusive and respectful work culture that values all.

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