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Systems Security Engineer (ISSE)

Job ID: 2019046
Location: CHANTILLY, VA, United States
Date Posted: Dec 7, 2020
Category: Engineering and Sciences
Subcategory: Specialty Engr
Schedule: Full-time
Shift: Day Job
Travel: Yes, 10 % of the Time
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

Description

JOB DESCRIPTION:

SAIC is seeking an experienced Information Systems Security Engineer (ISSE) for a position located in Chantilly, VA. The successful candidate will leverage overall system knowledge and expertise of space systems regarding security posture in the areas of technical, network, physical, certification and accreditation and operational security. 

 

DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES:

Key duties/responsibilities include, but are not limited to: 

  • Provide ISSE expertise for transitioning NRO or DoD systems authorization to Intelligence Community Directive (ICD) 503 or current agency directive and provide expertise on authorization process as needed

  • Perform system, sub-system and unit-level design analysis as necessary to determine if the design is both adequate to meet program security requirements and is cost effective

  • Perform analysis of alternatives (AoA) for security architectures and assist Systems Engineering with the planning for significant new and emerging security requirements for information assurance, information technology and security requirements

  • Provide support to system certification activities and efforts related to system certification and accreditation

  • Research, develop, integrate and distribute IS security tools and associated documentation

  • Provide on-site assistance for integrating IS security  tools into contractor and Government information systems

  • Develop security procedures for systems and software within area of expertise to ensure consistent security policy implementation

  • Provide status to Directorate Information System Security Manager (ISSM) regarding certification and accreditation of all System Program Office sponsored systems

  • Provide the Information System Security Engineer (ISSE) support for IA systems concept, requirements, design, development, implementation, and/or integration from end-to-end of a system or system component as required

  • Design develop, and implement network security measures that provide confidentiality, integrity, availability, authentication and no-repudiation

  • Evaluate engineering change request proposals that require additional system requirements and/or possible change to system architecture and provide updated security impacts that affect the system

  • Develop security plans utilizing common IA controls where possible when assessing a system for authorization

  • Collaborate and work with other Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) on developing authorization packages in support of Achieving Authority to Operate (ATO) with required timelines

  • Participate in IA Engineering Working Groups, ISSE forums, Integrated Product Teams (IPTs) and provide IA guidance as needed

Qualifications

Clearance required to start: Top Secret/SCI with Polygraph

 

TYPICAL EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: Bachelors and nine (9) years or more experience; Masters and seven (7) years or more experience ; PhD or JD and four (4) years or more experience.

 

 

REQUIRED EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

  • 9+ years of experience with SIGINT systems
  • CISSP, ISSEP and CRISC
  • Experience working with developers to support Accreditation and Authorization, ICD 503 requirements, cloud, and multi-level security
  • Experience working in a satellite systems program office or a satellite development facility assessing architecture, CONOPs and security requirements
  • Experience with IT/IA solutions (e.g., cross domain solutions, cloud hosting)
  • Skilled at critical thinking  
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Excellent organization skills
  • STEM degree
Desired Skills: 
  • In-depth knowledge of Xacta or Tribal Fire
  • Operational experience in mission area
  • Technical Master’s degree
  • Experience in all phases of space systems lifecycle

 



Overview

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 saic.com 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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