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Principal System Security Engineer

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Job ID: 212879
Location: CHANTILLY, VA, United States
Date Posted: Mar 19, 2021
Category: Engineering and Sciences
Subcategory: Systems Engineer
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

SAIC’s National Security Group (NSG) is seeking Principal System Security Engineer to fill a critical position on the LANDMARK AOS program. In this role you will provide Information System Security Engineering support to a program acquisition office within the National Reconnaissance Office (NRO) Ground Enterprise Directorate (GED).  The position is responsible for supporting project compliance with Assessment and Accreditation (A&A), Information Technology (IT), Information Assurance (IA), and Information Management requirements across the portfolio of the Program Office.

This position requires an active TS/SCI clearance with Polygraph and will be located in Chantilly, VA

Job responsibilities include:

  • Provide subject matter expertise on all aspects of IA, the Risk Management Framework (RMF), and the tools used to manage these processes within NRO in support of multiple software acquisition programs. 
  • Maintain awareness and report the status of the various Assessment and Authorization (A&A) activities of the programs to the Tech Director as well as provide guidance to and coordination for the program office’s information system owners.
  • Provide Information System Security Engineering (ISSE) analysis, coordination, and advice to the Tech Director at Engineering Review Board (ERB) meetings.
  • Coordinate with counterparts in COMM Directorate to provide insight to the program office leadership on the status of asset IA and cybersecurity metrics and provide guidance to program office engineers on how to ensure their asset metrics meet and maintain acceptable metrics levels, especially with regard to the Cybersecurity Risk Index (CSRI) Heat Map.
  • Provide engineering and technical advice on the IA implications of new and innovative technologies being considered for integration into existing or proposed programs.
  • Support GED in the preparation and presentation of briefs to NRO senior management, staffs or visiting personnel.

Qualifications

TYPICAL EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: Bachelors and fourteen (14) years or more experience; Masters and twelve (12) years or more experience; PhD or JD and nine (9) years or more experience

  • Must have current Top Secret Security Clearance with SCI Eligibility and a Polygraph
  • 3+ years of experience in providing IA support to IT systems across the software development life cycle (SDLC).
  • IA certification in accordance with NRO Directive 50-5 (e.g. CISSP, CASP, CISM, or GSLC)
  • Detailed knowledge of NIST SP 800-53 security controls as implemented by CNSSI 1253 and ICD 503
  • Demonstrated proficiency in both oral and written communication to clearly and succinctly communicate both technical and non-technical topics

Desired Experience:

  • Understanding of the operating level implementation and testing of assigned security controls as well as the intent behind them
  • Understanding of the SDLC including implementation in either a waterfall and agile development environment and when/how IA should be inserted for maximum benefit.
  • Understanding of cloud computing as implemented in both the AWS and Azure environments.



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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