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Assessment and Authorization (A&A) Systems Engineer (ISSE)

Job ID: 2111028
Location: CHANTILLY, VA, United States
Date Posted: Aug 18, 2021
Category: Security
Subcategory: Security
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, a leading provider of systems development & deployment, targeting & intelligence analysis, systems engineering & integration for the Intelligence Community, is seeking creative and dedicated professionals to fulfill their career goals and objectives while delivering mission excellence on programs of national importance. Join our team today as we Bring on Tomorrow! 

SAIC seeks an experienced, highly motivated, self-directed professional to fill the role of Assessment and  Authorization (A&A) Systems Engineer (ISSE) on our team in Chantilly, VA.  This role will serve as the technical lead to guide multiple development and technical projects through the security Assessment and Authorization (A&A) process.   The A&A Systems Engineer will support broad application A&A portfolio efforts, assisted by technical teams, to develop comprehensive accreditation packages.  The A&A Systems Engineer will work with approving officials to gain approvals through submission, POA&M reconciliation, and security relevant changes.  The ideal candidate will have excellent interpersonal, verbal, and written skills as well as high-level proficiency in leading Technical Exchange Meetings to define systems and system security boundaries. 


Required Qualifications:    

  • Active Top Secret SCI with Poly

  • Master’s Degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, Engineering or related or an additional 6 years of experience in lieu of degree   

  • 3+ years of experience preparing systems security plans, risk assessment reports, customer responsibility matrices, and security incident response standard operating procedures (SOPs)   

  • 3+ years of experience preparing security assessment criteria for development teams to comply with all A&A requirements   

  • 3+ years of experience briefing customers to guide Accreditation activities   

  • 4+ years of experience conveying technical information to non-technical individuals via formal and  informal briefings and Technical Exchange Meetings   

  • 3+ years of experience developing and refining application development details into Critical Control matrices   

  • High level understanding of Cloud solutions such as Amazon, Microsoft, or Google   

  • Proficiency in ICD 503 compliance    

Desired Qualifications:   

  • Experience with the XACTA 360 tool    

  • Information Systems Security Engineer/Officer (ISSE/ISSO) experience   

  • Knowledge of NIST 800 series security documentation 


COVID Policy: Prospective and/or new employees will be required to adhere with SAIC's vaccination policy. Full vaccination will be required before the start of employment in order to work onsite at an SAIC location. If applicable, prospective or new employees may seek an exemption to the vaccination requirement at Contact Us and must have an approved exemption prior to the start of their employment. Employees working onsite at a customer location must comply with customer requirements which may include mandatory vaccination, mandatory attestation regarding one's vaccination status and mandatory weekly or bi-weekly testing.


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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