Principal Information Security Engineer

Ft. Meade, MD

Job ID: 132387 Industry: Gov InfoSoft


Principal Information Security Engineer

Candidates must  have Full Scope Polygraph prior to start

Program Description:

The contract is looking for an assertive and self-confident Information Security Engineer  to partner with the security engineering  team, program, and government customers to perform the duties as a ISSE  located in Ft. Meade, MD  This is a multi-tasking environment that demands customer service, communication, and organizational skills.

Day-to-Day Responsibilities:

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 and/or develops 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 Agency 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 Agency business processes for security engineering. 

Required skills:

14+ years of experience with cyber security engineering 
• DoD 8570 compliance with IASAE Level 3 to include both Information Systems Security Engineering Professional (ISSEP) and CISSP Certifications 
• Experience with MPO C&A process/workflow 
• Experience implementing security policies and controls in accordance with NIST RMF and MPO business processes for security engineering 
• Experience developing/updating C&A documentation 
• Virtualization experience 
• Security scanning (Nessus) 
• Network, CentOS, and Windows security understanding 

Desired skills:

• In-depth knowledge of corporate audit storage and asset management/malware protection services 
• In-depth knowledge of corporate access control system 


Job Type:  FT

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