Information System Security Engineer (ISSE) - Clearance Required

Job Locations US-VA-Fort Belvoir
Posted Date 4 weeks ago(3/22/2024 3:16 PM)
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Army Data and Analytics Platforms (ARDAP) is seeking a Cybersecurity Information Systems Security Engineer (ISSE) to join a team supporting data and analytics platforms for the US Army. The Cybersecurity ISSE will work with a team of cyber, technical, and program subject matter experts to capture and refine information security requirements and ensure their integration into information technology component products and information systems through purposeful security design or configuration. for all programs under the ARDAP Assessment and Authorization (A&A) portfolio.  The ISSE will provide subject matter expertise (SME) in the continued research, testing, training, implementation, and continuous monitoring of these enterprise solutions. Work location is client site, Fort Belvoir, VA.  Candidates should expect to work at the client site approximately 1 day per week.


  • Define system security requirements in coordination with security stakeholders including system engineers, program managers, security control assessors, and authorizing officials.
  • Ensure cybersecurity requirements are identified, allocated, implemented, verified, and continuously monitored throughout the system life cycle.
  • Perform Assessment and Authorization (A&A) cybersecurity reviews, identify gaps, and support risk management plans for cybersecurity personnel to execute.
  • Support the Risk Management Framework (RMF) process for each product in the portfolio.
  • Provide SME level cybersecurity engineering support and input to product leads and cybersecurity teams to produce authority to operate (ATO) packages and successfully achieve ATOs.
  • Support interim authority to test (IATT), risk assessment /acceptance, and all other ATO related activities.
  • Interpret security control noncompliance to determine the impact on levels of risk and/or overall effectiveness of the enterprise's cybersecurity program.
  • Work with product teams to identify controls, develop appropriate mitigations, and develop and track Program of Action and Milestone (POAM) documents to ensure that ATO packages are technically sound before submission to the program cyber staff for review.
  • Track audit findings and recommendations to ensure that appropriate mitigation actions are taken.
  • Support necessary compliance activities (e.g., ensure that system security configuration guidelines are followed, compliance monitoring occurs).
  • Provide independent cybersecurity advice and guidance to government stakeholders and contractor team members.
  • Participate in recurring cybersecurity working group meetings.
  • Develop or review system security designs and architectures.
  • Advise system engineers on the best methods to remediate vulnerability findings through the use of security scanning tools and DoD / Industry best practices.
  • Support cybersecurity engineering analysis of alternatives, tradeoffs, and risk treatment decisions.
  • Develop cybersecurity documentation in support of customer Risk Management Framework (RMF) process; in accordance with NIST SP 800-37 Rev 2.
  • Work with interdisciplinary teams to deliver trustworthy and secure systems.



  • Bachelor’s degree in Cybersecurity, Information Technology, Computer Science, or related field
  • 5 years minimum of system and/or security engineering work performed in support of U.S. Government customers
  • Experience reviewing and developing of RMF Assessment and Authorization (A&A) documentation, e.g., System Security Plans (SSPs), Security Assessment Reports (SARs), and Plans of Action and Milestones (POAMs)
  • Experience implementing DoDI 8510.01 Risk Management Framework for DoD
  • DoD 8570 IASAE Level II baseline certification (CISSP, CCSP, etc.)
  • Must possess and maintain a Secret Security Clearance


  • Experience implementing NIST SP 800-53 Revision 4 security requirements and NIST SP 800-53A security assessment procedures.
  • Knowledge of Cloud (i.e., Azure, Amazon C2S, Commercial and GovCloud) security planning, design, and operations.
  • Ability to explain complex cybersecurity issues to a diverse audience in layman's terms.
  • Experience implementing or assessing cybersecurity solutions using technologies such as:
    • Nessus, WebInspect, Splunk, Open SCAP
    • Microsoft Windows, Server, Active Directory
    • RedHat Linux; CentOS,
    • Virtualization Platforms: Hyper-V, VMware
    • VDI (Desktop), Citrix
  • Network engineering/design of LANs, WANs, MANs, including underlying routing protocols, and implementation. (TCP/IP, BGP, OSPF)
  • Knowledge of Cross Domain Solutions (CDS).
  • Experience presenting verbal/written communications to Senior leadership including – Information Systems Security Engineer (ISSM), System Owners, Authorizing officials, and security leads.
  • Experience with systems engineering lifecycle processes.
  • Proven ability to balance priorities in a dynamic, mission-oriented environment.
  • Experience with agile frameworks and Continuous Integration/Continuous Delivery (CI/CD) frameworks such as DevOps or DevSecOps.
  • Experience with cloud cybersecurity implementations.
  • Familiarity with Army NETCOM RMF review processes (RMF 2.0).
  • Experience with Continuous Monitoring and Continuous Monitoring Risk Scoring (CMRS)
  • DoD 8570 IASAE Level III certification, such CISSP-ISSAP or CISSP-ISSEP or ability to be certified at level III within 6 months of start.


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