Information Systems Security Engineer (ISSE)

Lexington, MA

Job Type: Direct Hire | Recruiter: Denise Reha | Phone: 6173374251

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Job Title: Information Systems Security Engineer (ISSE)

Location: Lexington, MA

Duration: Direct Hire

* Applicants must meet the eligibility requirements to obtain a Top Secret Security Clearance for access to classified information. An Active Secret Clearance is desired.

This position requires that applicants be fully vaccinated for Covid 19 or have a valid religious or medical exemption.

POST-OFFER BACKGROUND CHECK IS REQUIRED. Digital Prospectors is an Equal Opportunity Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or veteran status.

JOB DESCRIPTION:

Our client’s Security Services Department's overall mission is to ensure a safe and secure environment and protect the Laboratory at all facilities in which staff members perform their mission of research and development. To accomplish this mission, this department formulates and implements policies, plans, and actions designed to protect facilities against threats of vandalism, accidental destruction, and sabotage; and safeguards personnel, classified and unclassified information systems, personal identifiable information, property, and other assets from exploitation and recruitment by foreign intelligence agencies.

The Information Systems Security Engineer (ISSE) – IT IC Level 4 (Collateral) will provide information systems security support to several independent Laboratory programs and serve as the primary integrator working with  a multitude of strategic cybersecurity projects and initiatives.

 The successful candidate will work independently and as a team member, and must be a quick learner, self-motivated, reliable, and able to balance multiple tasks simultaneously. Candidate must have strong interpersonal skills and be able to manage challenging situations in a professional manner. Candidate must possess technical knowledge of information security principles and policies to include the Risk Management Framework (RMF), Security Technical Implementation Guides (STIGs), National Industrial Security Program Operating Manual (NISPOM), and Defense Security Service (DSS) Assessment and Authorization Manual (DAAPM). Candidate must have very strong technical skills and be able to respond to off-hours emergencies as needed. Position requires some local and overnight travel.

Core Responsibilities

  • Primary integration and architectural advisor for collateral cybersecurity initiatives
  • Perform security control mapping for cutting-edge technologies and capabilities.
  • Identify specific cybersecurity countermeasures for systems and/or applications. Analyze and offer solutions to technical challenges of core information security operations and processes across multiple types of classified operating environments
  • Assist in the security design and configuration of classified systems and networks in a variety of traditional and virtual environments including Linux, Mac, and Windows.
  • Perform security reviews, identify gaps in security architecture, and develop a security risk management plan.
  • Integrate, test, and configure Free and Open Software (FOSS), Commercial-off-the-Shelf (COTS), Government-off-the-Shelf (GOTS), and custom software
  • Develop/integrate cybersecurity designs for systems and networks with multilevel security requirements or requirements for the processing of multiple classification levels or transfer of information through Cross Domain Solutions (CDS).
  • Provide security direction to design and development teams, monitor progress and productivity through planning and the use of metrics
  • Assist in developing System Security Plans (SSPs) and associated artifacts such as network diagrams, architectural plans, operating system baselines, and standardized configurations
  • Provide input and direction within DevSecOps programs from application security testing toolset selection (SAST, DAST, dependency analysis) to application security assessments.
  • Apply Protected Distribution System (PDS) requirements and TEMPEST concepts to existing and planned infrastructure.
  • Analyze network, system, and application vulnerability scanning, configuration assessment, and remediation for improvements to strategies.
  • Act as Laboratory information security representative to multiple DOD Agencies
  • Lead efforts to prepare for technical parts of periodic organization compliance assessments
  • Perform information security policy gap analysis and formulate corrective actions.
  • Assist ISSM team as needed with compliance audits, system authorization, sanitization, and incident response.
  • Assist Information Security Management in performing oversight of information security operations for Collateral systems.

Requirements

  • The ability to obtain and maintain a Department of Defense (DoD) Top Secret security clearance
  • BS degree in Computer Science, Information Technology, Computer Information Systems, or related discipline is required
  • A minimum of 6 years of IT security experience in DoD Industrial Security is required, leadership skills relevant to this experience preferred
  • Technical experience and skills, course work completed toward a degree, and industry IT certifications may be considered substitutes for education and DoD security experience.
  • Active knowledge of NISPOM, DAAPM, DISA Policy STIGs, and NIST RMF is required
  • Technical skills in securing multiple traditional and virtual systems including Windows Server 2016 and 2019, Windows 10, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, Ubuntu, Mac, etc.
  • Experience and skill developing and integrating various sized network environments, to include various network infrastructure products such as routers and switches is desired
  • Experience developing and integrating Video teleconferencing, VOIP, firewalls, and VPN equipment
  • Experience developing and integrating Data Loss Prevention strategies utilizing Endpoint Security solutions
  • Possess a DoD 8570.01-M IASAE Level II baseline certification, ISC2 CISSP preferred
  • Demonstrated capabilities in presenting ideas written and orally within a cross-functional environment required
  • Prior experience working in a collaborative team environment desired
  • Prior experience working with classified government networks is desired

 

Our client, one of the most prestigious Research and Development Labs in the country, is working on solutions to our nation's most complex defense and commercial related challenges. We have placed hundreds of talented engineers with this client over the years - If you are qualified - we can get you in!!!

The mission is critical and the work is as cutting-edge as it is rewarding. The teams are superbly managed groups of world class engineers from all types of interesting and diverse backgrounds - AND THEY ARE HIRING! 

Make this your next career move!

ABOUT DIGITAL PROSPECTORS:

Founded in 1999, Digital Prospectors is an award-winning recruiting and consulting firm that specializes in placing contract, contract-to-hire and direct hire engineers into rewarding opportunities with our impressive and ever-growing client base. We believe that all people should love their jobs.

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