PEODIG Information Systems Security Engineer ISSE - Mid

San Diego, CA
Full Time
1476 JA
Mid Level

GovSG  is seeking an Information System Security Engineer (ISSE) to work a hybrid work schedule in San Diego to support RMF package creation and maintenance for assigned information system(s), using standards such as DoD Directive 8510.01, DoD Instruction 8500.01, CNSSI 1253, and NIST Publications.

Position Duties:

Provide Risk Management Framework (RMF) support for ONE-NET authorizations. The ISSE is responsible for developing and maintaining the cybersecurity architecture of a system. They develop artifacts, perform control assessments and security testing in order to obtain authorizations through the system’s lifecycle.

Deliverables include artifacts submitted to eMASS to obtain/maintain approvals for ONE-NET authorizations according to the Navy Authorizing Official (NAO) Use Case Memo and the RMF Process Guide. ISSEs develop hardware / software lists, architecture and data flow diagrams, test results, Plan of Actions and Milestones (POA&M), list of ports, protocols, and services, and Memorandums for Record (MFRs)

Required Qualifications:

  • Professional experience serving as an ISSE or related (e.g. Navy Qualified Validator NQV))
  • Prior experience maintaining and/or configuring operating systems such as Windows or Linux.
  • Working knowledge of DoDI 8510, CNSSI 1253, NIST 800-53
  • Experience utilizing DoD-approved scanning/testing tools (e.g. Nessus, SCAP, EvaluateSTIG, eMASSter, etc.) is required
  • Experience referencing and/or utilizing the Navy RMF Process Guide is preferred.
  • Strong documentation, analysis, and oral/written communication skills are required.
  • Effective time/task management is essential.
  • Ability to Assess and Mitigate System Risk
  • Performed/reviewed technical security assessments of computing environments for non-compliance
  • Demonstrated ability to review C&A documentation
  • IAM LEVEL II & Linux and/or Windows certifications, Security Plus 

Desired Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated proficiency in:
    • Network and Network management protocols
    • Network architecture design, deployment, accreditation and operation
    • Information theory
    • Program-of-Record architectures and capabilities
    • Risk assessment
    • Development of High assurance devices
    • Delivering Presentations
  • Advanced Knowledge of security architectures
  • CISSP Certification or CASP

Special Requirements: Must be a US Citizen and have the ability to possess an active DoD secret clearance at the start date.

Salary:  $95,000-$110,000. Actual compensation offer to candidate may vary from posted hiring range based upon geographic location, work experience, education, and/or skill level. The pay ratio between base pay and target incentive (if applicable) will be finalized at offer.

Why You’ll Want to Work at GovSG:

  • Competitive pay and benefits, including PTO and company matched 401k
  • Development opportunities through comprehensive training suite
  • Ability to make an impact supporting the warfighter 
  • Opportunities to engage with the community through volunteering

The above description reflects the details considered necessary to describe the principal functions of the job and should not be construed as a detailed description of all the work requirements that may be performed in the job.

GovSG is an Equal Opportunity Employer, including Minorities/Females/Veterans/Disabled.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.

GovSG participates in E-Verify.


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