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Information Systems Security Engineer II w/ 8 years experience

Annapolis Junction, MD · Information Technology

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

• Support the government in complying with Agency Systems Security Certification & Accreditation (C&S) processes, to include discovery meetings, achieving Interim Approval to Test (IATT) and in obtaining final Approval to Operate (ATO) status for Systems Security Plans (SSP) associated with all mission systems.

• Work with all appropriate agency elements to gain successful accreditation.

• Provide expertise with agency C&A policy, processes & tools.

• Conduct Preliminary Engineering Planning and Categorization Meetings with the customers

• Develop and maintain documentation required for C&A.

• Update and maintain SSP documentation.

• Fill roles of Information Systems Security Officer (ISSO).

• Manage all security relevant changes to the mission systems, assuring SSP documentation is up-to-date and ATO status is maintained.

• Provide Security Engineering

• Provide Self-testing

• Provide guidance for a Plan of Action and Milestones (POA&M) and Continuous Monitoring Plan

• Perform Pre-Security Controls and Analysis Assessments (PSAs)

• Foster improved security of all systems using Enterprise solutions.

SIGINT Experience

Shall have three (3) years of direct experience with an intelligence community or signals intelligence activity.

General Experience


  • Shall have eight (8) years experience integrating information assurance disciplines into the system design, development, integration, and implementation.

  • Shall have two (2) years experience identifying Information Protection needs and define System Security Requirements; designing System Security Architecture; developing detailed Security Designs (including system security certifications and project evaluations).

  • Shall have two (2) years experience with Defense in Depth principles and technology including access/control, authorization, identification and authentication, public key infrastructure, network, and enterprise security architecture.

  • Shall have four (4) years experience developing security plans for employing enterprise-wide security architecture.

  • Shall have four (4) years experience assessing and auditing network penetration testing antivirus planning assistance, risk analysis and incident response.

  • Shall have four (4) years experience applying security risk assessment methodology to system development, including threat model development, vulnerability assessments, and resulting security risk analysis.


  • Shall have three (3) years experience enforcing the design and implementation of trusted relationships among external systems and architectures.

  • Shall have two (2) years experience in the implementation of cross domain solutions e.g. an information assurance solution that provides the ability to manually and/or automatically access and/or transfer between two or more differing security domains.


  • Shall have two (2) years experience developing systems that process information with different classifications and categories that simultaneously permits access by users with different security clearances and denies access to users who lack authorization.

  • Shall have two (2) years experience in network security certifications.

  • Shall have two (2) years experience in system certifications.

  • Shall have five (5) years experience applying intelligence community regulations, publications, and policy.

  • Shall have at least one Information Security related certification (Security+, CISSP, CISM).

Shall have a Bachelor’s degree in a related field (e.g. Business Management, Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Information Management, Program Management etc), or two (2) years of additional relevant experience above all experience requirements listed, in lieu of a Bachelor’s degree.

Physical Requirements:

• Bending, carrying, kneeling, lifting, light work up to 20 lbs., reaching, repetitive motions, sedentary work, walking, working with data, ability to handle stress & work under pressure, ability to use MS Office, ability to use a PC, analytical or critical thinking skills, interpersonal & people skills, leadership skills, listening skills, multi-tasking ability, oral & written communication skills, organizational skills


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