Information Systems Security Engineer at Avid Technology Professionals (Baltimore, MD)

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Description of Work:
Responsible for ensuring that the appropriate operational security posture is obtained, monitored, and maintained for multiple mission information systems throughout their lifecycle. Must possess in-depth knowledge and understanding of the intent of the internal processes, NIST 800-53 and CNSS 1253 security controls required to obtain, manage, and monitor all security aspects of an information system from cradle-to-grave. Candidate is required to coordinate the day-to-day security operations of the information systems with System Administrators, System Engineers, Software Distribution, Patch Management, and Sustainment Teams. Position serves to interpret and develop security policies, provide mentorship and guidance to other security engineers, lead security meetings, gather and report program IT security metrics, and serve as the program ISSO/ISSE representative at key stakeholder meetings with customer representatives.
Responsible for providing system vulnerability testing using COTS and GOTS based tools, and generate security finding reports. Must be able to build NIST 800-53 and CNSS 1253 security control test cases.
Responsibilities will include; but are not limited to, reviewing, analyzing and documenting the secure implementation of logical controls, physical controls, environmental controls, personnel security, incident handling, security relevant changes, continuous monitoring activities, audit log review, analysis and reporting. Additionally, the candidate is responsible to develop SOPs and provide security training and awareness of the Information System to both privileged and non-privilege users.

MANDATORY SKILLS: Basic Qualifications:
Minimum knowledge, skills, abilities needed.
Seven (7) years experience as an ISSE on programs and contracts of similar scope, type, and complexity required. Bachelors degree in Computer Science, Information Assurance, Information Security System Engineering, or related discipline from an accredited college or university is required. DoD 8570 compliance with IASAE Level 2 is required. Four (4) years of ISSE experience may be substituted for a bachelors degree.
Minimum of three (3) years of experience in a technical role, providing technical expertise for software intensive projects and programs, of which a desired three (3) years within the .
Current in at least one of the following 8570 IAT certifications: CCNA Security, CySA+, GICSP, GSEC, Security+ CE, or SSCP
Serve as a Security Engineer supporting software architecture development.
Possess knowledge or experience performing day-to-day ISSE/ISSO responsibilities with knowledge and experience within the community managing and maintaining SSPs within Xacta.
Apply current computer science technologies and IA requirements to the analysis, design, development, evaluation, and integration of computer/communication systems and networks to maintain an acceptable system security posture throughout the lifecycle of multiple national level mission systems.
Coordinate and work with various system stakeholders to determine the applicable security/IA requirements based on the intent of the NIST 800-53, CNSS 1253 and internal processes security requirements.
Proven ability to manage and maintain System Security Plans (SSPs) from inception through decommissioning following the DoD Risk Management Framework process within Xacta for national level mission systems.

OPTIONAL SKILLS: Preferred Qualifications:
Candidates with these skills will be given preferential consideration.
Coordinate with program management and other stakeholders to track and maintain risks associated with multiple mission Information Systems to ensure compliance with all IA requirements and national level directives.
Knowledge in Multi-level Security/Cross Domain systems and operations with special requirements such as Program Protection, Anti-Tamper, Red/Black Separation and OPSEC are assets.
Experience in the management and maintenance of systems required to satisfy the Certification and Accreditation requirements under the proprietary standards , NIST 800-53, internal processes, and the CNSS 1253 is highly desired.
Experience with analysis, disposition, and evaluation of both hardware and software in support of ( ), Department of Defense, in addition to Federal Sector Government Agencies.
Experience with any of the following COTS security tools: Nessus, Nmap, AppScanner, ACAS Security Center
Experience with Linux and Netwo

About Avid Technology Professionals

Avid Technology Professionals, LLC (ATP) is a premiere provider of software and systems engineering, and acquisition program management services for the community. ATP is actively seeking to pursue contract opportunities with other departments and agencies in the federal government, in state governments, and in the commercial sectors. Delivered by seasoned experts in the IT field, ATP solutions adeptly address the IT concerns manifesting in both the federal and commercial sectors.

Employee Benefits
The ATP Employee Benefits package includes:

  • A Supportive and Equitable Working Environment that is both Stimulating and Challenging
  • Competitive Hourly Salary
  • Unique Employee Success Sharing Program that allows ATP employees to Share in Company's Successes
  • Automatic Approved Overtime (as long as contract permits)
  • Retirement Pay (401K); 100% company paid, immediately vested with Profit-Sharing Component
  • Company Medical Coverage Plans - HMO, Open Access, PPO plans
  • Company Dental Plan - widely accepted, comprehensive, and flexible
  • Progressive Overtime Policy
  • Flexible Spending Account benefit
  • Lucrative Referral Bonus Policy
  • Holiday Scheduling that Coincides with Government Holidays
  • Robust Professional Expenses & Training Program
  • Computer Allowance
  • Internet Allowance
  • Short and Long Term Disability
  • Life Insurance
More Information on Avid Technology Professionals
Avid Technology Professionals operates in the Analytics industry. The company is located in Columbia, MD. Avid Technology Professionals was founded in 2004. It has 51 total employees. To see all 80 open jobs at Avid Technology Professionals, click here.
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