Senior Information Assurance Engineer (Phoenix, AZ)

| Phoenix – Mesa – Scottsdale, AZ
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Basic Qualifications

Requires a Bachelor's degree in Engineering, or a related Science or Mathematics field. Also requires 8+ years of job-related experience, or a Master's degree plus 6 years of job-related experience.

CLEARANCE REQUIREMENTS: Department of Defense TS/SCI security clearance is required at time of hire. Applicants selected will be subject to a U.S. Government security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information. Due to the nature of work performed within our facilities, U.S. citizenship is required.

Responsibilities for this Position

The Senior Information Assurance Engineer interacts with General Dynamics Mission Systems clients to recommend and provide information assurance solutions including,

supporting certification and accreditation activities, developing verification procedures used in risk assessments and security tests and evaluations, and developing various security documentation

in compliance with Information Assurance policy.
***The candidate will ensure that security requirements: NIST 800 SP-37, NIST 800-53, ICD 503, and CNSSI 1253 for the systems will be met***
-Interpret NIST 800-53/CNSS 1253 to implement information assurance practices within a hosted application environment
-Proactively collaborate with various stake holders on these changes and their impact
-Engage with the various projects to ensure the NIST 800-53 is part of the engineer design for each application
-Collaborate with team members on implementing advanced security solutions to meet the customer's mission
-Follow industry and DHS trends and developments to ensure engineering project's security services are consistent with, and/or superior to, industry best practices
-Document certification and accreditation activities using the prescribed templates by collaborating with engineering projects
-Conduct and mitigate vulnerability and compliance assessments on various operating systems, Internet browsers, web servers, databases, network, and peripherals devices
-Team with security members to delivery a robust and repeatable security approach
-Proactively check software dependencies for changes in cyber approval status
-Decompose cyber requirements to applicable implementation requirements or recommendations to the development staff

KNOWLEDGE SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
-Experience with performing IAVA remediation and maintaining compliance on various Windows and Linux-based systems
-Strong use and understanding of systems engineering concepts, principles, and theories
-Strong understanding of cyber security specifications such as Risk Management Framework(RMF), STIGs, SRGs and other government security specifications and guidelines
-Strong knowledge of cyber security technology and trends
-Recognizes and incorporates various security designs and lessons learned
-Strong written and verbal communications skills
-Effective in communicating issues, impacts, and corrective actions as they affect the cyber design and implementation

-Strong ability in reporting relevant cyber systems engineering design
-Regular contact with senior levels of security work groups
-Works under limited direction
-Contact with project leaders and other professionals within the Engineering department and with project teams
-Frequent contact with the external customers' security professionals

-Creative thinker, good multi-tasker

REPRESENTATIVE DUTIES AND TASKS:
-Conducts security assessments using DoD STIGs/SRGs and ensure compliance
-Maintains security controls and baselines using Xacta, SNOW or eMASS tool
-Performs security requirements analysis, security requirements definition, system security design, security architecture generation, security trade studies, and security verification and validation with little or no supervision
-Performs security planning, cost and risk analyses for the program security activities
-Performs customer security requirements analysis, develops system security requirements and defines allocations to lower levels (subsystem, elements and components)
-Contributes to detailed security analyses at the system of system (SOS) level
-Synthesizes security solutions within the context of the system to meet customer expectations while staying within schedule and cost constraints
-Researches and analyzes data, such as vendor products, COTS components, GFE/CFE, specifications, and manuals to determine security of design
-Effectively chooses the appropriate standards, processes, procedures, and tools throughout the system development life cycle to support the generation of the security engineering products
-Executes the execution of the development of program required security documentation, including items such as security plans, contingency plans, and security tests plans and procedures in compliance with the IA policy
-Supports the Assessment and Authorization (A&A) (or Certification and Accreditation (C&A)) activities and the generation of the documentation for the program
-Executes the security testing and evaluation to ensure the correct implementation of security requirements
-Executes security scanning and the analysis of the scan results
-Assesses and mitigates system security threats and risks throughout the program life cycle

Company Overview

General Dynamics Mission Systems (GDMS) engineers a diverse portfolio of high technology solutions, products and services that enable customers to successfully execute missions across all domains of operation. With a global team of 12,000+ top professionals, we partner with the best in industry to expand the bounds of innovation in the defense and scientific arenas. Given the nature of our work and who we are, we value trust, honesty, alignment and transparency. We offer highly competitive benefits and pride ourselves in being a great place to work with a shared sense of purpose. You will also enjoy a flexible work environment where contributions are recognized and rewarded. If who we are and what we do resonates with you, we invite you to join our high performance team!

General Dynamics is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer that is committed to hiring a diverse and talented workforce. EOE/Disability/Veteran
More Information on General Dynamics Mission Systems
General Dynamics Mission Systems operates in the Aerospace industry. The company is located in Fairfax, VA, Hanover, MD, Pittsburgh, PA, Anapolis Junction, MD, Florham Park, NJ, Pittsfield, MA, Taunton, MA, Dedham, MA, Greensboro, NC, McLeansville, NC, Marion, VA, Orlando, FL, Huntsville, AL, Bloomington, MN, San Antonio, TX, Scottsdale, AZ, El Segundo, CA, San Jose, CA and Quincy, MA. General Dynamics Mission Systems was founded in 1952. It has 8438 total employees. It offers perks and benefits such as Flexible Spending Account (FSA), Disability Insurance, Dental Benefits, Vision Benefits, Health Insurance Benefits and Life Insurance. To see all 194 open jobs at General Dynamics Mission Systems, click here.
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