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VA149: 1110 N Glebe Road Arlington 1110 North Glebe Road Suite 630, Arlington, VA, 22201 USA

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You have been redirected to RTX’s career page as we have recently transitioned from RTX to become a standalone company, which provides us with greater autonomy and opportunities for growth. As a prospective employee of Nightwing, you’ll have the chance to contribute to our continued success and shape the future of our cybersecurity, intelligence, and services offerings.

Nightwing provides technically advanced full-spectrum cyber, data operations, systems integration and intelligence mission support services to meet our customers’ most demanding challenges. Our capabilities include cyber space operations, cyber defense and resiliency, vulnerability research, ubiquitous technical surveillance, data intelligence, lifecycle mission enablement, and software modernization. Nightwing brings disruptive technologies, agility, and competitive offerings to customers in the intelligence community, defense, civil, and commercial markets.

Nightwing is supporting a U.S. Government customer to provide support for onsite incident response to civilian Government agencies and critical asset owners who experience cyber-attacks, providing immediate investigation and resolution.  Contract personnel perform investigations to characterize of the severity of breaches, develop mitigation plans, and assist with the restoration of services.  Nightwing is seeking an Information Systems Security Officer to support this critical customer mission. 


  • Assisting technical/management leadership on major tasks or technology assignments
  • Establishing goals and plans that meet project objectives
  • Assisting in direction and control activities, having overall responsibility for security management, methods, and staffing to ensure that technical requirements are met
  • Participating in client negotiations and interfacing with senior management
  • Supporting decision making and domain knowledge that may have a critical impact on overall project implementation
  • Providing support to plan, coordinate, and implement a cybersecurity lab’s information security
  • Providing support for facilitating and helping the lab identify its current security infrastructure and define future programs, design and implementation of security related to lab systems
  • Assisting the efforts of security staff to design, develop, engineer and implement solutions to security requirements
  • Implementing and development of the DHS IT security standards
  • Gathering and organizing technical information about the lab’s mission goals and needs, existing security products, and ongoing programs
  • Performing risk analyses which also includes risk assessment
  • Planning and leading major technology assignments
  • Evaluating performance results and recommends major changes affecting short-term project growth and success
  • Functioning as a cyber technical expert across multiple project assignments

Required Skills:

  • U.S. Citizenship
  • Must have an active Top Secret clearance
  • Must be able to obtain a TS/SCI clearance
  • Must be able to obtain DHS Suitability
  • 2+ years of directly relevant experience in information security management
  • Experience working on multiple complex assignments which are broad in nature, requiring originality and innovation in determining how to accomplish tasks
  • Ability to apply a comprehensive knowledge across key tasks and high impact assignments
  • Knowledge of Computer Network Defense (CND) policies, procedures & regulations
  • Knowledge of defense-in-depth principles and network security architecture
  • Knowledge of boundary protection and enclaving
  • Knowledge of authentication and access management techniques
  • Experience with three or more of the following:
    • Understanding of business security practices and procedures                    
    • Working with current state of the art security tools
    • Implementing security controls for hardware and software
    • Encryption techniques and tools
    • Application of security practices in a cyber lab environment
  • Must be able to work collaboratively across physical locations

Desired Skills:

  • Experience leading and mentoring technical teams
  • Experience with Xacta and CSAM
  • Experience with Splunk, Tenable SC and End Game
  • Experience with Net App

Required Education:

BS Information Management, Cybersecurity, Computer Science or related degree.  Two years of related work experience may be substituted for each year of degree level education.

Desired Certifications:

  • DoD 8140.01 IAT Level III, CISSP, CISM, CASP, Linux +

Arlington, VA


Previously part of a leading Fortune 100 company and headquartered in Dulles, VA; Nightwing became independent in 2024 but continues to support the nation’s most mission impactful initiatives.

When we formed Nightwing, we brought a deep set of credentials and an unfaltering commitment to the mission. For over four decades, our team has been providing some of the world’s most technically advanced full-spectrum cyber, data operations, systems integration and intelligence support services to the U.S. government on its most important missions.

At Nightwing, we value collaboration and teamwork. You’ll have the opportunity to work alongside talented individuals who are passionate about what they do. Together, we’ll leverage our collective expertise to drive innovation, solve complex problems, and deliver exceptional results for our clients.

Thank you for considering joining us as we embark on this new journey and shape the future of cybersecurity and intelligence together as part of the Nightwing team.

The salary range for this role is 77,000 USD - 163,000 USD. The salary range provided is a good faith estimate representative of all experience levels. RTX considers several factors when extending an offer, including but not limited to, the role, function and associated responsibilities, a candidate’s work experience, location, education/training, and key skills.

Hired applicants may be eligible for benefits, including but not limited to, medical, dental, vision, life insurance, short-term disability, long-term disability, 401(k) match, flexible spending accounts, flexible work schedules, employee assistance program, Employee Scholar Program, parental leave, paid time off, and holidays. Specific benefits are dependent upon the specific business unit as well as whether or not the position is covered by a collective-bargaining agreement.

Hired applicants may be eligible for annual short-term and/or long-term incentive compensation programs depending on the level of the position and whether or not it is covered by a collective-bargaining agreement. Payments under these annual programs are not guaranteed and are dependent upon a variety of factors including, but not limited to, individual performance, business unit performance, and/or the company’s performance.

This role is a U.S.-based role. If the successful candidate resides in a U.S. territory, the appropriate pay structure and benefits will apply.

RTX anticipates the application window closing approximately 40 days from the date the notice was posted. However, factors such as candidate flow and business necessity may require RTX to shorten or extend the application window.

RTX is An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. 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, age or any other federally protected class.

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