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VA546: 23010 Ladbrook Drive, Dulles 23010 Ladbrook Drive Building 2, Sterling, VA, 20166 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.

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.

Position Role Type:Onsite

 About Nightwing Intelligence Solutions

The Nightwing Intelligence Solutions business provides technically advanced full-spectrum cyber, data operations, systems integration, and intelligence mission support services to meet our customers' most technical challenges. Our capabilities include cyberspace 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.

Special Projects ELITE

The Special Projects ELITE (SPE) division of Nightwing brings together an elite team of mission-focused industry experts who are well-known for their ability to overcome the most advanced technical challenges. The team comprises engineers of multiple disciplines, including vulnerability research, reverse engineering, CNO/CNE development, hardware emulation, system engineering, data analytics, and test engineering.

Nightwing Culture

At Nightwing, we are passionate about technical excellence and innovation. We only take on hard, engaging, and meaningful work. We foster an environment where pushing the limits of our technical ability is the norm. Occasional failure does not deter us. True innovation comes from trying new things and seeing what works. We understand this approach can be challenging, so we take our breaks seriously, too! We strive to create a relaxed culture with an unmatched rate of mission results while focusing on our employees' health, welfare, and benefits.


In addition to competitive salaries, Nightwing offers excellent benefits for you and your family:

  • Competitive medical, dental, and vision plans
  • Child, elderly, and dependent-care programs
  • Mental health resources
  • Generous tuition assistance and 401k matching programs
  • Flexible work schedules, a peer recognition and reward system, and performance-based bonuses

Position Details - Information Systems Security Officer (ISSO) (Open)

Nightwing seeks a cybersecurity professional to serve as an ISSO in Dulles, VA. The ISSO will help execute the cybersecurity program as various USG doctrines require, including the ICD 503 and its supplements. The selected candidate will sustain and positively contribute to our top-tier cybersecurity program by successfully:

  • Developing and updating RMF documents, including SSPs, Addendums, POAMs, SCTMs, SOPs, ConOps, test plans, etc.
  • Performing technical security control assessments to identify vulnerabilities and potential deficiencies as part of the continuous monitoring program
  • Performing cybersecurity sustainment activities, including change management, account management, auditing, media protection, user training, file transfers, etc.
  • Conducting system audits, system baseline validations, and ConMon activities
  • Interfacing with internal/external customers, program managers, IT staff, senior leadership, etc.
  • Performing initial and annual general/privileged user training and associated functions
  • Supporting various actions related to cyber incident response, investigation, and resolution
  • Developing and enforcing cybersecurity policies and procedures for accredited systems
  • The ideal candidate will possess strong written and oral communication skills, in-depth technical aptitude, exemplary customer service skills, time management skills, and the ability to solve complex challenges and thrive in a fast-paced environment

Required Skills:

  • Experience with computer forensic tools and investigation methodologies
  • Experience with various information system security assessment/hardening tools - SCAP Compliance Checker, STIG Viewer, Nessus, etc.
  • Practitioner knowledge of wide and local area networks, including servers, workstations, routers, switches, and firewalls
  • DoDD 8570/8140 IAM Level 2 professional certification (e.g., Security+, CISSP, CISSM, etc.)
  • Current top-secret clearance with SCI access and willingness to undergo a polygraph examination
  • Prior ISSM/ISSO or alternate ISSM/ISSO experience
  • Self-starter with the ability to work independently, customer service orientated
  • In-depth knowledge of NIST special publications, CNSS policies, and instructions

Clearance Required: TS/SCI Poly

Education Requirement:

A bachelor's degree in information systems or cybersecurity or six years of experience in place of education is required for this role.

Employee Referral Award Eligibility: This requisition is eligible for an employee referral award.  ALL eligibility requirements must be met to receive the referral award.

NOT Relocation Eligible - Relocation assistance not available

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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