L-3 Communications Systems West (CSW) is looking for an Senior Information Systems Security Engineer (ISSE) to provide in-depth information assurance support. The Senior ISSE will work with the Program Manager, Program Security Officers, System Engineers and others on the product development team.
Identifies system and subsystem information security requirements, defines and integrates information security architectures into overall product technical architectures, and determines testing requirements and methodologies.
Conducts analytical architecture trade studies and risk management activities related to the development of communications systems.
Ensures documentation required for information security certification packages is complete and clearly supports verification of the system security requirements.
Support system certification efforts for systems that are considered a major upgrade or utilize a new or leading edge technology.
Provides design and accreditation support for products undergoing Risk Management Framework, ICD 503, DIACAP, and DCID 6/3 accreditation.
Supports the entire product life cycle from proposal to ATO, and ensuring proper requirements are identified, derived, implemented, and met for system accreditation.
Evaluates communications system technologies to ensure security designs incorporate commercial and defense best practices.
Identifies status for accreditation process status reporting, participating in verification and validation (V&V) activities.
Conducts and oversees V&V testing as required.
Monitors internal and external information sources to identify and track potential threats and recommend corrective design guidance.
Authors and reviews systems and security engineering lifecycle documentation.
Assists the system certifiers during security evaluations.
Coordinates relevant security certification issues with program managers, to be flowed up to government program office and accreditor representatives.
An ABET (EAC/CAC) accredited Master’s of Science Degree in CS, CE or EE is strongly preferred, a Bachelor’s with 2-8 years related experience, or an equivalent technical education with 8-15 years related experience will be considered.
Prior security experience is preferred, but not required
Desired certifications for DoD 8570.1 IASAE Level I,II, or III: CISSP, CISSP-ISSEP, CISSP-ISSAP
Additional desired certifications in CISA, CISM, CEH, or CPT
Direct experience with Risk Management Framework, ICD 503, DIACAP, DCID 6/3 accreditation processes, artifacts, and tools
US Gov’t Clearance: Active TS/SCI clearance preferred; if not, must have the ability to obtain and maintain TS/SCI clearance
Travel: Ability to travel up to 25% is required
A self-starter capable of working independently in a task/project structure, with the ability to assign, track, and execute tasks across multiple programs
An effective oral and written communicator and negotiator, able to highlight the significance and impact of information security issues in non-technical terms and negotiate appropriate cost-effective resolutions
Able to develop, assess and refine information security architectures across customer programs for broadly useful and cost-effective designs and process tools
Able to design and develop network security measures that provide confidentiality, integrity, availability, authentication and non-repudiation
Experience with IA vulnerability testing and related network and system test tools; e.g., Retina, NMap, Nessus, WASSP, SECSCN, Security Content Automation Protocol (SCAP)
Experience working U.S. Government contract proposals as a cyber-security subject matter expert must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information.
This position may be filled at a higher grade based on the successful applicant's skills, education and experience.
Due to the nature of our work qualified candidates must be able to obtain and maintain a DoD security clearance.
Equal Opportunity Employer – minorities / females / veterans / individuals with disabilities / sexual orientation / gender identity.
L-3 maintains a drug-free workplace and performs pre-employment substance-abuse testing and background checks.
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