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2810 - Information Security Engineer

Reston, Virginia
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  • The Information Assurance/Security Engineer will provide security engineering and information assurance support to the Government’s Assessment and Authorization (A&A) process to maintain Authority to Operate (ATO) and Authority to Connect (ATC) for mission applications and services.
  • Designs, develops, monitors and documents security controls, security testing, security reporting, and plan of actions and milestones (POA&Ms) throughout systems and application lifecycles in support of mission systems.
  • Provides security engineering design inputs, security design reviews, and security best practices as part of technical and change requests.
  • Configures and validates secure systems, physical controls, and tests security products and systems to detect security weaknesses.
  • Maintains XACTA security records for supported systems.


  • Bachelor’s Degree in computer science, engineering, or similar technical field (additional 4 years of relevant experience may be substituted for degree)
  • Certification: Requires 8570 compliance (IAT Level 2) such as CompTIA Security +
  • Ideal candidates have 6 years of hands-on experience and expertise in one or more of the following:
  • Support to vulnerability management, patching, information assurance and/or ATO process for Classified DoD or IC environments.
  • Experience documenting and assessing security controls in CentOS/RHEL Linux Systems, Cisco Networks, VDI and/or Virtual server hosting environments.
  • Experience supporting, securing and delivering hardware and software updates and enhancements through testing, security assessment and authorization, and production readiness reviews.
  • Demonstrated documentation writing for security plans, tests, and reports.
  • Must demonstrate strong teamwork, communication (both verbal and written), and presentation skills.
  • Must demonstrate strong initiative to accept new technical challenges in complex security engineering assignments


  • Master’s Degree
  • Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP)
  • Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP) certification(s)
  • Desired Experience with one or more of the following:
  • DoD or Intelligence Community IT and Application service delivery.
  • Experience supporting full lifecycle A&A process for classified DoD or IC infrastructure and application service delivery.
  • Experience managing ATO process through XACTA tool.
  • Experience working with Special Access Programs (SAP)
  • Hands-on experience with Agile software development
  • Hands-on Experience with VDI hosting and virtualization with VMWare and/or Nutanix
  • Experience deploying and supporting NiFi data flows
  • Experience deploying and supporting Apache Tomcat webservices
  • Experience working with cross-domain solutions


  • Top Secret minimum