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Senior ISSE in Washington, DC at ManTech

Date Posted: 8/10/2018

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Entering ManTech&s 50th year, we hold the distinct honor of being named a “Top 100 Global Technology Company” by Thomson Reuters. We have earned this and many other accolades over the years for our dedication to serving the missions of our nation&s most important customers: U.S. Intelligence, Defense and Federal Civilian agencies. All know us as a trusted partner offering best-in-class solutions in cyber, data collection & analytics, enterprise IT, and systems and software engineering tailored to meet their specific requirements.

Become an integral part of a diverse team in the Mission, Cyber and Intelligence Solutions (MCIS) Group. Currently, ManTech is seeking a motivated, mission oriented ISSE, in the Washington, DC area, with strong Customer relationships. At ManTech, you will help protect our national security while working on innovative projects that offer opportunities for advancement.

The MCIS Division provides cyber solutions to a wide range of Defense and Intelligence Community customers. This division consists of a team of technical leaders that deliver advanced technical solutions to government organizations. Our customers have high standards, are technically adept, and use our products daily to support their mission of protecting national security. Our contributions to our customer&s success is driving our growth.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
• Defines, plans, designs, and evaluates information security systems and architecture
• Performs requirements analysis, design, and integration for complex software applications and collaboration infrastructures
• Writes implementation and design documents describing how security features are implemented
• Serves as the lead technical subject matter (SME) on cyber/systems security matters
• Employs best practices and lessons learned when implementing security including software engineering methodologies, system/security engineering principles, secure design, and secure architecture
• Provides system security engineering support in designing and integrating automated information systems auditing capabilities
• Conduct security control testing and reporting in accordance with the Risk Management Framework (RMF) and NIST 800-53; identifies deficiencies (POA&M) and provides recommendations for solutions
• Implements a strategy for continuous monitoring for assigned systems including: Establishing system audit trails and ensuring their review, reporting all identified security findings and initiating the periodic review of security controls
• Ensure that ISs are operated, maintained, and disposed of in accordance with approved security policies and practices
• Develops, implements, and enforces information systems security policies.
• Ensures that system security requirements are addressed during all phases of the IS lifecycle
• Ensures implementation of a Configuration Management Plan (CMP) for software, hardware, and firmware is documented and maintained, and serve as a member of the Configuration Management Board, with Information System Security Manager (ISSM) and System Owner concurrence.
• Support risk assessment and evaluation activities throughout the Security Assessment and Authorization (SAA) process
• Initiate, with ISSM or CSO approval, protective and corrective measures when a security incident or vulnerability is discovered. Monitor IS recovery processes and ensure proper restoration of IS security features
• Advises the System Owners regarding security considerations in the various applications
• Serves as a resource for users concerning security questions regarding assigned systems and applications
• Research and maintains knowledge of Information Assurance (IA) policies and practices, seeking clarification from the ISSM or higher authority when needed, and disseminates these to users

Position Requirements:
• Requires Bachelor&s degree or equivalent in the fields of mathematics, telecommunications, electrical engineering, computer engineering, or computer science or IT-related field and 10-12 years related experience; or Master&s degree with 7-9 years of experience
• Requires expert technical knowledge in security engineering and IT systems engineering
• Must possess excellent analytical skills and be capable of quantifying risk to enterprise systems and level of compliance with security policy
• Knowledge and experience with securing Windows, UNIX, network operating systems, databases, virtual computing, and mobile devices
• Strong IT system and application engineering background with experience in cloud computing, Windows desktop and server, Active Directory Group Policy, SQL, networking, and auditing
• Experience with security testing, Risk Management Framework (RMF), information assurance tools, DoD STIG, and vulnerability assessment methodologies
• CISSP is required. Candidates that do not current have a CISSP must be able to qualify and pass the certification within 6-9 months of hire.
• SPLUNK experience highly desired
• Knowledge of information security engineering, design concepts and principles.
• Knowledgeable with Systems Development Lifecycle (SDLC) methodologies and continuous monitoring activities
• Extensive experience analyzing information technology and system risk in complex environments and articulating results (verbal/reports) to all levels of management.
• Demonstrated experience conducting information system security controls assessments (SCAs) and applying standard auditing techniques during system security controls assessments, including the proper interpretation of the control requirements, determining if the artifacts provided are sufficient, and recommending remedial actions to the customer to ensure compliance
• Demonstrated experience writing information system security documentation (SSPs, POA&Ms, Security Assessment Reports (SARs)).
• Extensive knowledge and experience with information security standards, policies and practices - NIST (800-53 rev4), FISCAM, FISMA, DOD, DCID, FBI, etc.
• Ability to research and address information security issues as required, being an authority on the subject.
• Must be a team player with "can do" attitude. Must be able to work independently with initiative and innovation.
• Well versed with using vulnerability assessment tools (NESSUS, AppDetective, AppScan, WebInspect, etc.) and analyzing the results generated from these assessments
• Proven ability to multi-task and deliver on-time with the highest quality
• Exceptional interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills, with the ability to collaborate well across teams and organizations, including interactions with senior-level executives. Candidates must be fluent in the English language.

Security Requirements:
Applicants selected will be subject to a government security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information. Top secret clearance is required with the ability to get SCI.

Job Requirements

Requires Bachelor's degree or equivalent and ten to twelve years of related experience. Minimum of four years experience in technology/tools specific to the target platforms.