Information Systems Security Officer (ISSO)
Job Description

Information Systems Security Officer (ISSO)




Applied Research Associates, Inc. (ARA), a national leader in scientific and engineering research and development, is seeking an Information Systems Security Officer (ISSO) to join our Southeast Division in Raleigh, NC.

The successful candidate will:

  • Maintain configuration control and system interfaces for computer system(s) assigned.
  • Maintain file servers and network access.
  • Audit, document and analyze system anomalies to ensure optimum equipment performance and security. 
  • Prepare system for operational use and support operational tests
  • Perform system audits, upgrades and patching as required in a secure environment.



Position Requirements:

  • Active government security clearance
  • Some active directory and group policy management

Job Requirements

working with Microsoft Windows Server 2008, Windows Workstation 7
  • Maintain and administer DoD workstation and networked systems
  • Zero to two years of related experience
  • Position Preferences:

    • Security +
    • Some Exchange 2007 experience
    • 2 year degree in related field, experience maintaining and administering DoD accredited workstations and networked systems.


    About ARA

    Applied Research Associates (ARA), founded in 1979, is an international employee owned company whose mission is to “Solve the problems of national importance.” We are composed mainly of scientific engineers who create and invent applications that protect our public servants, prevent disasters to homeowners, and provide strength to our military heroes. We do not just accept the ordinary. Our motto is to “Expand the realm of possibility.” Moreover, it is accomplished with fun and profit. The Southeast Division was established in Raleigh, NC in 1982. We are nationally recognized for our expertise in several different areas including weapons effects, blast and shock modeling, threat and vulnerability assessment, sensor systems, and modeling and simulations. Our team of engineer/scientists and senior-level software system developers is committed to creating smart and scalable solutions and producing the highest quality work for our customers    

    EOE M/F/Disability/Veteran

    Company Overview

    Applied Research Associates, Inc. (ARA) is an international research and engineering company recognized for providing technically excellent solutions to complex and challenging problems in the physical sciences. Our mission is to provide in-depth and diversified research, engineering, and technical support services. We have a broad range of technical expertise in defense technologies, civil engineering, computer software and simulation, systems analysis, environmental technologies, and blast testing and measurement. We also provide sophisticated technical products for environmental site characterization, pavement evaluation, and specialized robotic vehicles.

    Founded in Albuquerque, New Mexico, in 1979, ARA has grown steadily and now has offices throughout the United States and Canada. With over 1,400 employees, most of whom have advanced degrees in engineering and the physical sciences, we have the breadth to tackle the most challenging technical problems. ARA is an employee-owned company dedicated to producing innovative solutions in a timely and cost effective manner. One of our greater strengths is our ability to recruit and retain renowned experts from diverse technical fields. This keeps us fresh technically and continually broadens the scope of our capabilities.

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