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Systems Administrator/Information Systems Security Officer (ISSO) III

Sierra Nevada Corporation Louisville, CO Full-Time
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We are seeking a Systems Security Engineer with a Bachelor's degree in Systems Security, Network Engineering, Information Technology, or a related Engineering field and at least 6 years of related experience. In this challenging fast-paced environment, you'll have the opportunity to apply your knowledge and experience to design and create the most groundbreaking aerospace and defense technologies - those that exist today and those that will shape tomorrow. What to look forward to: As a Systems Security Engineer, you will be using your skills and expertise to design, test, and implement our secure operating systems, networks, security monitoring, and tuning. You'll be responsible for the management of our IT security systems and applications, incident response, digital forensics, loss prevention, and eDiscovery actions, conducting risk and vulnerability assessments, and developing and implementing security controls. You'll research, evaluate and recommend new security tools, techniques, and technologies in alignment with our IT security strategy and introduce them to the enterprise.

At SNC’s Space Systems Group (SSG) we are not only the creator of the Dream Chaser® spacecraft, but also the designer and manufacturer of rocket engines and components, systems that sustain life in deep space, as well as systems and satellites that improve life here on Earth. The work of our Space Systems team not only supports the U.S. government (including NASA), but also commercial customers and international organizations. [ Link removed ] - Click here to apply to Systems Administrator/Information Systems Security Officer (ISSO) III

Responsibilities:

  • Lead System Administration activities and participate in Cybersecurity/IA efforts by establishing or validating the system boundary in describing the IS, its functions, information types operating environments, and security requirements
  • Team with SNC, customer, partner, and Authorization Officials (AO) to prepare systems for Assessment & Authorization (A&A) in accordance with established NISPOM, RMF for DOD IT, ICD 503, JSIG & NIST guidelines
  • Contribute key factors to A&A/RMF documentation: Security Plan, Plan of Action & Milestones (POA&M), Software/Hardware Inventory, Network diagrams, INFOSEC Policies and Procedures, Risk Assessment Report, Security Assessment Plan and Report; Contingency Plan, Incident Response Plan, and Configuration Management
  • Employ best practices when implementing security requirements within systems including software engineering methodologies, system/security engineering principles, secure design, secure architecture, and secure coding techniques
  • Provide multiple programs with Information Assurance oversight and document control implementations
  • Conduct security control assessments; review the adequacy of the security controls and their ability to protect the system and its information; tailor the security controls to ensure compliance
  • Support Corporate-wide Security initiatives
  • Interface with company and customer staff at all levels
  • Periodic travel to SNC, customer and partner facilities in support of programs

Required:

  • Requires a BS or higher in Engineering, Civil Engineering, Computer Science, or related field 
  • An active Top Secret with SCI eligibility U.S. Security Clearance is required
  • 7+ years of related Security or system engineering experience
  • Experience with A&A requirements as outlined in the NISPOM, RMF for DOD, ICD 503, JSIG & NIST RMF

Preferred:

  • Experience in supporting Information Technology (IT) within a classified environment
  • DoD 8570/8140 compliant: CAP, CISSP, ISSEP and/or other equivalent certification (desired) *Required within 6 months of hire. Cisco, Microsoft, Linux, or other technical certifications a plus
  • General understanding of the following tools: Splunk or ELK, ACAS / Nessus, HBSS, eMASS or Xacta
  • Complete/thorough understanding of US Government Cybersecurity policies
  • Ability to balance cybersecurity requirements with SNC’s mission, goals, and culture
  • Strong communication skills, strong critical thinking and problem solving skills; self-motivated with ability to effectively prioritize multiple projects; ability to work with people in a team environment and deal effectively with changing project priorities
  • Ability to manage time, make sound decisions, take independent action, analyze problems and provide focused solutions
  • High degree of attention to detail
  • Knowledge of technical standards relating to systems engineering, system design, and process development
  • Complete/thorough understanding of US Government Cybersecurity policies

IMPORTANT NOTICE:

This position requires current/active Top Secret with SCI eligibility U.S. Security Clearance. U.S. Citizenship status is required as this position needs an active U.S. Security Clearance for employment. Non-US citizens may not be eligible to obtain a security clearance.  The Department of Defense Consolidated Adjudications Facility (DoD CAF), a federal government agency, handles the adjudicative aspects of the security clearance eligibility process for industry applicants. Adjudicative factors which affect the outcome of the eligibility determination include, but are not limited to, allegiance to the US, foreign influence, foreign preference, criminal conduct, security violations and illegal drug use.

At Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC) we deliver customer-focused technology and best-of-breed integrations in the aerospace and defense sectors. SNC has been honored as one of the most innovative U.S. companies in space, a Tier One Superior Supplier for the U.S. Air Force, and as one of America’s fastest-growing companies. [ Link removed ] - Click here to apply to Systems Administrator/Information Systems Security Officer (ISSO) III



Sierra Nevada Corporation is an Equal Opportunity Employer

– Minority / Female / Disability / Veteran, or any other protected status

pursuant to applicable local, state or federal law, ordinance or regulation.

 

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