Information Security Systems Engineer (ISSE) - TS / SCI


Washington, DC

Industry: Aerospace / Defense


8 - 10 years

Posted 409 days ago

  by    Susan Miller

This job is no longer available.

Our client is seeking a Security Systems Engineer and they will pay for Relocation.

Information Security Systems Engineer responsibilities include managing design, development, implementation and operation of security programs across an enterprise serving government and commercial telecommunications WAN domains. Manages information systems securityengineering activities, including planning and scheduling of work for networksecurity engineers performing credential management, device and system hardening, intrusion detection and response, information assurance, security management applications, and project engineering. Specific duties will include providing technical direction and oversight to staff engineers performing.

Vulnerability Scanning and remediation.

IDS, Web App, SIEM, Firewall configuration, deployment, and maintenance.

Securityengineering design and architecture, security implementations, firewall/IPS/IDS, VMware, Microsoft, UNIX/Linux, and CISCO router/switch/IPS configuration experience.

RMF skills including assessment and authorization

Deployment, implementation and strategy of tools and related NetworkSecurity Management systems.

Provides regular status reporting of security team projects to senior management and customers.

Responsible for process definition and assurance for networksecurity functions, ensuring configuration documents for deployed security solutions remain current and complete.

Regularly attends conferences and seminars to represent program security interests and keep program abreast of current technologies.

Responsible for senior level incident investigation.

Manage a technical team responsible for the design, development and implementation of WAN/LANsecurityarchitectures.

 Qualifications for Security Systems Engineer:

BS/BA (or equivalent) in Information Security, Computer Science or related field, and minimum 6-10 total years related experience, with specific experience in the following targeted areas:

Executing configuration control processes within a securityengineering discipline.

Managing a complex securityarchitecture consisting of multiple trust levels.

Provisioning and operation of Securitynetworking equipment, including IDS, Antivirus, AAA, Firewall, Security Gateway, VPN appliances, and SIEM architectures.

Project engineeringexperience or recent experience in a lead security engineer capacity for network design projects.

Active DoD TS/SCI security clearance required.

CISSP certification required.

Preferred Additional Skills:

GIAC certification is strongly desired.

Exceptional verbal, written, interpersonal, and presentation skills as well as strong ability to lead and mentor teammates.

Strong team and career leadership abilities desired.

Experience in leading networksecurity projects in the Government sector is strongly desired.

Ability to make decisions quickly as well as demonstrating sound judgment in balancing risk with business needs to offer customers and management optimal security solutions.

Published articles or experience presenting topics in the field of information security.

Self-driven and resourceful to achieve goals independently as well as work well in groups.

Flexibility to adjust to changing requirements, schedules and priorities.

The ability to socialize ideas, make recommendations and gather team consensus to move forward.

 Security Clearances for Security Systems Engineer (:

Please be aware that many of our positions require a security clearance, or the ability to obtain one. Security clearances may only be granted to U.S. citizens. In addition, applicants who accept a conditional offer of employment may be subject to government securityinvestigation(s) and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information.

SKILLS AND CERTIFICATIONS [note: bold skills and certification are required]


Top Secret/SCI Clearance required

Security Clearance Required: Yes

Full-time Benefits - Full

Relocation Assistance Available - Yes

Interview Travel Reimbursed - Yes


7+ to 10 years’ experience

Minimum Education - Bachelor's Degree

Willingness to Travel - Occasionally

Relocation expenses are provided

There are 2 categories of positions currently available and multiple open positions for each.



- Systems Engineer responsible for architecture, design and assessment of security requirements

- Main POC for program security designs

- Owner of RMF process



- Personnel responsible for the day-to-day security on a program ensuring that security guidelines, requirements and procedures are being adhered to

- Main support arm of RMF process

$130K - $140K