Information Systems Security Engineer (ISSO) / Systems Administrator II in Sparks, NV

$80K - $100K(Ladders Estimates)

Sierra Nevada Corporation   •  

Sparks, NV 89431

Industry: Aerospace & Defense


Less than 5 years

Posted 34 days ago

Job Description Summary

The Systems Administrator (Sys Admin) / Information Systems Security Officer (ISSO) is responsible for conducting Systems Security activities throughout the RMF Authorization process ensuring the highest quality of Cybersecurity/Information Assurance (IA) compliance. The Sys Admin/ISSO closely collaborates with the FSO, ISSM and program managers to ensure cybersecurity controls are effectively implemented. The Sys Admin/ISSO is a vital contributor within SNC's highly dynamic and fast-paced environment.PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE:

• Administrator for Windows 10 workstations operating in peer-to-peer networks as well as Windows Server 2016 domain-based networks

• Perform Domain level administration in a Windows Server 2016 environment

• Experience with network operating systems like Cisco and Dell

• Troubleshooting, configuration, and repair for server, network, infrastructure, file shares, and other infrastructure issues

• Maintain and Configure VMware vSphere ESXi environment

• Identify applicable DISA STIGs, and track and report compliance with ACAS and SCC scanner

• Perform auditing, malware detection, and vulnerability scanning of all Information Systems (IS)

• 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

• Assist with 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

• Provide system administrative support as required such as; Account creation, modification and deletion, granting/revoking network access, managing file permissions. Create, modify, diagnose and resolve account requests/problems with PKI authentication

• 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 & NIST guidelines

• Read, interpret, and implement Cybersecurity/IA regulations and requirements

• Provide solutions and resolve complex software, hardware and network malfunctions to minimize interruption to the customers and minimizes mission delays

• Updating to new systems, as well as support on current systems by tuning performance, allocating storage space, and implementing critical system patches

• Troubleshoot and/or replace basic system components such as computer device power supply, hard drive, CDROM drive, motherboard, network interface card, keyboard, mouse, common access card reader, telephones/fax devices and other components, including peripherals

• Provide support for applications such as the following: MS Office, Internet Explorer, MS Visual Studio, and various other Windows applications


• Follow SNC policies, procedures and work instructions for all technical activities

• Punctuality to work each day and prepared to work scheduled work hours

• Flexible work hours if needed

• Other duties as assigned


• BS in related field *Relevant work experience as a Network Analyst/Administrator/Engineer, Systems Analyst/Administrator/Engineer, IT Analyst/Administrator, Software Engineer etc… may substitute for required education.

• 3+ years of related experience

• This position requires a current/active (in-scope) Secret U.S. Security Clearance

• 8570/8140 compliant: Security+ and/or other equivalent certification (desired) *Required within 6 months of hire. Cisco, Microsoft, Linux, or other technical certifications a plus

• Experience in supporting Information Technology (IT) within a classified environment

• Knowledge of technical standards relating to systems security

• Experience administering Windows and/or UNIX and Linux operating systems in a client/server architecture

• Experience with A&A requirements as outlined in the NISPOM, RMF for DOD & NIST RMF

• 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

Valid Through: 2019-11-8