Information Systems Security Engineer


Job Description

Job Description

Business Group Highlights

Civilian, State and Local

Perspecta’s Civilian, State and Local segment partners with the U.S. Federal Civilian State and Local governments to provide infrastructure services, business solutions, and digital transformation services that help them achieve policy objectives and integrate citizen-centric services.  


Our task order provides on-site enterprise-wide technical and administrative Security Assessment and Authorization (A&A) and Continuous Monitoring (CM) support. The Information Systems Security Engineer (ISSE) uses her/his expertise to perform scans in support of the risk mitigation efforts of the broader ISSO team to achieve Authority to Operate status for client systems and applications. 

The ISSE-Security responsibilities include, but not limited to: 

Perform scans and analysis of security center logs and coordination with the security personnel and recommend mitigation strategies.

Perform and review technical security assessments of computing environments to identify points of vulnerability, non-compliance with established information assurance (IA) standards and regulations.

Validate and verify system security requirements definitions and analyze and establish system security designs

Develop, implement, and document formal security programs and policies throughout the program and monitors compliance to these policies and programs.

Manage and maintain a library of security audit tools, and corresponding processes that can be used for system security testing, internal audits, incident response, and diagnosis of security-related system issues.

Perform and maintain Tenable security center scans and create reports

Perform analysis of Sourcefire IDS

Perform analysis of McAfee DLP

Perform analysis of the Microsoft EndPoint

Perform analysis of the Insider Threat using MySQL-Linux    


BS 8-10, MS 6-8, PhD 3-5 


5-7 years IA and InfoSec experience; which includes developing and reviewing security concept of operations, systems security plans, security control assessments, contingency plans, configuration management plans

Experience with FISMA and RMF/A&A processes

Experience with NIST Special Publications i.e. as 800-27, 30, 37, 53, 60

Experience incident response plans, plan of actions and milestones, risk management plans, vulnerability scanning, and/or vulnerability management plans

Experience with STIG and SCAP, Sourcefire IDS, McAfee DLP, Microsoft EndPoint

Strong analytical, communication, problem solving and interpersonal skills

Ability to perform in a fast paced environment with frequent change

CISSP and CISM or GSLC; or ability to obtain CISM or GSLC within 6 months of hire

Active Top Secret clearance, periodic review (PR) performed within the past three years, SCI eligibility 


Knowledge of systems engineering principles, requirements analysis, system development (software and hardware); network security architecture concepts (topology, protocols, components); and/or IT security principles and methods (firewalls, demilitarized zones)

Government consulting experience

Knowledge of CSA guidance

Experience with VMware 

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