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Parsons Corporation Senior Information Systems Security Officer in Boulder, Colorado

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Job Description:

Parsons is seeking a skilled Senior Information Systems Security Officer (ISSO) to enhance our dynamic team. In this pivotal role, you will concentrate on integrating cybersecurity measures into system design, aiming to effectively manage cyber disruptions, reduce vulnerabilities, and ensure system integrity. Your responsibilities will include developing strategies to minimize misuse and malicious activities, assisting in the system accreditation process, and supporting Defensive Cyber Operations. Join us and contribute to safeguarding our digital infrastructure.

What You'll Be Doing:

  • Collaborates with customers and interdisciplinary SAFe® Agile engineering teams to assess operational demands, break down requirements, and formulate cybersecurity functional requirements; supports agile development to enhance security posture, focusing on mission compliance within a SAFe® framework.

  • Employ the Risk Management Framework (RMF) to secure and maintain Authorization to Operate (ATO), Interim Authorization to Test (IATT), and Authority to Connect (ATC) for all accredited information systems, encompassing both on-premise and cloud platforms.

  • Develop and maintain System Security Plans (SSP), Security Controls Traceability Matrices (SCTM), Risk Assessment Reports (RAR), Continuous Monitoring Plans (ConMon), Security Assessment Reports (SAR), and Plans of Actions and Milestones (POA&M).

  • Develop and update documentation, policies, and procedures, including Ports, Protocols, and Services Management (PPSM) worksheets, system and network diagrams/descriptions, and Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs).

  • Coordinate and conduct security audits and system updates to detect nonstandard events and ensure the integrity of systems and information.

  • Play an active role in Conducting continuous monitoring activities on Accredited Information Systems (AIS) its environment of operation to include developing and updating the system artifacts, managing, and controlling changes to the system.

  • Conduct security impact analysis activities and provide to the ISSM on all configuration management changes to the authorization boundaries.

  • Report Cyber incidents or vulnerabilities to the government chain of command and then, as required, to the assigned ISSM.

  • Strong ability to produce and maintain varied technical documentation.

What Required Skills You'll Bring:

  • Active Top-Secret Clearance with SCI eligibility

  • BS degree in Cybersecurity/Computer Science/Engineering or other relevant field from an accredited university with minimum 5 years of experience

  • MS degree in Cybersecurity/Computer Science/Engineering or other relevant field from an accredited university with minimum 3 years of experience .

  • Must have IAT Level III or IAM Level III certification. DoD 8570.01/8140.03 Certification: CISSP, CISA, CISM, CASP+ Broad knowledge of computer networking concepts and protocols, and network security methodologies

  • Knowledge of risk management processes (e.g., methods for assessing and mitigating risk)

  • Broad knowledge of information technology (IT) security principles and methods (e.g., firewalls, demilitarized zones, encryption)

  • Experience in reviewing and implementing secure configuration management techniques. (e.g., Security Technical Implementation Guides (STIGs).

  • Broad knowledge of network security architecture concepts including topology, protocols, components, and principles (e.g., application of defense-in-depth)

  • Practical experience in guiding systems through NIST SP 800-37 RMF steps, from Prepare to Monitor, using CNSSI 1253 to ascertain appropriate Confidentiality, Integrity, and Availability levels, and the NIST SP 800-53 controls associated with each level.

What Desired Skills You'll Bring:

  • Experience with Enterprise Mission Assurance Support Service (eMASS) and Xacta.

  • Familiarity using STIG Viewer.

  • Familiarity with ACAS, ELK, Splunk or other monitoring tools.

  • Additional Certifications/Preferred Not Required: ISC2 Certified in Governance, Risk and Compliance (CGRC).

  • Familiarity with Space or Weapons system development, sustainment, and security operations

Minimum Clearance Required to Start:

Top Secret

This position is part of our Federal Solutions team.

Our Federal Solutions segment delivers resources to our US government customers that ensure the success of missions around the globe. Our diverse, intelligent employees drive the state of the art as they provide services and solutions in the areas of defense, security, intelligence, infrastructure, and environmental. We promote a culture of excellence and close-knit teams that take pride in delivering, protecting, and sustaining our nation's most critical assets, from Earth to cyberspace. Throughout the company, our people are anticipating what’s next to deliver the solutions our customers need now.

Salary Range:

$83,300.00 - $145,800.00

We value our employees and want our employees to take care of their overall wellbeing, which is why we offer best-in-class benefits such as medical, dental, vision, paid time off, 401(k), life insurance, flexible work schedules, and holidays to fit your busy lifestyle!

This position will be posted for a minimum of 3 days and will continue to be posted for an average of 30 days until a qualified applicant is selected or the position has been cancelled.

Parsons is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility in the workplace. Diversity is ingrained in who we are, how we do business, and is one of our company’s core values. Parsons equally employs representation at all job levels for minority, female, disabled, protected veteran and LGBTQ+.

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Parsons is a digitally enabled solutions provider focused on the defense, security, and infrastructure markets. With nearly 75 years of experience, Parsons is uniquely qualified to deliver cyber/converged security, technology-based intellectual property, and other innovative services to federal, regional, and local government agencies, as well as to private industrial customers worldwide.

Parsons is an equal opportunity, drug-free employer committed to diversity in the workplace. Minority/Female/Disabled/Protected Veteran/LGBTQ+.

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