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Parsons Corporation Information System Security Engineer (ISSE) in Chantilly, Virginia

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Job Description:

Parsons is looking for an amazingly talented cybersecurity systems engineer to join our team! In this role you will ensure cybersecurity requirements are identified, allocated, implemented, verified and continuously monitored throughout the system life cycle.

What You'll Be Doing:

  • Define system security requirements in coordination with security stakeholders including system engineers, program managers, security control assessors, and authorizing officials.

  • Ensure cybersecurity requirements are identified, allocated, implemented, verified and continuously monitored throughout the system life cycle.

  • Coordinate RMF processing with program, developer and authorizing stakeholders to achieve ATOs.

  • Provide independent cybersecurity advice and guidance to government stakeholders.

  • Develop or review system security designs and architectures.

  • Advise system engineers on best methods to remediate vulnerability findings through the use of security scanning tools

  • Support engineering analysis of alternatives, tradeoffs, and risk treatment decisions

  • Develop cybersecurity documentation in support of customer Risk Management Framework (RMF) process; in accordance with NIST SP 800-37 Rev 2.

  • Work with interdisciplinary teams to deliver trustworthy and secure systems.

What Required Skills You'll Bring:

  • 5 years minimum of system and/or security engineering work performed in support of U.S. Government customers subject to Intelligence Community Directive (ICD) 503.

  • ​​(ISC)2 Certified Information System Security Professional (CISSP) or Certified Cloud Security Professional (CCSP) certification.

  • Review and development of RMF Assessment and Authorization (A&A) documentation, e.g. System Security Plans (SSPs), Security Assessment Reports (SARs), and Plans of Action and Milestones (POAMs).

  • Proven ability to balance priorities in a dynamic, mission-oriented environment.

  • Strong initiative and communication skills.

What Desired Skills You'll Bring:

  • Experience implementing NIST SP 800-53 Revision 4 security requirements and NIST SP 800-53A security assessment procedures.

  • Knowledge of Cloud (i.e. Azure, Amazon C2S, Commercial and GovCloud) security planning, design, and operations.

  • Ability to explain complex cybersecurity issues to a diverse audience in layman's terms

  • Engineering work performed in national security mission environments.

  • Experience implementing or assessing cybersecurity solutions using technologies such as:

  • Nessus, WebInspect, Splunk, Open SCAP

  • Microsoft Windows, Server, Active Directory

  • RedHat Linux; CentOS,

  • Virtualization Platforms: Hyper-V, VMware

  • VDI (Desktop), Citrix

  • Network engineering/design of LANs, WANs, MANs, including underlying routing protocols, and implementation. (TCP/IP, BGP, OSPF)

  • Knowledge of Cross Domain Solutions (CDSs).

  • Experience presenting verbal/written communications to Senior leadership including ISSMs, System Owners, Authorizing officials, security directors

  • Experience with systems engineering lifecycle processes

  • Experience as an advisor the Government ISSM on ATO extensions, body of evidence reviews

  • Participating in RFC/CCB reviews as voting member for Government customer programs

  • Experience guiding systems through the RMF approval process per NIST-800-37.

Minimum Clearance Required to Start:

Top Secret SCI w/Polygraph

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:

$67,400.00 - $118,000.00

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!

The position may require a COVID vaccination or an approved accommodation/exemption for a disability/medical condition or religious belief as required by customer requirements and some cases federal, state, provincial or local mandates.

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+.

We truly invest and care about our employee’s wellbeing and provide endless growth opportunities as the sky is the limit, so aim for the stars! Imagine next and join the Parsons quest—APPLY TODAY!About Us

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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