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Parsons Corporation Information Assurance Engineer (IAE) Level 3 in Las Cruces, New Mexico

Minimum Clearance Required to Start:

Top Secret SCI w/Polygraph

Job Description:

Parsons seeks to hire Information Assurance Engineers to conduct information systems security engineering activities throughout the acquisition lifecycle. IAEs are responsible for capturing and refining information protection requirements to ensure their integration into information systems acquisitions and information system development through purposeful security design or configuration. The contractor integrates security functional requirements into existing acquisition lifecycle phases, milestones, and documents using systems engineering principles and methodologies. Personnel shall be knowledgeable of best practices when implementing security controls including software engineering methodologies, security engineering methodologies, security engineering principles, and secure coding techniques and coordinate activities with Assessment and Authorization (A&A) stakeholders

Responsibilities:

  • Performs assessments of systems and networks within the networking environment or enclave and identifies where those systems/networks deviate from acceptable configurations, enclave policy, or local policy. This is achieved through passive evaluations (compliance audits) and active evaluations (vulnerability assessments).

  • Knowledge of and experience with ICD 503 and the Government's certification and accreditation (C&A) process.

  • Establishes strict program control processes to ensure mitigation of risks and supports for obtaining certification and accreditation of systems. This includes process support, analysis support, coordination support, security certification test support, security documentation support, investigations, software research, hardware introduction and release, emerging technology research inspections, and periodic audits.

  • Supports the formal Security Test & Evaluation (ST&E) required by each government accrediting authority through pre-test preparations, participation in the tests, analysis of the results, and preparation of required reports.

  • Periodically conducts a review of each system's audits and monitors corrective actions until all actions are closed.

  • Leads a project team in the application of advanced principles, theories, and concepts.

  • Contributes to the development of innovative principles and ideas.

  • Works on unusually complex problems and provides solutions that are highly creative.

  • Works under consultative direction toward predetermining long-range targets.

  • Provides advice and counsel to the organization in area of expertise.

Required Qualifications:

Active Top Secret/SCI security clearance with Polygraph

Bachelor's Degree + 8 years of experience OR HS/GED/Associate's Degree + 15 years of experience OR Master's Degree or higher + 6 years of experience

Certified Information System Security Professional (CISSP) certification.

Must be able to obtain, maintain and/or currently possess a security clearance.

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

Parsons is an equal opportunity, drug-free employer committed to diversity in the workplace. Minority/Female/Disabled/Protected Veteran/LGBTQ+. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to an individual’s race, color, religion, national origin, ethnicity, union affiliation, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, pregnancy, employable physical or mental disability, veteran status, genetic information, immigration status, or any other basis protected by all applicable laws.

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