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Parsons Corporation Cyber Information Systems Security Engineer in Las Vegas, New Mexico

Minimum Clearance Required to Start:

Top Secret SCI w/Polygraph

Job Description:

Ready for a challenge that will require your experience and keep you on the edge of cyber security? Parsons is looking for a Cybersecurity Information System Security Engineer (ISSE) to provide support services to customers on advanced systems acquisitions, development operations, and disposal. This Cyber ISSE will ensure that appropriate security engineering principles, concepts, methods, and practices are applied throughout the system lifecycle to achieve customer objectives for the protection of mission-critical assets; will reduce system vulnerabilities through requirements definition, system design, risk analysis, and secure operations; in accordance with NIST SP 800-160.

Parsons' extensive experience in this field, combined with your technical knowledge, will propel your career forward with opportunity for advancement with top performance. Training, development and opportunities to switch teams and projects as you and our fast paced business grow and evolve. We need our engineers to be versatile, display leadership qualities and be enthusiastic to tackle new challenges across the full stack as we continue to push security forward. Cyber ISSEs design, develop, and implement leading-edge analytical and technical methodologies, tools, and policies/standards to ensure cyber-secure implementations of systems and environments.

Responsibilities:

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

  • Provide independent cybersecurity advice and guidance to government stakeholders

  • Develop or review system security designs and architectures.

  • Advise security engineers on best methods to remediate vulnerability findings through 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.

Qualifications:

  • Active Top Secret/SCI with Polygraph

  • 8 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) certification. (ISC)2 Information Systems Security Engineering Professional (ISSEP) certification desired (may be required for some positions)

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

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

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

  • Experience providing independent cybersecurity advice and guidance to government stakeholders

  • Experience developing and/or reviewing system security designs and architectures.

  • Ability to advise security engineers on best methods to remediate vulnerability findings through security scanning tools

  • Ability to support engineering analysis of alternatives, tradeoffs, and risk treatment decisions

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

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

  • Strong initiative and communication skills

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

  • Awareness of Cloud C2E initiative

  • Engineering work performed in space-oriented mission environments.

  • Knowledge of space system (Satellite and Ground infrastructure) operations

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

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

  • Knowledge of Cross Domain Solutions (CDSs)

ADDITIONAL PREFERRED EXPERIENCE:

  • Experience presenting verbal/written communications to Senior leadership including ISSMs, ISOs, security directors

  • Experience with systems engineering lifecycle processes

  • Act 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 approval process per NIST-800-37 RMF

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

The position requires a COVID vaccination or an approved accommodation/exemption for a disability/medical condition or religious belief.

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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