Information Systems Security Engineer

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Apex Systems
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Job#: 1275829

Job Description:

Apex Systems is currently hiring for a Information Systems Security Engineer in support of the Air Force. If interested please send a follow-up email to with your resume and the best time for us to chat!

Position: Information Systems Security Engineer (ISSE)

Location: Pentagon

Clearance: Candidates must be US Citizens able to obtain and/or maintain a DoD Top Secret clearance as a condition of employment

Duration: Long Term Contract

Shift Hours: Day-Shift; core support hours are 0600 -1800

Overview: Seeking high-level IT Professionals to provide cyber security and security engineering services for the National Military Command Center (NMCC) customer including system security engineering, cybersecurity risk assessments, and security architecture support.

The ISSE shall perform, or review, technical security assessments of computing environments to identify points of vulnerability, non-compliance with established cybersecurity standards and regulations and recommended mitigation strategies within the NMCC.

Roles and Responsibilities:
  • Participate as the primary security engineering representative on engineering teams for the design, development, implementation, evaluation, and/or integration of secure networking, computing, and enclave environments
  • Support security planning, assessment, risk analysis, and risk management
  • Experience with Risk Management Framework (RMF), NIST SP 800-53, Security Technical Implementation Guides (STIGs) and Security Content Automation Protocol (SCAP) Compliance Checker.
  • Prepare and review program documentation to include Risk Assessment Reports, Accreditation Packages, and security policy guides
  • Continuous Monitoring - Plan of Action & Milestones (POAMs) - Working with engineers to resolve formal security findings from the security assessment and/or the scans, and maintain the POAM.
  • Knowledge of SIPR and JWICS Assessment & Authorization (A&A) process.
  • Document the various security control implementations as well as gather the artifacts that support the Risk Management Framework (RMF) and ICD 503 Security Accreditation
  • Interact with the customer and other project team members
  • Support security planning, assessment, risk analysis, and risk management
  • Identify overall security requirements for the proper handling of Government data
  • Develop and implement security designs for new or existing network system(s). Ensure that the design of hardware, operating systems, and software applications adequately address cybersecurity requirements for the IS and Network Environment
  • Identify information protection needs for an IS and Network Environment
  • Define IS and Network Environment security requirements in accordance with applicable cybersecurity requirements
  • Develop approaches to mitigate IS and Network Environment vulnerabilities and recommend changes to network or network system components as needed
  • Work closely with system administrators to validate patching, AV definitions and other security tools are updated/not vulnerable
  • Review requests for software installation and conduct technical risk assessment on implementation of the software
  • Applies system security engineering expertise in one or more of the following:
    • Responsible for building, deploying and Patching HBSS Windows and ACAS RedHat Linux 7.9 and 8 servers.
    • Responsible for building, maintaining, and patching all ePO, Security Center, and Nessus servers.
    • Provides Security Center accounts for Vulnerability Managers to scan devices within ACAS.
    • Experience with ACAS scan results and how to remediate vulnerability findings.
    • Knowledge of the process of obtaining license for all HBSS ePO's and Tenable Security Centers.
    • Expertise in the process of obtaining HBSS and ACAS kick start ISO's from DISA.
    • Extensive knowledge of building virtual servers, deploying and patching all McAfee modules via the ePO, configuring McAfee policies for each environment
    • STIG'ing HBSS Windows OS, McAfee policies to comply with benchmarks (Not reviewing or confirming) ,STIG'ing ACAS RHEL servers
    • Ability to Run SCAP scans on Windows and RHEL servers.
    • Displays knowledge of updating RedHat 7.9 and 8 rpm's as they are released,
    • Setup RedHat yum local rpm repositories to patch offline ACAS servers.
    • Deploying Rogue sensors on each subnet, Identifying Rogue subnets and, rogue endpoints.
    • Able to troubleshoot Security Center and Nessus scanner issues.

Required Qualifications:
  • Qualified candidates must possess a TS//SCI security clearance
  • Security+
  • 7+ years of experience in understanding of all aspects of systems engineering, including design and architecture.
  • Demonstrated capability to identify security risks throughout information system network structures to include the Operating Systems, hardware, and various data transfer protocols.
  • Effective communication and presentation skills (i.e., ability to present ideas effectively in formal and informal situations in group and individual settings).
  • Strong planning, organizational, and time management skills (i.e., ability to effectively plan, organize, and prioritize work, and to control and follow up to assure work completion).
  • Demonstrated initiative (i.e. initiate appropriate action without being directed) and ability to work independently.
  • Strong interpersonal skills (e.g., ability to work effectively on teams, communicate effectively, work/interact effectively and amicably with people from diverse backgrounds and cultures and with diverse personal attributes).

EEO Employer

Apex Systems is an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate or allow discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, or related medical conditions), age, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, genetic information, registered domestic partner status, marital status, disability, status as a crime victim, protected veteran status, political affiliation, union membership, or any other characteristic protected by law. Apex will consider qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable law. If you have visited our website in search of information on employment opportunities or to apply for a position, and you require an accommodation in using our website for a search or application, please contact our Employee Services Department at or 844-463-6178.

Company Information

Apex Systems is a world class technology services business that incorporates industry insights and experience to deliver solutions that fulfill our clients’ digital visions. We provide a continuum of service from workforce mobilization and modern enterprise solutions to digital innovation to drive better results and bring more value to our clients. Apex transforms our customers with modern enterprise solutions tailored to the industries we serve. Apex has a presence in over 70 markets across US, Canada and Mexico. Apex is a segment of ASGN Inc. (NYSE: ASGN)

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Position Id : BHJOB2374_1275829
Originally Posted : 3 months ago

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