Information System Security Engineer (ISSE)

  • SAIC,
  • Mclean, VA
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Analysis, Anti-Virus, Architecture, CISSP, Development, HTTP, Networks, Security, Simulation
C2H Independent, Contract Independent, Contract W2, Contract Corp-To-Corp, C2H W2, C2H Corp-To-Corp
Work from home not available Travel required to 25%.

Job Description


SAIC has a new opportunity for an Information System Security Engineer (ISSE) to work on an exciting, fast-paced program. This position will work hand-in-hand with the customer team as well as external teammates across all program security functions.


SAIC has a new opportunity for an Information System Security Engineer (ISSE) to work on an exciting, fast-paced program. This position will work hand-in-hand with the customer team and external teammates across all program security functions.

Duties/Responsibilities :

  • Maintain operational security posture for the program; develop and execute information security plans and policies

  • Develop IT architecture deliverables, specific to information security countermeasure implementations, for operational systems and systems under development

  • Evaluate proposed information security architectures and designs, provide input to ensure designs meet required security compliance objectives

  • Install, configure, and use various information system inspection tools to audit systems and analyze potential vulnerabilities; conduct weekly auditing requirements, analyze results, identify mitigation approaches

  • Monitor networks and systems for security breaches; investigate security breaches; lead incident response, minimize impact, conduct technical and forensic investigation into root cause and impacts

  • Review requests for software installation and conduct technical risk assessment on implementation of the software

  • Work closely with system administrators to ensure installation of current patches, AV definitions and other security tools

  • Perform vulnerability/risk assessment analysis to support accreditation and other program protection activities

  • Prepare and review program documentation to include Risk Assessment Reports, Accreditation Packages, and security policy guides


TYPICAL EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: Bachelors and fourteen (14) years or more experience; Masters and twelve (12) years or more experience; PhD or JD and nine (9) years or more experience.

Required Qualifications

  • TS/SCI security clearance with Polygraph

  • Direct ISSE experience implementing security solutions

  • Technical expertise in secure computer network design, implementation, and accreditation

  • Expertise in anti-virus software, intrusion detection, firewalls and content filtering

  • Knowledge of risk assessment tools (e.g. NESSUS, SPLUNK, HBSS, etc.), technologies and methods

  • Expertise in DCID 6/3, ICD 503, and NIST 800-53 policies and implementations

  • Experience in providing oversight and coordination for multiple contractors

  • Experience managing privileged user requirements

  • Polished communicator (written and verbal) with keen eye for details

  • Analytical, a problem solver

Desired Qualifications

CISSP, Security+, Network+, AWS certifications preferred

  • AWS and cloud platform as a service (PaaS) security implementation

Hands on experience with C2S security groups

Job Posting Date: 2019-05-09 08:32:23 UTC

Primary Location: MCLEAN, VA 22102 US

Clearance Level Must Currently Possess: Top Secret/SCI with Polygraph

Clearance Level Must Be Able to Obtain: Top Secret/SCI with Polygraph

Potential for Teleworking: No

Travel: Yes, 25% of the time

Shift: Day Job

SAIC is a premier technology integrator, solving our nation's most complex modernization and systems engineering challenges across the defense, space, federal civilian, and intelligence markets. Our robust portfolio of offerings includes high-end solutions in systems engineering and integration; enterprise IT, including cloud services; cyber; software; advanced analytics and simulation; and training. We are a team of 23,000 strong driven by mission, united purpose, and inspired by opportunity. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, SAIC has annual revenues of approximately $6.5 billion. For more information, visit For information on the benefits SAIC offers, see Working at SAIC . EOE AA M/F/Vet/Disability

Company Information

Dice Id : 10111346
Position Id : 442317