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Assessment and Authorization (A&A) Systems Engineer (ISSE)

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Location: Chantilly, VA
Posted: 09/09/2021

Clearance Needed: TS/SCI with Polygraph

Years of Experience: 8+


  • Serve as the technical lead to guide multiple development and technical projects through the security Assessment and Authorization (A&A) process. 
  • Support broad application A&A portfolio efforts, assisted by technical teams, to develop comprehensive accreditation packages. 
  • Work with approving officials to gain approvals through submission, POA&M reconciliation, and security relevant changes. 
  • Have excellent interpersonal, verbal, and written skills as well as high-level proficiency in leading Technical Exchange Meetings to define systems and system security boundaries. 


Required Qualifications: 

  • Master’s Degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, Engineering or related or an additional 6 years of experience in lieu of degree 
  • Experience preparing systems security plans, risk assessment reports, customer responsibility matrices, and security incident response standard operating procedures (SOPs) 
  • Experience preparing security assessment criteria for development teams to comply with all A&A requirements 
  • Experience briefing customers to guide Accreditation activities 
  • Demonstrated ability to convey technical information to non-technical individuals via formal and informal briefings and Technical Exchange Meetings 
  • A high level understanding of Cloud solutions such as Amazon, Microsoft, or Google 
  • Experience developing and refining application development details into Critical Control matrices 
  • Proficiency in ICD 503 compliance 

Desired Qualifications: 

  • Experience with the XACTA 360 tool 
  • Information Systems Security Engineer/Officer (ISSE/ISSO) experience 
  • Knowledge of NIST 800 series security documentation 

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