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Security | Columbia, MD | Full Time

Job Description

About Us: Innovating to solve real-world problems

At Applied Insight, we leave no stone unturned in solving our customers’ technology challenges. Supporting the Federal Government with the strongest mission focus, our solutions empower people to collaborate more effectively in delivering services vital to the nation.

On joining the Applied Insight team, you’ll be working to solve real-world problems on missions that matter with people who share your passions and encourage your ambition. It’s vital to us that we hire committed people who are great at what they do. We return that commitment by empowering them with the autonomy, the support and the tools they need to fulfill their true potential.

A day in the life (just a few of the things you may do on any given day):

  • Lead and participate in the certification and accreditation process for multiple cloud environments.
  • Assist incoming cloud projects with certification and accreditation activities.
  • Prepare, review, and evaluate compliance documentation.
  • Identify alternative and flexible documentation procedures to aid in security compliance efforts.
  • Communicate with government clients and Applied Insight staff to coordinate secure implementation methodologies and practices.
  • Perform reviews of security control statuses and work with technical staff to work through POA&Ms.
    Author security documentation for SSP packages and work with designated approvers to move A&A process forward.

 You will excel in this role if you are:

  • A “technology translator”: You will be bridging the gap between both technical and non-technical audiences and must be able to speak to each in a language they understand.
  • Embracing Emerging Technology: You will leverage AWS and its accompanying tools daily as you help to design and plan out a game-changing development environment from the ground up.
  • Well-Rounded: You bring in-depth experience across multiple types of environments from a security compliance perspective.
  • Agile: Able to work as part of small team working together to develop a solution for government customers.
  • An effective communicator: You are able to successfully communicate in both verbal and written formats to client stakeholders, project leadership, and technical staff regarding the current security posture of the environment and necessary security deliverables.

What we are expecting from you (i.e. the qualifications you must have):

  • At least 7 years experience with SSP package documentation and materials both as the author and reviewer.
  • Experience acquiring IATT, IATO, and ATO accreditations within IC and/or DoD environments.
  • Able to identify roadblocks and potential pitfalls with regards to the security compliance and accreditation process.
  • Knowledge of security controls listed within DoD 8510 (RMF), DoD 6510 and 8500 series instructions, and NIST 800 series guidance
  • Experience with IAVMs, DISA STIGs, POA&Ms, and related IC/DoD policies and regulations.
  • Experience setting up and configuring ACAS/Nessus/HBSS scanners
  • Experience conducting research and providing technical review recommendations based on known vulnerabilities.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills with a keen sense of customer service.
  • Excellent problem solving and troubleshooting skills.
  • Process oriented with great documentation skills.
  • BS in Computer Science, IT, IS, or equivalent area of technical study (An additional 4 years of IT experience can substitute for a BS Degree).
  • Due to the nature of the Federal contract for which this specific position will be assigned to, candidates are required to have US citizenship.
  • CISSP (Certified Information Systems Security Professional).
  • Secret clearance required

What we are desiring from you (i.e. the nice-to-have qualifications):

  • AWS experience preferred, but not mandatory. At a minimum, you should have an understanding/ knowledge of AWS architectures, capabilities, and services
  • Kubernetes experience desirable

What we will provide in return: Excellent compensation and amazing benefits

  • Multiple health insurance options from CareFirst BCBS which include a PPO plan with ZERO deductibles and an HSA plan.
  • 401k Immediate Vesting. Company matches 100% of the first 3% contributed and 50% of the next 2% contributed.
  • Fully paid long-term disability, short-term disability, and life insurance.
  • Flexible Spending Account options.
  • Generous paid time off that includes one bucket of leave to use how the employee sees fit; no separate holiday, sick, or vacation.
  • Flexible work schedules with the ability to bank extra hours for additional time off.
  • Semi-Annual bonuses for hours worked "over standard".
  • Government shutdown protection where employees don't have to use leave for up to 3 days out of the year for inclement weather or budget issues.
  • Employee centric culture and a belief that we should empower those who are good at what they do and then give them the tools they need to achieve success and grow their career. 
  • A commitment to learning and growth and easy ways to achieve both including a training budget, education assistance, mentorship programs and collaborative learning sessions. 
  • A collaborative environment that fosters communication and an open door policy.  EEO/AA including Vets and Disabled.