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Information Systems Security Officer - TS/SCI with Polygraph

Security | Laurel, MD | Full Time

Job Description

About Us: Engineers solving real-world problems

Every day we support missions that matter with work across cloud infrastructure, cyber security and development operations (DevOps). 

At Stratus, you will solve real-world problems, work amongst others who share your passions and feed your ambition. Our company was built by and is run by engineers who not only understand the importance of hiring those who are great at what they do, but also understand and grant the autonomy you need to achieve success. We give you the tools you need to "empower" your career.  

What you will be doing:

This position functions in an environment with exposure to broad sections of cutting edge technology and communications research. As such, the ISSO has an opportunity to apply previous knowledge and problem solving skills to customize requirements to meet specific customer needs. This position provides as much an opportunity to learn and grow as it does to help provide cyber security to a dynamic research environment.

The ISSO will interface with business and technical staff to define and analyze security requirements, and audit these requirements regularly to ensure appropriate security controls are operating correctly and as intended.

  • Develops, documents and implements information security procedures to enforce compliance with information security standards and policy.
  • Manage the SSP process for all current SSPs and new SSPs.
  • Establishes metrics to ensure continuous improvement and ongoing compliance.
  • Performs regular audits (system & program level) to monitor, measure, and report on compliance and identify residual risk.
  • Conducts vulnerability analysis and threat assessments.
  • Evaluates security products and recommends solutions for control enhancement.
  • Provides ongoing analysis and assessment in support of incident response activities.
  • Evaluates and assesses systems to support compliance verification.
  • Participates in disaster recovery and business continuity planning, testing, and operations.
  • Tests and evaluates incident response, disaster recovery, and business continuity plans.
  • Provides subject matter expertise on information and technology related initiatives.
  • Develops programs and conducts education and training in support of security awareness.

Required Skills:

  • 5+ years acting as an ISSO/ISSE.
  • In depth knowledge of NIST and the Certification and Accreditation Process.
  • Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science, Information Assurance or related discipline.
  • Top Secret ( with polygraph) Federal Government clearance is required. 

Desired Criteria: 

  • Technical experience working with systems (Linux, Windows, etc.)
  • Excellent communication skills (written and oral)

What We Will Provide In Return:

  • Excellent compensation, amazing benefits including top of the line BCBS PPO coverage with ZERO deductibles. We pay for 100% of the employee premium and cover 90% of your dependent’s premium.  
  • 10% 401K employer contribution with no employee contribution required.
  • Generous paid time off that includes sick, vacation and floating holidays as well as the ability to bank overtime hours for additional time off or extra compensation (must met additional criteria for cash-out).
  • Employee centric culture and a belief that we should those who are good at what they do and then give them the tools the 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 via slack, internal messaging boards and email lists, our employee newsletter and an open door policy.  EEO/AA including Vets and Disabled.