ISYS Technologies, Inc.

  • Principal Systems Engineer

    Job Locations US-MD-Silver Spring
    Job ID
  • Minimum Clearance Required

    US Citizen


    Functional Responsibilities:


          ISYS Technologies is seeking a Principal Systems Engineer.





    Job Duties:


    • Create, compile, and maintain security authorization packages and documentation as required by Federal security authorization guidelines described in NIST and OMB requirement documents
    • Enforce policies and guidelines as outlined within NIST SP 800-53, NIST SP 800 and 500 series specifications
    • Provide leadership in the implementation of system specific features and security controls to ensure effective compliance with federal requirements as well promoting a strong security posture for implementation and O&M teams and key stakeholders
    • Provide leadership and support to system owners and other team members in the generation of security documents, including security incident reports, equipment/software inventories, technical vulnerability reports, and contingency plans
    • Perform necessary review, analysis, and reporting of key system attributes, weaknesses, and changes to the Information Systems Security Manager, System Owner to support Continuous Monitoring of supported systems
    • Initiate, track, and manage the creation, opening, and closure of weaknesses via Department of Commerce prescribed Plan of Action & Milestone (POAM) processes and procedures
    • Effectively communicate AWIPS system risk and security posture to the Information Systems Security Manager, System Owner, Key Stakeholders, and consumers of security controls
    • Provide security input to programmatic planning - budget/schedule, risks and opportunities, development of ECPs and BCR.
    • Coordinate technical and process document reviews
    • Provide security and system engineering inputs to development and sustainment projects to resolve technical and integration issues
    • Plan and coordinate vulnerability scans
    • Identify and respond to potential vulnerabilities by coordinating across multiple teams to determine applicability to program, assess risk/impacts, develop remediation plans, oversee generation of change requests and test and deploy fixes
    • Measure and report SLAs and provide technical documentation to support the creation and continued delivery of CDRLs related to system vulnerability tracking, patch management, and POAM resolution rate and efficacy






    Experience Requirements:

    • B.S./B.A. in Engineering, Science, or Mathematics with 8 years’ experience in System Engineering and Information Technology Security or MS/MA in Engineering, Science or Mathematics with 6 years’ experience; education in lieu of experience
    • Experience with Information Assurance Compliance Tools such as Tenable Security Center Continuous View, MBSA, and OpenSCAP
    • Experience with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 and the Open Source Software model
    • Knowledge of Federal Government Authorization processes (NIST 800-53, DHS 4300A / DHS 4300 B, DIACAP, ICD's), and industry standards and best practices
    • Demonstrated experience working in dynamic environments requiring ability to assess and prioritize tasks, manage time and resources to meet assigned deadlines with experience as a group/team leader managing efforts across multiple teams that may or may not be direct reports
    • Demonstrated experience resolving systems engineering and integration issues employing system/security engineering techniques, processes, and life-cycle management
    • Demonstrated experience with risk and opportunity management processes
    • Effective written and oral communications skills, including presentation skills
    • Possesses a recognized Security Professional Certification (e.g. CISSP, CISM, CGEIT, CRISC, CAP, CEH)





    Desired Experience:


    • Demonstrates a strong understanding of the design and architecture of complex information systems and the ability to communicate operational use of those systems to others
    • Demonstrates ability to support and assess technical requirements, and translate those needs into an actionable environment architecture, business and technical process
    • Demonstrates ability to interact comfortably with Senior Leadership and/or Government Executives and staff on a day-to-day basis
    • Experience with security analysis tools such as Nessus, HP Fortify, ArcSight, ECMO Big Fix, JunOS Space
    • Experience with security automation tools and centralized management utilities such as Puppet, Ansible, Ansible Tower, and Red Hat Satellite 6






    • U.S. Citizen



    Essential Requirements - Physical Demands: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job with or without reasonable accommodation.

    While performing the duties of this job, the employee will regularly sit, walk, stand and climb stairs and steps. May require walking long distance from parking to work station. Occasionally, movement that requires twisting at the neck and/or trunk more than the average person, squatting/ stooping/kneeling, reaching above the head, and forward motion will be required. The employee will continuously be required to repeat the same hand, arm, or finger motion many times. Manual and finger dexterity are essential to this position. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close, distance, depth perception and telling differences among colors. The employee must be able to communicate through speech with clients and public. Hearing requirements include conversation in both quiet and noisy environments. Lifting may require floor to waist, waist to shoulder, or shoulder to overhead movement of up to 20 pounds. This position demands tolerance for various levels of mental stress.


    ISYS Technologies is an Engineering and Information Technology Company focused on providing Services to the Federal and State Government. ISYS offers a competitive compensation program and comprehensive benefits package to our employees including Health/Dental/Vision/PTO and more. ISYS Technologies is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran.


    US Citizenship is required.


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