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Information System Security Officer (ISSO) - Mid Level (TS required, eligible for SCI)

RedTrace Technologies Inc
Washington, DC
  • Posted: over a month ago
  • Full-Time
Job Description



Program Description: TS, WITH SCI ELIGIBILITY

The program provides support in the areas of Cybersecurity and Management to improve the Information Assurance (IA) posture of a federal customer. The contract’s support functions are: IA Management, Federal Information Security Management Act (FISMA) coordination and reporting, Risk Management Framework (RMF) application, IA compliance measurements and metrics, Assessment and Authorization (A&A), Vulnerability Management, and Cyber Defense support.

Position Description:

The Information Systems Security Officer (ISSO) provides support to the customer in the area of Cybersecurity. Daily tasks include, but are not limited to:

  • Participate as the primary security engineering representative for the design, development, implementation, and/or integration of IA architectures, secure networking, systems, computing, enclave environments and components to meet government customer requirements to establish secure baseline-controlled configuration items (CCI)
  • Provide analytical and technical security recommendations to the customer
  • Lead the identification of projects’ security requirement
  • Translate security requirements into specific technical actions for IT staff
  • Participate in network design reviews and security testing for the customer’s networks
  • Coordinate with system development teams to ensure network security standards are followed and implemented correctly
  • Identify additional security requirements, based on RMF or as the result of security issues that put the customer’s systems at risk
  • Review and analyze new system (hardware and software) and provide recommendations concerning system security
  • Evaluate proposed security architectures and designs and provide input as to the adequacy of those security designs to meet required security compliance objectives
  • Develop and maintain processes and procedures to identify, track and mitigate system vulnerabilities
  • Review Security Requirements Traceability Matrices (SRTMs), System Security Plans (SSPs) and other IA documentation for completeness
  • Provide Certification & Accreditation and RMF guidance to system owners to ensure accreditation success



  • Current U.S. Government Top Secret clearance with SCI eligibility
  • Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics (STEM) or an advanced IA certification
  • 5+ years of experience in security engineering
  • DoD 8570 Level III certification in IAT or IAM (i.e. CISSP, CASP, CISM, GSLC)
  • Experience in security systems engineering involving various computer hardware and software operation systems and application solutions in both stand-alone and LAN/WAN configurations
  • Experience with security features and/or vulnerability of various operating systems as defined by NIST, DISA (STIGs), and USCYBERCOM
  • Experience with networks and systems security administration, operation systems security configuration and account management best practices
  • Experience implementing the RMF Process and NIST 800-53 technical controls, as well as developing and maintaining associated certification and accreditation documentation


  • Self-starter requiring limited direction and supervision
  • Experience briefing senior customer personnel
  • Ability to organize and prioritize numerous customer requests in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment
  • Familiarity with Amazon Web Services (AWS)
  • Familiarity with Microsoft Azure
  • Familiarity with federal customer IA processes
  • Experience with IA vulnerability testing and related network/system test tools (i.e. Retina, HBSS, EVSS, ACAS)
  • Experience with XACTA a plus
  • Experience with Governance, Risk, & Compliance (GRC) tools (i.e. RiskVision, CSAM, RSA Archer)
  • Familiarity with Cross Domain Systems (CDS)
  • Experience supporting IC or DoD customers

Employee Benefits:

  • Competitive salary for well qualified applicants
  • 401(k) plan
  • Annual performance bonus
  • Certification and advanced degree attainment bonuses
  • Student Loan / Tuition reimbursement
  • Health Care Insurance (medical, dental, vision)
  • Up to four weeks of paid vacation
  • 11 Federal Holidays, and 3 Floating Holidays
  • Unlimited sick leave
  • Team bonding events


This position requires onsite work. However, due to COVID-19, partially remote work is temporarily available.

RedTrace Technology is an EOE employer.

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