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Information System Security Manager with TS/SCI

Rocket Lab USA
Long Beach, CA
  • Expired: April 15, 2023. Applications are no longer accepted.
Rocket Lab

Rocket Lab is a vertically integrated provider of small launch services, satellites, and spacecraft components. Our mission is to open access to space to improve life on Earth. Our team is over 1,300 people strong and we're adding to it every week. Collaboration is at our core - every idea is heard, and everyone makes a difference. Teams are nimble, decisions are made quickly, and we are action oriented.

Information System Security Manager (ISSM) with TS/SCI

Based on site at Rocket Lab's Headquarters in Long Beach, CA the Information System Security Manager (ISSM) is primarily responsible for maintaining the overall security posture for all Rocket Lab classified information systems and is accountable for the implementation of the Risk Management Framework (RMF). The ISSM serves as the principal advisor on all matters, technical and otherwise, involving the security of the classified information systems. In this role you will report to the Security Manager, in support of the FSO/CPSO and Industrial Security organization.

  • Continually improve and maintain the information system security program and document related policies as needed for a variety of information systems and areas of responsibility. This includes all documentation for information system authorization, security management, and continuous monitoring for all classified information system types.
  • Ensure classified information systems meet cybersecurity requirements and government directives through the performance of system auditing, vulnerability risk assessments, assured file transfers, hardware and software configuration management, data integrity control implementation, and investigations on Information Assurance security violations and/or incidents.
  • Provide cybersecurity education and training to all system users; Provide technical and procedural Information System security expertise as needed.
  • Assume ISSO responsibilities as necessary and assist in other disciplines of Security as needed to support the program.
  • Develop, maintain, and update, in coordination with all system stakeholders, any required POA&Ms in order to identify system weaknesses, mitigating actions, resources, and timelines for corrective actions. Entries in the POA&M will be based on vulnerabilities and recommendations identified during assessments.
  • Maintain the system in accordance with the security plan and Authorization to Operate (ATO); manage, maintain, and execute the continuous monitoring strategy.
  • Ensure approved procedures are used for sanitizing and releasing system components and media.
  • Ensure proper measures are taken when a system incident or vulnerability affecting classified systems or information is discovered.

  • Active Top Secret security clearance with SCI eligibility and CI polygraph (TS/SCI)
  • 5 years of relevant work experience in cybersecurity, or information technology as an ISSM, ISSO, or System Administrator implementing or managing cyber security requirements, security plans, and accreditation packages for classified information systems under DoD and/or IC organizations
  • Must possess or be able to obtain DoD 8570 IAM Level III security certification within 6 months of employment (CISSP or CASP equivalent).

  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or related technical discipline or the equivalent combination of education, professional training, or work experience.
  • Experience with DAAPM, NISPOM, ICD 503, NIST 800-53, and NIST 800-171 implementations
  • Experience with cyber tools (Nessus, Splunk, etc.)
  • The ISSM must be capable of effectively handling day-to-day operations and responding to security instances.

The expected salary range for the position is displayed in accordance with the California Equal Pay for Equal Work Act. Final agreed upon compensation is based upon individual qualifications and experience.

In addition to base salary, Rocket Lab offers a comprehensive total compensation offer package based on individual qualifications and experience, including company stock. Employees will also be eligible for medical, dental, vision coverage, 401(k) retirement plan options, and to purchase discounted stock through Rocket Lab's Employee Stock Purchase Program.

Pay Range (CA Only)

$135,000 - $165,000 USD

Important information:


To conform to U.S. Government space technology export regulations, applicant must be a U.S. citizen as defined by ITAR (22 CFR §120.15) or eligible to obtain the required authorizations from the U.S Department of State.

Rocket Lab provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment at Rocket Lab, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.


For security reasons background checks will be undertaken prior to any employment offers being made to an applicant. These checks will include nationality checks as it is a requirement of this position that you be eligible to access equipment and data regulated by the United States' International Traffic in Arms Regulations.

Under these Regulations, you may be ineligible for this role if you do not hold citizenship of Australia, Japan, New Zealand, Switzerland, the European Union or a country that is part of NATO, or if you hold ineligible dual citizenship or nationality. For more information on these Regulations, click here ITAR Regulations.

Rocket Lab USA


Long Beach, CA
90888 USA



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