Sr. Information Systems Security Engineer (ISSE)

Minimum Clearance Required to Start:
Top Secret SCI
Job Description:

Are you ready to put your Information Systems Security Engineering expertise to work on complex projects in support of an exciting customer mission? Are you great with people and have a track record of delivering secure systems to satisfy the customer's mission?

Parsons is now hiring an experienced Information Systems Security Engineer with the desire to work on creating innovative, practical solutions to support cyber security and space projects. You will become an integral part of a team that ensures security principles, concepts, methods, and practices are applied during the system life cycle to achieve the security of key government systems.

  • Review and assess stakeholder security objectives, protection needs and concerns, security requirements, and associated validation methods.
  • Review and assess system security requirements and associated verification methods per RMF standards.
  • Identify and/or assess vulnerabilities and susceptibility to life cycle disruptions, hazards, and threats.
  • Provide security considerations to inform systems engineering efforts with the objective to reduce errors, flaws, and weakness that may constitute security vulnerability leading to unacceptable asset loss and consequences.
  • Review security controls and supporting RMF artifacts; assist with the development of artifacts, when necessary.
  • Identify, quantify, and evaluate the costs/benefits of security functions and considerations to inform analysis of alternatives, engineering trade-offs, and risk treatment decisions.

Required Qualifications:
  • High School Diploma
  • 8+ years of system engineering and/or system security engineering experience
  • Direct experience developing RMF assessment and authorization documentation
  • DoDI 8570.01M IAM Level III or IAT Level III certification (e.g., CISSP, CASP+, CISM, GCIH, CISA)
  • Active Top Secret security clearance with SCI eligibility required
  • Applicants selected for employment will be subject to a federal background investigation and must meet additional eligibility requirements for access to classified information or materials.

Desired Qualifications:
  • Experience working with eMASS and/or Xacta
  • BS/MS in Cyber Security, Information Technology or related technical field
  • Hosted payload and satellite integration experience, including ground-system security architecture preferred
  • Experience developing Anti-Tamper Plans, Counterintelligence Support Plans, Integrated Threat Assessment Reports, Operations Security Plans, Continuous Monitoring Plans, Defensive Cyberspace Operations Plans, IT/Cybersecurity Strategies, Information Support Plans, Enterprise Architecture Views) and related documentation IAW DoDI 5000.02, DoDI 5200.39, DODI 5200.44, DODD 5200.47E, DoDI 8500.01, DoDI 8510.01, and NIST SP 800-160
  • Familiarity with Systems Security Engineering (SSE) documentation (e.g. Cybersecurity Strategies, Information Support Plans, Program Protection Plans (PPPs)

Parsons is a Military-friendly employer. Experience with the following military occupation codes (and more) may help you qualify for this position!

AIR FORCE: 1B000, D090, 3D033,3D053, 3D073, 3D0X3, 3D032, 3D052, 3D072, 3D0X2, 3D190, 3D132, 3D152, 3D172, 3D1X2, 1B431, 1B451, 1B471, 1B491, 17D1, 17D2, 17D3, 17D4, 17DX,

NAVY: 7431, 7432, 7433, 7435, 7437, 7438, 1840, 1843, 1845, 1847, CTR, CTO, CTN, CTA, CTI, CTM, CTT,

ARMY: 35Q, 29S, 29P, 250A, 29F, 170A, 170B, 17A, 17B, 17C, 17D, 170D, 17E, 255S, 255N, 255A,

MARINE CORPS: 4075, 4076, 9975, 0681
Must be able to obtain, maintain and/or currently possess a security clearance.
The position requires a COVID vaccination or an approved accommodation/exemption for a disability/medical condition or religious belief.