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Sr. Systems Security Eng, Fredericksburg, VA

Senior Systems Security Engineer’s responsibilities include:

  • Provide support to planning, designing and implementing security controls which safeguard and monitor events for information systems, enterprise applications and data.
  • Assess current and planned information systems, identifying security architecture issues, and designing solutions for gaps.
  • Analyze, troubleshoot, and investigate security-related, information systems’ anomalies based on security platform reporting, network traffic, log files, host-based and automated security alerts
  • Maintain, configure, and analyze network and host-based security platforms.
  • Participates in Security Operations Center (SOC) activities and responds to security incidents.
  • Conduct log reviews using designated Security Information & Event Management (SIEM) platform.
  • Vulnerability analysis and remediation.
  • Provide Computer Incident Response Team (CIRT) support as needed in response to information security-related events.
  • Performs Information System Security Manager (ISSM) duties on assigned government-authorized systems;
  • Prepares and reviews documentation to include System Security Plans (SSPs), Risk Assessment Reports, A&A packages, and Security Controls Trace-ability Matrix (SCTM)
  • Supports security authorization activities in compliance with Risk Management Framework (RMF)
  • Assist in the evaluation of security solutions to ensure they meet security requirements for processing classified information
  • Develops Information System Security (ISS) documentation (SSP, CMP, etc.) to support the Assessment & Authorization (A&A) of assigned systems;
  • Implement Security Technical Implementation Guides (STIG) and Security Requirements Guide (SRG) as required on designated systems
  • Maintain and update relevant system and process documentation and develop ad-hoc reports as needed
  • Assist the development of security tool requirements, trials, and evaluations, as well as security operation procedures and processes
  • Establish and maintain a strong working relationship with all team members
  • Provide off-hours support on an infrequent, but as needed basis


  • Bachelor's in Computer Science or Information Systems and 8 years of demonstrated results, or equivalent experience.
  • The successful Senior Systems Security Engineer must have:
  • Current CISSP certification
  • Prior ISSO or ISSM experience
  • Experience with the NIST/FISMA regulatory and compliance requirements
  • Be able to effectively manage multiple tasks simultaneously; coordinating and ensuring scheduled goals are met
  • Experience working with DoD or Federal classified IT system security configuration and processes is highly desirable
  • Well versed in IT government security accreditation's and certification IAW NISPOM, NIST, RMF and other approved government IT security standards, policies and directives
  • Experience using vulnerability scanning tools.
  • Experience with Network-based Intrusion Detection/Prevention Systems (IDS/IPS) and Host-based Intrusion Detection/Prevention Systems (HIDS/HIPS)
  • Must have experience in Security Risk Assessment/analysis support.
  • Must have excellent communication and customer interface skills.
  • Candidates must be able to travel 10% of the time.


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