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BAE Systems

Sterling, VA

Information System Security Manager (ISSM)

LocationSterling, Virginia, 20166
Employment TypeFull Time
Date Posted2022-05-24
Direct Apply
Valid Through2023-02-26

Job Description:

Job Description Join BAE Systems’ Intelligence and Security sector and be a part of a team that enables our employees to support our customers and their missions.  We are seeking an Information System Security Manager (ISSM) to join the security team in our Sterling, Virginia facility.  The ISSM is the primary point of contact between the organization and the Cognizant Security Agency (CSA) on all aspects of Information Technology (IT) systems; security, risk management, assessment, and authorization.  The ISSM is responsible for ensuring security principles, procedures, and practices under the Risk Management Framework (RMF) are applied to information system.  As an ISSM you will work in coordination with Senior Security Management, Customer Representatives, Program Managers, Information System Security Officers (ISSO), and System Administrators (SA) to maintain a strong information security posture.  Your work will ensure information systems maintain compliance with applicable security directives and standards, such as ICD 503, NIST, CNSSI, and NISPOM.

The site ISSM is as a member of the corporate security team and may be called-on to assist the team with other security related duties, such as self-inspections, investigations, user-training, interpreting & applying corporate policy, etc.  In the future the Sterling ISSM may become a direct supervisor of Information System Security Officers (ISSO). 

The BAE Systems' Sterling facility is located near the intersection of the Dulles Toll Rd (Rt. 267) and
Sully Rd (Rt. 28). 

Occasional local travel may be required for work or training purposes – less than 5%.

The responsibilities of an ISSM include, but aren’t necessarily limited to:
  • Manage Information Assurance Program at the BAE Systems’ Sterling, VA facility
  • Act as primary point of contact with multiple CSAs on information and IT system security matters
  • Protect information systems and data from threats and vulnerabilities
  • Create and maintain system security documentation
  • Implement, maintain, and monitor security controls
  • Achieve and maintain Authorization to Operate classified information systems
  • Assess technical and non-technical threats and mitigate vulnerabilities
  • Provide security related guidance to colleagues
  • Maintain eligibility for personnel security clearance
  • Perform other duties as assigned
  • For an extensive list of responsibilities and tasks that may be associated with the ISSM role, refer to the DCSA Assessment and Authorization Process Manual (DAAPM) or visit the DHS Cybersecurity & Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) Cyber Jobs Glossary

Required Skills and Education Required Education & Experience: 
  • 8+ years relevant technical or security experience with a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in a related field
  • 15+ years relevant technical or security experience and relevant certifications, but some or no college
Required Certification:
The candidate must hold an IAM Level 2, DoD 8570.01-M compliant certification (i.e. CAP, CASP+ CE, CISSP, GSLC, CCISO, or HCISSP).

Required Security Clearance:
Active Top Secret Clearance w/poly and Single Scope Background Investigation (SSBI) completed within the last 6 years.

Required Skills & Experience:
A qualified candidate for this position must have the ability to:
  • Communicate clearly and concisely verbally and in writing
  • Listen and ask clarifying questions as needed
  • Speak in small and large group settings
  • Draft clear, concise, and grammatically correct documentation
  • Maintain complete and organized records
  • Set and self-manage professional development& education goals
  • Ability to prioritize competing demands and complete tasks on schedule
A qualified candidate for this position must have experience with or an understanding of:
  • The RMF process
  • NIST 800 series, CNSSI 1253, NISPOM Chapter 8, and related publications
  • Requirements gathering, designing, and implementing IT Systems
  • Drafting System Security Plans (SSP) and other Body of Evidence (BOE) documentation in support of an authorization package, such as boundary diagrams, operating procedures, etc.
  • Documentation process tools such as Xacta and eMass
  • Implementing and monitoring technical, administrative, and operational security controls
  • Performing risk assessment and risk mitigation for classified IT systems
  • The Assessment and Authorization (A&A) process
  • Collaborating with CSA representatives to maintain open communication
  • Using network/system scanning tools and interpreting results
  • Using Security Information and Event Management (SIEM) software
  • Security incident management
  • Security education, awareness, and training

About BAE Systems Intelligence & Security BAE Systems, Inc. is the U.S. subsidiary of BAE Systems plc, an international defense, aerospace and security company which delivers a full range of products and services for air, land and naval forces, as well as advanced electronics, security, information technology solutions and customer support services. Improving the future and protecting lives is an ambitious mission, but it’s what we do at BAE Systems. Working here means using your passion and ingenuity where it counts – defending national security with breakthrough technology, superior products, and intelligence solutions. As you develop the latest technology and defend national security, you will continually hone your skills on a team—making a big impact on a global scale. At BAE Systems, you’ll find a rewarding career that truly makes a difference.

Intelligence & Security (I&S), based in McLean, Virginia, designs and delivers advanced defense, intelligence, and security solutions that support the important missions of our customers. Our pride and dedication shows in everything we do—from intelligence analysis, cyber operations and IT expertise to systems development, systems integration, and operations and maintenance services. Knowing that our work enables the U.S. military and government to recognize, manage and defeat threats inspires us to push ourselves and our technologies to new levels. 

Our Commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion:
At BAE Systems, we work hard every day to nurture an inclusive culture where employees are valued and feel like they belong. We are conscious of the need for all employees to see themselves reflected at every level of the company and know that in order to unlock the full potential of our workforce, everyone must feel confident being their best, most sincere self and be equipped to thrive. We provide impactful professional development experiences to our employees and invest in social impact partnerships to uplift communities and drive purposeful change. Here you will find significant opportunities to do meaningful work in an environment intentionally designed to be one where you will learn, grow and belong.
Preferred Skills and Education In addition to the required skills for this position, a successful candidate will demonstrate some combination of knowledge, training, and hands-on experience with/in:
  • The IC community
  • IC community networks
  • As an [assistant] FSO, CSSO, or CPSO
  • Penetration testing
  • Vulnerability Analysis
  • Critical Incident Response
  • COMSEC procedures
  • Network design and network device configuration
  • Hardware and software vendors
  • Virtualized environments & virtualization technologies
  • Cloud Security concepts
  • McAfee Host Based Security System (HBSS) ePolicy Orchestrator (ePO) and Nessus Assured Compliance Assessment Solution (ACAS) systems
  • Defense Counterintelligence and Security Agency (DCSA) Assessment and Authorization Process Manual (DAAPM)
  • CUI protection guidelines
  • Insider Threat Programs

Typical Education and Experience Typically a Bachelor's Degree and 8 years work experience or equivalent experience

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