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Cybersecurity Design and Engineering Professional - ISSO - Senior

Herndon, VA 20170
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Perspectas Civilian, State and Local segment partners with the U.S. Federal Civilian State and Local governments to provide infrastructure services, business solutions, and digital transformation services that help them achieve policy objectives and integrate citizen-centric services.


Perspecta has an immediate need for aCybersecurity Design and Engineering Professional - ISSO - Seniorin Herndon, VA.

Unique mastery and recognized authority on relevant subject matter knowledge including technologies, theories or techniques. Contribute to the development of innovative principles and ideas. Successfully operates in the most complex disciplines, in which the company must operate to be successful.

  • Provide highly innovated solutions.
  • Routinely exercise independent judgment in developing methods, techniques and criteria for achieving objectives.
  • Develop strategy and set functional policy and direction.
  • Act as a functional manager within area of expertise but does not manage other employees as a primary job function.
  • Lead large, cross- division functional teams or project the affect the organizations long-term goals and objectives.
  • Participate in cross-division, multi-function teams.
  • Provide mentoring and guidance to lower level employees.
  • Lead scope development, design, delivery and maintenance of projects focused on cybersecurity systems architecture, infrastructure and/or engineering in client/company legacy environments and within company solutions.
  • Lead the design, development, enhancement and organization of the architecture and infrastructure of the cybersecurity embedded in or overlaid on a client's or company's technology solutions.
  • Guide the output of cybersecurity teams on large projects and leads the security requirements definition, documentation, development and deployment processes.
  • Combine deep industry expertise with a thorough understanding of information and cybersecurity technology to develop innovative cybersecurity solutions, architectures and infrastructures and influence a client's and/or internal stakeholder's strategic decisions.
  • Collaborate with systems architects on a secure solution's strategy, design and development.
  • Design and perform cybersecurity solution testing that isolates potential issues prior to development.

Responsibilities will include:

  • Provide consulting to Agencies on Requests for Service for the design, development, and deployment of Ongoing Assessment, Ongoing Authorization, and other Information Assurance (IA) initiatives.
  • Provide continuous monitoring to enforce client security policy and procedures and create processes that will provide increased visibility to system owners on impacts to the security posture of systems.
  • Ensure system security measures comply with applicable government policies.
  • Monitor configuration management changes and assess the impact of modifications and vulnerabilities for each system.
  • Ensure that system security requirements are addressed throughout the project and system lifecycle.
  • Ensure effective controls and processes are in place and working effectively to maintain a strong system security posture.
  • Perform vulnerability/risk assessment analyses to support Assessment & Authorization (A&A) activities.
  • Develop, maintain and facilitate the appropriate closure of POA&Ms and facilitate with the Agency-designated security Point of Contact (PoC)/ISSO any related remediation activities.
  • Understand and monitor operations processes, including but not limited to, the Incident Response Process and Communications Process, to ensure that they are followed properly at Agencies for applicable CDM solutions and tools; Ensure the development, documentation and presentation of IS security education, awareness, and training activities for users and others, as appropriate.
  • Provide prompt feedback to CDM Project Management, Engineering and Operations personnel in a timely manner and provide ongoing education on security protocols and procedures.



A Bachelor's degree in Information Technology or Information Security desired. A BS degree with 10 to12 years experience or a MS degree with 8 to 10 years experience or PhD with 5 to 7 years required. In lieu of a degree, equivalent combination of certificates, personal experience and years of related work experience will be considered.

  • 5+ years of experience in InfoSec specializing in NIST RMFDHS-specific experience highly desired.
  • Experience with AWS Cloud, Azure Cloud, or Cloud implementations and environments.
  • Extensive knowledge and experience with information security standards, policies and practices NIST SP 800-53 rev4, SP 800-37 rev2, FIPS-199, DHS 4300A.
  • Demonstrated experience writing information system security documentation (System Security Plans (SSP), Plans of Action and Milestones (POA&Ms), PTAs, PIAs, CMPs, CPs, and IRPs).
  • Experience using vulnerability assessment tools (NESSUS, AppDetective, etc.), analyzing and interpreting assessment results.
  • Extensive experience analyzing information technology and system risk in complex environments and articulating results (verbal/reports) to all levels of management.
  • Ability to research and address information security issues as required as an authority on the subject.
  • Strong understanding of infrastructure technologies and functionalities (e.g., firewalls, Windows/Linux servers, Active Directory (AD), Splunk, Solarwinds, CyberArk, etc.)
  • Extensive Cyber and IT security knowledge.
  • Strong understanding of Cyber and IT security risks, threats and prevention measures.
  • Solid secure system architecture and infrastructure design and development skills.
  • Extensive skills in relevant program/scripting languages.
  • Understanding of security standards and best practices.
  • Good risk assessment and management skills.
  • Comprehensive understanding of networking and network security.
  • Strong knowledge of relevant security tools and products.
  • Project management skills.
  • DoD 8570 approved baseline certification (s) (i.e., CISSP, CISM) preferred.
  • Experience with DHS Ongoing Authorization Program Framework and use cases preferred.
  • Experience with DHS Continuous Diagnostics and Mitigation (CDM), a plus.
  • FedRAMP experience a plus.
  • A self-starter with the ability to think outside of the box to design effective solutions.
  • Require excellent verbal and written communication skills as this position will interact with senior-level executives.
  • Active Secret or Top-Secret clearance desired.

This position requires United States Citizenship and eligibility to apply for/obtain aDHS Suitability/Entry on Duty (EOD).

About Perspecta

What matters to our nation, is what matters to us. At Perspecta, everything we do, from conducting innovative research to cultivating strong relationships, supports one imperative: ensuring that your work succeeds. Our company was formed to bring a broad array of capabilities to all parts of the public sectorfrom investigative services and IT strategy to systems work and next-generation engineering.

Our promise is simple: never stop solving our nations most complex challenges. And with a workforce of approximately 14,000, more than 48 percent of which is cleared, we have been trusted to just that, as a partner of choice across the entire sector.

Perspecta is an AA/EEO Employer - Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled and other protected categories.

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The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor's legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)


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