Cyber Security Engineer/Architect

GCS Info Herndon , VA 20171

Posted 11 months ago

Preferred Systems Solutions, Inc. (PSS) is a recognized leader in providing Information Technology, Engineering Services, Program Management, and Consulting Services. For over 20 years, PSS has enabled Government and Commercial clients to achieve their organizational initiatives through the application of high quality, innovative, and cost effective professional services and solutions. PSS provides a positive working environment, with opportunities for advancement in our growing local Federal sector workforce.

Position Description

PSS, Inc. is actively seeking a Cyber Security Engineer/Architect expert to lead an exceptionally performing developer team into greater cloud and legacy based systems application compliance. The team is likewise augmented with Software Testing, Project Managers, supportive staff officers, and enjoys a great Information System Security Manager (ISSM) team relationship. The individual will act as the sole Information System Security Engineer (ISSE) lead assisting the team to achieve Assessment & Authorization (A&A) for many projects on multiple networks and cloud platforms. They will be directly involved in processing all organizational efforts through the risk management cycle. Coordinate and track risks, accreditation status, and reporting status across project teams. Act as the organizations teams liaison to the (ISSM) staff and with Information Management Technical Officers (IMTO). They will also provide the Sponsor organization with Security Architecture guidance and engineering review. This person will also play an integral leading role migrating existing Sponsor applications into cloud infrastructure. Work at times will serve Sponsors partners' customers using the team's custom application systems. The candidate will work collaborative supporting multiple projects. The position is located in Herndon, VA.

Clearance Requirements

TS/SCI with Polygraph (Applicants selected will be subject to a government security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information. Accordingly, US Citizenship is required.)

Position Requirements

  • Active TS/SCI with Polygraph clearance

  • B.S. Degree with 16 years of experience or equivalent combination of education and experience.

  • A background with Authority and Accreditation (A&A) packages needed to obtain security approvals for software applications deployments into production state.

  • Proven skills assuring software applications adhere to continuous monitoring and compliance with Security accesses and controls.

  • Experience reviewing and authoring System Security Plan (SSP) CONOPS and SSP Questionnaires.

  • Previous experience writing and reviewing risk assessment and mitigation reports.

Desired Skills

  • Experience getting software applications approved to operate within the sponsors Amazon Web Services Cloud (AWS) offering.

  • 10 years prior on-the-job experience in the Sponsor's environment.

  • Preparing and leading technical security briefings for Sponsors information assurance board.

  • Software developer principles.

  • Linux Administration.

  • Experience managing multiple projects.

  • Experience adjusting to changing priorities.

  • Customer service skills.

  • Experience briefing project requirements to senior staff officers and technologists alike.

  • CISSP (Certified Information Systems Security Professional), or CSSLP (Certified Secure Software Lifecycle Professional), or CompTIA Security+.

PSS is committed to the diversity we bring to the marketplace by being an EEOC/AA employer who is committed to hiring a diverse team of professionals to provide world-class services and products aimed at exceeding our customer's expectations. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status or disability. PSS is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor.


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