Cybersecurity System Security Engineer III

K2 Group, Inc. Colorado Springs , CO 80928

Posted 4 weeks ago

The System Security Engineer's primary function is working within Special Access Programs (SAPs) supporting SMC and AFSPC acquisition programs. The position will provide "day-to-day" support for Collateral, Sensitive Compartmented Information (SCI) and Special Access Program (SAP) activities to meet NIST Cybersecurity requirements for system assessment & authorization.

Performance shall include:

  • Lead a team of System Security Engineers and Certification and Accreditation Analysts responsible for ensuring the customer's national and international security interests are protected as acquisition systems are designed and tested

  • Chair and or Co-Chair customer and SAP community Cybersecurity working groups, participate in SSE IPT reviews

  • Perform oversight of the development, implementation and evaluation of information system security program policy; special emphasis placed upon integration of existing SAP network infrastructures

  • Provides expert level consultation and technical services on all aspects of Information Security

  • Review SSE related designs and provides security compliance recommendations

  • Develop and provide Cybersecurity risk management recommendations to the customer

  • Provide SSE support for Mission and Training systems design and development

  • Assist with development and maintenance of the Program Protection Plan & Cybersecurity Strategy

  • Assist with site activation activities and design reviews, to include test & evaluation of systems

  • Represent the Government Program Manager in various SSE related working groups, advisory groups, and advisory council meetings

  • Work directly with approval/accreditation authorities to obtain systems' Authorization to Operate

Experience:

  • 12 - 15 years total experience, including minimum 8 years' experience within SCI or SAR environment. Minimum 4 years of SAP relevant experience highly desired.

Education:

  • Bachelor's degree in a related discipline or equivalent additional experience (4 years)

Certifications:

  • Must meet position and certification requirements outlined in DoD Directive 8570.01-M for Information Assurance Technician Level 3 and Information Assurance Manager Level 3 . CISSP Recommended.

Security Clearance:

  • Current Top Secret Clearance with active SCI Eligibility

  • Eligibility for access to Special Access Program Information

  • Willingness to submit to a Counterintelligence polygraph

Other Requirements:

  • Must be familiar with security policy/manuals and the appropriate ICDs/JAFANs/DOD Manuals and other guiding policy documents

  • Full understanding of Risk Management Framework (RMF) and Joint SAP Implementation Guide (JSIG) processes for system accreditation, along with legacy (DITSCAP, DIACAP) processes

  • Must have the ability to work in a dynamic environment and effectively interact with numerous DOD, military/civilian personnel and industry partners

  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office (Word, PowerPoint, and Excel)

  • Possess a high degree of originality, creativity, initiative requiring minimal supervision

  • Willingness to travel within the organizational Area of Responsibility (AOR) (note - could be extensive, and will include both air and ground transportation)

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