Serves as principle advisor to business and software team on all matters, technical and otherwise, involving the security of various information systems. Ensures the implementation and maintenance of security controls in accordance with business and government (DHS/TSA/CBP/other) policies. Develops and maintains company and site Security Plan (SP) to be in conformance with customer requirements and within business needs. While ISSO will not actually perform all functions, they will have to coordinate, facilitate, or otherwise ensure certain activities are being performed. As a result, it is important for ISSOs to build relationships with the technical staff, management, customers, and other stakeholders to be successful.
Duties and Responsibilities
Smiths is the leading provider of security equipment to the US government, foreign governments, and commercial interests, including but not limited to DHS, FPS, TSA, CBP, USMS, USSS, Air Cargo shippers, and many others. It is important that the ISSO be aware of, and expert in many levels of equipment offerings. The ISSO must understand the nature of real-time embedded systems and software, as well as networks of systems and larger integrated systems that can be built from component systems.
Knowledge of standards applicable to the domain: ISO27001, DHS Management Directives (MDs), Information Technology (IT) Security Policies and Handbooks (e.g., DHS 4300A), as well as the procedures and tools to implement those policies.
Must be able to forge relationships with stakeholders, establish realistic requirements, and work with internal teams to create system improvements in-line with applicable standards, managing issues that may impact development timelines and developing documentation to insure systems conformance to standards. The employee also will provide support to customer facing projects and support customer service function when required. May supervise 1 5 developers/engineers in the same area over short projects.
In addition this position will support Sales and Product teams with technical recommendations and demonstration of existing technologies. Input into proposals and Basis Of Estimates (BOE's) for future work may be required. Teamwork is an essential part of this position as well as the ability to communicate ideas in written and verbal form. Ability to effectively communicate with internal and external stakeholders is a must. Specific technical understand in the areas of software and systems are required to perform.
Required Skills and Experience
Education/Training: BA/BS or advanced degree in Computer Science or equivalent technical field required, MS is a plus
Experience: 4-12+ years of direct and demonstrable Information Security Systems experience, depending on level
Basic understanding of software development concepts
Ability to conceptualize future systems and software
Understanding of virtual environments such as VMWare, or VirtualBox
Comfortable with computer systems, and software
Experience with Code signing, Cryptography, MD5, SSL and HTTPS certificates
Database development concepts
Experiences configuring systems for government networks to include FIPS, encryption, Information Assurance (anti-tamper, perimeter protection, etc.), classified/unclassified
Resourcefulness, creative problem solving, independent and group solution domains
Additional skills that are a plus:
This position requires a U.S. Personal Security Clearance. Applicant must be a U.S. Citizen. This position also requires Sensitive Security Information (SS) access and vetting via the TSA. Applicant must successfully pass a federal background investigation.
High level Experience with full lifecycle software development across domains, including activities related to design, implementation, test and qualification of Software
Embedded SW understanding, experience working on government programs
Broad generalized IT experience
EE or Electronics Technician course work/experience
Wireless systems integration experiences, including knowledge of cryptographic networking equipment
Physical/ Mental Requirements:
Ability to solve complex practical problems
Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form
Ability to work effectively under pressure to meet deadlines
Individual may be required to sit, stand, walk regularly and occasionally lift 0-25 pounds
Ability to work on a computer for extended periods
Ability to participate in a team development environment
Good written and oral communication skills
May require up to 50% Travel
Work Environment Details
Engineering lab, cubicle with computer, manufacturing floor. Visits to vendors and customers.
English Language Fluency Required, Additional German/French Fluency Desired
At Smiths Detection we are dedicated to making the world a safer place.
Smiths Detection, a division of Smiths Group, is a global authority on the application, management and manufacture of world class detection and screening technology.
We deliver solutions needed to protect society from the threat and illegal passage of explosives, prohibited weapons, contraband, toxic chemicals, and narcotics. Delivering an unrivalled range of detection technologies, we support customer from markets across air transportation, ports and borders, the armed forces, and critical infrastructure and emergency services.