Cyber Security Engineer

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Job Code: 2020-005                                                                                                 
Location: Various Locations

SSI is seeking Cyber Security Engineers with Risk Management Framework (RMF) expertise to join our team in various locations (San Diego, CA, Washington D.C., Norfolk, VA, Charleston, SC, Denver, CO and Hawaii) on a new contract just awarded! The qualified candidate will be working on the security engineering team supporting engineering activities in a rapid development environment.  As a cyber security engineer, you’ll analyze the cyber posture of complex systems, provide critical expertise to mitigate cyber risk, and develop solutions to ensure support of mission critical operations and deliver needed cyber security functionality.



  • Leading and supporting cyber system engineering teams

  • Leading Assessment and Authorization (A&A) activities for DoD and Intelligence Systems in accordance with Risk Management Framework and ICD-503 guidelines

  • Facilitate system authorization

  • Supporting offensive architecture analysis and design of defense-in-depth solutions

  • Developing and assessing system security plans including, security concepts of operation, risk management matrix, security control trace-ability matrix, security test procedures, and plan of action and milestones

  • Conducting and/or analyzing vulnerability assessments to validate system compliance with RMF controls and DISA Security Technical Information Guidelines (STIGS)

  • Analyzing static code scans and dynamic code scans to validate Application Security and Development STIG compliance

  • Leading and coordinating security test event teams to achieve accreditation milestones

  • Verifying and validating vulnerability resolutions and/or mitigations

  • Effectively communicate work plans, milestones (POAM), and obstacles to clients; able to communicate, explain, or defend ideas or information clearly. Listen to others and recognize potential miscommunications, offer clarity.

  • Ability to effectively develop system security plans, procedures, and other security documentation.

  • Resolve non-routine problems with area of assigned responsibility and timely direct complex problems, questions, or complaints to Program Manager.

  • Ability to analyze disparate data and produce a readable, understandable summary to Program Manager, with recommendations for corrective action, as needed; evaluate effectiveness of applied security control



  • Bachelor’s degree in related field (Computer Science, Engineering, Information Systems, etc…)

  • DoD 8570 Certification (Security+ or equivalent required, CISSP desired)

  • Extensive experience with traditional A&A tools: ACAS Nessus, Xacta, eMASS, SCAP Scanner, STIG Viewer

  • Demonstrated expertise in national cyber security policies, DoD or Intelligence Community A&A processes and procedures and industry best practices on complex systems

  • Expertise in vulnerability assessment, control allocation and risk mitigation

  • Understanding of offensive and defensive security tactics, techniques and procedures

  • Ability to negotiate effectively with higher level Government leads, managers, functional managers, customers, industry partners, and teammates

  • Demonstrated leadership skills (supervisory experience, building teams, building customer relationships)

  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to effectively build and lead teams

  • Top Secret/SCI clearance required

  • Business travel to customer locations may be required (up to 15%)


  • Navy ship systems expertise

  • Experience with cloud architectures

SSI is a Service-Disabled Veteran Owned and HUBZone small business that provides professional services including systems engineering, information systems integration, and technology management services.  SSI offers a generous array of benefits including: 100% Paid Premium on Employee Medical, Vision, Dental, and Prescription Drug Insurance Plans, 60% paid premium for dependents.  SSI provides Life Insurance, Long Term Disability, and Short-Term Disability benefits at no cost. SSI employees receive 24 paid days off in the first year on board.  We also provide Military Leave benefits, a 401(k) Retirement Plan, education assistance, Personal Technology Refresh and Employee Referral bonuses. Positions subject to Service Contract Act (SCA) have benefits provided as required by law. 

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