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Systems Engineer (ISSE)

Full Time

NS2 Mission

Chantilly VA 20151 USA

Posted 03/15/2024

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NS2 Mission is seeking a highly motivated, self-directed professional to fill the role of Assessment and Authorization (A&A) Systems Engineer (ISSE) on our team in Chantilly, VA.  

This role will serve as the technical lead to guide multiple development and technical projects through the security Assessment and Authorization (A&A) process. The A&A Systems Engineer will support broad application A&A portfolio efforts, assisted by technical teams, to develop comprehensive accreditation packages. The A&A Systems Engineer will work with approving officials to gain approvals through submission, POA&M reconciliation, and security relevant changes. The ideal candidate will have excellent interpersonal, verbal, and written skills as well as high-level proficiency in leading Technical Exchange Meetings to define systems and system security boundaries. 

Required Qualifications: 

  • Master’s Degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, Engineering or related or an additional 6 years of experience in lieu of degree
  • Experience preparing systems security plans, risk assessment reports, customer responsibility matrices, and security incident response standard operating procedures (SOPs)
  • Experience preparing security assessment criteria for development teams to comply with all A&A requirements
  • Experience briefing customers to guide Accreditation activities
  • Demonstrated ability to convey technical information to non-technical individuals via formal and informal briefings and Technical Exchange Meetings
  • A high level understanding of Cloud solutions such as Amazon, Microsoft, or Google
  • Experience developing and refining application development details into Critical Control matrices
  • Proficiency in ICD 503 compliance


Desired Qualifications:

  • Experience with the XACTA 360 tool 
  • Information Systems Security Engineer/Officer (ISSE/ISSO) experience
  • Knowledge of NIST 800 series security documentation





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Clearance Requirement: 

​TS/SCI with polygraph

COVID-19 Vaccination Terms and Conditions: As a U.S. government contractor NS2 Mission adheres to customer and program requirements of new hires and employees working to be fully vaccinated.

Please be aware many of our positions require the ability to obtain or maintain a U.S security clearance which requires U.S citizenship.

NS2 Mission is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. NS2 Mission is committed to treating all employees and applicants for employment with respect and dignity and maintaining a workplace that is free from unlawful discrimination. All applicants will be considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, national origin, ancestry, ethnicity, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status, disability, genetic information, characteristic or membership in any other group protected by federal, state or local laws.

By submitting your resume for this position, you understand and agree that NS2 Mission may share your resume, as well as any other related personal information or documentation you provide in your application, with its affiliated companies for the purpose of considering you for other available positions.

NS2 Mission maintains a drug-free workplace and may perform pre-employment substance abuse testing, where required by contract and permitted by law.

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Location Chantilly, VA, 20151, United States
Categories Counter Intelligence & /SIGINT/HUMINT/MASINT, Computer Software, Computer Hardware, Customer Service & Help Desk, Cyber Security, Information Technology
Sec Clearances Top Secret/SCI with Full-scope Polygraph, Top Secret/SCI with CI Polygraph, Top Secret/SCI with Polygraph

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Contact Name Cristina McDonell
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Primary Phone (571) 837-0770
Job Code 1141

Systems Engineer (ISSE)

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