Information Systems Security Officer (ISSO) - Military veterans preferred

Raytheon (


  full-time   employee

Vandenberg Village
United States

Raytheon Intelligence, Information and Services (IIS) is seeking an experienced Information Systems Security Officer (ISSO) to join our team in support of the U.S. Air Force North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) Cheyenne Mountain Complex Integrated Tactical Warning/Attack Assessment (NCMC-ITW/AA) Sustained Support Contract (NISSC)
NISSC supports the accurate, timely, and unambiguous warning and attack assessment of Air, Missile, and Space threats with daily visibility of National Command Authority leaders including the President of the United States. NCMC-ITW/AA is composed of Air, Missile, and Space Warning Missions located at Cheyenne Mountain AFS, Peterson AFB, Offutt AFB, Vandenberg AFB, and forward user and sensor sites worldwide.
This position is for an Information Systems Security Officer (ISSO) to support NISSC legacy space programs at Vandenberg AFB (VAFB), California.

Perform reoccurring cyber hygiene activities to ensure system security controls are operating and monitoring mission integrity.
Assessing known systems vulnerabilities and verifying system hardening and patching activities to ensure compliance with the most current applicable Security Technical Implementation Guides (STIGs)/Security Requirements Guides (SRGs) and related checklists.
Preparing documentation (artifacts and bodies of evidence) to support assessment and authorization (A&A) activities necessary to ensure system sustained Approval to Operate (ATO).
Assisting in defining of cyber requirements and design solutions, providing guidance and direction related to security technologies, performing analysis on cybersecurity collected data and test results, identifying and implementing cybersecurity design, and preparing and maintaining engineering and security related documentation.
Performing and providing vulnerability assessment results and recommendations to the NISSC Cyber Security personnel.

Required Skills:

  • Current Top Secret SCI clearance with ability to obtain SAP/SAR
  • Technical experience with legacy space mission and/or systems (DECON, SPADOC, SDS, SISP, ASW)
  • Experience with performing assessments of various operating systems with DISA STIGs and SRGs
  • Experience with IA vulnerability testing and related network and system test tools; e.g., ACAS and Security Content Automation Protocol (SCAP)
  • Understanding of DoD RMF Certification and Accreditation Processes, assessing and validating compliance with IA controls and developing and maintaining associated certification and accreditation documentation
  • Familiarity/understanding of IA/Cyber requirements IAW JSIG, NIST SP 800-53, Rev 4 and CNSSI 1253
  • Must possess DoDI 8570.01-M IAT Level-II compliant Professional Certification (e.g. Security + CE, CISSP, GSEC, etc.)
  • Working knowledge of operating system security features and settings (e.g. Windows, UNIX, and Linux)
  • Proven ability to make sound decisions and implement all aspects of information systems security as it applies to NISPOM Chapter 8, NIST SPs, and other government doctrine
  • Professional demeanor, good interpersonal skills, and ability to excel in a high-paced multi-tasked environment
  • Demonstrated ability to act independently, prioritize tasks, and manage to schedule
  • Strong communication skills with the ability to communicate effectively in both oral and written model

Desired Experience, Knowledge and Skills:
  • Familiar with NIST Risk Management Framework as described in NIST Special Publication 800-37
  • Experience with information security toolsets such as ACAS/NESSUS, SCC/SCAP, HBSS, etc.
  • Experience with network and system security administration, including operating system security configuration and account management best practices for LINUX, Microsoft, Juniper and/or CISCO systems
  • Self-starter requiring limited direction and supervision
  • Ability to support periodic travel (less than 5%)

This position requires a U.S. Person who is eligible to obtain any required Export Authorization.

Required Education (including Major):
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering or Technical discipline and at least 6 years applicable experience & professional certifications; advanced degree and at least 4 years’ experience; or experience may be considered in lieu of degree ( 2 years experience=1 year accredited higher education).


Raytheon is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected Veteran status.