Senior Information Assurance Specialist (IAO) - Military veterans preferred

Raytheon (


  full-time   employee

Falls Church
United States

This contingent position is being considered & hired for all non-management levels (G08-G10) based upon selected candidate’s applicable experience

Raytheon Blackbird Technologies is looking to hire an individual who will join the security team of a major nationwide organization, with thousands of sites, to continually improve its complex multi-protocol nationwide network.

An experienced senior level Information Assurance professional is needed to support the customer team.

This role would be located on site in Falls Church, Virginia (Merrifield).

Job responsibilities will include:

  • Serves as an Information Assurance Officer and as a member of the leadership team of a major nationwide networked operation.
  • Provide guidance and support for system security by performing complete assessments of the system portfolio, determine priority of systems that need to be accredited per policy, and ensure prompt compliance.
  • Reviews system security packages and Accreditation status
  • Provides continuous security monitoring of assigned systems
  • Provide advice and insight into the overall management and evaluation of the system security posture.
  • Audit and enforce security policies and standards for the Federal Agency customer.
  • Assist in documentation and accreditation of systems governed by NIST standards and FISMA regulations.
  • Liaison with the CISO and other leaders
  • Contribute to policy implementation as it relates to COOP and DR
  • Ensure organization preparedness considers factors and goals in Federal Preparedness Circular 65 (FPC-65)
  • Ensure that Emergency Response Leadership is informed of relevant training and exercise activities and metrics
  • Coordinate across organization to ensure that all team members participate as needed
  • Work with Security Training and Exercise Leadership to ensure team members are prepared with appropriate action plans for DR/COOP
  • Provide customer with an end-to-end training and awareness capability including the development, deployment and analysis of security training across the organization
  • Ensure policy application and regulatory compliance leadership in accordance with Federal guidance, including FIPS Publication 200, NIST SP 800-18, SP 800-37, SP 800-53, SP 800-53A and SP 800-60
  • Supports continuous monitoring of Privacy concerns
  • Supports the following program areas, as required:
  • Risk Management
  • Security operations
  • Emergency Response
  • Disaster Recovery and Continuity of Operations
  • IT investigations, digital forensics, eDiscovery
  • Quality and Compliance
  • Threat Intelligence
  • Security Training and Exercise Management

Required Skills:
  • Must be eligible to obtain a sensitive clearance – Position of Public Trust – and may be required to obtain a higher security clearance.
  • Extensive experience with application of standards and guidelines, such as NIST SP 800-34
  • Years of direct experience managing Information Systems Security
  • 6+ years related work experience for G09
  • 8+ years related work experience for G10
  • Experience with large organization networks
  • Experience with regulatory compliance, policy development, and policy enforcement
  • Direct experience performing security engineering, system integration, network engineering
  • Experience in the roles identified above
  • 4+ years of experience applying FISMA, PCI, or similar Information Assurance standards
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills

Desired Skills:
  • 10+ years’ experience working as an Information Assurance Analyst for an information technology, information assurance, or information management program
  • Experience with cyber security development projects and programs for U.S. Government and/or commercial clients
  • Experience with process development and deployment
  • Excellent writing skills
  • Experience with three or more of the following: Security COTS integration, Security Incident Event Management, Insider Threat Monitoring, Operating System Hardening, Vulnerability Assessment testing, Identification and Authentication schemes, Public Key Infrastructure and Identity Management, Cross Domain Solutions, Security engineering

Required Education:

Must possess a minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree or Master’s Degree, PhD or JD in a technical specialty such as cyber security, computer science, management information systems or related IT field (Master's Degree Preferred).

In lieu of degree, 2 years of related work experience may be substituted for each year of degree level education.

Must have one or more of the following Certifications:
CompTIA Security +, CPTE - Certified, Penetration -Testing Engineer or CEH - Certified Ethical Hacker, Certified Information System Security Professional (CISSP) 138175

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.