Information System Security Officer (ISSO) / Information System Security Engineer (ISSE) (TS/SCI w/ - Military veterans preferred



  full-time   employee

United States


SAIC has a new opportunity for an Information System Security Officer (ISSO) / Information System Security Engineer (ISSE) to work on an exciting, fast-paced program. This position will work hand-in-hand with the customer team as well as external teammates across all program security functions.

Job duties/responsibilities:

• Conduct technical evaluation of information system design, focusing on information security aspects and accreditation

• Utilize various information system inspection tools to audit systems, analyze potential vulnerabilities and identify mitigation approaches

• Perform vulnerability/risk assessment analysis to support accreditation and other program protection activities

• Prepare and review program documentation to include Risk Assessment Reports, Accreditation Packages, and security policy guides

• Coordinate with external organizations and guide accreditation packages through the customer process

• Review requests for software installation and conduct technical risk assessment on implementation of the software

• Work closely with system administrators to validate patching, AV definitions and other security tools are updated/not vulnerable

• Coordinate and track security action requests and status

• Assist contractors with facility designs to incorporate appropriate security features, conduct pre- accreditation inspections, and provide assistance in preparation of accreditation documents

• Conduct periodic assessments of contractor facilities to ensure compliance with security requirements tailoring requirements as needed

• Assist customer staff with resolving any operational security issues involving supporting contractors

• Maintain operational security posture for the program

• Conduct weekly auditing requirements and analyze results.



  • Qualified candidates must possess an TS//SCI with polygraph.

  • Bachelors and fourteen (14) years or more experience; Masters and twelve (12) years or more experience; PhD or JD and nine (9) years or more experience.

  • The ISSO/ISSE provides technical expertise on computer network design, implementation, and accreditation.

  • The ISSO/ISSE also provides oversight and coordination for multiple contractors supporting program objectives.

  • Must be available/able to travel up to 25%

  • Expertise in certification and accreditation

  • Expertise in DCID 6/3, ICD 503, and NIST 800-53 policies and implementations

  • Direct ISSO and/or ISSE experience working with accreditations - Experience interacting with program ISSM staff

  • Experience with program security and information systems security best practices- Familiarity with security accreditation process

  • Familiarity with applicable IC and DoD policies, procedures and operating instructions related to program security, information assurance and information management

  • Experience managing privileged user requirements

  • Ideal candidate will be self-motivated, organized, and detail oriented.