Information Assurance Lead (Government)


The Information Assurance /Systems Security Lead Engineer performs and reviews technical security assessments of classified and unclassified computing environments to identify points of vulnerability, confirm compliance with (government) established Information Assurance (IA) standards and regulations, and recommend mitigation strategies as needed. The IA Lead Engineer validates and verifies system security requirements definitions and establishes system security designs.

  • Designs, develops, implements, and integrates IA security systems/components for networking, computing, and enclave environments to include those with multiple enclaves and with differing data protection/classification requirements.
  • Assesses and retrofits operational environments to ensure proper IA posture and protection.
  • Assists architects and systems developers in the identification and implementation of appropriate information security functionality to ensure uniform application of Agency security policy and enterprise solutions.
  • Reviews overall programmatic technical architecture to ensure best security and IA practices are employed.
  • Enforces the design and implementation of trusted relations among external systems and architectures, including supply chain risk management.
  • Assesses and mitigates system security threats/risks throughout the program life cycle.
  • Contributes to the security planning, assessment, risk analysis, risk management, certification and awareness activities for system and networking operations.
  • Reviews certification and accreditation (C&A) documentation, providing feedback on completeness and compliance of its content.
  • Develops responses to proposals when required and ensures proposals are compliant with government requirements, policies, and regulations.
  • Integrates Corporate AT&T Information Assurance/Systems Security capabilities into federal market.

Applies system security engineering expertise in one or more of the following to: system security design process; engineering life cycle; information domain; cross domain solutions; commercial off-the-shelf and government off-the-shelf cryptography; identification; authentication; and authorization; system integration; risk management; intrusion detection; contingency planning; incident handling; configuration control; change management; auditing; certification and accreditation process; principles of IA (confidentiality, integrity, non-repudiation, availability, and access control); and security testing. Provides guidance to one or more security engineers Support security authorization activities in compliance with NSA/CSS Information System Certification and Accreditation Process (NISCAP) and DoD Information Assurance Certification and Accreditation Process (DIACAP) process, the NIST Risk Management Framework (RMF) process, and prescribed NSA/CSS business processes for security engineering. Candidate may be required to respond to after-hours requests as required in a 24 x 7 environment

RRequired Skills, Experience, and Education: Fifteen (15) years' experience as an Information Systems Security Engineer (ISSE) or Information Assurance SME on programs and contracts of similar scope, type, and complexity within the Federal Government. A Master's degree in Computer Science, Information Assurance, Information Security System Engineering, or related discipline may be substituted for two (2) years of experience, reducing the requirement to thirteen (13) years of experience. Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Information Assurance, Information Security System Engineering, or related discipline from an accredited college or university is required. Four (4) years of additional ISSE experience may be substituted for a bachelor's degree. Demonstrated knowledge of NSA/CSS Information System Certification and Accreditation Process (NISCAP), DoD Information Assurance Certification and Accreditation Process (DIACAP) process, the NIST Risk Management Framework (RMF) process, and prescribed NSA/CSS business processes for security engineering. DoD 8570 IASAE Level 3, Information Systems Security Engineering Professional (ISSEP), and CISSP certifications are required.

Required Clearance: An active, current Top Secret Security Clearance with SCI access (TS/SCI) and polygraph are required. Applicants with only a CI polygraph will be considered. US citizens only.

AT&T is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and we are committed to hiring a diverse and talented workforce. EOE/AA/M/F/D/V


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