JOB ID: MD-0220-GE01

Job Title: Information Systems Security Engineer (ISSE) Skill Level 2

Security Requirements: Top Secret with Full Scope Polygraph

Job Description:

  • The Information Systems Security Engineer (ISSE) shall perform, or review, technical security assessments of computing environments to identify points of vulnerability, non-compliance with established Information Assurance (IA) standards and regulations and recommend mitigation strategies. 

  • Validates and verifies system security requirements definitions and analysis and establishes system security designs. 

  • Designs, develops, implements and/or integrates IA and security systems and system components including those for networking, computing, and enclave environments to include those with multiple enclaves and with differing data protection/classification requirements. 

  • Enforce the design and implementation of trusted relations among external systems and architectures. 

  • 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. 

  • 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. 

  • 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.

Education and Certification Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Information Assurance, Information Security System Engineering, or related discipline from an accredited college or university is desired.

  • Four (4) years of additional experience as an ISSE may be substituted for a bachelor’s degree.

  • DoD 8570 compliance with IASAE Level 2 is required.


  • Ten (10) years of experience as an ISSE on programs and contracts of similar scope, type, and complexity is required.

  • Perform system or network designs that encompass multiple enclaves, to include those with differing data protection/classification requirements

  • Provide security planning, assessment, risk analysis, and risk management

  • Recommend system-level solutions to resolve security requirements

  • Support the Government in the enforcement of the design and implementation of trusted relationships among external systems and architectures


Compensation will consist of a package including a base salary and complete benefits.


Job: Information Systems Security Engineer (ISSE) Skill Level 2

​Location: Annapolis Jct, MD, North America – US
Schedule: Full-time

Travel: Seldom, less than 10%

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