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Information Systems Security Engineer (ISSE)

Company: Maxar Technologies Ltd
Location: Myrtle Point
Posted on: June 8, 2021

Job Description:

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Job Description:

Maxar is seeking an Information Systems Security Engineer to leverage modern virtualization software, cloud infrastructure, machine learning, and highly paralleled compute architecture in a unique project with broad applications. Supporting real-time operations on a global scale in a variety of application spaces including intelligence and law enforcement, the project offers a variety of challenges and interesting problems to solve. If you are an Information System Security Engineer seeking meaningful work that has a real impact, contact us right away to learn more.


  • Design and implement strategies to secure Maxar and client systems (on-prem, cloud) against all threats.
  • Install, configure, develop, and maintain security systems across all levels of the environment, including OS, application, and network.
  • Monitor the integrity of the software development lifecycle and information systems.
  • Test, audit, and verify compliance with appropriate cybersecurity standards.
  • Continuous upkeep, monitoring, analysis, and response to Information system, network and security events.
  • Perform all auditing and associated reporting duties as specified by Continuous Monitoring directive, organizationally defined requirements and regulatory mandates.
  • Provide annual assessment support.
  • Documents compliance actions within the approved automated compliance tracking system or develops a Plan of Actions and Milestones (POA&M) to address non-compliance in the allotted timeframe.
  • Develop procedures and documentation to ensure compliance with configuration management (CM) for security-relevant IS software, hardware, and firmware.
  • the author required information system security-related documentation as required by cognizant security authority and IAW RMF, NIST, SAP/SAR, ICD, and published standards.
  • Ensures systems are operated, maintained, and disposed of in accordance with internal security policies and practices outlined in the System Security Plan (SSP), Standard Operating Procedures (SOP), and customer directives.
  • Ensures records are maintained for workstations, servers, software, virtual routers, virtual firewalls, virtual network switches, crypto, and other relevant hardware/equipment throughout the information system's life cycle.
  • Evaluates proposed changes or additions to the information system and advises senior site leadership of the security relevance.
  • Participates in internal/external security audits/inspections; performs risk assessments and Continuous Monitoring.
  • Lead investigations/remediation of computer security violations and incidents, reporting as necessary per Incident Response plan
  • Ensure proper protection and/or corrective measures have been taken when an incident or vulnerability has been discovered.
  • Oversee the completion of entry/exit forms for equipment and media entering secured areas.
  • Lead the authorization process for new hardware and software request
  • Author, review and update operation instructions (OIs) and assessment and authorization documentation (Body of Evidence) to support re-authorization activities.

Minimum Requirements:

  • Must be a U.S. Citizen and be willing and able to obtain a Public Trust
  • BS degree plus 5-7 years of prior relevant experience, Masters with 3 years of prior relevant experience, or equivalent work experience.
  • Linux skills
  • Detailed understanding of the Risk Management Framework (RMF), NIST, ICD, and CNSS standards.
  • Must be able to work in a constantly changing regulatory environment with short, mid, and long-term timelines for remediating any non-compliant
  • Must be able to work well within a team environment and able to adapt quickly to change
  • Familiarity with information system requirements and best practices within a classified environment
  • Good writing and verbal presentation skills

Preferred Skills:

  • TS/.SCI w/CI Poly (given Northern Virginia)
  • Experience in Python programming
  • Familiarity with JSON
  • Expertise in other languages welcome (Bash, Ansible, etc.)
  • Experience with AWS (designing, securing and provisioning systems within the AWS cloud (CloudFormation, IAM, CloudWatch, CloudTrail, S3)) CEH or CHFI a plus
  • Background or understanding of System Security Plans (SSP)
  • Security hardening scripting/automation experience
  • Linux certification (RHCSA and or RHCA desired)
  • Current DHS Suitability or EOD
  • Experience with Xacta 360
  • Previous ISSO/ISSM or experience with Assessment and Authorization requirements (POA&Ms, controls, etc.)
  • Google Fu - Black Belt

Maxar Technologies values diversity in the workplace and is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Keywords: Maxar Technologies Ltd, Medford , Information Systems Security Engineer (ISSE), Other , Myrtle Point, Oregon

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