Information Security Systems Validator - Columbia, MD 21044 - US
Employer : Thomas Sharp
Job Title : Information Security Systems Validator
Location : Columbia, MD 21044 - US
Job Type : Direct-Hire / Permanent Full-Time
Minimum Clearance Level : TS/SCI plus Full-Scope Polygraph (Lifestyle)
Date Modified : 10-20-2020
Salary : (not listed)
Additional Salary Information :
Career Level : Experienced (Non-Manager) 10+ Years of Experience
Education Level : Bachelors

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Information Security Systems Validator
Clearance: TS/SCI Full Scope poly
Location: Columbia, MD area

Essential Job Functions
• Identifies security risks, threats and vulnerabilities of networks, systems, applications and new technology initiatives. Develops, tests and operates firewalls, intrusion detection systems, enterprise anti-virus systems and software deployment tools.
• Provides complex engineering analysis and support for firewalls, routers, networks and operating systems. Performs and evaluates vulnerability scans within a multi-platform, large enterprise environment. Reacts to and initiates corrective action regarding security violations, attempts to gain unauthorized access, virus infections that may affect the network or other event affecting security.
• Oversees user access process to ensure operational integrity of the system. Enforces the information security configuration and maintains system for issuing, protecting, changing and revoking passwords.
• Develops technical and programmatic assessments, evaluates engineering and integration initiatives and provides technical support to assess security policies, standards and guidelines. Develops, implements, enforces and communicates security policies and/or plans for data, software applications, hardware and telecommunications.
• Performs complex product evaluations, recommends and implements products/services for network security. Validates and tests complex security architecture and design solutions to produce detailed engineering specifications with recommended vendor technologies.
• Reviews, recommends and oversees the installation, modification or replacement of hardware or software components and any configuration change(s) that affects security.
• Provides complex technical oversight and enforcement of security directives, orders, standards, plans and procedures at server sites. Ensures system support personnel receive/maintain security awareness and training.
• Assesses the impact on the business unit/customer caused by theft, destruction, alteration or denial of access to information and reports to senior management.
• Provides leadership and work guidance to less experienced personnel.

Basic Qualifications
• Bachelor's degree or equivalent combination of education and experience
• Bachelor's degree in computer science or related field preferred
• Nine or more years of experience in network, host, data and/or application security in multiple operating system environments
• Experience working with IP networking, networking protocols and understanding of security related technologies including encryption, IPsec, PKI, VPNs, firewalls, proxy services, DNS, electronic mail and access-lists
• Experience working with internet, web, application and network security techniques
• Experience working with relevant operating system security (Windows, Solaris, Linux, etc.)
• Experience working with leading firewall, network scanning and intrusion detection products and authentication technologies
• Experience working with federal regulations related to information security (FISMA, Computer security Act, etc.)
• Experience working with NIST Special Publications and C & A process methodology
• Possess security certifications (CISSP, CCNA, etc)

Customer Specified Requirements:
• Experience with controls such as DCID 63 and NIST 800-53 controls.
• Possess security certifications (CISSP, CCNA, etc)
• Demonstrated minimum of five (5) years working as security information system validator and vulnerability research of Client systems.
• A Masters degree in relevant technology is highly desirable. Shall have a minimum of five (5) years of this experience with
Client's security processes, procedures, and systems.

Other Qualifications
• Good communication skills
• Strong analytical and problem solving skills to troubleshoot and resolve network/operating system security issues
• Ability to perform and interpret vulnerability assessments
• Ability to administer the operations of a security infrastructure
• Ability to balance and prioritize work
Customer Required Education Equivalents:

• High School and 12 experience
• Associate and 10 years experience
• Bachelor's Degree and 8 years experience
• Master's Degree and 6 years experience
• Doctorate and 4 years experience