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Information Systems Security Engineer (ISSE)
Ref No.: 21-00059
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Position Type:Full Time
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Information Systems Security Engineer (ISSE) / Cyber Engineer

Position Summary: 
As ISSE, you will provide System and Security Engineering Support and Technical Services Support to Naval Surface Warfare Center Philadelphia Division (NSWCPD). The effort includes hardware/software IV&V, creation/revision/maintenance of RMF A&A Package artifacts and supporting the accreditation process from Step 1 thru Step 6 as needed. This work is to be performed at the Philadelphia Navy Yard.

Contract Requirements:
  • Must be a US citizen with the ability to obtain/maintain a DoD Secret security clearance
  • Must be IAT Level II compliant (CompTIA Security+ or equivalent)
Essential Functions and Responsibilities:
  • Provide system engineering and technical assistance support as requested by stakeholders.
  • Provide on-site and off-site system engineers to assist with the acquisition, integration, and certification of systems and components under the purview of the Program. These include Navy-type Navy-owned systems
  • Provide systems engineering support for Hardware/Software and Independent Verification and Validation (IV&V).
  • Review and comment on program documentation and key processes (e.g. drawings, Data Item Descriptions, contract data Requirements Lists, Concept of Operations, Integrated Support Plan, Software Acquisition, Development and Integration Plan, Software Requirements Specification and asset design drawings/documentation)
  • Assist in the development of a hardware Configuration Management (CM) plan, which is consistent and compatible with current U.S. Navy hardware CM practices. Provide CM reports as required in support of Integrated Product Teams and the project manager.
  • Assist in the development of a Systems Engineering Risk Management Plan including the stand-up and operation of a Risk Management Board (RMB) that is consistent and compatible with current U.S. Navy Risk Management practices where applicable.
  • Develop and maintain a Plan of Action and Milestone (POA&M) for all IA-related tasks and deliverables in accordance with the Security Technical Implementation Guide (STIG)
  • Develop Risk Assessment Reports (RARs) based on vulnerability test results, automated scan reviews, Assured Compliance Assessment Solution (ACAS) scans, and other DoD-mandated assessment-utilities.
  • Document A&A-information in the A&A Package consistent with all other Packages, and ensure that there are no omissions
  • Input reports in eMass, or deliver in MS Office-products/Visio formats, as appropriate
Required Education, Skills, and Experience:
  • Experience with security features and/or vulnerability of various operating systems as defined by NSA, NIST, DISA (STIGS) and USCYBERCOM.
  • Experience with IA vulnerability testing and related and system test tools; e.g. NMap, ACAS/Nessus, Security Content Automation Protocol (SCAP)
Preferred Skills and Experience:
  • Bachelor's degree
  • At least two (2) years with DIACAP or RMF package creation.
Physical Demands and Expectations:
  • Regular physical activity to include walking, climbing stairs, bending, stooping, reaching, lifting (up to 30 pounds), and standing; occasional prolonged sitting
  • Ability to speak, read, hear and write, with or without assistance
  • Ability to use phone and computer systems, copier, fax and other office equipment
This position description represents a summary of the major components and requirements of the outlined job. Other duties and responsibilities may be assigned or required as business needs dictate. Questions regarding this description should immediately be addressed to the department manager or to Human Resources.
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As a professional services organization our mission is focused on our clients' people and organizations. It is our company's cornerstone belief that we will not lead the industry in assisting our clients unless we excel at helping our own people and teams reach their full potential.
Our corporate culture encourages personal and professional growth because LCE's success depends on the talent, professionalism and commitment of its employees. LCE is a strengths-based organization focused on turning individual talents into strengths and then turning individual strengths into organizational performance that supports our clients' success.

  • Affordable Medical/Dental/Vision Plans for employees and their families.
  • Free Employee Life and Disability Insurance, with supplemental coverage options available.
  • Health Savings Account and Flexible Benefit Account options
  • Company matched 401K & company funded Employee Stock Ownership Program
  • Paid Vacation, Holidays, & Sick Leave
  • Continuing Education & Professional Development Programs at all levels
  • Flexible Schedules & Relaxed Dress code
  • Employer sponsored events, social collaboration, and open communication
  • Free access to an extensive online training library, including certification prep
  • Bonus Program for outstanding contributions, Employee Referral Program, numerous Recognition Opportunities, and more…
*Benefits may vary by business unit & location.
Life Cycle Engineering (LCE) shall abide by the requirements of 41 CFR §§ 60-1.4(a), 60-300.5(a) and 60-741.5(a).  These regulations prohibit discrimination against qualified individuals based on their status as protected veterans or individuals with disabilities, and prohibit discrimination against all individuals based on their race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, or national origin.  Moreover, these regulations require that LCE take affirmative action to employ and advance in employment individuals without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, or disability.  In addition, LCE will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because such employee or applicant has inquired about, discussed, or disclosed the compensation of the employee or applicant or another employee or applicant.  LCE shall also abide by the requirements of 29 CFR Part 471, Appendix A.