Security Systems Engineer

The Challenge:

Are you looking for an opportunity to combine your technical skills with big picture thinking to make an impact in national security? You understand your customer’s environment and how to develop the right systems for their mission. Your ability to translate real-world needs into technical specifications, makes you an integral part of delivering a customer-focused engineering solution. Everyone knows security needs to be “baked in” to a system architecture, but you actually know how to bake it in. You can identify and implement ways to harden systems and reduce their attack surface.

As a systems engineer on our team, you have the chance to shape national security by combining advanced consulting skills and technical expertise to develop innovative solutions to complex cybersecurity challenges. You will serve as the Information System Security Officer (ISSO) for challenging DoD project. In the ISSO role, you will define, enhance, implement, and maintain security solutions for a network and associated technology platforms, including Windows- and Linux-based environments. You will establish, implement, and coordinate adherence to policies and procedures that guide and support the provision of information security services. Join our team, as we improve critical missions for our federal clients through cybersecurity.

Empower change with us.

You Have:

  • 5+ years of experience implementing Risk Management Framework (RMF)

  • Knowledge of VMWare or working in a virtualized environment

  • Knowledge of with Windows, Linux, and macOS networking or systems administration functions

  • Knowledge of system engineering processes, procedures, and best practices

  • Ability to design and implement development, test, and production environments

  • Ability to test and evaluate system and network security controls against NIST SP 800-53 standards

  • TS/SCI clearance

  • Bachelor's degree and 5+ years of experience with system administration or Master's degree and 3+ years of experience with system administration

  • Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) Certification or IAM Level III Certification

Nice If You Have:

  • Experience using Security Technical Implementation Guides (STIGs), Security Requirements Guides (SRG), Nessus scanning, and SCAP Compliance Checker (SCC)

  • Ability to automate tasks with scripting

  • Possession of excellent customer service, organizational, prioritization, multitasking, and leadership skills 

  • Possession of excellent verbal and written communication skills 

  • MCSA or MCSE Certification

  • Linux+ or RHCSA Certification


Applicants selected will be subject to a security investigation and may need to meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information; TS/SCI clearance is required.

Build Your Career:

When you join Booz Allen, you’ll have the opportunity to connect with other professionals doing similar work across multiple markets. You’ll share best practices and work through challenges as you gain experience and mentoring to develop your career. In addition, you will have access to a wealth of training resources through our Engineering & Science University, an online learning portal where you can access more than 5000 tech courses, certifications and books. Build your technical skills through hands-on training on the latest tools and tech from our in-house experts. Pursuing certifications that directly impact your role? You may be able to take advantage of our tuition assistance, on-site courses, vendor relationships, and a network of experts who can give you helpful tips. We’ll help you develop the career you want as you chart your own course for success.

We’re an equal employment opportunity/affirmative action employer that empowers our people to fearlessly drive change – no matter their race, color, ethnicity, religion, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, lactation, or related medical conditions), national origin, ancestry, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, disability, veteran status, military or uniformed service member status, genetic information, or any other status protected by applicable federal, state, local, or international law.


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