Job Description

Remote Work:
Job Number:
El Segundo,CA,US
Software Security Control Assessor, Junior

 The Opportunity:

Cyber threats are everywhere, and the constantly evolving nature of these threats can make understanding them seem overwhelming. In all of this “cyber noise,” how can these organizations understand their risks and how to mitigate them? The answer is you. We need your knowledge as an information security risk specialist to help break down complex threats into manageable plans of action.  

As a Software Security Control Assessor on our team, you’ll assist U.S. Space Force programs with discovering their software security cyber risks, understanding applicable policies, and developing a mitigation plan. You’ll gather technical, environmental, and personnel details from software developers and software security engineers to help with assessment of the entire threat landscape. You’ll learn how to guide U.S. Space Force programs through a plan of action with presentations, white papers, and milestones and help to translate software security concepts so they can make the best decisions to secure their mission critical space systems.

This is your opportunity to build experience in the exciting and rapidly evolving domain of space systems cybersecurity while developing greater breadth and depth of software security knowledge.

Work with us as we protect our nation's mission critical space systems.  

Join us. The world can’t wait. 


You Have: 

  • Experience with determining the security controls of information systems, networks, or software components
  • Experience with assessing security controls and determining associated risk
  • Knowledge of cybersecurity principles and methods that apply to software development such as modularization, layering, abstraction, data hiding, or simplicity and minimization
  • Knowledge of system and application security threats and vulnerabilities such as buffer overflow, mobile code, cross-site scripting, Procedural Language/Structured Query Language (PL/SQL) and injections, race conditions, covert channel, replay, return-oriented attacks, and malicious code
  • Knowledge of risk management processes such as methods for assessing and mitigating risk, policies, requirements, and procedures, and software development models such as Waterfall Model, Spiral Model, and DevSecOps
  • Ability to identify, tailor, and assess security controls for software security throughout the software development life cycle such as requirements, design, implementation, test, deployment, operations and maintenance, and decommissioning
  • Ability to perform risk analysis such as threat, vulnerability, impact, and likelihood of occurrence, based on findings provided by software security engineers
  • Ability to obtain a security clearance
  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Ability to obtain Security+ CE or CISSP certification within 6 months of hire

Nice If You Have:

  • Experience in designing countermeasures to identified security risks
  • Experience with secure test plan design such as unit, integration, system, and acceptance
  • Knowledge of secure software deployment methodologies, tools, and practices
  • Knowledge of national and international laws, regulations, policies, and ethics as they relate to cybersecurity such as Risk Management Framework (RMF), and DoD Application Security and Development (ASD) Security Technical Implementation Guide (STIG)
  • Knowledge of embedded systems or operational technology (OT)
  • Knowledge of supply chain risk management standards, processes, and practices
  • Ability to identify basic common secure coding flaws at a high level
  • Top Secret clearance
  • Security+ CE or CISSP certification
  • CSSLP certification


Applicants selected will be subject to a security investigation and may need to meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information.


Create Your Career: 

Grow With Us 

Your growth matters to us—that’s why we offer a variety of ways for you to develop your career. With professional and leadership development opportunities like upskilling programs, tuition reimbursement, mentoring, and firm-sponsored networking, you can chart a unique and fulfilling career path on your own terms.  

A Place Where You Belong 

Diverse perspectives cultivate collective ingenuity. Booz Allen’s culture of respect, equity, and opportunity means that, here, you are free to bring your whole self to work. With an array of business resource groups and other opportunities for connection, you’ll build your community in no time. 

Support Your Well-Being 

Our comprehensive benefits package includes wellness programs with HSA contributions, paid holidays, paid parental leave, a generous 401(k) match, and more. With these benefits, plus the option for flexible schedules and remote and hybrid locations, we’ll support you as you pursue a balanced, fulfilling life—at work and at home.  

Your Candidate Journey 

At Booz Allen, we know our people are what propel us forward, and we value relationships most of all. Here, we’ve compiled a list of resources so you’ll know what to expect as we forge a connection with you during your journey as a candidate with us.


At Booz Allen, we celebrate your contributions, provide you with opportunities and choices, and support your total well-being. Our offerings include health, life, disability, financial, and retirement benefits, as well as paid leave, professional development, tuition assistance, work-life programs, and dependent care. Our recognition awards program acknowledges employees for exceptional performance and superior demonstration of our values. Full-time and part-time employees working at least 20 hours a week on a regular basis are eligible to participate in Booz Allen’s benefit programs. Individuals that do not meet the threshold are only eligible for select offerings, not inclusive of health benefits. We encourage you to learn more about our total benefits by visiting the Resource page on our Careers site and reviewing Our Employee Benefits page.

Salary at Booz Allen is determined by various factors, including but not limited to location, the individual’s particular combination of education, knowledge, skills, competencies, and experience, as well as contract-specific affordability and organizational requirements. The projected compensation range for this position is $51,600.00 to $106,000.00 (annualized USD). The estimate displayed represents the typical salary range for this position and is just one component of Booz Allen’s total compensation package for employees. This posting will close within 90 days from the Posting Date.

Work Model
Our people-first culture prioritizes the benefits of flexibility and collaboration, whether that happens in person or remotely.

  • If this position is listed as remote or hybrid, you’ll periodically work from a Booz Allen or client site facility.
  • If this position is listed as onsite, you’ll work with colleagues and clients in person, as needed for the specific role.

EEO Commitment

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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