FISMA Automation Engineer, Lead

The Challenge:

Warnings about cyber threats are everywhere, and the constantly evolving nature of these threats can make understanding them to seem overwhelming to government agencies. In all of this “cyber noise,” how can these organizations understand their risks and how to mitigate them? The answer is you – a lead information security risk specialist who can oversee breaking down complex threats into manageable plans of action.

As an Information Security Risk Specialist on our team, you’ll consult for various government agencies, leading the discovery of their cyber risks, understanding applicable policies, and developing a mitigation plan. You’ll oversee the analysis of technical, environmental, and personnel details from SMEs and Engineers, as your team reviews the entire threat landscape. Then, you’ll guide your client through a plan of action with presentations, white papers, and milestones. Your client will rely on you to translate security concepts, so they can make the best decisions to secure their critical infrastructure. This is your opportunity to take a leadership role in information security while sharing your skills in automation engineering and federal compliance with both clients and your team. Join us as we protect our nation's cyberinfrastructure.

You Have:

  • 7+ years of experience with writing documents for A&A and RMF for Civil government Agencies based on NIST SP 800-53 Rev4
  • 5+ years of experience with the design and testing of NIST 800-53 security controls for TCP/IP networks and information systems, to include Windows and Linux based systems
  • 5+ years of experience as the Security SME for IT Development projects
  • Experience with manual and automated vulnerability assessments 
  • Experience with the design and operation of security controls for security sensor tools such as providing Hardware Asset Management, Software Asset Management, Configuration Management or Vulnerability Management
  • Experience with Microsoft Office, including Word, Excel, Visio, PowerPoint, Project, and SharePoint
  • Ability to obtain a security clearance
  • BA or BS degree

Nice If You Have:

  • Possession of excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • DHS Suitability clearance
  • Security+, CASP, CAP or CISSP Certification


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

Build Your Career:

Rewarding work, fun challenges, and a ton of investment in our people—that’s Booz Allen cyber. When you join Booz Allen, we’ll help you develop the career you want.

Competitions — From programming competitions at our PyNights (Python competition and learning events) to competing in CTFs, we’ve got plenty of chances for you to show off your skills.

Paid Research — Have an innovative idea to explore or hypothesis to test? You can participate in challenges via our crowdsourcing platform, the Garage, and other programs to be awarded dedicated time and/or funding to advance your skills.

Cyber University — CyberU has more than 5000 instructor-led and self-paced cyber courses, a free online library that you can access from just about anywhere—including your phone—and certification exam prep guides that include practical assessments to prepare you for your exam.

Academic Partnerships — In addition to our tuition reimbursement benefit, we’ve partnered with University of Maryland University College to offer two graduate certificate programs in cybersecurity—fully funded without a tuition cap.

Maker/Hackerspaces — Race drones, print 3D gadgets, drink coffee from our Wi-Fi coffee maker, and get hands-on training on tools and tech from in-house experts in our dedicated maker and hackerspaces.

We’re an EOE that empowers our people—no matter their race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, veteran status, or other protected characteristic—to fearlessly drive change.

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