Information Security Systems Engineer (ISSE) #2878


  • US-FL-Hurlburt Field
  • Information Technology
  • Top Secret w/ SCI
  • On-site only
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GovCIO is currently hiring for an Information Security Systems Engineer (ISSE) to

provide Cyber Security Engineering support for the 39 IOS (US Air Force Cyber & IO schoolhouse). This position will be located in Hurlburt Field, Florida and will be an onsite position.



The contractor shall provide extensive engineering, technical, and operational analytical support services. This includes performing in-depth technical assessments of vendor solutions, malware reverse engineering, network and cloud analytics, and emerging technology in support for Defensive Cyber Operations Training. The contractor shall support cybersecurity compliance, Information Assurance (IA) oversight & management, certification and accreditation, and the required security support services for current and future systems. The contractor shall support development of all Risk Management Framework (RMF) artifacts required in support of accreditation including the Security Plan (SP), Security Assessment Report (SAR), Security Controls Traceability Matrix (SCTM), and Plans of Action and Milestone (POA&M).


Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Assists in the Assessment and Authorization (A&A) evaluation process ensuring security compliance with Authorization to Operate (ATO) packages.
  • Comply with government and industry Cybersecurity standards, policies, guidelines, and best practices.
  • Execute independent Security Control Validation for Air Force Information Systems.
  • Conduct independent compliance assessments, data collection, test automation, and reporting.
  • Utilizing cyber test tools and developing strategies for cybersecurity testing in DoD, Air Force and Space Force systems.
  • Assist in the development and implementation of government approved information security procedures and plans for the operation of multiple mixed classified networked and standalone systems, and coordinate government agency approvals.
  • Perform system security analysis on systems and/or software to understand and identify cyber vulnerabilities.
  • Document and communicate test results effectively to technical and non-technical user groups in both written and oral formats.
  • Apply information technology security principles and configure security settings, complete weekly system audit, apply security patches and conduct reviews.
  • Consult on the design, development, integration, and analysis of multi-classified computing systems with the project design and implementation team.
  • Leverages technical knowledge of computer systems and networks with cyber threat information to assess the network security posture.

Conduct hands-on testing which include significant technical skills with multiple operating systems. . (Windows, Linux, Unix, Red Hat, Cisco, IOS (network)) as well as software/databases (SQL Server, Oracle, MySQL)


Bachelor's with 8+ years (or commensurate experience)

  • Clearance required TS/SCI

Required Skills and Experience:

  • Minimum Certification Requirement: Information Assurance Technical (IAT) Level II certification.
  • Knowledge in the Cybersecurity Assessment and Authorization process to support DoD acquisition programs through the RMF process.
  • Significant knowledge of Windows and Linux Operating Systems.
  • Experience performing Security Operations in virtual environments.
  • Analytical skills and problem-solving skills.
  • Good organization, decision making, and verbal and written communication skills.
  • Excellent self-initiative and self-motivation with the ability to work under minimal supervision.
  • Ability to work effectively in small and large team settings to solve complex problems.
  • US Citizenship

Preferred Skills and Experience     


   Zero Trust Architecture

   NextGen Firewalls, specifically Palo Alto

   Encryption and PKI

   Experience in cybersecurity testing and/or leading cyber test events

   Experience using tools like eMASS, DISA STIG Viewer, DISA STIGs, ACAS, NESSUS, NMap.

   Experience using Terraform infrastructure

   Experience using GitHub and GitLab devops software platform

   Dynamic Access Control / Identity Management

   SIEMS experience (to include Splunk, ELK, LogRhythm, or Google Chronicle)

   Cisco Network Security (including Cisco Tetration, Cisco ISE)

   AWS/Azure/Google cloud security functions (e.g., Azure Security Center)

   Endpoint Device Health and Forensics

   3+ years of Identity and Network security design and implementation

   Understanding of Trusted Internet Connection version 3 standards and migration path

   Other certifications preferred: CCSP, CISM, GSLC, CISA, CASP, or equivalent from issuing         bodies: (ISC)², Comp TIA, ISACA, GIAC, CISCO, EC-Council, IAPP, or equivalent.                     Kibana and Logstash

   DISA STIG Implementation

   Microsoft Active Directory and Group Policy Management

   VMWare vSphere, vCenter, Aria, and Horizon View

   HBSS & ACAS certification/training

   Windows Server 2016, Server 2019, Windows 10/11 and VMWare


Clearance Requirement: Active Top Secret/SCI Clearance



Company Overview

GovCIO is a team of transformers--people who are passionate about transforming government IT. Every day, we make a positive impact by delivering innovative IT services and solutions that improve how government agencies operate and serve our citizens.

But we can't do it alone. We need great people to help us do great things - for our customers, our culture, and our ability to attract other great people. We are changing the face of government IT and building a workforce that fuels this mission. Are you ready to be a transformer?

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran. EOE, including disability/vets.


Posted Pay Range


The posted pay range, if referenced, reflects the range expected for this position at the commencement of employment, however, base pay offered may vary depending on multiple individualized factors, including market location, job-related knowledge, skills, education, experience, and internal equity. The total compensation package for this position may also include other compensation elements, to be discussed during the hiring process. If hired, employee will be in an “at-will position” and the GovCIO reserves the right to modify base salary (as well as any other discretionary payment or compensation program) at any time, including for reasons related to individual performance, GovCIO or individual department/team performance, and market factors.

Pay range: $120,000 - $140,000 Annually

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