AWS Cloud Big Data Info Assurance/Sec Eng - 33602 in Franconia, VA at Alion Science and Technology

Date Posted: 9/21/2020

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Job Description


Alion is looking for an Information Systems Security Engineer (ISSE) for big data efforts hosted on Amazon Web Services (AWS).


In this position, you will provide security planning, assessment, risk analysis, and risk management support to develop Department of Defense Risk Management Framework (RMF) accreditation packages for Alion developed software solutions at multiple classification levels (NIPR/SIPR/JWICS). In addition, you will:

  • Recommend system-level solutions to resolve security requirements and guide the development team in meeting the security posture requirements.
  • Provide support to the Government in the enforcement of the design and implementation of trusted relationships among external systems and architectures.
  • Perform system or network designs that encompass multiple enclaves, to include those with differing data protection/classification requirements. 
  • Follow established processes, where applicable, and establish and execute defensible processes where none are prescribed.
  • Use vulnerability management systems, automated security scanning tools, and system accreditation record systems. 
  • Apply existing knowledge of IA policy, procedures, and workforce structure to design, develop, and implement secure networking, computing, and enclave environments.



  • Bachelor’s Degree, preferably in a technical discipline (i.e. Computer Science, Information Systems, Computer Engineering, etc.) Educational requirements may be adjusted for applicable work experience
  • 5+ years of experience as an ISSE with large, multi-tiered programs. Work experience may be adjusted for highly specialized knowledge or uniquely applicable experience
  • Experience implementing DoD system accreditation processes (DIACAP acceptable and RMF strongly preferred)
  • A working knowledge of TCP/IP suite of protocols and services, computer architectures, and network topologies 
  • DoD 8570 compliance with IAT Level II (SSCP, Security+, CCNA-Security, or GSEC certification)
  • Experience with DISA STIGs and SRGs, vulnerability management systems, mitigation and compliance processes, and reviewing results from automated security scanning tools
  • Experience implementing DoD system accreditation processes (DIACAP acceptable and RMF preferred)
  • Must have the ability to create, review and edit authorization documentation for completeness and accuracy in accordance with federal and DoD policy
  • Able to grasp new concepts, facilitate information exchanges for data gathering, and collaborate with diverse audiences
  • Able to work independently and as part of a team; must be able to collaborate well with others to complete work
  • Understanding of  distributed architectures and cloud-based systems for big data applications
  • Experience assessing use case and operational risk of integrated open source, and GOTS/COTS software components


  • CISSP highly desired
  • Experience with eMASS


Security Clearance: Top Secret/Sensitive Comp Info

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