Information Systems Security Engineer (ISSE)

Information Systems Security Engineer (ISSE)

18 May 2021
Virginia, Herndon, 20170 Herndon USA

Information Systems Security Engineer (ISSE)

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Maxar is currently seeking an independent, creative, and driven Information Systems Security Engineer (ISSE) to join our big-data platform team in Herndon, VA or Chantilly, VA. In this role, you will support a massive National Security platform supporting large-scale analytics on various customer data sources. If you are an ideal candidate, you are passionate about technology and have an ability to learn quickly.

Why us?

  • We build advanced algorithms to gain analytic insights from a large range of open source and government data.
  • We enable machine learning systems, automate workflow, and design and develop custom applications for unique national-security mission.
  • We operate an end-to-end predictive analytics platform unlike any other within the U.S. Government.
  • We provide training to expand your skills and challenges to develop them.
  • Our clients' missions are vital to national security, so we are mission-first always.
  • Our work environment is relaxed and business casual.
  • At our core, we believe in our practice of social responsibility.

What would you be doing?
  • Contribute to team success by building out and maintaining a large-scale customer hosted OpenStack platform, enabling massive analytics for platform users.
  • Analyze existing and future systems, review security architectures, and develop engineering solutions that integrate information security requirements to proactively manage information protection.
  • Engineer and deploy network defense countermeasures such as anti-virus, anti-spam, and intrusion detection and prevention system solutions.
  • Analyze Information Assurance (IA) security events, including threat model development and resulting security risk analysis of systems.
  • Review and assess information security events and logs via sophisticated security information and event manager.

Minimum Requirements:
  • Must be a U.S. Citizen with a current/active TS/SCI and be willing and able to obtain a CI polygraph
  • Bachelor's degree in Engineering, Computer Science, or related field. 4 additional years of experience may be substituted in lieu of a degree
  • Minimum of 8 years of relevant experience
  • Demonstrated expertise in IC policy and able to interact at senior levels to ensure requirements are met while preserving the most feasible security posture
  • Must be able to manage security configs and communicate with others on the platform who are impacted by security decisions/direction
  • Must be a highly motivated, self-driven team player who can interact well with others and advise/consult with other team members and customers on system security-related issues
  • CompTIA Security+ certification or CISSP certification

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Specific IA/Security related experience that includes working with data-at-rest encryption; certificate validation; IDS/IPS; Firewalls; SEIMs and Log Management; Syslog analysis; HTTP and TCP/IP analysis; and vulnerability assessment to include cross-site scripting, SQL injection, cross-site request forgery, HTTP response splintering, and the OWASP Top 10 and SANS Top 25
  • Experience with management, certifying, and accrediting at least two production systems or applications within the U.S. government
  • Experience using the fundamentals of network routing and switching and achieving compliance for production software systems on U.S. Government networks, such as SIPRnet and JWICS
  • Experience with web application penetration testing identifying architectural design weaknesses from analyzing a web application
  • Experience implementing PKI components in a network, application, and architecture, and authentication capabilities of Windows, UNIX, Linux, Apple, and middleware
  • Experience with database technologies, architectural reviews, and PCI-Data Security Standard
  • Experience producing accurate Configuration records through the life-cycle of the asset


Maxar Technologies values diversity in the workplace and is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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