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Lead Security Engineer

Company: Peraton
Location: Chantilly
Posted on: June 8, 2021

Job Description:

Peraton Overview

Peraton drives missions of consequence spanning the globe and extending to the farthest reaches of the galaxy. As the worlds leading mission capability integrator and transformative enterprise IT provider, we deliver trusted and highly differentiated national security solutions and technologies that keep people safe and secure. Peraton serves as a valued partner to essential government agencies across the intelligence, space, cyber, defense, civilian, health, and state and local markets. Every day, our 22,000 employees do the cant be done, solving the most daunting challenges facing our customers.

We are an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. We consider applicants without regard to race, color, religion, age, national origin, ancestry, ethnicity, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status, disability, genetic information, citizenship status, or membership in any other group protected by federal, state, or local law.

As a government contractor, Peraton abides by the following provision

Pay Transparency Nondiscrimination Provision

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of the other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractors legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c).


The Lead will:

Communicate with the system owner, senior leadership, and developer regarding security considerations of the system engineering life cycle

Manage the team that develops and maintains security accreditation artifacts to include the Security Requirements Traceability Matrix (SRTM), System Security Plan (SSP), and others

Manage system Plan of Actions and Milestones (POA&M) to include the drafting of expectations and waivers as appropriate

Manage assessments of system safeguards and controls and respond to external audits as required

Interview system administrators and support personnel to extract system functionality narratives

Manage the controlling, labeling, virus scanning and appropriately transfering of data (upload/download) between information systems at varying classification levels

Conduct research and perform security analysis on the impacts of system designs, modifications, and technological initiatives.

Manage the writing and validation of NIST 800-53Rev 4 control responses based on system documentation

TS/SCI clearance

14 19 years of Experience

5-10 years of Cyber Security Experience

At least 10 years of Management Experience managing large teams (25 +) of expert and SME-level personnel

BS in a technical degree

Technical Masters a plus

CISSP certification required

Additional Certifications are a plus: CSEP/ESEP, ITIL, CISSP, Certified Ethical Hacker, or Security +

Experience architecting, designing, and engineering security solutions

Experience in designing security solutions for confidentiality, integrity, and availability of information assets

Experience identifying and developing solutions to security controls

Progressive experience managing large, complex security programs

Strong Communication skills (written and verbal)

Proven success in sitting on-site with customers and developing strong relationships


Individual would be responsible for managing a complex security environment with primary expert and SME-level staff on a systems engineering and integration cybersecurity program. The Lead Security Engineering is responsible for providing recommendations to the Government in order to maintain a systems security posture. The Lead manages the Security team responsible for creating and maintaining the security documentation for certification and accreditation (C&A) and reviewing system designs and proposing changes to identify potential security weaknesses. The Lead also works closely with the Security Team to provide technical assessments and expertise to specific projects. This would require being able to understand a complex system in a short amount of time, determine its security weaknesses at all layers to include hosts, databases, middleware, and applications and then generating clear, descriptive reports that include corrective actions to help guide the developer on how to mitigate the weaknesses.

Keywords: Peraton, Chantilly , Lead Security Engineer, Other , Chantilly, Virginia

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