Sr. Security Analyst

CGI - Washington, DC (30+ days ago)3.7

This is an exciting full-time opportunity to work in a fast-paced team environment supporting one of the largest organizations for the US Federal Government. We take an innovative and collaborative approach to supporting our client, working in an agile environment using emerging technologies. You will be interacting with a dynamic team of people, with opportunities to learn and grow as you help deliver the overall solution to our client.

The qualified candidate will act in the capacity of senior security analyst for a FIPS 199 moderate to high impact Cloud systems (IaaS, PaaS or SaaS).

The selected candidate's role is the information security subject matter expert for a large financial system implemented in a commercial cloud. The role is responsibility for the proper operation of NIST 800-53 rev 4 security controls. It requires coordinating and working with government employees, project contractors, Cloud service providers, COTS product vendors, business analysts, IT architects, and engineers who design, implement and test security controls in the context of the NIST 800-37 Risk Management Framework. The role is also responsible for providing expertise to project stakeholders on issues involving security and compliance with Federal laws and regulations.

Your future duties and responsibilities:
The candidate is expected to work with minimal supervision, lead teams, accept greater responsibility for completion of assignments, commensurate with level of experience.The successful candidate will have more than 10 years of Information Assurance (IA) experience. Experience must show increasing involvement and responsibility for the implementation, documentation, and continuous monitoring of security controls with large and complex IT systems. 1-3 years experience implementing, documenting, and continuous monitoring of security controls with IT systems operating in the Cloud.

Specific duties include
  • Provide subject matter expertise to technical, operational, and management teams to meet the respective security requirements of the customer's Risk Management Framework based on NIST's 800-37.
  • Lead the effort to develop, update, and maintain system security documentation
  • Coordinate activities between disparate groups to implement the customer's continuous monitoring program for the system.
  • Support the customer's Assessment & Authorization (A&A) process
  • Represent CGI in customer meetings on all matters concerning information security and data privacy through the life-cycle of system
  • Develop strategies to address customer's concerns with security and privacy of sensitive data used by the system in a Cloud environment
  • Author and co-author white papers to address security and privacy issues relevant to the systems life-cycle
Conduct vulnerability scans and update and manage the POAM

Required qualifications to be successful in this role:
  • Due to the nature of this government contract, US Citizenship is required.*
  • Must have a Bachelors Degree and at least 5 years of security and cloud experience.
  • A certification from ISC2, GIAC, EC-Council, or CyberSecurity Institute, like CISSP and CAP.
  • Security training certification that meets DoD 8570 Information Assurance Workforce Improvement Program desired
  • Continuous monitoring experience with moderate and high impact systems.
  • Working knowledge of these National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Special Publications 800 series (listed in priority):
  • 800-37 (Risk Management Framework Process)
  • 800-18 (System Security Plans)
  • 800-30 (Risk Assessment)
  • 800-53 (Security Requirements)
  • 800-63 (E-Authentication)
  • Federal Processing Standards (FIPS), especially 199 (Security Categorization).
  • If no experience with NIST, then working knowledge of Dept of Defense Information Technology Security Certification and Accreditation Process (DITSCAP) or the new DoD information assurance policy 8500.1 and the risk management framework
  • If no experience with NIST and DITSCAP, the working knowledge of NSA Information Assurance Process
  • Experience with vulnerability management and security auditing tools, such as Nessus or similar tools. Update and maintenance of plan of action and milestones (POAM).
  • In addition, the candidate must have a demonstrated understanding of IT security principles, concepts, policy and regulations. Demonstrated ability to effectively document security controls.
  • Proficient with Microsoft Word, Excel and Microsoft Project
  • Prior IT technical experience as a system administrator, systems integration, or systems design also desirable, but not necessary.
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