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Security Engineer with NIST Control experience

Silver Spring, MD 20910
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Civilian, State and Local

Perspectas Civilian, State and Local segment partners with the U.S. Federal Civilian State and Local governments to provide infrastructure services, business solutions, and digital transformation services that help them achieve policy objectives and integrate citizen-centric services.


Perspecta has an immediate need for a Security Engineer with NIST Control experience to support the National Environmental Satellite, Data, and Information Service (NESDIS) of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). A candidate in this role will have active participation in security activities for a FISMA system migrating to the Cloud.

The responsibilities of a candidate in this role will include, but not limited to:

  • Assisting the development and engineering team in preparing for and meeting all security requirements to successfully complete all steps of the Security Authorization and Assessment process for FISMA systems
  • Support the ISSO to provide recommended corrective actions and review / validate Plan of Actions & Milestones (POA&Ms) for each non-compliant control
  • Review and validate all relevant NIST P 800-53 Security Controls and/or applicable departmental policies and procedures for each IT system.
  • Ability to identify problems and prepare technical and non-technical reports.
  • Support audit reviews such as; physical security, network, and application.
  • Lead the development of documentation of the NIST SP 800-53 security controls where applicable.
  • Provide ongoing security guidance and support to the development and engineering teams throughout the system development life cycle (SDLC).


  • Requires 10 to 12 years experience with a BS/BA degree or 8 to 10 years with a MS/MA degree
  • Demonstrated knowledge of NIST security standards
  • Understanding of security and compliance, including the shared security model, for on-prem and Cloud systems
  • CISSP Security certification. Other certifications will be considered.
  • Knowledge, understanding, and hands-on experience of NIST SP 800-53 Rev4 policies and implementation.
  • Knowledge and experience with information security and assurance principles.
  • Experience with NIST RMF and continuous monitoring
  • US Citizenship, eligibility to obtain a Public Trust Security Clearance

Desired Skills:

  • Amazon Web Services Associate level certification (Solutions Architect, Developer, SysOps Administrator, Security specialty)
  • Prior experience serving as the Information System Security Officer (ISSO) preferred

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About Perspecta

What matters to our nation, is what matters to us. At Perspecta, everything we do, from conducting innovative research to cultivating strong relationships, supports one imperative: ensuring that your work succeeds. Our company was formed to bring a broad array of capabilities to all parts of the public sectorfrom investigative services and IT strategy to systems work and next-generation engineering.

Our promise is simple: never stop solving our nations most complex challenges. And with a workforce of approximately 14,000, more than 48 percent of which is cleared, we have been trusted to do just that, as a partner of choice across the entire sector.

Perspecta is anAA/EEOEmployer - All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.

As a government contractor, Perspecta 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).


  • Information Technology
Posted: 2021-01-23 Expires: 2021-02-22

With offerings in mission services, digital transformation and enterprise operations, our team of 14,000 engineers, analysts, investigators and architects work tirelessly to create innovative solutions. We have the expertise and experience not only to devise solutions, but to execute on them successfully.

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