Security Specialist

Matlen Silver
March 16, 2023
Norfolk, Virginia
Job Type
Remote Work
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Job Title: Security Specialist- Government 
Duration: 12+ Months 
Location: Norfolk, VA 
Required Pay Scale: $82-90
***Due to client requirements this role is only open to USC or GC candidates***

Job Summary:

Project Details:

  • Analyse and assess the existing security posture of the Innovation Hub Laboratory Capability (IH, the Platform), and advise on and implement improvements.
  • Draft, implement, advocate, and monitor policies within the Innovation Hub to drive a security first mind-set to Information Security
  • Collaborate with relevant organizations to achieve ACT cloud-based information system (Platform) and software products accreditation, and to obtain specific Approval for Testing / Interim Authorization to Operate for products.
  • Responsible, in collaboration with the Platform and product teams, for creating and maintaining all the necessary security documentation to enable rapid fielding of products onto networks.
  • Provide security accreditation advice and guidance to projects and systems during the life cycle of products/services.
  • Conduct Security Risk Assessment in support of products/services based on cloud computing architectures (public cloud); in particular, identify the level of threats and vulnerabilities for all the assets comprising products/services, derive the residual risks and provide risk management recommendations.

Must Haves

    • An active Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) 
    • Active National SECRET (or higher) security clearance
    • University degree (BSc or MSc) in Information and Communication Technologies (ICT), Computer Science, or related discipline OR 8 years’ experience as a Security Professional

Desired Skills

    • Experience working as a Security Professional within the enterprise and knowledge of Security Policy and supporting directives.
    • Proven ability to develop and maintaining all security documentation packages needed to achieve the System accreditation or Familiarity with information system accreditation/approval processes.
    • Experience with planning, researching and developing security policies, standards and procedures.
    • Able to identify, engineer, implement, and monitor security measures for the protection of computer systems, networks, and information, based on security risk assessment methodologies and tools.
    • Knowledgeable about (self-hosted) cloud native applications, and associated production cycles.
    • Knowledgeable about industry standard security tools (for example SonarQube, Nessus, etc.) and able to create tailored configurations applicable to specific information systems.
    • Demonstrated ability to write clear and concise reports and effectively communicate technical information to a non-technical audience.
    • Proven knowledge with modern software solutions, technologies and concepts (anti-virus software, intrusion detection, firewall, content filtering, Cloud, Docker, IdAM, Proxy, CI/CD, technology stacks, and other relevant technical concepts) and their relevancy to security
    • Proven knowledge of software development (Agile / DevSecOps) as, for example, Developer or Solution/Software Architect, and their relevancy to security
    • Knowledge of information security management frameworks ISO/IEC 27001 and/or ISO/IEC 27005.
    • An active Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP)
    • AWS (or similar) Security Specialties certification.
    • Fluent in English (written and Oral).
    • Active National SECRET (or higher) security clearance.

About Matlen Silver
Experience Matters. Let your experience be driven by our experience. For more than 40 years, Matlen Silver has delivered solutions for complex talent and technology needs to Fortune 500 companies and industry leaders. Led by hard work, honesty, and a trusted team of experts, we can say that Matlen Silver technology has created a solutions experience and legacy of success that is the difference in the way the world works.

Matlen Silver is an Equal Opportunity Employer and considers all applicants for all positions without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, sexual orientation, veteran status, the presence of a non-job-related medical condition or disability, or any other legally protected status.
If you are a person with a disability needing assistance with the application or at any point in the hiring process, please contact us at email and/or phone at: [email protected] // 908-393-8600

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