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ISSO/ISSE Cyber Systems Engineer 

About the Organization VSolvit (pronounced: "") is an award-winning SBA certified 8(a)/Small Disadvantaged Business and 8(m)/Economically Disadvantaged Woman owned, technology services provider that specializes in business intelligence (BI) systems, data warehousing, geographic information systems (GIS), custom application development, health analytics, project/program management, and hosting and cloud services. VSolvit serves clients such as the Department of Defense (DOD), the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Our custom technology solutions for federal and health industry clients and partners have won awards for innovation, been launched from the U.S. White House, and are being used to solve complex problems ranging from improving national security to optimizing vaccine supply chains and breast cancer screening and treatment programs.
These successes are but a reflection of overall team strength and supportive partnerships. Our company fosters innovation which makes it a great place for entrepreneurs and hard workers to be grown. We offer Medical, Dental, and Vision Insurance, as well as 401K Retirement Plan options, Profit Sharing, Tuition Reimbursement, and other benefits for our full time employees. Our goal is to grow together and enjoy the work that we do as a team.  

Job Summary:

Ready to be part of a DoD-wide, cutting edge defensive cyber capability that is making a huge impact on the security of the DoD community?  If you’re interested in leveraging your systems engineering expertise to support and revolutionize a critically important enterprise boundary defense system for the DoD, we have the ideal role for you to start your new career path at VSolvit!

You will get the chance to leverage your cyber security engineering expertise and improve your skills while performing policy development, planning, research, engineering, architecture improvement, and performance analysis while helping to maintain, improve, and ultimately revolutionize the system to help vastly improve the cybersecurity of DoD networks.


  • Implement the Risk Management Framework (RMF) process.
  • Define, analyze cyber security requirements and recommend information assurance/security solutions to support customers’ requirements for boundary defense systems.
  • Design, develop, engineer, and integrate solutions per cyber security requirements.
  • Apply knowledge of IT Governance requirements, risk mitigation strategies, and encryption and decryption capabilities to establish secure solutions.
  • Conduct Cyber Security Planning and Scheduling.
  • Conduct security audits and vulnerability scans to recognize system vulnerabilities.
  • Perform and review technical security assessments of computing environments to identify points of vulnerability, non-compliance with established cybersecurity standards and regulations, and recommend mitigation strategies to maintain operational security posture for the boundary systems.
  • Utilize Enterprise Mission Assurance Support Service (eMASS) and keep documentation/artifacts up to date for each boundary system.
  • Develop/update POA&Ms and perform vulnerability tracking to ensure all ATO conditions are met (e.g., Security control identification/mapping).
  • Ensure all Command Cyber Readiness Inspection (CCRI) findings are met (fixed or POA&M).
  • Review STIGs, upload STIG checklist/.csv files for each system asset into eMASS.
  • Work with Engineering team to develop and keep current all system-level documentation.
  • Provide updated self-assessments and Continuous Monitoring and Risk Scoring (CMRS) reporting.
  • Review PKI plans strategizing how to integrate systems in operational network environments
  • Send risk acceptance requests to ISSM to be pushed to Authorizing Official (AO).
  • Map RMF controls in eMASS and provide evidence to validate controls.
Position Requirements

Basic Qualifications:

  • 3-5 years of ISSO/ISSE experience
  • IAM or IAT Level II/III Certification (e.g., CISSP,CAP,Sec+, CCNA Sec, CySA+, GSEC, SSCP, etc.)
  • Active Secret clearance

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with DISA STIGs and Risk Management Framework (RMF)
  • Experience with FISMA and Authorization To Operate (ATO) process and documentation
  • Experience interpreting Assured Compliance Assessment Solution (ACAS) scan results, Cyber Tasking Orders, and other security related reports and translating into concrete actions for the Engineering Team.
  • Experience with JIRA and Confluence
  • Familiarity with IAVMs and SCAP
  • Familiarity with DoD Cyber-related WARNORDS/OPORDS/FRAGOS/DTOs/CTOs
  • Active Top Secret (TS) clearance

Join the VSolvit Team! Founded in 2006, VSolvit (pronounced 'We Solve It') provides geospatial and information technology consulting services and solutions to government and private section clients. VSolvit is an award winning 8(m)/EDWOSB, SBA-certified 8(a)/SDB, CMMI Level 3, and a certified HUBZone company. We offer Medical, Dental, and Vision Insurance. We also offer 401K Retirement Plan options, Tuition Reimbursement, and other benefits for our full time employees. Our goal is to grow together and enjoy the work that we do as a team.

VSolvit LLC is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and will consider all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, protected veteran status, or disability status.

EOE Statement We are an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.  
Category Information Technology  
Location Fort Meade  
Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time  
Exempt/Non-Exempt Exempt  
Clearances Required Active Secret Clearance  
Travel No  
Req Number INF-22-00004  
Position Information Assurance (IA) Specialist  
Number of Openings 1  
Proposal Position No  
Proposal Letter Of Intent (LOI) N/A  
Open Date 1/27/2022  
Tags ISSO, ISSE, IAM, IAT, CISSP, CAP, Sec+, CCNA Sec, CySA+, GSEC, SSCP, DISA, STIGs, Risk Management Framework, RMF, FISMA, Authorization to Operate, ATO, documentation, Assured Compliance Assessment Solution, ACAS, Cyber Tasking Orders, JIRA, IAVMs, SCAP, DoD Cyber-related WARNORDS/OPORDS/FRAGOS/DTOs/CTOs Active Top Secret (TS) clearance  

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