Information Assurance Security Professional

Posted Date 2 weeks ago(3/6/2018 12:32 PM)
Job Location
USA-CA-San Jose
Required Clearance
Employment Type
Full Time
Hiring Company
General Dynamics Mission Systems

Basic Qualifications

Bachelor's of Science degree in Engineering, a related specialized area or field is required (or equivalent experience) plus a minimum of 5 years of relevant experience; or Master's degree plus a minimum of 3 years of relevant experience.


Department of Defense Top Secret security clearance is required at time of hire. Applicants selected will be subject to a U.S. Government security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information. Due to the nature of work performed within our facilities, U.S. citizenship is required.

Responsibilities for this Position

General Dynamics Mission Systems has an immediate opening for an Information Assurance Security Professional.  This position provides an opportunity to further advance the cutting-edge technology that supports some of our nation’s core defense/intelligence services and systems.  General Dynamics Mission Systems employees work closely with esteemed customers to develop solutions that allow them to carry out high-stakes national security missions.


The candidate will be designated as an Information Systems Security Officer (ISSO) supporting Special Access Programs. Candidate will ensure that classified information systems (IS) are in compliance with the JSIG, NISPOM and ICD 503.


REPRESENTATIVE DUTIES AND TASKS: As a member of the Information Assurance Security team, supports the system security design effort, security requirements analysis, and security requirements flow down to the program elements

  • Executes or supports the execution of the development of program required security documentation, including items such as security plans, contingency plans, and security tests plans and procedures in compliance with the IA policy
  • Generates or supports the generation of Assessment and Authorization (A&A) documentation for the program
  • Executes or supports execution of A&A activities
  • Executes the security testing and evaluation to ensure the correct implementation of security requirements
  • Executes security scanning and the analysis of the scan results
  • Supports the Assessment and mitigation of system security threats and risks throughout the system life cycle
  • Contributes to the completion of major programs and projects with the execution of the system security activities
  • Conduct IA security education training for all system users on appropriate risk mitigation strategies
  • Perform weekly system audit reviews, media reviews, hardware/software configuration management
  • Perform data spill containment and cleanup actions when necessary per customer directions
  • Plans and executes project tasks for activities described above



  • Proficient use and understanding of systems engineering concepts, principles, and theories
  • Proficient understanding of cyber security specifications such as Risk Management Framework (RMF), ICD503, JSIG and other government security specifications and guidelines
  • Proficient knowledge of cyber security technology and trends
  • Contributes to the achievement of business objectives
  • Strong written and verbal communications skills
  • Able to sell concepts and ideas
  • Regular contact with senior levels of internal security work groups
  • Ability to participate in or lead security work groups
  • Works under limited direction
  • Contact with project leaders and other professionals within the
  • Engineering department and with project teams
  • Maintains contact with external customers' security professionals
  • Creative thinker, good multi-tasker
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office applications


  • Demonstrated comprehensive knowledge of the JSIG RMF, ICD-503, NIST SP 800-53 and CNSS 1253.
  • DoD 8570 IAM-I level professional certification (i.e. Security + CE, CAP, GSLC) or ability to obtain within six (6) months of hire.

Company Overview

General Dynamics Mission Systems (GDMS) engineers a diverse portfolio of high technology solutions, products and services that enable customers to successfully execute missions across all domains of operation.  With a global team of 13,000+ top professionals, we partner with the best in industry to expand the bounds of innovation in the defense and scientific arenas.  Given the nature of our work and who we are, we value trust, honesty, alignment and transparency.  We offer highly competitive benefits and pride ourselves in being a great place to work with a shared sense of purpose.  You will also enjoy a flexible work environment where contributions are recognized and rewarded.  If who we are and what we do resonates with you, we invite you to join our high performance team!


General Dynamics is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer that is committed to hiring a diverse and talented workforce.  EOE/Disability/Veteran


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