• Information Assurance Professional

    Posted Date 1 month ago(1/16/2020 11:10 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 8 years of relevant experience; or Master's degree plus a minimum of 6 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 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 selected candidate will be designated as an Information Systems Security Officer (ISSO) supporting a large SCI program administering Information Assurance Officer (IA) duties.



    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 (or C&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 program life cycle
    Supports secure maintenance and continuous monitoring

    Perform weekly system audits, media reviews, hardware/software configuration management

    Contributes to the completion of major programs and projects with the execution of the system security activities

    Plans and executes project tasks for activities described above


    Proficient in IA Security specifications such as Risk Management Framework (RMF), ICD 503, NIST SP 800-53 and CNSSI 1253.

    Experience with security assessment/hardening tools, i.e. STIGs, SCAP, ACAS, Nessus, etc.
    Trained and proficient in Assured File Transfer (AFT) procedures
    Strong written and verbal communications skills
    Regular contact with senior levels of internal security work groups
    Ability to participate in or lead security work groups
    Ability to work under limited direction/supervision
    Maintains contact with the external customers' security professionals
    Creative thinker, good multi-tasker
    Highly proficient in Microsoft Office applications

    Experince with XACTA


    Demonstrated comprehensive knowledge of the ICD-503, NIST SP 800-53 and NISPOM

    DoD 8570 IAM-I level professional certification (i.e. Security + CE, CAP, GSLC) or ability to obtain within six (6) months of hire

    Technical background creating POA&Ms, developing corrective action plans, and writing security plans, policies, and procedural documentation (not just reviewing or performing documentation review)

    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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