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Federal - Information System Security Engineer (ISSE)

Job Location: VA - Arlington

Regional Description: Southeast

Job Number: 00682644


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Organization: Accenture Federal Services
Location: Arlington, VA
Accenture Federal Services, a wholly owned subsidiary of Accenture LLP, is a U.S. company with offices in Arlington, Virginia. Accenture's federal business has served every cabinet-level department and 30 of the largest federal organizations. Accenture Federal Services transforms bold ideas into breakthrough outcomes for clients at defense, intelligence, public safety, civilian and military health organizations.
We believe that great outcomes are everything. It’s what drives us to turn bold ideas into breakthrough solutions. By combining digital technologies with what works across the world’s leading businesses, we use agile approaches to help clients solve their toughest problems fast—the first time. So you can deliver what matters most.
The Information System Security Engineer (ISSE) serves as a principal advisor on all matters to the CISO, technical and otherwise, involving the security of Information Systems (IS) under his/her purview. Responsible for supporting adherence to all aspects of the Information Assurance (IA) program as stipulated by various USG requirements including (but not limited to) NISPOM, JAFAN, JSIG/D, ICD 503 and associated NIST publications, and customer/contract specific IA regulations. Provide SME Information Security support to Client Account Leads and supported programs and projects as directed. Duties include managing components of the IA program related to information systems security and Client Data Protection and delivering information systems security education and awareness training. Assist with the sustainment/operationalization of the Client Data Protection for Classified (CDP-C) program, to include the coordination and completion of Program Security Plans. Interfaces with other IA and security team members, other security disciplines (industrial security, physical security, special programs security, etc.), program personnel, and government security representatives.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelors of Science degree OR 15 years of experience working on Information Security Programs, to include those on classified systems
  • 5+ years of experience as a Project/Program manager in a client delivery environment (preferably related to Information Systems, Security, or Intelligence)
  • 5+ years of experience working with governance and processes
  • 5+ years of experience developing System Security Plans IAW DSS previous processes and/or newly implemented Risk Management Framework (RMF)
  • 1+ years of experience in accreditation and assuring systems compliance with all required security controls as defined by security policies
  • 4+ years of experience working with system functions, security policies, technical security safeguards, and operational security measures
  • 4+ years of Senior level experience in engineering IT systems, as well as working knowledge of current technologies
  • 4+ years prior work experience in IT security, including Certification and Accreditation (C&A)/Assessment and Authorization (A&A) and IT security risk analysis/advice, preferably in support of the Federal Government clients
  • 4+ years of experience with Federal Government C&A / A&A / RMF practices and policies, particularly FISMA and NISP SP 800-Series
  • 4+ years of experience with Ongoing Authorization within the NIST Framework (NIST 800-53 specifically)
  • 4+ years of experience performing system analysis, system audits, system monitoring, security control assessment/testing (or ST&E), risk management, incident response

Preferred Skills & Qualifications:

  • Current DoD 8570.1M certification for IAM Level II (CISM, CAP, GSLC, or CASP)
  • PMP or related internationally recognized Project or Program Management certification
  • Experience with supporting various system configurations (Stand Alone, Peer to Peer Networks, Local Area Networks, and Wide Area Networks)
  • Experience with auditing the security aspects of various operating systems and with certifying compliance of various systems (Windows, Linux and UNIX)
  • Experience with the Preparation of Certificate and Accreditation (C&A)/Assessment and Authorization (A&A) documents and procedures.
  • Experience with complex Information Systems, i.e. Multi-Program Interconnection, PL-2 systems and above
  • Experience with Baseline Standards requirements for security configuration


An active security clearance or the ability to obtain one may be required for this role.
Candidates who are currently employed by a client of Accenture or an affiliated Accenture business may not be eligible for consideration.
Applicants for employment in the US must have work authorization that does not now or in the future require sponsorship of a visa for employment authorization in the United States and with Accenture (i.e., H1-B visa, F-1 visa (OPT), TN visa or any other non-immigrant status).
Accenture is a Federal Contractor and an EEO and Affirmative Action Employer of Females/Minorities/Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities.
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Job candidates will not be obligated to disclose sealed or expunged records of conviction or arrest as part of the hiring process.

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