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Information Assurance Engineer

Company: Xator
Location: Arlington
Posted on: June 8, 2021

Job Description:

Xator seeks enthusiastic, positive, and proactive self-starters to join our team. Our leadership aims to attract and retain the best and brightest employees, maintain an environment built on trust and pride, and encourage individual and team achievements. We uphold ourselves to an exceptional professional standard of conduct, setting ourselves apart from our competition.

Xator is dedicated to creating and maintaining a lifelong learning environment. We encourage forward-thinking, innovation, and out-of-the-box ideas in an inclusive environment. Our training and continuing education programs allows us to constantly improve services and deliver innovation to our customers. We invest in our employees and they, in turn, advance our clients' mission.

Clearance Requirement: Active or Current TS with SCI Eligibility


Serves as the Information Assurance Engineer (IAE) for CMP systems and advises the TSC Branch Chief. Responsible for overseeing/developing security plans, procedures, and documentation for accreditation of CMP-based systems and networks. The IAE collaborates in a team of developers and system engineers to design, document, and implement security improvements across multiple systems.


  • Interface with IA/ISSO colleagues from other programs.
  • Create and maintain Authorization and Accreditation (A&A) packages to include: System Security Plans, Contingency Plans, Incident Response plans, SOPs, MOUs, and other accreditation documentation.
  • Oversee communication and enforce security policies, procedures and safeguards for all systems and staff, based upon NIST 800-53 Rev 4 or Rev 5.
  • Provide guidance on all matters relating to information security as a subject matter expert.
  • Provide support for implementing, and enforcing information systems security policies, standards, and methodologies.
  • Responsible for tracking/updating POA&Ms, running vulnerability scans, configuring systems to meet Federal Accreditation requirements, reviewing scan results, working with system owners and managers to mitigate vulnerabilities.
  • Conduct periodic tabletop or drill exercises for Contingency or Incident Response plans. Identify, report, and resolve information security incidents and violations.
  • Maintain awareness of emerging INFOSEC technologies to enable the program's systems and users to quickly adapt to new technologies.
  • Attend meetings with Chief Technical Officer (CTO) and work to move documentation through the accreditation process.
  • Assist with Technical Documentation needed for R&D for the program.Interface with IA/ISSO colleagues from other programs.


  • Bachelor's degree or higher in Engineering, Computer Science, Information Assurance or similar field; with at least 2 to 5 years of relevant work experience.
  • REQUIRED: Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP).
  • Requires a minimum of two years of experience supporting Federal Programs as a Cyber Security Analyst / ISSO or similar role with a strong knowledge of NIST 800-53 Rev 4 or greater.
  • Must have experience/knowledge in one or more of the following Information Security disciplines: Wireless Technologies (WiFi), Network Security, Computer Forensics, Physical Security, Government Computer Systems, Firewall/Router Management, Security Project Management, and/or Network Vulnerability Analysis.
  • Must have the ability to communicate high level technical knowledge to non-technical audiences.
  • Must be familiar with Linux-based systems, Windows-based systems and networking protocols.
  • Desired Experience: Knowledge of current cybersecurity software tools, similar to vulnerability scanners, Splunk, or Tanium.
  • Candidate should be able to demonstrate knowledge of exploits, attacks and tools used by skilled hackers.


  • Domestic travel may be required for training and program coordination.


Keywords: Xator, Arlington , Information Assurance Engineer, Other , Arlington, Virginia

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