Security SME/ISSO - U.S. Citizenship Required

Fairfax, VA

Security SME/ISSO - U.S. Citizenship Required

Category: Cyber Security

Main location: United States, Virginia, Fairfax

Position ID: J0524-0100

Employment Type: Full Time

Position Description:

CGI is one of the top 5 largest global IT companies spread across 40 countries with endless opportunities to expand and grow. As a CGI Federal Member, you have the opportunity to be a shareholder at CGI and join a family of 90,000 members strong.

CGI Federal is hiring a Security ISSO SME to work with a skilled and motivated team of professionals on a high-visibility Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) cyber security program. You will support a dynamic, fast-paced project focused on improving the cyber security posture of civilian government agencies through the implementation and enhancement of a cybersecurity platform, providing integration services, and developing, securing and maintaining cybersecurity dashboards. You will work closely with a variety of agency stakeholders, supporting their mission, priorities, organization and unique challenges. You will also support the development of additional cyber security offerings focused on next generation security solutions and technologies.

The selected candidate is responsible for maintaining the Authorization to Operate (ATO) status of information systems based on the NIST Special Publication guidelines and ITIL guidelines. The position puts emphasis on integrating security within configuration management (CM) and different system development lifecycle (SDLC) processes (Waterfall, Agile, DevSecOps). It also provides guidance, processes, and procedures for achieving and maintaining compliance with Federal laws and regulations. The candidate is expected to work with minimal supervision, lead teams, accept greater responsibility for completion of assignments, commensurate with level of experience.

This position is located in our Fairfax, VA office; however, a hybrid working model is acceptable.

You will be required to be in our Fairfax, VA office two days per week.

Your future duties and responsibilities:

• Specific duties include the operation of a continuous monitoring program, developing, updating, and maintaining system security documentation, and implementing security policies and procedures to support continuous monitoring

• Participate in the SDLC to integrate NIST 800-37 Risk Management Framework (RMF) activities into appropriate phases

• Support the NIST 800-37 RMF and associated processes for achieving and maintaining systems’ authority to operate (ATO)

• Implement policy and processes into continuous monitoring to maintain the system ATO

• Conduct vulnerability scans, update and manage plan of action and milestones (POAM)

• Coordinate security remediation activities, schedules and milestones with stakeholders, establish risk and mitigation strategies, and communicate status

• Update and maintain systems security documentation

• Conduct risk and vulnerability assessments on changes to the system architecture

• Participate in change authorization boards (CAB) and provide analysis and recommendations based on the change affecting the security posture of the system

Required qualifications to be successful in this role:

• Due to the nature of the contract requirements, US citizenship and successful passing of CGI background check is required prior to beginning work. In addition, candidates must have the ability to obtain and maintain a DHS CISA EOD/Public Trust clearance

• Bachelor's degree and minimum of 8 years of experience working on cybersecurity teams for enterprise cybersecurity shared services programs or Cloud programs

• Continuous monitoring experience with moderate and high impact systems

• Working knowledge of these National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Special Publications 800 series (listed in priority): 800-37 (Risk Management Framework), 800-53 (Security & Privacy Controls), 800-18 (System Security Plans), 800-30 (Risk Assessment), 800-137 (Continuous Monitoring), Federal Processing Standards (FIPS), especially 199 (Security Categorization). If no experience with NIST, then working knowledge of Dept of Defense Information Technology Security Certification and Accreditation Process (DITSCAP) or the new DoD information assurance policy 8500.1 and the risk management framework. If no experience with NIST and DITSCAP, the working knowledge of NSA Information Assurance Process.

Experience with vulnerability management and security auditing tools, such as Tenable or similar tools. Update and maintenance of plan of action and milestones (POAM).

• In addition, the candidate demonstrates understanding of IT security principles, concepts, policy and regulations. Demonstrate ability to effectively document security controls

• Proficient with Microsoft Word, Excel and Microsoft Project

Desired qualifications/non-essential skills required:

• Technical/development background

• Experience with Federal Risk and Authorization Management (FedRAMP) Cloud related projects

• Experience with Dev\Sec\Ops as an ISSO or security tester

• Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP)

• CISSP concentration

• Certification and Accreditation Professional (CAP)

• Certified Cloud Security Professional (CCSP)

• Certified Risk and Information Systems Controller (CRISC)

• Certified Information Security Manager (CISM)

• Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH)

• Global Information Assurance Certification (GIAC) and GIAC Security Essentials

• Certified Project Management Professional (PMP)

CGI is required by law in some jurisdictions to include a reasonable estimate of the compensation range for this role. The determination of this range includes various factors not limited to skill set, level, experience, relevant training, and license and certifications. To support the ability to reward for merit-based performance, CGI typically does not hire individuals at or near the top of the range for their role. Compensation decisions are dependent on the facts and circumstances of each case. A reasonable estimate of the current range for this role in the U.S. is $96,500.00 - $235,200.00.





  • NIST

  • Change Management

  • Vulnerability Assessment(IAVA)

What you can expect from us:

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You are invited to be an owner from day 1 as we work together to bring our Dream to life. That’s why we call ourselves CGI Partners rather than employees. We benefit from our collective success and actively shape our company’s strategy and direction.

Your work creates value. You’ll develop innovative solutions and build relationships with teammates and clients while accessing global capabilities to scale your ideas, embrace new opportunities, and benefit from expansive industry and technology expertise.

You’ll shape your career by joining a company built to grow and last. You’ll be supported by leaders who care about your health and well-being and provide you with opportunities to deepen your skills and broaden your horizons.

Come join our team—one of the largest IT and business consulting services firms in the world.

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