Parsons Corporation Information Systems Security Specialist in Chantilly, Virginia

Information Systems Security Specialist


Chantilly, Virginia, United States

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Information Systems Security Engineer

Chantilly, VA

US Citizenship Required

Do you have experience in the information security field? If you want to take the next step in your career by joining a team of talented security engineers working for a company that is making a difference in the world, Parsons hasthe opportunity for you! We are currently seeking information system securityengineers to help us deliver best-in-class services to our federal government clients.

The ideal candidate will become an integral part of a team that ensures appropriate security principles, concepts, methods, and practices are applied during the system life cycle to achieve stakeholder objectives for the protection of assets—across all forms of adversity characterized as disruptions, hazards, and threats. The system security engineer provides a sufficient base of evidence to support claims that the desired level of trustworthiness has been achieved, and remains so.


  • Define and/or reviewstakeholder security objectives, protection needs and concerns, securityrequirements, and associated validation methods.

  • Identify and/or assessvulnerabilities and susceptibility to life cycle disruptions, hazards, andthreats.

  • Design and/or reviewproactive and reactive security functions encompassed within a balancedstrategy to control asset loss and associated loss consequences.

  • Provide securityconsiderations to inform systems engineering efforts with the objective toreduce errors, flaws, and weakness that may constitute securityvulnerability leading to unacceptable asset loss and consequences.

  • Identify, quantify, andevaluate the costs/benefits of security functions and considerations toinform analysis of alternatives, engineering trade-offs, and risktreatment decisions.

  • Demonstrate throughevidence-based reasoning, that security claims for the system have beensatisfied.

  • Leverage multiplesecurity and other specialties to address all feasible solutions unto atrustworthy, secure system.

Experience and Education Requirements:

  • 8+ years ofsystemengineering and/or system security engineering experience

  • Proficiency in securingsystems in accordance with ICD 503

  • Proficiency in systemsecurity engineering principles and methods

  • Familiarity withSystems Security Engineering (SSE) documentation (e.g. Program ProtectionPlans (PPPs)

  • Anti-Tamper Plans,Counterintelligence Support Plans, Integrated Threat AssessmentReports, Operations Security Plans, Continuous Monitoring Plans, DefensiveCyberspace Operations Plans, IT/Cybersecurity Strategies, InformationSupport Plans, Enterprise Architecture Views) and related documentationIAW ICD 503, DoDI 5000.02, DoDI 5200.39, DODI 5200.44, DODD5200.47E, DoDI 8500.01, DoDI 8510.01, and NIST SP800-160.

  • High School Diplomarequired / Bachelors’ Degree preferred.

  • CISSP certificationrequired; CISSP-ISSEP highly-desired.

  • Active security clearance with poly

Applicants selected for employmentwill be subject to a federal background investigation and must meet additionaleligibility requirements for access to classified information or materials.

Parsons is a digitally enabled solutions provider focused on the defense, security, and infrastructure markets. With nearly 75 years of experience, Parsons is uniquely qualified to deliver cyber/converged security, technology-based intellectual property, and other innovative services to federal, regional, and local government agencies, as well as to private industrial customers worldwide.

Parsons is an equal opportunity, drug-free employer committed to diversity in the workplace. Minority/Female/Disabled/Protected Veteran/LGBT.

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Parsons is an equal opportunity, drug-free employer committed to diversity in the workplace. Minority/Female/Disabled/Protected Veteran/LGBT

Parsons is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regards to an individual's race, color, religion, national origin, ethnicity, union affiliation, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, pregnancy, employable physical or mental disability, veteran status, genetic information, immigration status, or any other basis protected by applicable laws.