Unisys Federal Systems

Information System Security Officer (ISSO) –Senior Level

Req ID
Federal Systems
Public Trust
Travel Percentage

Summary / Description

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We are currently seeking a motivated, career and customer oriented Senior-Level ISSO to join our team in Kingstowne, VA to begin an exciting and challenging career with Unisys Federal Systems.

The selected candidate will serve as an Information System Security Officer (ISSO)/alternate ISSO for a major Federal IT application and Information system. They will be responsible for conducting structured security certification and accreditation activities utilizing the Risk Management Framework and in compliance with the Federal Information Security Management Act (FISMA) requirements. As a member of the Security Team, the candidate will lead the review of technical, management and operational Security Controls in accordance with the national Institute of Standards and Technology (DHS) 4300a to ensure the completeness and effectiveness of the IT system’s information technology and security solutions.  

They will: 

  • Provide Management briefings on the security posture of a system
  • Conduct continuous monitoring and periodic self-inspections of facility and computer systems to ensure compliance with accreditation/certification documentation package for approved systems and proactively report results to management; make recommendations for and implement improvements as needed
  • Ensure all systems are operated, maintained, and information is disposed of in accordance with internal security policies and practices 
  • Ensure configuration management is appropriate for all Information Systems (IS) software and hardware, including that change control requirements are documented and tracked
  • Conduct user training to ensure systems security and increase user awareness
  • Ensure security logs and audit trails are reviewed in accordance with established schedules
  • Conduct periodic reviews of Privileged user accounts (Developer, Admin, etc.) 

 Day-to-day work

The candidate will be responsible for ensuring that Certification and Accreditations (C&A) documents, Plan of Action and Milestones (POA&M) and artifacts are maintained and updated in accordance with DHS and CBP policy. The candidate will participate in the CBP change, configuration, and release management process to ensure an appropriate security level is in the systems lifecycles.    As a technical expert in the security field, the candidate will be relied upon to ensure that senior management is kept apprised of all pertinent security systems issues. They will also be responsible for the operation of a security monitoring and auditing solution utilizing a COTS product i.e. (SPLUNK, ARC Site, and Tripwire, etc.) and industry wide best practices. 

Skills, product knowledge:

  • Must have experience with Windows, UNIX, Solaris and Linux. 
  • Must demonstrate a complete understanding of Information Security Administration principles, concepts, practices, and standards as well as a complete understanding of network devices, TCP/IP and related Internet protocols.
  • Should possess project management and leadership skills including organizing, scheduling, conducting, and coordinating work assignments to meet project milestones or established completion dates.
  • Must be able to contribute to the development of new processes and be knowledgeable in one or more information technology areas.
  • Must be customer focused and possess the ability to identify issues, analyze, and interpret data and develop solutions to a variety of moderately complex technical problems Ability to represent the organization as a knowledgeable resource on external projects while demonstrating a strong analytical, verbal and written communication skill set to accurately document, report, and present findings.
  • Must demonstrate strong interpersonal skills to effectively interface with all levels of employees and be able to represent the organization as a knowledgeable resource on external projects.
  • Must have the ability to obtain (or currently possess) and maintain a Top Secret security clearance.
  • Working knowledge of encryption standards and techniques





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Vendor Certifications and/or work exposure in the following technical areas are a plus: 

  • Web 2.0 technology                                                                                                                           
  • Microsoft .Net and C# 
  • Java  
  • Hadoop                                                                                                  
  • Oracle DB or SQL Server DB
  • Check Point’s Certified Security Expert (CCSE)                                                                
  • Red Hat Certified System Administrator (RHCSA)                                                            
  • Cisco's Certified Network Associate Certification (CCNA)
  • Microsoft's Certified Systems Engineer (MCSE) with focus on security    


Master's degree and  miimum 15 years work experience required in the Information Assurance field or equivalent.  Must have at least one of the following security certifications:                                                                             

  • CISSP: Certified Information Systems Security Professional                                                      
  • CEH: Certified Ethical Hacker                                                                                                 
  • CISM: Certified Information Security Manager                                                                          
  • GIAC: Global Information Assurance Certification 

Clearance – Must pass CBP BI.  Must have a DoD Top Secret or be eligible to obtain one.

Citizenship – Must be a US Citizen.

Job Location – 5971 Kingstowne Village Parkway, Alexandria, VA.  22315 






About Unisys

Do you have what it takes to be mission critical?

Your skills and experience could be mission critical for our Unisys team supporting the Federal Government in their mission to protect and defend our nation, and transform the way government agencies manage information and improve responsiveness to their customers.  As a member of our diverse team, you’ll gain valuable career-enhancing experience as we support the design, development, testing, implementation, training, and maintenance of our federal government’s critical systems.

Apply today to become mission critical and help our nation meet the growing need for IT security, improved infrastructure, big data, and advanced analytics.

Unisys is a global information technology company that solves complex IT challenges at the intersection of modern and mission critical. We work with many of the world's largest companies and government organizations to secure and keep their mission-critical operations running at peak performance; streamline and transform their data centers; enhance support to their end users and constituents; and modernize their enterprise applications. We do this while protecting and building on their legacy IT investments. Our offerings include outsourcing and managed services, systems integration and consulting services, high-end server technology, cybersecurity and cloud management software, and maintenance and support services. Unisys has more than 23,000 employees serving clients around the world.

Unisys offers a very competitive benefits package including health insurance coverage from first day of employment, a 401k with an immediately vested company match, vacation and educational benefits. To learn more about Unisys visit us at www.Unisys.com.

Unisys is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE) - Minorities, Females, Disabled Persons, and Veterans.


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