Information Assurance/Security Compliance Lead (Temporary, 9+ Months)

US - AZ - Tempe, US - CA - Carlsbad, US - CA - Irvine, US - CA - San Diego, US - MA - Marlborough, US - MD - Linthicum Heights, US - TX - Austin Ref #11516 09-Jun-2022

Job Description

One team. Global challenges. Infinite opportunities. At Viasat, we’re on a mission to deliver connections with the capacity to change the world. For more than 35 years, Viasat has helped shape how consumers, businesses, governments and militaries around the globe communicate. We’re looking for people who think big, act fearlessly, and create an inclusive environment that drives positive impact to join our team!

Job Responsibilities

The Information Assurance/Security Compliance Lead will work closely with people and process leaders as well as technology teams, to support processes, documentation, readiness, and guidance to internal customers, and lead internal and external audit efforts.

Our ideal candidate will be a team player and self-starter with excellent written and verbal communication skills, and the ability to work collaboratively or independently as required.  The candidate will also possess good project management skillset, be fluent in risk management, audit and compliance principles and processes, and have an open mind to support dynamic environments and innovation.

This is a temporary position - approximately 9 months.

In this role, you will:

  • Participate in DoD Information Assurance Certification and Accreditation Process (DIACAP), Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC), and similar efforts.
  • Develop and implement system security plans, technical and security practices, test procedures, etc. through collaboration with business, technical, security, and legal teams.
  • Conduct information system (IS) security assessments and validations
  • Plan, organize, and guide the activities of the organization, ensuring customer needs are met and are in compliance with RMF, NIST, CMMC and similar regulatory requirements
  • Identify need for changes in priorities and takes action to coordinate and implement changes
  • Plan and schedule work for the team in a manner that minimizes customer disruption.
  • Balance workload and provide advice, guidance, and direction on a wide range of technical and administrative areas to mitigate risks.
  • Identify requirements and initiate requests for additional resources including personnel, overtime, equipment, supplies, and space to ensure success in meeting goals and objectives
  • Provide updates and seek input from supervisor on significant issues related to work accomplishment and risks to the business.
  • Perform self-inspection and present a detailed and comprehensive report with any corrective action. Follow-up to ensure complete and quality resolution of discrepancies.
  • Assess and revise policies and procedures as needed to improve quality, timeliness, and efficiency of work.
  • Develop dashboards and metrics to represent the security governance program performance.


  • U.S. Citizen
  • Ability to attain US Government Clearance
  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience
  • 3 - 5 years of experience implementing, documenting, and training on DoD 8500 series and NIST 800 series policy/guidance.
  • Experienced with Information Security, IT Operations and Technologies, and Business Applications in both cloud & on-premises deployment models.
  • Strong analytical, research, and problem-solving skills with a keen attention to detail.
  • Able to communicate complex technology risk assessment information to non-technical business leaders to ensure they comprehend the risk being assigned to them.
  • Security+ or CISSP preferred
  • Linux experience a plus

If the Federal Executive Order for Government Contractors becomes effective, this role may require vaccination.  In such instance, absent an approved accommodation based on a religious or medical reason, employees in this role will be required to be fully vaccinated no later than applicable deadlines, which are unknown at this point.  Viasat will strive to give individuals as much notice as practicable if a vaccine mandate becomes applicable to this role.

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Additional Requirements and Information

Minimum Education
BA/BS or equivalent experience
Years of Experience
US Citizenship Required
Worker Classification
Temporary Employee

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