Information System Security Officer (ISSO) - (TS/SCI Required)

US - CA - Carlsbad, US - CA - San Diego Ref #13210 10-Jan-2023

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

Keeping our systems, technology, and employees safe is a key priority for Viasat. As a member of the Information Assurance team, you will focus on the day-to-day information system security requirements, serve as a Subject Matter Expert (SME) in the Information Assurance realm, and provide innovative solutions to complex problems.

  • Work independently as well as with a team of Information Assurance Professionals.
  • Responsible for ensuring Information System Compliance with the potential to span multiple business areas or programs.
  • Maintain a thorough understanding of NIST 800-53 controls, and determine which controls are applicable to the application, as well as document implementation in Security Controls Tractability Matrix (SCTM).
  • Document compliance actions within the approved automated compliance tracking system or develop a Plan of Actions and Milestones (POA&M) to address non-compliance.
  • Participate in internal/external security audits/inspections; performs risk assessments and Continuous Monitoring.
  • Ensure systems are operated, maintained, and disposed of in accordance with the governing authority approved authorization package and customer directives
  • Develop procedures and documentation to ensure compliance with Configuration Management (CM) for security-relevant IS software, hardware, and firmware.
  • Ensure proper protection and / or corrective measures have been taken when an incident or vulnerability has been discovered.
  • Deal courteously and effectively with a diverse group of individuals
  • Work well under pressure and use good problem-solving skills

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience
  • 3+ years as an Information System Security Officer (ISSO) in a DoD, IC, or other industrial security program and in-depth understanding of ICD 503, Joint Special Access Program Implementation Guide (JSIG) and overall understanding of DoD Risk Manage Framework (RMF) process.
  • Experience working with vulnerability and compliance scanning tools. (Nessus, SCAP, ACAS)
  • Familiarity with network technologies (LAN & WAN) and best practices within a classified environment to include crypto and key management
  • Working knowledge with Microsoft Windows operating systems (workstation & server), Linux, and system virtualization in a secure network environment.
  • DoD 8570.1/DoD 8140.01 Certification – Security+ CE a minimum
  • Active Top Secret Security Clearance with SCI eligibility
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Additional Requirements and Information

Minimum Education
Bachelors Degree or equivalent experience
Years of Experience
US Citizenship required
Active United States Top Secret/ SCI Clearance
Worker Classification
At Viasat, we consider many factors when it comes to compensation, including the scope of the position as well as your background and experience. For United States-based jobs only: The pay range for this position is $100400 to annually; however, base pay may vary within this range depending on location, job-related knowledge, skills, and experience. Additional cash or stock incentives may be provided as part of the compensation package, in addition to a range of medical, financial, and/or other benefits, dependent on the position offered.  Learn more about Viasat’s comprehensive benefit offerings that are focused on your holistic health and wellness.

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Viasat is proud to be an equal opportunity employer, seeking to create a welcoming and diverse environment. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical condition, marital status, genetics, age, or veteran status or any other applicable legally protected status or characteristic.

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