Information Assurance Security Specialist

Job Location USA-MD-Linthicum
Posted Date 2 weeks ago(3/7/2018 12:30 PM)
Job ID
Required Clearance
Employment Type
Full Time
Hiring Company
General Dynamics Mission Systems

Basic Qualifications

Bachelor’s of Science degree in Engineering, a related specialized area or field is required (or equivalent experience) plus a minimum of 5 years of relevant experience; or Master's degree plus a minimum of 3 years of relevant experience.


Required Skills:

  • Experience with Department of Defense Test & Evaluation (T&E) practices for Cybersecurity to include validation of Security Control Requirements, STIG/SRG/Customer Centric requirements and document findings in a formalized reporting format.
  • Experience analyzing and defining security requirements.
  • Familiarity with Windows and/or Linux operating systems
  • Strong analytical and organizational skills with excellent communication skills (written and verbal communications) and have the ability to work in a dynamic work environment.
  • Monitoring, analyzing, and responding to security events utilizing security event management tools and reports.
  • Communicating security events identified as potential security issues to system administrators and following up to reach closure.
  • Escalating security incidents to leadership -Maintaining auditable records of log monitoring activities and responding to audit requests.
  • Developing and enhancing processes to maintain efficiency.
  • Researching, developing and maintaining proficiency in tools, techniques, countermeasures, and trends in computer and network vulnerabilities and exploits.
  • Assisting with the development and implementation of security event monitoring on critical systems.
  • Computer Science, Engineering, Information Technology, Cyber security, or related field is required.
  • Strong analytical skills demonstrated by related work experience
  • Demonstrated experience with computer vulnerabilities and exploits
  • Demonstrated experience analyzing security event log data (Windows, UNIX, Database)
  • Demonstrated experience with networking, architectures and security elements to include firewalls, intrusion detection systems, routers and proxies
  • Demonstrated ability to perform effectively within a diverse team or independently
  • Experience with security tools (ArcSight, Splunk) -Familiarity with system log reviews –
  • Previous Computer Incident Response Team
  • Demonstrated Risk Management Framework (RMF) experience
  • Experience with IA/Cybersecurity policy implementation
  • Experience handling Federal C&A activities to include experience with eMASS (submission, validation and updates as needed)
  • Experience performing computer systems security risk analysis and assessment.
  • Experience implementing and validating Security Technical Implementation Guidance (STIG) and Security Requirements Guidance (SRG) for applications, familiarity with DOD network architecture and network engineering practices, hardening Windows/LINUX operating system
  • Demonstrated Risk Management Framework (RMF) experience
  • Experience with IA/Cybersecurity policy implementation
  • Experience handling Federal C&A activities to include experience with eMASS (submission, validation and updates as needed)
  • Experience performing computer systems security risk analysis and assessment.
  • Sec+ or equivalent DoD 8570 certification
  • Secret Clearance with eligibility for TS



Department of Defense Secret security clearance is required at time of hire. Applicants selected will be subject to a U.S. Government security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information. Due to the nature of work performed within our facilities, U.S. citizenship is required.

Responsibilities for this Position

General Dynamics Mission Systems has an immediate opening for an Information Assurance Security Specialist.  This position provides an opportunity to further advance the cutting-edge technology that supports some of our nation’s core defense/intelligence services and systems.  General Dynamics Mission Systems employees work closely with esteemed customers to develop solutions that allow them to carry out high-stakes national security missions.


In this role you will work closely with the government Information Assurance Manager (IAM) in implementing DoD and Air Force Policy on networks. Member of a team of IA professional’s responsible providing policy analysis, information sharing requirements, Certification and Accreditation support for multiple classified and unclassified networks. Responsible for creating and validating system security requirements, establishing and implementing security designs in hardware, software, data, and procedures. Will conduct technical risk and vulnerability assessments of planned and installed information systems as well as assess and mitigate system security threats/risks throughout the system life cycle.


Responsible for preparing documentation such as Risk Assessment Reports (RARs) for the ISSM/CISO, System Security Plans (SSPs), Development of Plan of Action & Milestones (POA&Ms) to ensure compliance with Government and program Cybersecurity policies and procedures. Will assist the ISSM/ISSO with the generation of cybersecurity documentation for system hardware and software assessments; assess the performance of IA Security controls for assess and authorize and assess only networks.



13 years of professional experience without a degree; or 5 years of professional experience with a Bachelors degree from an accredited college in a related discipline, or equivalent experience/combined education; or 3 years of professional experience with a related Masters degree; or no experience required with a related PhD or JD.

Company Overview

General Dynamics Mission Systems (GDMS) engineers a diverse portfolio of high technology solutions, products and services that enable customers to successfully execute missions across all domains of operation.  With a global team of 13,000+ top professionals, we partner with the best in industry to expand the bounds of innovation in the defense and scientific arenas.  Given the nature of our work and who we are, we value trust, honesty, alignment and transparency.  We offer highly competitive benefits and pride ourselves in being a great place to work with a shared sense of purpose.  You will also enjoy a flexible work environment where contributions are recognized and rewarded.  If who we are and what we do resonates with you, we invite you to join our high performance team!


General Dynamics is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer that is committed to hiring a diverse and talented workforce.  EOE/Disability/Veteran


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