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Principal Security Consultant

Job Tracking ID:  KTTS-18-149
Location:   Chantilly, VA
Job Type:  Full-Time/Regular
Date Updated:  December 02, 2019
Radford Job Code: 06901-06906
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Job Description:


As a Principal Security Consultant for Kratos, you will be joining a team performing security assessments and providing consulting support to assist clients in meeting FISMA and FedRAMP requirements. The ideal candidate will have a firm understanding of how to apply the principles of Information Security and Cloud Security in a variety of circumstances and expertise translating the NIST 800-53 guidelines into common technical implementations.


• Assist in directing the organizations technical consulting program.
• Responsible for the growth and quality of consulting services.
• Oversee projects to ensure expectations, timelines, and budgets are being met. Eligible to serve as a Delivery Manager.
• Develop and organize service offerings, client strategy, pricing and profitability.
• Oversee staffing skill development and retention of consultants.
• Work to continually build and improve solid and well-rounded practice area teams.
• Provide proposal development support and may be called in to present proposals to clients.
• Provide technical expertise and remain current on cloud computing, cybersecurity, and technology trends in the marketplace.
• Maintain a strong network and promote the organization at various industry meetings, forums, panels and conferences.
• Develop Security Authorization Packages that are compliant with FedRAMP and DoD requirements under the supervision of senior staff members. Package components include: System Security Plans, Contingency Plans, Configuration Management Plans, Incident Response Plans, Privacy Impact Assessments, Security Assessment Plans, and Security Assessment Reports.
• Assist in the review and analysis of Security Authorization Packages for completeness and compliance with FedRAMP and DoD requirements.
• Ensure existing systems Security Authorization Packages remain up to date throughout the life cycle.
• Provide review and analysis of vulnerability scan results from tools such as Nessus, Qualys, AppDetective, WebInspect, IBM AppScan, Burp Suite, etc.


Experience and Skills:

• Bachelors or Masters degree in Information Technology, Computer Science or relevant discipline, or relevant work experience.
• Maintain one or more of the following certificates: CISSP, CEH, CAP, Security +, GSEC, or equivalent.
• Demonstrated mastery of NIST 800 series guidelines (800-30, 800-37, 800-53 and 53A, 800-60, etc.).
• Broad based IT background with a technical understanding of networks, protocols, security configurations, security tools, cryptography, identity and access management, and the systems development life cycle.
• Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal with strong presentation skills.
• Ability to translate technical materials and issues into non-technical/layman terms.
• Applies attention to detail, accuracy, and thoroughness in all work products.
• Demonstrated skills in the entire Microsoft desktop suite (Word, Excel, Power Point, etc.).
• Team player able to work well with others in a collaborative manner and is a self-starter who can work with minimum supervision.
• Ability to interact with clients and represent Kratos in a professional manner.
• Ability to successfully manage multiple tasks.
• Serve as mentor to Associate Security Consultants and Base Security Consultants on best practices.
• Ability to travel 25%.
• U.S. Citizenship required.
• 9 to 11 years of experience with the responsibilities and requirements listed above.

Additional Information:
Job Level:   Any
Number of Openings:   3
Years of Experience:   Any
Level of Education:   BA/BS
Starting Date :   ASAP