Information Systems Security Officer (ISSO)

    • Job Tracking ID: KSTC-21-052
    • Job Location: Colorado Springs, CO
    • Job Level: Mid Career
    • Level of Education: BA/BS
    • Job Type: Full-Time/Regular
    • Date Updated: 04/07/2022
    • Years of Experience: 10+
    • Radford Job Code: 06585-06586 Information Security Analyst
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Job Description

Kratos is a fast paced, entrepreneurial environment that is team oriented and relationship driven to foster innovation and creativity. Our motto, "Ready For What's Next," reflects our commitment to continually leveraging our technical and intellectual strengths for the ultimate success of our customers. The Federal Solutions Group is a leader in satellite command and control solutions provider focused on DoD, Civil (NOAA/NASA), and National customers.

The Information Systems Security Officer (ISSO) for Kratos National Programs, part of our Federal Solutions Group. The Federal Solutions Group is a leader in satellite command and control solutions provider focused on National, DoD, and Civil (NOAA/NASA) customers. We are an agile and innovative solutions provider. We incorporate company created and 3rd party products, along with the design and development of project relevant applications, providing integrated end-to-end systems which solve mission unique requirements.

Provides support for a system or enclave's information assurance program through security authorization activities in compliance with Risk Management Framework (RMF). Maintains operational security posture to ensure information systems (IS) security policies, standards, and procedures are established and followed. Performs auditing, vulnerability/risk assessment analysis to support Assessment & Authorization (A&A). Provides Configuration Management (CM) for information system security software, hardware, and firmware. Manages changes to system and assesses the security impact of those changes. Prepares and reviews documentation to include System Security Plans (SSPs), Risk Assessment Reports, A&A packages, and Security Controls Traceability Matrix (SCTM).

Key Functions:

  • Apply full range of Information Assurance (IA) policies, principals and techniques to maintain security integrity of information systems processing classified information.
  • Maintain records on workstations, servers, firewalls, network switches, etc. to include system upgrades.
  • Maintain operational security posture for an information system or program.
  • Develop and maintain documentation for A&A in accordance with applicable policies, procedures, and operating instructions.
  • Develop and update the system security plan and other IA documentation.
  • Provide CM for security-relevant information system software, hardware, and firmware.
  • Assist with the management of security aspects of the information system and perform day-to-day security operations of the system.
  • Provide support for a program, organization, system, or enclave's information assurance program.
  • This position requires strong customer service and communication skills in order effectively interact with the Kratos technical staff and sponsor representatives.

Experience and Skills

Required Experience:

  • Bachelor's degree in Information Security or related field. Technical degree preferred. May consider equivalent experience in lieu of degree.
  • Current Security+ certification.
  • Minimum of 10 years experience as an ISSO.
  • In accordance with DoD 8570.01M, the selected individual must meet the requirements of an IAM/IAT Level II as a condition of employment.
  • Clearance - Top Secret SCI (with requirement to be in access with sponsor within 3 months). Poly may be required.
  • Experience with XACTA required.
  • Experience with RMF, CNSSI 1253, and NIST SP 800-53.

Preferred Experience:

  • Experience with Security Technical Implementation Guides (STIGs) and Security Content Automation Protocol (SCAP) tools, preferably ACAS and knowledge of Information Assurance Vulnerability Alerts (IAVAs).

U.S. Citizenship and the ability to obtain and maintain a U.S. Government Security Clearance is required.

Kratos offers challenging work, an excellent environment, & great benefits! Kratos is an affirmative action / equal opportunity employer that recognizes the importance of diversity. We are committed to maintaining an inclusive environment and strongly encourage minorities, females, veterans, and individuals with disabilities to apply. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment. Please, no phone calls, agencies, or recruiters. Kratos is an EEO/AA/Disability/Vets Employer.

Competitive salary based on experience and education
Salary Range $130k-$160k per year

• Medical
• Dental
• Vision
• Tax Savings Accounts (HSA / FSA)
• Life Insurance
• Short Term Disability
• Long Term Disability
• Employee Assistance Program
• 401k Savings Plan
• Employee Stock Purchase Plan
• Paid Time Off
• Education Assistance Program

As a federal contractor, and consistent with Executive Order 14042, we will require all newly hired employees in the United States to be fully vaccinated by December 8th 2021 or by your start date if it is after December 8th 2021, subject to approved medical, religious or other accommodation


Job Benefits

  • Medical
  • Dental
  • Vision
  • Tax Savings Accounts (HSA / FSA)
  • Life Insurance
  • Short Term Disability
  • Long Term Disability
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • 401k
  • Employee Stock Purchase Plan
  • PTO
  • Education Assistance Program
  • Paid Holidays
Kratos Defense is an Equal Opportunity Affirmative Action Employer. EOE, Minorities, Females, Vet, Disabled, Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity or any other protected class.
All qualified job seekers are encouraged to apply. Kratos Defense is committed to America's veterans by providing opportunities for them to continue contributing after service to our nation. We also work to provide reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities.
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