Information System Security Manager

    • Job Tracking ID: KSTC-21-083
    • Job Location: Colorado Springs, CO
    • Job Level: Management
    • Level of Education: Any
    • Job Type: Full-Time/Regular
    • Date Updated: 08/16/2021
    • Years of Experience: 2+
    • Radford Job Code: 3583
    • Travel Requirement: Domestic
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Job Description

Job Description:

Kratos Space is a leader in assured aerospace communication solutions and services. We are cutting-edge innovators and creative problem solvers working collaboratively to solve our customers’ toughest challenges. Kratos is valued for our ability to design and deliver leading edge, resilient solutions for aerospace communication, control, awareness and mission success across a continuum of offerings—from commercial to tailored custom solutions and integrated programs. We bring both the capability and confidence that our customers value and depend on.

At Kratos, we encourage an entrepreneurial spirit balanced with fiscal and operational discipline. We work hard, we solve hard problems, and we look out for and take care of our customers, each other and our families. Protecting and enabling our customer’s communication systems through innovative aerospace solutions is what motivates us. We look forward to working with open, honest, caring and passionate individuals that want to bring their diverse backgrounds, perspectives and skills to help us continue to build a great company.

Information System Security Manager (ISSM) Job Responsibilities:

  • Ensure system security measures comply with applicable government policies. Provide configuration management and accurately assess the impact of modifications and vulnerabilities for each system.
  • Conduct internal vulnerability assessments of the IS to identify and mitigate potential security weaknesses and ensure that all security features applied to a system are implemented and functional.
  • Draft and/or prepare and maintain security Assessment and Authorization documentation (e.g., IA SOP, SSP, RAR, test results).
  • Maintain thorough understanding of NIST 800-53 controls and determine which controls are applicable to the system, as well as document implementation in applicable policies and eMASS test results.
  • Maintains awareness of upcoming customer / government driven changes and challenges and suggests approaches to meet those challenges.
  • Responsibilities also include those listed in DAAPM 2.0 Section 3.6 Information System Security Manager (ISSM)
  • Manage System Administrator and ISSO activities


Experience and Skills

Required Qualifications:

  • Current active Security Clearance - Top Secret with SCI eligibility. In scope Polygraph
  • Bachelor’s degree required, technical degree in related field preferred. May consider equivalent experience in lieu of degree
  • 5 or more years of related experience
  • Current/active DoD 8570.1M Professional Certification
  • Security+ certification or equivalent is a minimum with the ability to obtain an IAM Level II

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Working knowledge of Risk Management Framework (RMF) and creating a RMF System Security Plan in the enterprise Mission Assurance Support Service (eMASS)
  • Experience with various information system security assessment/hardening tools - SCAP Compliance Checker, STIG Viewer, ACAS/Nessus, etc.
  • CompTIA Advanced Security Practitioner (CASP), Certified Information Security Manager (CISM), or Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP)
  • Advanced experience in Windows 7/10 and Red Hat or CentOS operating systems, specifically, as it relates to implementing security controls and auditing of the Operating Systems
  • Experience preparing for/leading inspections conducted by the Defense Counterintelligence and Security Agency (formerly DSS)

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 $128k-145k



  • 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