• Systems Security Professional - Senior Associate

    Job Locations US-Washington DC
    Client Services
    Regular Full-Time
  • Overview

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    Our Cybersecurity and Privacy Consultants are a team of business integrators with extensive consulting and industry experience who help our clients solve their complex business issues from strategy through execution. A Cybersecurity and Privacy consulting career may provide the opportunity to grow and contribute to our clients' business issues every day, applying a collection of security spectrum capabilities, including security strategy and governance, IT risk, security technologies, and cybercrime and breach response.



    Minimum Years of Experience: 5


    Minimum Degree Required: Bachelor's degree


    Guidehouse is responsible for providing systems security support and IT project management for an information system for our client at the Department of State. As part of a Project Management Office (PMO), the Systems Security Professional is responsible for coordinating with multiple stakeholders to lead the SA&A process, working closely with the ISSO, to help achieve and maintain ATO certification of the subject information system. Additionally, s/he will support the technical and functional teams during the migration to a Microsoft Azure PaaS solution.


    Requirements and Responsibilities:

    • Working knowledge of NIST 800-53 controls, especially in support of a “moderate” level information system.
    • Demonstrated ability to facilitate the System Assessment and Authorization (SA&A) process to achieve/maintain ATO certification – coordinating with the ISSO, authorizing officials, engineers, system administrators, and product owners.
    • Facilitate resolution of POA&M items.
    • Prepare and update security documentation, and, working with the technical team (developers, system administrator), support the creation and maintenance of technical documentation.
    • Project management knowledge and experience on IT projects using Agile Scrum and/or Kanban methodology.
    • Demonstrated ability to use effective facilitation skills and techniques.
    • Demonstrated ability to offer solutions and the business impact to clients in a clear and concise manner.
    • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with others in a team environment.
    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

    Nice to have:

    Awareness of DevSecOps concepts to be able to identify areas where security can be integrated as early as possible into the software lifecycle, proactively recommending solutions to potential risks and issues.

    ·         Experience supporting migration from on premises to a cloud PaaS solution.

    ·         Experience with supporting Department of State and/or USAID projects.



    This role supports client work contractually requiring US citizenship and secret clearance level.


    Guidehouse an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. All employment decisions will be made without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, military status, veteran status, handicap, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information or any other characteristic protected by law. 


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