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Senior Security Systems Administrator

Company: BAE Systems
Location: San Diego
Posted on: June 15, 2019

Job Description:

Job Description

BAE Systems is looking for a Security Systems Administrator. The qualified candidate will be working with a lead ISSO or ISSM supporting system security activities in a rapid development environment. They will support the specification, development, implementation, and maintenance of computer security technologies using cybersecurity methodologies and information assurance management techniques on internal, DoD, and Intelligence Community systems.

Tasks may include:


  • Performing technical tasks as part of the Security Systems Administrator team supporting system security compliance
  • Providing technical and procedural support to processes and procedures needed to maintain the system security posture and perform continuous monitoring within program budget
  • Maintaining day-to-day security posture and continuous monitoring of IS including security event log review and analysis
  • Conducting vulnerability scans and static code scans to detect system security and configuration vulnerabilities
  • Reporting or resolving system configuration and patching vulnerability issues in coordination with the lead ISSM/ISSO or program management
  • Conducting automated and manual system assessments to validate system compliance with DISA Security Technical Information Guidelines (STIGS)
  • Ensuring system security measures comply with applicable government policies (RMF, NIST SP 800-53, NIST SP 800-171, and internal standards)
  • Providing configuration and change management and accurately assessing the impact of system/configuration modifications upon the systems security posture and compliance
  • Reviewing and providing recommendations for approval of all modifications to the information system
  • Maintaining a thorough understanding of NIST 800-53 controls, and determine which controls are applicable to the application, as well as document implementation in a System Security Plan (SSP) or Security Controls Tractability Matrix (SCTM)
  • Conducting reviews and technical inspections (as prescribed by the Lead ISSM/ISSO) to identify and mitigate potential security weaknesses, and ensure that security features applied to a system are implemented and functional
  • Assisting the Lead ISSM/ISSO in monitoring and resolving Plan of Action and Milestones (POA&M) to mitigate system vulnerabilities on assigned Information Systems
  • Drafting, and maintaining the security Body of Evidence such as the IA CONOPS, Risk Matrix, SSP, STP, POA&M, SCTM, and system policies and procedures
  • Supporting Assessment and Authorization and other security test events or reviews to achieve accreditation milestones
  • Support reporting of security incidentsThis position may require business travel to customer locations in support of product demonstrations, software installation, and system testing.


    Keywords: Cyber, ISSM, ISSO, ISSE, GPO, SCC, Systems Administrator, SA, SCAP Compliance Checker, security, Nessus, ACAS, vulnerability, compliance, CONMON, STIG, SRG, RMF, ePO Server, SIEM, Audit, Log, Risk Management Framework, ICD-503, NIST SP 800-53, A&A, Assessment and Authorization, SSP, SCTM

    Typical Education & Experience

    Typically a Bachelor's Degree and 4 years work experience or equivalent experience

    Required Skills and Education


    • Motivated self-starter with good problem solving skills, judgment, and analytical capability
    • Team player with a proactive attitude and the ability to be productive in a dynamic/collaborative environment
    • Strong oral and written communications skills
    • System administration experience on Windows and/or Linux
    • Experience in a DoD or related ISSO or equivalent role maintaining a system security posture
    • Ability to obtain a CompTIA Security+ or equivalent certification within 6 months of hire
    • Understanding of national Cybersecurity policies, IA standard security principles, standards and industry best practices
    • Experience in vulnerability assessment and risk mitigation
    • Experience with DISA STIGs and/or IAVA compliance hardening and patching
    • Experience with multiple A&A tools, such as: ACAS Nessus, HBSS, Xacta, eMASS, STIG Viewer, SCAP Compliance Checker, ePO Servers, SIEM systems
    • Familiarity with Group Policy Objects (GPOs) and Active directory (AD)
    • Ability to assist with other traditional systems engineering tasks such as CONOPS, requirements, and system level testing
    • Technical documentation development
    • US Citizenship and ability to be granted a security clearance by the Federal Government


      Preferred Skills and Education


      • ISC2 CISSP certification or equivalent certification
      • Experience with static and dynamic code analyzers
      • Understanding of offensive security principles
      • Leadership and mentoring skills
      • Planning and organization skills


        About BAE Systems Electronic Systems

        BAE Systems Electronic Systems is the global innovator behind game-changing defense and commercial electronics. Exploiting every electron, we push the limits of what is possible, giving our customers the edge and our employees opportunities to change the world. Our products and capabilities can be found everywhere from the depths of the ocean to the far reaches of space. At our core are more than 14,000 highly talented Electronic Systems employees with the brightest minds in the industry, we make an impact for our customers and the communities we serve.

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