Paragon Technology

Systems Security Engineer - Part-Time

Job Location US-IL-Scott AFB


Paragon Technology Group, Inc. is a leading provider of strategic technology solutions to the public sector. Founded in 1997, Paragon has been recognized as one of the top 50 fastest growing companies in the Washington, D.C., Metro area.  Paragon delivers an extensive suite of IT services across the public sector and is renowned for delivering technical excellence in every client engagement.


We are seeking a part-time Systems Security Engineer with the follwing qualifications: 

  • Advise customer on aspects of certification and accreditation tasks for various IT systems.
  • Assist IT systems in the development of security documentation, security test plans, security testing, analysis of results, and adequacy of risk assessment reports documenting vulnerabilities, threats, impacts, and recommended mitigations.
  • Review IT system documentation and assess applicability, accuracy, and completeness in satisfying security controls, and document results and recommendations.
  • Work with a certification team including data owners and systems administrators to gain in-depth knowledge of complex networks to ensure system authorization documentation accurately depicts the environment.
  • Review contractor-produced security deliverables including system documentation, security test plans and procedures, and other artifacts for accuracy to validate system compliance with Department of Defense and Federal security requirements.
  • Participate in technical meetings covering a broad range of system analysis, design, and security topics.




Mandatory Qualifications:

  • Familiarity with National Institute of Standards and Practices (NIST) publications to include FIPS 199, NIST SP 800-37, NIST SP 800-39, NIST SP 800-53, NIST SP 800-115.
  • Experience with NIST, RMF, and C&A processes, and knowledge of DOD, and Federal Government security requirements.
  • BS degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, Engineering, or related field or commensurate work experience.
  • 2+ years of experience with Information Systems Security Engineering.
  • Excellent analytical and oral/written communication skills.
  • *Active DOD SECRET clearance is required.
  • Part-Time Position

Desired Qualifications:

  • Current IT Security certification e.g., Security +, CISSP, CAP, etc.
  • Experience preparing and maintaining security authorization documentation and security control implementation and validation.
  • Understanding of server, database, storage, and networking devices and applications, and the security relevant capabilities of common server, desktop, and network technologies for Oracle and SQL databases and Microsoft Windows, Solaris, and Linux platforms.


Paragon is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate in employment opportunities or practices on the basis of: race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by country, regional, or local law.


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