Paragon Technology Group

  • Security Engineer - Senior or Junior

    Job Location US-MD-Bowie
  • Overview

    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.


    Conduct certification and accreditation tasks for various IT systems. Analyze, test, validate security controls, and document results for the purpose of completing accreditation/authorization packages.  Perform tasks focused on the development of security test plans, participate in or conduct security testing, analyze test results, and develop risk assessment reports that document vulnerabilities, threats, impacts, and recommended mitigations. Perform reviews and analyses of vulnerability scanning results for various systems and applications. Work with a certification team, with data owners and systems administrators to gain in-depth knowledge of complex networks to ensure system authorization documentation accurately depicts the environment.  Review security test plans and procedures for accuracy and execute test procedures to validate systems compliance with Department of Defense and Federal security requirements.


    Mandatory Requirements:

    7 years (5 years Junior) of information management or integrated systems experience including 5+ years of specialized experience in the Information Assurance/Cybersecurity field

    5+ years of experience with operating, or testing Microsoft Windows, Solaris, and Linux operating systems

    2+ years of experience with Information Systems Security Engineering

    2+ years of experience with Certification and Accreditation (C&A) activities

    BS degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, Engineering, or related field. Commensurate work experience considered

    Active DOD SECRET clearance

    CISSP, CISM, CISA or similar certification required, at a minimum Information System Security Engineer (ISSE) Junior Level II and (ISSE) Senior Level III in accordance with DoD 8570.01-M.


    Additional Qualifications:

    Experience with NIST, RMF, and C&A processes

    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.

    Specialized experience in preparing and maintaining authorization documentation; Security Control implementation and validation.  Ability to make security recommendations on software/system design and the security design

    Experience participating in technical meetings on a wide range of security engineering topics. Possess skills to conduct Technical Reviews of development Contractor produced security deliverables,

    Experience coordinating with development Contractor security/system engineers and DISA Security Office to resolve program security issues

    Ability to document findings encountered during security testing and provide recommended mitigation to the findings. Possess of excellent analytical skills

    Experience with networking devices, including routers, firewalls, and switches

    Knowledge of a wide array of information systems, including Microsoft Windows Server, Solaris, and Linux

    Knowledge of Department of Defense, and Federal Government security requirements

    Knowledge of the security relevant capabilities of a common server, desktop, and network technologies for Oracle and SQL databases and Microsoft Windows, Solaris, and Linux platforms

    Ability to support security strategy with multiple agencies, Designated Approval Authority (DAA) representatives, and vendors and support coordination with other government organizations/agencies to assess security engineering issues

    Ability to research and document the latest vulnerabilities, threats, and potential risks applicable to specific IT systems

    Ability to provide the IA status and facilitate meetings

    Possess excellent oral and written communication skills


    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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