Paragon Technology Group

  • Information Systems Security Engineering (ISSE) Senior

    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.


    • Performs a variety of tasks applied to specialized technology problems. Tasks involve integration of electronic processes or methodologies to resolve total system problems, or technology problems as they relate to Information Assurance requirements.
    • Provides client with a complete body of data and information architectural standards, policies and designs that address data management and secure data access, ensuring integration of Security Architecture
    • Assists in the development and publishing of architectural guidance on security and privacy and ensures alignment with business, performance, data, services and technology layers
    • Provides technical assistance to the program managers and staff in addressing system security requirements IAW DOD, National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and FISMA and other applicable security directives or policies. 
    • Provides trend analysis and recommendations on security constraints and industry best practices 
    • Analyzes security architecture including security theory and technology vulnerability analysis.
    • Collaborates with CIO Information Assurance Service subject matter experts to define an integrated framework for security and privacy and policy, architecture and the guidance necessary for its consistent implementation
    • Supports development of the RMF package to include maintaining the system/program artifacts (compelling evidence), assigning security controls based on the system categorization as required by CNSS 1253 and NIST SP 800-60, Volume II, ensuring the system/program is properly registered in eMASS.  Understanding of DIACAP.
    • Develops and maintains all of the supporting Assessment and Authorization (A&A) compelling evidence such as, the Risk Assessment, Contingency Plan, Plan of Actions and Milestones and other documentation as required
    • Experience validating assigned Security Controls including execution of the SSP, conducting validation activities, and compiling the status of the validation results
    • Expert using Government tools such as eMASS and supporting program accreditations


    • BS degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, Engineering, or related field. Commensurate work experience considered and 7+ years of relative experience. 
    • 7+ years of experience with Certification and Accreditation (C&A) activities
    • Expert in 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 Federal Government security requirements.
    • Active DOD SECRET clearance. Must be a US Citizen. 
    • IASAE III certification required in accordance with DoD 8570.01-M. (InfoSys Security Architecture Professional (ISSAP/CISSP) or InfoSys Security Engineering Professional (ISSEP/CISSP))
    • Excellent analytical and oral/written communication skills.
    • Ability to lead team, facilitate meetings and management projects

    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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