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Cyber Security Lead/ISSE

Company: Kranze Technology Solutions, Inc
Location: Des Plaines
Posted on: May 13, 2022

Job Description:

Job Summary
Kranze Technology Solutions develops complex, customized cutting-edge military hardware and software solutions supporting survivability, situational awareness, and interoperability systems. KTS is seeking an experienced cyber security professional to perform the following tasks:
Serve as lead ISSE support role and perform tasks related to Assessment & Authorization (A&A) and cybersecurity to obtain and maintain Authorizations to Operate (ATOs) for assigned DoD systems (i.e., applications, networks, devices)
Manage and lead a team of ISSEs supporting the secure development and implementation of military hardware and software solutions to meet NIST, DoD, and DFARS contractual requirements
Conduct security assessments as needed to include Verification and Validation (V&V), Penetration Testing, and Software Code Analysis to identify vulnerabilities and risks, and protection needs.
Analyze security assessment results and assist in remediation and mitigation of vulnerabilities found.
Work with systems engineers, software developers, and field service representatives to create or update system/site policies, procedures, and process guides
Develop, update, and/or review RMF A&A Package documentation to include System Security Plans (SSP), Implementation Plans, Plans of Action and Milestones (POA&Ms), Risk Assessment Reports (RAR), and Security Assessment Report (SAR)
Actively lead and participate in regular A&A status meetings with government and contract personnel to facilitate progress and address potential issues of RMF system efforts
Maintain awareness and knowledge of evolving security and risk management standards and communicate and apply relevant changes to existing processes
Participate in sessions aimed at identifying, planning, and executing strategies in response to emerging cybersecurity/RMF policies
Provide solutions to complex problems that require the regular use of expertise and creativity. Problems are broadly defined, and solutions require the continuation of specialized theories and knowledge
Submit weekly reports to leadership regarding system/program status
Basic Qualifications and Skills
Bachelor's degree in an applicable field and at least five years of experience supporting Information Assurance for Department of Defense IT systems
Demonstrated experience implementing the regulations issued by the DoD related to cybersecurity (NIST 800-53)
Demonstrated experience with Risk Management Framework for RHEL and embedded operating systems
Experience implementing and assessing systems using DISA STIGs, SRGs, and industry best practices for RHEL and embedded operating systems
Demonstrated efficiency and experience in RMF package development, including POA&Ms (mitigation statements), Security Plans, Risk Assessments, architecture diagrams, hardware/software inventories, and system/site policies, procedures, and processes
Experience with submitting and managing authorization packages to Enterprise Mission Assurance Support Service (eMASS) and/or Marine Corps Certification and Authorization Support Tool (MCCAST)
Ability to work independently, and leading a team, with minimal oversight
Excellent communication skills Ability to translate risk and technical information to technical and non-technical system stakeholders
DoD Directive 8570.1 IAT Level II certification at minimum (Security+ CE), IAT Level III preferred (CISSP)
Ability to obtain Security Clearance, for which the United States Government requires United States citizenship

Kranze Technology Solutions is proud to provide extremely competitive benefits to all full time employees including:
Comprehensive Leave plan (Paid Time Off)
Comprehensive Health Care package including Medical, Vision, Dental, Health Savings Account (HSA), and more
Generous Simplified Employee Pension (SEP) retirement plan
Paid Overtime
Flex Time and Flexible Scheduling
Opportunities to work remotely and travel
Tuition Reimbursement options
Casual and relaxed work environment
KTS is an equal opportunity employer and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any kind. All applicants will be considered for employment without regards to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status, or any other segmenting characteristics protected by law. eeopost.pdf (
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Keywords: Kranze Technology Solutions, Inc, Des Plaines , Cyber Security Lead/ISSE, Other , Des Plaines, Illinois

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