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Information Assurance Engineer



Full Time

On Site


Reston, Virginia, United States


Job Description:

Looking for an exciting opportunity to make an impact as an Information Assurance Engineer?
1901 Group (A Leidos Company) has an exciting Information Assurance Engineer position which can be worked from our state-of-the-art Operations Center in Blacksburg, VA or remote. The Information Assurance Engineer will work with an elite team of IT professionals to maintain an optimal secure cloud architecture and environment for critical DOD customer systems.


The IA Engineer is responsible for assuring information and managing risks related to the use, processing, storage, and transmission of information to include protection of the integrity, availability, authenticity, non-repudiation, and confidentiality of DOD data and systems

• Evaluate software and hardware during pre-acquisition phases to determine its ability to meet minimum security requirements based on NIST SP 800-53 Rev4 security controls.
• Author, review, coordinate and submit cybersecurity authorization required artifacts to eMASS (including change requests) to achieve milestones such as Interim Authority to Test (IATT) and Authorization to Operate (ATO) in accordance with the project schedule.
• Support conducting cybersecurity authorization activities to comply with all current Cybersecurity and IA manuals, instructions, and guides within the DoDI 8500.01 and DON 5239.
• Continuously monitor system resources through automated scanning and implement automated reporting feeds to support cybersecurity authorizations.
• Verify patch compliance using the approved technical solution (i.e., Assured Compliance Assessment Solution (ACAS)) Information Assurance Vulnerability Alert (IAVA) compliance dashboards.
• Coordinate with local administrators to troubleshoot and elevate patching issues in a timely manner to meet patch compliance SLA timelines.
• Implementation of security procedures, and verify information system security requirements, including coordinating the execution, review, and disposition of STIG checklists for systems, applications, developed code and other components.
• Independently develop and maintain system security documentation, including drafting, reviewing, editing, and recommending guidance for Standard Operating Procedures (SOP), Tactics, Techniques, & Procedures (TTP), Plan of Action and Milestones (POA&M) and Federal Information Security Management Act (FISMA) Score Card.
• Participate in regular briefings with the customer on cybersecurity status, including preparing briefing materials. Work closely with government Cyber team to support ATO conditions and requirements.
• Development and application of business processes to ensure they have the appropriate level of security.

• DoD Secret clearance is required prior to start (Interim Secret clearance is acceptable)

• Bachelor’s degree and 7 years of relevant experience, additional years of experience will be acceptable in lieu of a degree.
• Certifications: DoD 8570 IAT Level II baseline certification (CCNA Security, CySA+, GICSP, GSEC, Security+ CE, CND, SSCP)
• Possesses a broad technical background and comprehensive expertise in cybersecurity implementation.
• Proficient on the NIST SP 800-37, 800-53 and related audit experience.
• Coordinate and conduct the day-to-day activities associated with managing risk to information systems and organizations on behalf of Authorization Official.
• US Citizen

• DoD Secret clearance is required prior to start (Interim Secret clearance is acceptable)
• Familiarity with cloud technology environments
• Experience with EMASS
• Experience with ITIL processes and/or ITIL Foundation V3/4 certification.
• An entrepreneurial spirit with the ability to drive innovation independently; have a passion to improve at every opportunity.
• Proven able to credibly coordinate between technical teams and business stakeholders.
• Willing to perform shift work.
**Candidates within a commutable distance to Blacksburg, VA preferred

Who Are We?
1901 Group (A Leidos Company) prides itself on looking ahead of our competitors for the next wave of IT trends. We provide our employees with training and development opportunities, preparing them for upcoming technical challenges.
With primary office locations in Blacksburg and Reston, VA, our teams support customers from across the United States. Our innovative IT as-a Service delivery model is supported by industry certifications that ensure quality and efficient IT solutions.
We are transforming the delivery of IT services through the use of enterprise managed services that leverage the cloud to securely monitor, manage, and optimize complex IT environments.

The history of automation is what inspired the name of our company. 1901 was the year that another disruptive technology changed the world: the assembly line. Leveraging skills and materials in an efficient manner within a repeatable process that quadrupled output applies to IT services today.

Pay Range:Pay Range $74,750.00 - $115,000.00 - $155,250.00

The Leidos pay range for this job level is a general guideline only and not a guarantee of compensation or salary. Additional factors considered in extending an offer include (but are not limited to) responsibilities of the job, education, experience, knowledge, skills, and abilities, as well as internal equity, alignment with market data, applicable bargaining agreement (if any), or other law.