Linquest Corporation Cybersecurity System Security Engineer in Colorado Springs, Colorado

Cybersecurity System Security Engineer

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Job Description

The System Security Engineer’s primary function is working within Special Access Programs (SAPs) supporting SMC and AFSPC acquisition programs. The position will provide “day-to-day” support for Collateral, Sensitive Compartmented Information (SCI) and Special Access Program (SAP) activities to meet NIST Cybersecurity requirements for system assessment & authorization.

  • Support or lead a team of System Security Engineers and Certification and Accreditation Analysts responsible for ensuring the customer’s national and international security interests are protected as acquisition systems are designed and tested.

  • Chair and or Co-Chair customer and SAP community IA working groups, participate in SSE IPT reviews.

  • Perform oversight of the development, implementation and evaluation of information system security program policy; special emphasis placed upon integration with existing SAP network infrastructures.

  • Provides expert level consultation and technical services on all aspects of Information Security.

  • Review SSE related designs and provides security compliance recommendations.

  • Develop and provide IA risk management recommendations to the customer.

  • Provide SSE support for Mission and Training systems design and development.

  • Assist with development and maintenance of the Program Protection Plan & Cybersecurity Strategy.

  • Assist with site activation activities and design reviews.

  • Represent the Government Program Manager in various SSE related working groups, advisory groups, and advisory council meetings.

Required Skills

  • Must be familiar with security policy/manuals and the appropriate ICDs/JAFANs/DOD Manuals and other guiding policy documents.

  • Full understanding of Risk Management Framework (RMF) and Joint SAP Implementation Guide (JSIG) processes for system accreditation, along with legacy (DITSCAP, DIACAP) processes.

  • Must have the ability to work in a dynamic environment and effectively interact with numerous DOD, military/civilian personnel and industry partners.

  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office (Word, PowerPoint, and Excel).

  • Possess a high degree of originality, creativity, initiative requiring minimal supervision.

  • Willingness to travel within the organizational Area of Responsibility (AOR) (could be extensive, and will include both air and ground transportation).

  • Must meet position and certification requirements outlined in DoD Directive 8570.01-M for Information Assurance Technician Level 3 and Information Assurance Manager Level 2 within 6 months of the date of hire. Must hold CISSP certification or be working towards obtaining one within six months.

Required Experience

  • 8-10 years total experience, including minimum 4 years’ experience within SCI or SAR environment. Minimum 2 years of SAP relevant experience highly desired.

  • Bachelor’s degree in a related discipline or equivalent additional experience (4 years).

Security Clearance

  • Current Top Secret Clearance with SCI Eligibility.

  • Eligibility for access to Special Access Program Information.

  • Willingness to do a Counterintelligence polygraph

CA (for internal purposes only)

Job Location

Colorado Springs, Colorado, United States

Position Type


Clearance Level Required

US Citizenship and active DoD Top Secret Clearance