UIC Alaska

Systems Security Engineer

Cybersecurity/Information Security
Location : Location
Minimum Clearance Required
Travel Requirement




Bowhead is seeking a Systems Security Engineer in Dahlgren, VA. In this role, you will be responsible for developing and maintaining Risk Management Framework (RMF) Assessment and Authorization (A&A) packages for our clients. You will work closely with other developers, as well as with stakeholders from different departments, to ensure that our RMF A&A packages are accurate, complete, and meet all necessary requirements.


Essential functions for the Systems Security Engineer include, but are not limited to:

  • Develop and maintain RMF A&A packages for our clients
  • Work closely with stakeholders to gather information and ensure that RMF A&A packages meet their needs
  • Conduct security assessments of information systems to identify vulnerabilities and risks
  • Strong oral and written communication skills; write clear and concise reports detailing assessment findings and recommendations for risk mitigation
  • Collaborate with other developers to ensure that RMF A&A packages are integrated smoothly with other systems
  • Keep up-to-date with the latest trends and technologies in RMF A&A package development


  • Three or more (3+) years of experience in RMF A&A package development
  • Strong knowledge of NIST SP 800-53, NIST SP 800-37, and other relevant cybersecurity standards and guidelines
  • Experience with the Enterprise Mission Assurance Support Service (eMASS) or managing DoD and DoN IA Portfolios is a plus
  • Prefer a working knowledge of STIG Viewer, Vulnerability Remediation Asset Manager (VRAM) reporting and understanding of Compliance Task Orders (CTO)s
  • Knowledge of RDT&E and/or tactical systems
  • Knowledge of Interim Authority to Test (IATT)
  • Ability to communicate effectively with all levels of employees and outside contacts
  • Strong interpersonal skills and good judgment with the ability to work alone or as part of a team
  • Experience with security assessment tools such as Nessus
  • Experience with security control implementation and testing
  • Strong problem-solving skills and attention to detail
  • Ability to work independently as well as in a team environment

Physical Demands:

  • Must be able to lift up to 10 pounds 
  • Must be able to stand and walk for prolonged amounts of time
  • Must be able to twist, bend and squat periodically

SECURITY CLEARANCE REQUIREMENTS: Must currently hold a security clearance at the Secret level.  US Citizenship is a requirement for Secret clearance at this location.





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