Senior ISSO

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Date: Jun 29, 2024

Location: Arlington, VA, US

Company: NTT DATA Services

Req ID: 284443 

NTT DATA Services strives to hire exceptional, innovative and passionate individuals who want to grow with us. If you want to be part of an inclusive, adaptable, and forward-thinking organization, apply now.

We are currently seeking a Senior ISSO to join our team in Arlington, Virginia (US-VA), United States (US).

Job Description: 
This person will serve primarily on the Cybersecurity Service Security Team. This role ensures the appropriate operational security posture is maintained for information system or program. The ISSO also serves as the principal advisor to the Authorizing Official and information System Owner on all matters involving the security of the information system. 


Job Duties: 

  • Evaluation of the assigned information systems’ security control compliance with the federal requirements and the client’s monitoring strategy.
  • Management of emerging and defined risks associated with the administration and use of assigned information systems.
  • Coordination with the client’s Cybersecurity Unit to achieve and maintain the information systems’ compliance and authorization to operate (ATO).
  • Ensuring systems are operated, maintained, and disposed of in accordance with policies outlined in the approved security authorization package.
  • Performing annual assessments to ensure compliance with the client’s policies and standards.
  • Serve as a member of the Configuration Control Board (CCB) to ensure configuration management for Cybersecurity-relevant software, hardware, and firmware is maintained and documented.
  • Ensuring information system security requirement are addressed during all phases of information systems lifecycle.
  • Establishing audit trails, ensuring their review, and making them available while retaining audit logs in accordance of DOJ and component policies.
  • Generate and interpret documentation needed to address the items detailed within the CSAM.
  • Work within a team environment to provide technically sound guidance order to adhere to the cybersecurity industry best practices and the client’s monitoring strategy.
  • Analyze collected information to identify vulnerabilities and potential for exploitation and effectively present the results and guidance derived from scans to system owners or other leadership, as required.
  • Effectively communicate orally and in writing to track and detail the demands, efforts, and shortcomings in meeting the goals of the client’s information system monitoring strategy.
  • Support the integration/testing, operations, and maintenance of systems security.
  • Develops, updates, and maintains internal Standard Operating Procedures for all internal assigned functions.
  • Aligns business processes and information technology strategy with the conditions and circumstances of the functional environment and establishes effective performance measures.
  • Contributes to the definition and implementation of planning processes and/or systems at the enterprise level including both strategic and operational activities.
  • Provides system operation support, administers hardware and software inventory.


Basic Qualifications: 

  • MS/MA in Information Technology Management, Business, or task order specific discipline.
    • Education Equivalency: H.S. Diploma + 4 years additional experience equals Associate’s Degree; Associate’s Degree + 4 years additional experience equals Bachelor’s Degree; Bachelor’s Degree + 4 years additional experience equals Master’s Degree.
  • Secret clearance: must be eligible for a Top-Secret clearance, if requested. 
  • Minimum 8 years of experience performing any combination of Information SPAA, cybersecurity, system administration, or engineering.
  • Minimum 12 years of experience as ISSO, security analyst, or security engineer.
  • Minimum 12 years of experience with program security responsibilities to include, but not limited to the NIST RMF, audit log reviews, system monitoring, SPAA processes, FISMA requirements, vulnerability & compliance scanning, continuous monitoring activities, security testing and evaluation, and security policies. 
  • Minimum 10 years of experience in one or more vertical disciplines such as law enforcement, anti-terrorism, biological science, banking, transportation, or other such disciplines as required to define/establish the functional or business direction of an enterprise, agency, or inter-agency requirement.

Preferred Qualifications: 

  • A+, Network+, Security+, SSCP, and/or CCNA certifications.
  • 2 years of experience supporting validated desktop, server, network, systems administration, troubleshooting, implementation security requirements in Microsoft Windows 10, OS imaging, installation, configuring, and support & troubleshooting.
  • Familiarity with Splunk,, and/or other system monitoring tools.
  • General knowledge of networking technologies such as TCP/IP ports, protocols and services, switching, and routing.
  • Familiarity with security hardening guides & tools (DISA STIGs/SCAP).
  • Willingness to learn new technologies & take on new projects to grow experience.
  • Ability to remain calm and composed under pressure in a high energy, fast paced environment.
  • Adaptability to changing business needs.
  • Comfort working with minimal daily supervision.
  • Ability to balance multiple priorities.
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office programs.
  • Any combination of certifications such as: CISM, CISA, CSSP, Microsoft’s MCSE, or Cisco’s CCNA, CCDA, or CCNP.




About NTT DATA Services

NTT DATA Services is a recognized leader in IT and business services, including cloud, data and applications, headquartered in Texas. As part of NTT DATA, a $30 billion trusted global innovator with a combined global reach of over 80 countries, we help clients transform through business and technology consulting, industry and digital solutions, applications development and management, managed edge-to-cloud infrastructure services, BPO, systems integration and global data centers. We are committed to our clients’ long-term success. Visit or LinkedIn to learn more.

NTT DATA Services is an equal opportunity employer and considers all applicants without regarding to race, color, religion, citizenship, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, physical or mental disability, veteran or marital status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We are committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment for all employees. If you need assistance or an accommodation due to a disability, please inform your recruiter so that we may connect you with the appropriate team.

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Nearest Secondary Market: Washington DC

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