Kforce Technology

Systems Engineer – Information Assurance

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Kforce has a client seeking a Systems Engineer – Information Assurance in Rochester, NY. Summary: The Information Assurance (IA) Systems Engineer will be involved in IA related architecture development, CONOPS development, trade studies, requirements analysis and flow down to hardware/software configuration items as well as requirements validation and verification. This position requires significant DoD IA expertise to support embedment of cryptographic components within tactical radio platforms. Candidate will analyze and allocate system security requirements, such as those imposed by NSA, and those under DOD Information Assurance Certification and Accreditation Process (RMF), as well as National Information Assurance Partnership (NIAP) Common Criteria and National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) FIPS standards. The Candidate will also oversee and prepare NSA security certification documents, such as System Evaluation Document (SED), Key and Certificate Management Plan (KCMP), Security Verification (SV) Test Plans and Reports, Physical Configuration Audit (PCA) Plans and Reports. The Candidate will interact with mechanical, electrical, and SW engineers to make sure designs meet security requirements. Essential Functions:

  • NSA Certification projects support
  • RMF, Program Protection Process, STIG analysis and support

Job Requirements:


  • Bachelor’s degree and a minimum of 6 years of prior relevant experience; Or a graduate degree and a minimum of 4 years of prior related experience
  • Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) certification
  • 5-7+ years of experience
  • Seniority Level – Mid-Senior
  • System Security Engineer
  • RMF (Risk Management Framework) – a must
  • Willing to travel occasionally
  • Must have experience with security requirements analysis and specification generation
  • Highly motivated, a self-starter, and able to operate with little supervision in diverse environments
  • Must have a successful track record in planning, executing, and tracking personal task assignments
  • Experience leading small product development teams and mentoring other engineers
  • Experience with emerging security standards and evolution of NSA certification processes
  • Experience with modern cyber-security evaluation processes, such as RMF, supply chain risk management, program protection planning and Secure Technical Implementation Guides (STIG) analysis
  • Must have experience with certification of secure architectures
  • Applicants must be fully authorized to work in the U.S. without sponsorship
  • Applicants selected will be subject to a government security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information

Kforce is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran status, or disability status.

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Rochester, New York Location
Permanent Job Type
Kforce Technology