• Principal Information System Security Engineer

    Group/Job Location US-MA-Waltham
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  • Overview

    QinetiQ North America delivers world-class technology and revolutionary products to defense, security and commercial markets worldwide. Our offerings range from survivability and unmanned systems to power, controls, sensors, and transportation solutions. Customers rely on our products to increase readiness, improve mission effectiveness, streamline operations, increase situational awareness and enhance security.

    At QinetiQ North America, you'll find a dedicated and talented team of people who enjoy their work and take pride in their accomplishments. As a member of our team, you'll work with cutting-edge technology and some of the industry's most brilliant minds. We offer a comprehensive, flexible benefit package including tuition assistance and career development opportunities. If you're interested in working for a technology-driven company that is the leader in its industry, but one that maintains the fast-paced, creative environment of a start-up, QinetiQ North America is the right place for you.

    QinetiQ North America is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and does not discriminate against any individual on the basis of race, color, religion or creed, sex, marital status, national origin or ancestry, citizenship, age, disability, veteran status, military service, sexual orientation, genetic information, or gender identity.


    Any external applicant will be subject to a pre-employment background check.

    Position requires U.S. citizenship.



    The Information System Security Engineer will assist in performing system architecture design, risk assessment, security control selection, implementation, and test planning with respect to information assurance. The ISSE supports the Risk Management Framework (RMF) Security Life Cycle ensuring information assurance is included in the design architecture. The ISSE is responsible for assisting in the documentation of security controls/requirements for inclusion in the system requirements specifications. The ISSE is responsible for helping in the developing Risk Assessment Reports (RAR), Security Plans (SP), and other applicable documentation pertaining to documenting an accredited information system design. ISSE supports software engineers in hardening various operating systems. Individual responsibility includes identifying the information protection needs for systems and networks. Help design, develop, and implement system security measures that provide confidentiality, integrity, availability, authentication, and non-repudiation. Review and assist design engineers in overarching system design with a focus on Information Assurance. Interact with customers and accreditation officials to define and achieve required Information Assurance objectives.


    Bachelor degree and 2 years related experience in System Administration or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

    • Experience with system and network administration
    • Understanding of firewalls, and IOT devices preferred
    • Experience configuring Windows and Linux Operating Systems  and network configuration
    • Ability to run tests on equipment, including pen testing



    Candidate should be able to attain Security + certification become a Certified Ethical Hacker. Long-term goal of attaining a CISSP is to be expected.
    Candidate must be able to obtain and maintain a DoD security clearance at the Secret level.
    Candidate must be willing to work a flexible job schedule to include off-shift work and occasional overtime.


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