Information Systems Security Officer II

MIT Lincoln Laboratory
Lexington, Massachusetts
May 12, 2017
Jun 16, 2017
Full Time

Information Systems Security Officer II – #15101

MIT Lincoln Laboratory

Lexington, MA


The Security Services Department's overall mission is to ensure a safe and secure environment and protect MIT Lincoln Laboratory at all facilities in which staff members perform their mission of research and development. To accomplish this mission, this department formulates and implements policies, plans, and actions designed to protect facilities against threats of vandalism, accidental destruction, and sabotage; and safeguards personnel, classified and unclassified information systems, personal identifiable information, property, and other assets from exploitation and recruitment by foreign intelligence agencies.


Position Summary:

  • The Information Systems Security Officer (ISSO) - ITS Level II will provide IT security support to several independent Laboratory programs as follows:
    • Develop and maintain System Security Plans (SSP); ensure systems are operated, maintained, and disposed of in accordance with SSPs;
    • Ensure configuration management is maintained and documented;
    • Manage access to the systems and ensure users are aware of their security responsibilities;
    • Conduct periodic reviews to ensure compliance with the SSPs. 
  • Will work special security issues and interact with Laboratory management.
  • Must have sufficient technical experience to implement security requirements outlined in SSPs.
  • Will assist in compliance inspections and reviews and conduct audits as required.
  • Training/briefing experience is desired.
  • Must be able to respond to off-hour emergencies as needed.
  • Must have demonstrated ability to follow-up and solve problems.
  • Position requires some local and overnight travel.



  • AS/BS degree in Computer Science, Information Technology, Computer Information Systems, or related field.
  • A minimum of 3 years of IT security experience in DoD Industrial Security is desired, preferably in a compartmented program environment.
  • Technical experience and skills, course work completed towards a degree, and industry IT certifications may be considered substitutes for education and DoD security experience.
  • DoD 8570 IAM Level I Baseline Certification required.
  • Technical experience and skill securing operating systems such as Linux, Windows Server/client OS, and virtualization technologies.
  • Experience using vulnerability scanning tools such as NESSUS, SCAP, RETINA, WASP, SECSCN
  • Experience using audit reduction tools, and endpoint security products.
  • Working experience directly related to certification and authorization using the following:
    • NIST 800-53 / Risk Management Framework (RMF)
    • Joint SAP Implementation Guide (JSIG)
    • Intelligence Community Directive (ICD) 503
    • National Industrial Security Program Operating Manual (NISPOM) Chapter 8
    • Joint Air Force, Army, Navy (JAFAN) 6/3
  • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills.
  • Prior experience in working in a collaborative team environment desired.
  • The successful candidate will be subject to pre-employment investigation and must meet all eligibility requirements for access to classified information including compartmented programs.
  • The ability to obtain and maintain a government (DoD) security clearance is required.


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About MIT Lincoln Laboratory

Since 1951, when MIT Lincoln Laboratory was established to build the nation’s first air defense system, the Laboratory has been applying advanced technology to problems critical to national security. In addition to an impressive record of technical innovation in communications, space surveillance, advanced electronics, and air and missile defense, today the Laboratory is also leading the way in newer areas such as cyber security, integrated sensing and decision support, and homeland protection.

Behind every Laboratory solution are researchers with exceptional technical abilities and imagination, developing systems from the initial concept stage, through simulation and analysis, to design and prototyping, and finally to real world demonstrations. Cross-disciplinary collaboration and the breadth of Lincoln Laboratory’s research enable continuous technical growth for its scientists – and they also inspire unparalleled creativity. In the past two years, MIT Lincoln Laboratory has been awarded six R&D 100 Awards that recognize the year’s 100 most significant innovations in technology.


MIT Lincoln Laboratory is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, veteran status, disability status, or genetic information; U.S. citizenship is required.

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