Information System Security Officer (ISSO) – Linux

Manassas, Virginia
Competitive DoE
Jan 16, 2018
Feb 20, 2018

Job Summary/Company:
Are you an ISSO with expertise in Linux engineering and development?  Are you passionate about working with firewalls, intrusion detection systems and cyber security tools?  Would you like to join a long-term program in a challenging position that offers excellent rewards?  If yes, we want to speak with you!

Sparks Group has partnered with a privately held, high-tech small business that provides premium systems, services, and products for the Department of Defense, government agencies and commercial clients. They are a technology leader in numerous areas, and are currently seeking an ISSO to support their Firewall Network Traffic, Intrusion Detection and cyber security tools program. 

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Administrate multiple small LANs, including administration of security products, virtual Infrastructure, Docker, Network switches and Identity management framework.
  • Maintain RMF documentation (e.g. STIG, SSP), configure systems to meet security requirements, perform weekly audits, ensure that security policy is being adhered to on IS.
  • Represent IS in yearly external audits, coordinate with other ISSOs and ISSM to implement RMF, and maintain other IS documentation.
  • Ensure the proper assessment and implementation of approved security practices and procedures related to information system security policies.
  • Validate audit data, responsible for the installation of all relevant security updates/patches, proper addition of hardware and security relevant software, and the associated maintenance log entries.
  • Collaborate with the ISSM and various System Administrators on the implementation of NISPOM, ODAA, DAAPM, RMF, STIG, and other DSS security requirements.
  • This collaboration includes oversight as well as cooperation to ensure that security measures do not interfere with program deadlines and deliverables.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Linux (CentOS/Redhat) development
  • Scripting languages, i.e. BASH, Python
  • Development tools: git, make, cmake, gdb, vim
  • Docker
  • KVM and Qemu
  • Linux system administration
  • Adaptec and LSI RAID
  • Redhat IPA identity management suite

Other Useful Skills:

  • Deep knowledge of RMF and/or NISPOM
  • Cisco and HP network switches
  • Intel IPP
  • Anaconda Python distribution
  • Experience using GitLab
  • PXE boot


  • B.S. in Computer Science or a related field
  • Active Secret clearance required

Qualified candidates should send their resume to Sparks Group for additional details. Please note resume must include a valid email address in order to be considered.

We look forward to discussing your background, your current job search, and your potential career path with Sparks Group!

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