Security Lead with Security Clearance

Reston, VA
Feb 19, 2021
Feb 24, 2021
IT, Security Engineer
Full Time
Company Information Octo is an industry-leading, award-winning provider of digital services for the federal government. Octo specializes in providing agile software engineering, user experience design, cloud services, and digital strategy services that address government's most pressing missions. Octo delivers intelligent solutions and rapid results, yielding lower costs and measurable outcomes. Our team is what makes Octo great. At Octo you'll work beside some of the smartest and most accomplished staff you'll find in your career. Octo offers fantastic benefits and an amazing workplace culture where you will feel valued while you perform mission critical work for our government. Voted one of the region's best places to work multiple times, Octo is an employer of choice! Job Description You As a Security Lead with Octo, you will serve as a key contributor on a large federal enterprise program, responsible for maintaining and enhancing information security management program(s) to ensure integrity, confidentiality, and availability of information. You are agile, fearless, enthusiastic, empathic, and relentless in the pursuit of continuous improvement. Us We were founded as a fresh alternative in the Government Consulting Community and are dedicated to the belief that results are a product of analytical thinking, agile design principles and that solutions are built in collaboration with, not for, our customers. This mantra drives us to succeed and act as true partners in advancing our client's missions. Program Mission The program you will be supporting will migrate an existing portfolio of applications to a more evolvable architecture that can better leverage a cloud environment to deliver better technology, reduce program sustainment costs, and higher system reliability. Skills & Requirements Specifics Adheres to security best practices and complies with government standards. Analyzes mission requirements and make recommendations. Assesses information security risk and facilitating remediation of identified vulnerabilities for IT security and risk across the enterprise. Generates security reports related to incidents, vulnerabilities, and configurations. Serve as subject matter expert/lead for all IT security related tasks. Collaborates with technology architecture teams by performing security analysis of proposed architectures, risk assessment, providing timely feedback, and comply with security requirements. Provides guidance and best practice recommendations for IT security policies, procedures, and standards that meet regulatory requirements. Maintains knowledge of security regulations, best practices, countermeasures, compliance standards, and current threats. Requirements A seasoned Security Lead with demonstrable, large mission-critical systems experience. Industry leading security certification (Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) or equivalent) required. Desired Skills: Cloud Security experience desired. HHS experience ideal. Years of Experience: 10+ years of experience (see Requirements for more details). Education: Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, Mathematics, or related discipline. Location: Remote work in Reston, VA, during COVID with occasional client visits in DC Metro area only. Clearance: Ability to obtain and maintain a Federal Public Trust Clearance/Suitability, including a US residency requirement for those who are Non-U.S. Citizens (Must have lived in the US two out of the last 5 years). Octo is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment without regard to disability, protected veteran status, race, color, religious creed, national origin, citizenship, marital status, sex, sexual orientation/gender identity, age, or genetic information. Selected applicant will be subject to a background investigation.