Information Systems Security Manager (ISSM)

in Hill AFB, UT

Information Systems Security Manager (ISSM) Job

Job Description Job Attributes+

  • Job ID

    82172BR

  • Job Location

    Hill AFB, UT 84056, US

  • Job Category

    Engineering & Technology

  • Job Type

    Full-Time

  • Clearance Level

    Top Secret

  • Career Level

    Experienced

  • Travel

    <10%

Job Description

BAE Systems is seeking a Senior Information System Security Manager (ISSM) to support the Air Force’s Ground Based Strategic Deterrent (GBSD) program. This is a long-term sustainment and acquisition program which is anticipated to remain operational until 2075.

This position works with Information System Security Officers (ISSO), Program Managers (PM), and Authorizing Official (AO) representatives to obtain and maintain Authority to Operate (ATO) approvals for supporting GBSD system(s) by adhering to the Risk Management Framework (RMF). This includes system categorization and control identification, implementation, and assessment. This position is responsible to manage the cybersecurity posture for one or more assigned systems(s), to ensure compliance with RMF requirements, and to provide direction to ISSOs.

This position provides the opportunity to exercise, develop, and hone communication, customer relationship, and leadership skills while working with a close-knit fun-loving team of other cybersecurity professionals.

The successful candidate will be energetic, self-motivated, and have the ability to adapt to a fast-paced environment with the desire to make a difference. Knowledge and experience working with the DoD’s Cybersecurity processes, DIACAP and/or the Risk Management Framework (RMF) is required.

Responsibilities include:

  • Serves as cybersecurity technical advisor, consultant, and primary point of contact to the Authorizing Official (AO), Program Manager (PM), and Information System Owner (ISO)

  • Fulfills the ISSM responsibilities defined in DoD Instructions 8500.01 and 8510.01, AFI17-101 Risk Management Framework (RMF) for the Air Force Information Technology (IT), and the “DoD Program Manager’s Guidebook for Integrating the Cybersecurity Risk Management Framework (RMF) into the System Acquisition Lifecycle”

  • Ensure cybersecurity is integrated throughout the lifecycle of IT systems; this includes the development and review of cybersecurity-related artifacts, including System Security Plans, Cyber Security Strategies, Cybersecurity Impact Assessments, policies, plans, and procedures

  • Perform or review Security Impact Assessments for configuration changes and facilitate approval or disapproval of changes with the AO and PM

  • Support, coordinate, and continuously monitor system security posture and ensure adverse events are formally handled and reported to the AO

  • Provide mentoring and leadership to supporting ISSOs

This position requires an active final Secret clearance upon hire date. The clearance "investigation close date" must be within the last 6 calendar years from the hire date. The applicant must also be able to maintain their security clearance for the position. An active Top Secret clearance is preferred.


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Required Education, Experience, & Skills

  • Previous experience as an ISSM using the RMF (or DIACAP) or experience as an ISSO and now ready to assume ISSM responsibilities.

  • CISSP or equivalent certification per DoD Directive 8570.1 or ability to obtain such within 6 months of being hired.

  • Bachelor's Degree (typically Cybersecurity, Computer Science, Information Technologies, etc.) and 10 or more years cybersecurity or IT work experience (education requirement may be waived for equivalent experience) or Master's Degree with 8 or more years of related experience.

  • Experience or knowledge of cybersecurity, networks, system components, system protocols, COTS technology, and software development.

  • Experience developing external customer relationships and ability to communicate cybersecurity concepts and requirements with senior leaders.

  • Effective organizational, time management, and communications skills (written and verbal).

  • This position requires an active final Secret clearance upon hire date. The clearance "investigation close date" must be within the last 6 calendar years from the hire date. The applicant must also be able to maintain their security clearance for the position.

Preferred Education, Experience, & Skills

  • Experience with Risk Management Framework (RMF).

  • Experience supporting programs that require adherence to the Joint Special Access Program (SAP) Implementation Guide.

  • Experience as ISSO/ISSM, cybersecurity assessments, and risk and control assessments.

  • Although an in-scope Secret clearance is required, a Top Secret clearance is preferred.

  • ​​​General understanding of computer networks, hardware, databases, applications, security components, computer operations, and operating system maintenance.

  • Understanding of the DoD environment and familiarity with the DoD Acquisition System.

  • The ability to mediate differing perspectives and develop consensus relating to cybersecurity principles and regulations; ability to build bridges across organizational boundaries, and the ability to communicate with technical and non-technical leaders across large complex organizations.

  • An individual with high integrity, strong work ethic and initiative, and capable of building strong, trusting relationships.

About BAE Systems Intelligence & Security BAE Systems, Inc. is the U.S. subsidiary of BAE Systems plc, an international defense, aerospace and security company which delivers a full range of products and services for air, land and naval forces, as well as advanced electronics, security, information technology solutions and customer support services. Improving the future and protecting lives is an ambitious mission, but it’s what we do at BAE Systems. Working here means using your passion and ingenuity where it counts – defending national security with breakthrough technology, superior products, and intelligence solutions. As you develop the latest technology and defend national security, you will continually hone your skills on a team—making a big impact on a global scale. At BAE Systems, you’ll find a rewarding career that truly makes a difference.

Intelligence & Security (I&S), based in McLean, Virginia, designs and delivers advanced defense, intelligence, and security solutions that support the important missions of our customers. Our pride and dedication shows in everything we do—from intelligence analysis, cyber operations and IT expertise to systems development, systems integration, and operations and maintenance services. Knowing that our work enables the U.S. military and government to recognize, manage and defeat threats inspires us to push ourselves and our technologies to new levels.

Our Commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion:
At BAE Systems, we work hard every day to nurture an inclusive culture where employees are valued and feel like they belong. We are conscious of the need for all employees to see themselves reflected at every level of the company and know that in order to unlock the full potential of our workforce, everyone must feel confident being their best, most sincere self and be equipped to thrive. We provide impactful professional development experiences to our employees and invest in social impact partnerships to uplift communities and drive purposeful change. Here you will find significant opportunities to do meaningful work in an environment intentionally designed to be one where you will learn, grow and belong.

Additional Information

Who We Are

You're used to protecting what matters most.

Throughout your career in the military, you've been dedicated to improving security, defending freedom and making the world a safer place. Now you can continue that commitment through cyber operations, intelligence analysis, and building combat vehicles and electronic systems. We’re proud to provide solutions and services that advance the strength and security of America and our allies – and we’re honored to offer an environment where veterans and reservists can continue doing mission-centered work. In all that we do, we are guided by our company values – trusted, innovative and bold – understanding that it’s not just what we do, but how we do it that underpins our success.
+ The Organization

Our team has the privilege and the responsibility of knowing that the work we do really matters. Our work is vital to the armed forces personnel and major corporations who rely on us to protect, equip and support them where it counts; to the security and prosperity of the nations we serve; to our skilled and talented people; to the local communities where we are based; and to the wider community who invest in, supply and engage with us. At BAE Systems, everyone can make a difference.

+ The Culture

We believe that a diverse workforce inspires creativity and drives innovation. We respect and value the huge variety of skills, abilities and perspectives that our people bring to our business. We celebrate our differences and aim to recruit and develop talent from all backgrounds, championing the strength that a truly inclusive and collaborative workplace gives to our company culture and performance.

+ The Work

Enjoy a flexible environment that values your work-life balance and helps you perform at your best.

+ The Opportunity

On the job training, leadership programs, collaboration with leading experts – excellence is built into your career development whether you are just starting out as an apprentice or are an experienced professional.

+ The People

We’re united by trust, camaraderie and a shared ambition to lead the world in our field. It helps that we’re nice people too.

+ The Reward

See your contribution, making real change as breakthrough technology and intelligence solutions reshape the landscape for our customers.

What We Offer

+ Warrior Integration Program (Est. 2008)

This program was created to assist in the employment, transition, education, and development of wounded warriors. Through mentoring, partnership, education, and leadership, we vow to serve our veterans in the same manner they served our country. WIP provides mission-centered work that gives wounded warriors the opportunity to contribute, providing a path for career progression.

+ Camo to Corporate (Est. 2013)

Camo to Corporate underpins all of our military recruiting and veteran efforts. We participate in annual career workshops and partner with VA employment reps to identify opportunities for vets at BAE Systems. We’re also proud members of Joining Forces, the Veteran Jobs Mission and Hiring our Heroes - initiatives focused on helping vets and their spouses find meaningful careers.

Perks & Benefits

  • Veterans Support Network
    Veterans Support Network +-

    The mission of the Veterans Support Network is to help connect former service members, active duty members, reservists and those who are supportive of the Armed Services.

  • Health & Wellness
    Health & Wellness +-

    We offer medical plans that take great care of you and your family’s health and well-being. These include medical plans, prescription drugs, dental and vision, along with incentive programs and health saving and spending accounts.

  • Time Away From Work
    Time Away From Work +-

    Paid Time Off (PTO) provides you with paid time away from work that you can use for vacation, personal time, personal illness, or to care for dependents. You can accumulate up to a maximum of 400 PTO hours.

  • Military Leave
    Military Leave +-

    Full-time and part-time employees who serve in the military reserves are eligible to take paid and unpaid leaves of absence to perform military duty.

  • Employee Assistance Program
    Employee Assistance Program +-

    The EAP offers confidential support to manage personal issues, such as stress, family issues, and substance abuse.

  • Employee Discount Programs
    Employee Discount Programs +-

    BAE Systems partners with Beneplace to offer exclusive discounts on a variety of products and services.

  • Tuition Reimbursement
    Tuition Reimbursement +-

    Lifelong employee learning is critical to both your personal growth and that of BAE Systems as a trusted, innovative, and bold organization. That’s why we offer a tuition reimbursement program, so you can pursue advanced education to help further your career.

  • Adoption Assistance
    Adoption Assistance +-

    You can be reimbursed up to $4,000 for qualified adoption expenses through the Adoption Assistance program.

  • Financial Wellness
    Financial Wellness +-

    Plan for today, save for tomorrow. Our programs support your goals at every stage of life. These programs include 401(k) savings plans, life and accident insurance, disability coverage, home, auto, and pet insurance and legal planning.

Our Partners

G.I Jobs Hiring Our Heroes Veterans Job Mission Joining Forces Soldier for Life American Association of People with Disabilities

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