Information Systems Security Officer (ISSO)

  • Harris Corporation
  • Dulles, VA, USA
  • Nov 08, 2018
Full-time Computer Science Information Security Information Systems (IS) Risk Analysis Security Clearance

Job Description

Harris Corporation is a leading technology innovator that creates mission-critical solutions that connect, inform and protect the world. The company’s advanced technology provides information and insight to customers operating in demanding environments from ocean to orbit and everywhere in between. Harris has approximately $8 billion in annualized revenue and supports customers in 125 countries through four customer-focused business segments: Communication Systems, Space and Intelligence Systems, Electronic Systems, and Critical Networks.

The ISSO will provide support to the ISSM for maintaining the appropriate security posture of systems accredited under ICD503, NISPOM Chapter 8, etc. The ISSO assists with the management of security aspects of the information system and is assigned performs day-to-day security operations of the system. 

The ISSO provides support to the customer on matters involving the security of the information system and assists in maintenance to ensure the system accreditation. This includes developing and updating the system security plan, as well as managing and controlling changes to the system and assessing the security impact of those changes.

The ISSO also provides support to plan, coordinate, and implement IT security programs and policies and provides configuration management for security-relevant information system software, hardware, and firmware. The ISSO will assist the ISSM with the continuous monitoring of accredited systems. 


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science or related field and at least 4 years of applicable experience
  • Active TS/SCI clearance and ability to obtain CI Poly.
  • DOD 8570 compliance (CISSP, Security +, etc.)
  • Experience with ICD503 and NISPOM Chapter 8
  • Familiarity with multiple intel community and DSS system accreditation procedures
  • Experience producing security artifacts (SSP, POAMs, etc.)
  • Experience hardening operating systems
  • Experience with vulnerability and compliance scanning tools (WASSP, Nessus, SCAP, etc.)
  • Experience implanting the Risk Management Framework (RMF)

Preferred Additional Skills:

  • Strong investigative drive
  • XACTA experience
  • Self-motivated individuals
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Ability to work in a team environment
  • Understanding of system vulnerabilities and exploitation
  • Understanding of vulnerability mitigation

Security clearances may only be granted to U.S. citizens.  In addition, applicants who accept a conditional offer of employment may be subject to government security investigation(s) and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information.

By submitting your résumé for this position, you understand and agree that Harris Corporation may share your résumé, as well as any other related personal information or documentation you provide, with its subsidiaries and affiliated companies for the purpose of considering you for other available positions.

 Harris is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. We consider applicants without regard to race, color, religion, age, national origin, ancestry, ethnicity, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status, disability, genetic information, citizenship status, or membership in any other group protected by federal, state or local law.

Candidates will support Environment, Health and Safety by fulfilling the Harris EHS Policy, complying with Harris EHS programs and applicable regulations, and striving for continual EHS improvement

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Competitive Salary and Benefits