Rockwell Collins Sr Security Engineer (ISSO) - Simulation & Training Solutions in Sterling, Virginia

Category: Engineering

Job ID: 5750

Location: Sterling,VA

Requisition ID: 5750

Want to work with some of the most talented, dedicated people on the planet? Do you value relationships, commitment, innovation and integrity? Want to be a part of a company that has been named numerous times as America's Best Employer in Aerospace and Defense by Forbes magazine?

Then Rockwell Collins is the place for you. Join our team and build a rewarding career while helping to deliver the most trusted source of aviation and high-integrity solutions in the world.

We are currently searching for a Sr Security Engineer (ISSO) - Simulation & Training Solutions to join our team in Sterling, VA (2300). A comprehensive relocation package is available for qualified candidates. Employing some of the most talented, dedicated people on the planet is not by chance. People from all over the globe choose Rockwell Collins as the place to build a rewarding career, while helping create and deliver communications, integration, and engineering solutions that our global customers demand so that our world keeps moving and stays connected. It's an exciting time to become a part of our team. Join us and discover how high your career can soar at Rockwell Collins.

Job Summary

This software engineering position is within the Simulation & Training Solutions (STS) business area. STS develops and builds simulators and training systems for both military and commercial customers. Devices range in complexity from desktop training all the way up to high fidelity weapon system and full-flight training systems including full visual, motion, and simulator interoperability (HLA/DIS).

Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Through coordination with project engineers, design information system security infrastructure for program and engineering development network

  • Documentation of the entire Risk Management Framework (RMF) ATO package

  • To support Risk Management Framework (RMF) continuous monitoring strategies

  • May help monitor networks and systems for security incidents and intrusions

  • May support providing weekly audits of systems related to network and system logging and monitoring

  • To support Risk Management Framework (RMF) Assessment and Authorization

  • Support performing Information Assurance (IA) authentication conducting certification and accreditation of systems using the RMF process

  • May provide DoD Policies/Instructions, STIG, and IAVA guidance, and analysis

  • Supports providing security services in consultant role to internal and external customers

  • To support RMF System and Communications Protection

  • Documents conducting of regular audits of computer systems to determine that they are operating securely and that data is protected from both internal and external attack

  • Documents assessments of assigned systems to determine system security status and ensures adherence to security policy, procedures, and standards

  • To support Risk Management Framework (RMF) Incident Response

  • Reviews security requirements and subsequently reviews systems to determine if they have been designed and established to comply with established standards

  • Documents the conducting of investigations of security violations and breaches and recommends solutions; prepares reports on intrusions as necessary and provides analysis summary to management

  • Responds to queries and requests for computer security information and reports from both internal and external customers

  • To support Risk Management Framework (RMF) Planning

  • Provides documentation consultation on tasks; maintains documentation for RMF SDLC and makes certain that documentation is available for auditors to review

  • Documents product upgrades, patches and other general security measures in order to better provide proof of systems security for various clients.

  • To support Risk Management Framework (RMF) Configuration Management (CM)

  • Contribute to software engineering requirements capture and analysis in area of domain expertise.

  • Participate in cross-functional team efforts in definition, integration, Verification & Validation of products and sub-systems of moderate complexity

  • Able to identify the root cause of moderate to complex software issues and some systems issues using appropriate debug and analysis tools

  • Escalates and articulates/summarizes encountered technical software issues to project leadership in a timely fashion

  • Can build entire software stack, automate it, and maintain configuration baselines

Job Responsibilities


  • Clear understanding of DODI 8500, DODI 8510, DODI 8570.01M, NIST 800-53Rev 4

  • Experience with information assurance, including accreditation security testing and evaluation

  • Have a broad knowledge of security methodologies, solutions and best practices

  • Advanced understanding of the strengths and weaknesses of DISA STIGs

  • Be comfortable using, configuring, troubleshooting, and administrating both Linux and Microsoft operating systems. Experience with Virtualization technologies such as Hyper-V and VMware

  • Candidate should have a solid understanding of security guidelines published by the National Institute of Standards (SP 800-53A rev4/FIPS200, SP800-171, FIPS 199/SP800-60, SP800-37, and other SP800 series as necessary)

  • Experience with Security Content Automation Protocol (SCAP), Assured Compliance Assessment Solution (ACAS), DISA STIG’s, and other DoD approved vulnerability scanning assessment tools

  • Experience remediating SCAP and ACAS scan results

  • Experience administering and managing the Host Based Security System (HBSS)

  • Experience administering and managing Cisco switches and Intrusion Protection Systems (IPS)

  • Experience administering and managing Windows Active Directory, Group Policy Objects and DNS

Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in a Science, Technology, Engineering or Math (STEM) discipline.

  • US Citizenship

  • Ability to obtain a DoD Security Clearance

  • Five or more years of experience in computer science, management information systems, or data security experience

  • Certification for DoD IAM 8570 compliance, DIACAP/RMF process and implementation experience, SECDesirable Requirements:

  • Ability to code

  • C++,

  • Powershell

  • Linux command shells,

  • Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP)

  • Computer Networking experience

  • Computer System Administration experience

  • Ability to document work and RMF controls


Ability to obtain a DOD Secret or above clearance. Applicants selected will be subject to an additional security investigation (above clearance) and will need to meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information. To comply with U.S. export laws and regulations, this position may only employ "U.S. Persons" as defined by the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) (22 CFR 126.1) All applicants and employees may be subject to random drug testing in accordance with Executive Order 12564. Employment is contingent upon successful completion of a security background investigation.

At Rockwell Collins, we believe a solid work-life balance creates a healthy lifestyle and inspires creativity and innovation. We value our people and invest in their development, growth and success at our company by providing development opportunities through Rockwell Collins University, networking, mentoring, and tuition reimbursement.

And that's just for starters.

Some of our competitive benefits package includes:

  • Medical, dental, and vision insurance

  • Three weeks of vacation for newly hired employees

  • Company-paid winter holiday shutdown for most locations

  • Generous 401(k) plan that matches 62.5 percent of the first 8 percent of eligible compensation you contribute (or 5 percent if you save 8 percent)

  • An Incentive Pay Plan based upon company performance

  • Tuition reimbursement

  • And more

Interested yet? Apply now and embark on your next worthwhile adventure!

Rockwell Collins is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, protected veteran status or any other protected status.