Sotera Defense Solutions


US-DC-Washington DC
3 weeks ago
Information Technology


Sotera, a KeyW company, is currently seeking a motivated, career and customer oriented ISSO to join our team.


The chosen candidate:

  • Independently develops Assessment & Authorization (A&A) packages (Risk Assessment, SSP, IT Contingency Plans, etc.)
  • Performs continuous monitoring activities
  • Performs technical risk assessments for planned system changes or when security vulnerabilities are uncovered or suspected
  • Assists in the Security Control Assessment (SCA) process
  • Provides expert advice on a wide range of technologies and platforms
  • Conducts and reviews vulnerability scans (Nessus, Web Inspect, Qualys and Splunk), ensuring recommendations to senior leadership are provided and followed up on
  • Pro-actively monitors CERT and similar organizations for potential vulnerabilities that could impact assigned systems and develop mitigation plans
  • Manages Plans of Action & Milestones (POA&M) and assists with remediation
  • Works closely with cross-functional teams to help resolve system issues



  • Eight (8) years of experience, in which at least six (6) years must be specialized.
  • At least 5-10 years of experience in information security or 8+ years and a Master's degree in a related field
  • Extensive experience developing A&A packages, FISMA, FedRAMP and NIST
  • Superior written and oralcommunication skills
  • Ability to mentor and lead staff
  • Take ownership of system security and meeting deadlines
  • Guide engineers, analysts and managers on related programs
  • Experience with Nessus, WebInspect, Qualys and Splunk
  • Strong technical background with the following:Windows systems
  • Cloud systems
  • Linux systems


Qualified candidates will have an active TS/SCI.


The position is contingent upon contract award.

About The Organization

Sotera Defense Solutions, Inc. (Sotera) is an agile, mid-size national security technology company that delivers innovative systems, solutions and services in support of the critical missions of the Intelligence Community, Department of Defense, Department of Homeland Security and federal law enforcement agencies charged with ensuring the safety and security of our nation. Our 1,200 employees are focused on delivering essential counterterrorism, cyber operations, intelligence, data analytics, C4ISR and force mobility solutions to our customers throughout the national security community.


Sotera Defense Solutions is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law.


If you require a reasonable accommodation to apply for a position with Sotera through its online applicant system, please contact Sotera’s recruiting team at  


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