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Information Systems Security Officer

Orlando, Florida, United States of America
Closing date: 31 December 2022

Job Description:

Saab is seeking an Information System Security Officer who is a strong multi-tasker with a keen eye for details to join our team in Orlando, FL. The right individual should be well organized with the ability to thrive in fast-paced high-stress situations. This individual will support cyber efforts for our products, including meetings with customers, and security control selection and implementation, while working closely with the various engineering teams.

The position involves:

  • Assisting in the development and implementation of a cybersecurity program compliant with DODI 8510.01 and DODI 8500.01 and current DoD and other Federal cybersecurity policies

  • Ensuring that all users have the requisite security clearances and access authorizations, and are aware of their cybersecurity responsibilities for DoD Information Security (IS) and systems under their purview before being granted access to those systems

  • Ensuring that all DoD IS cybersecurity-related documentation is current and accessible to properly authorized individuals

  • Developing and maintain all required RMF artifacts to include documentation and diagrams, security scans using approved Government scanning tools, and Plans of Action and Milestones (POA&Ms) as a result of RMF assessments

  • Resolving vulnerabilities identified as a result of security scans, apply required patches and Security Technical Implementation Guides (STIGs), perform self-assessments, and support the SCA assessment

  • Preparing and review documentation to include Systems Security Plans (SSPs), Risk Assessment Reports, Certification and Accreditation (C&A) packages, and System Requirements Traceability Matrices (SRTMs)

  • Performing all actions required to be granted and maintain access to the appropriate certification and accreditation tool (MCCAST and/or eMASS)

  • Conduct risk analyses from vulnerability, compliance scans, pen testing results, or other audit activity

  • Responding immediately to cybersecurity-related incidents and providing post-event analysis. Investigates intrusion incidents and conducts forensic investigations. 

  • Investigating security alerts to determine applicability to the product environment.

Skills and Experience:

  • 3-5 years of experience supporting DoD systems accreditation, certification, and authorization processes (e.g., DIACAP, RMF), to include: assessing & mitigating risk in information systems; performing compliance auditing of information systems; developing and maintaining DoD information systems accreditation documentation

  • Ability to present results/content to customers (internal or external) or other stakeholders

  • Thorough understanding of networks/subnet masks/gateways/routers/VLANs

  • Experience performing DoD ACAS scans

  • Experience implementing NIST 800-53 security controls

  • Developing, applying, and assessing secure technical baselines for various applications and products (i.e., Windows OS, Linux OS, firewalls, switches, etc.)

  • Experiencing applying DoD SRG/STIG’s

  • Experience assessing cyber compliance using DoD STIG Viewer and SCAP Tools

  • Experience with LDAP and Microsoft Active Directory

  • Security audit log analysis

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

Required Education/Certifications:

  • BA/BS degree in cyber security or equivalent discipline

  • Security + or equivalent DoD 8570.01 IAT Level II or IAM Level I certification  

Citizenship Requirements:

Must be a U.S. citizen. Applicants selected may be subject to a government security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information.

Pre-employment Screening Requirements:

As a condition of employment, candidates will be required to meet the following criteria: (i) pass a drug screen and (ii) be fully vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus (unless granted an accommodation permitted by law and then in compliance with Saab’s requirements related to the accommodation, if any).


Saab provides an excellent working environment offering professional growth opportunities, competitive wages, work-life balance, business-casual atmosphere and comprehensive benefits:

  • Medical, vision and dental insurance for employees and dependents

  • Paid time off including: minimum of 3 weeks vacation, 5 floating holidays, 8 designated holidays, 3 weeks personal illness, bereavement, jury duty and disability

  • 401(k) with immediate vesting on employer match

  • Tuition assistance

  • Employee assistance programs

  • Employee stock purchase program with employer match

About Us:

Saab is a global defense and security company operating in the fields of air, land and naval defense, civil security and commercial aeronautics. We number approximately 17,000 employees and have operations on all continents. Technologically we are leaders in many areas, and one-fifth of our earnings are spent on research and development.

Saab is a company where we see diversity as an asset and offer unlimited opportunities for advancing in your career. We are also a company that respects each person’s needs and encourage employees to lead a balanced, rewarding life beyond work. Saab values diversity and is an Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action employer. All qualified individuals are encouraged to apply and will be considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender identity, age, veteran, disability status, or any other federal, state, or locally protected category.