United Technologies Corporation Information System Security Officer (ISSO) in East Hartford, Connecticut

Job ID: 50491BR

City: East Hartford

State: Connecticut

Country: United States

Category: Information Technology: IT Security & Compliance

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Pratt & Whitney is currently seeking a hands-on Information Systems Security Officer (ISSO) who will document, monitor, and audit information systems (IS) for compliance with applicable U.S. Government IS security requirements. The ISSO will report directly to the Manager, IT Security, GSC Programs.

Duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Monitoring classified systems to ensure they are operated, maintained, and disposed of in accordance with appropriate security policies and procedures

  • Conducting reviews and monitoring of information systems to ensure compliance with security requirementsPerforming configuration change management and information system vulnerability scanning in accordance with policies and procedures

  • Develop and update, with management support, appropriate system documentation artifacts under the Risk Management Framework (RMF)Participate in incident response activities as required to ensure that cyber incidents are detected, analyzed, contained, eradicated, remediated, and reported and that proper sanitization processes are implemented

  • Partner and coordinate with internal and external customers and security peers

  • Support internal projects and programs, including continuous process improvement initiatives and back-up support or management of internal systems


Basic Qualifications:

  • At least 2 years’ experience in IT security and/or system administration in a Windows and Linux client/server networked environment

  • Must be able to obtain and maintain a Security+ or other information security certification identified in DoD 8570.01-M within 6 months of hire

  • Must possess an active U.S. Government security clearance at the Secret level or higher

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills

  • Strong analytical skills and attention to detail

  • Demonstrated ability to drive results and work in a time-sensitive, high pressure environment

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience in an information assurance related capacity under U.S. Government security requirements, particularly the following: NIST SP 800 series, particularly NIST SP 800-53 Revision 4;Joint Special Access Program (SAP) Implementation Guide (JSIG)

  • Experience with Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) Security Technical Implementation Guides (STIGs), Security Content Automation Protocol (SCAP), Tenable Nessus, or other system hardening and compliance or vulnerability assessment tools to enforce security policies

  • Experience with Splunk or other security information and event management (SIEM) products

  • Experience with network technologies such as TCP/IP, DNS, DHCP, switching, routing, and common ports, protocols, and services.


United Technologies Corporation is An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.