• Information System Security Officer/ISSO

    Job Locations US-CO-Lakewood, CO
    Regular Full-Time
  • About Coalfire

    Coalfire is the cybersecurity advisor that helps private and public sector organizations avert threats, close gaps, and effectively manage risk. Our professionals are among the most talented in the industry, and each and every day, they strive to provide the unbiased assessments, advice, and innovative solutions that help our clients meet their specific challenges and build long-term strategies to protect their organizations. For nearly 20 years, we’ve been on the cutting-edge of one of the world’s most important industries – and we’re committed to making the world a safer place by solving our clients’ toughest security challenges.


    We’re growing rapidly and are currently seeking an Information System Security Officer to support our customer located in Lakewood, Colorado.  

    What you'll do

    • Support the system owner and/or project team in incorporating the applicable system security and privacy requirements to include, but not limited to, defining and documenting system specific requirements and making recommendations for technical, operational, or administrative implementations
    • Collaborate with the system owner, project team, and the Information Assurance (IA) Division to ensure that system security requirements are identified, documented, constructed, and validated throughout the project life cycle
    • Coordinate with the system owner and project team to identify, document, and mitigate (resolve) system security issues found during iterative testing cycles, audits, or continuous monitoring activities
    • Coordinate with the system owner and project team to establish and document processes for audit log management/review, account management, separation of duties, and configuration management and to complete all documents defined
    • Serve as a key point-of-contact between the IA Division and the project team and/or system owner before, during, and after audit and assessment activities
    • Coordinate with IA representative to obtain current templates needed to generate required artifacts
    • Perform 1/3 security assessment to facilitate the authorization or ATO
    • Develop system security assessment and authorization documentation, coordinate review of those artifacts by the project team, system owner, and IA Division, and work closely with the project manager and/or system owner to ensure timely approval of those artifacts by the approving personnel

    What you'll bring

    • 6 years of experience, with 5 being security/ISSO related
    • Knowledge of FISMA and RMF
    • Knowledge of NIST Special Publications (interpreting, applying, advising). Should know 800-37, 39, 53, 137)
    • Understanding of RMF steps with particular attention on monitoring
    • Knowledge and experience reviewing security plans, contingency plans, plan of action and milestones (POA&M), incident response

    Bonus Points

    • Certification preferred but not required: CISSP, Security+

    Why you'll want to join us

    Passionate problem-solvers who are hungry to learn, grow, and contribute. That’s what it takes to be a part of the Coalfire team. We work together to tackle the toughest cybersecurity challenges and help our clients become more secure and successful. We are trusted advisors who are committed to shaping our industry. At Coalfire, our people have the opportunity to expand their minds and skills, build meaningful relationships with the industry’s smartest minds, and have a direct impact on our company’s success. 


    Along with energetic culture and supportive environment, you’ll have the flexibility to balance your personal and work life and grow personally and professionally. We work hard, and we play hard – and the two often overlap. We host family-friendly events and happy hours along with professional meetups and informal networking sessions, and we’re active in our communities. Plus, we offer great benefits, including:


    • Health, dental, and vision insurance with an employer contribution
    • Flexible paid time off (employees are encouraged to spend four weeks away from the office each year)
    • A generous 401(k) plan
    • A corporate wellness program
    • Tuition reimbursement
    • A kitchen stocked with snacks, coffee, and tasty beverages


    Coalfire is an EEO employer.


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