ValidaTek, Inc

Information System Security Officer (ISSO)

Location US-MD-Fort Meade
ID 2024-01-2070
Information Technology
Position Type
Location Detail

Company Overview

At ValidaTek, we modernize and optimize IT services to solve some of the most critical challenges facing federal civilian and defense agencies. From customers to partners to top-talent employees, ValidaTek puts people first, empowering them to exceed expectations and transform government organizations. Our success starts and ends with our people, so we built a company where great people can do great things, with the resources and autonomy to make decisions that transform organizations. We operate as one team of diverse people, united by a passion for continuous growth and optimization. Our commitment to quality and performance optimization is the reason why our IT Service Projects and New Development Projects have been appraised at CMMI Maturity Level 5, positioning us as one of a handful of elite companies to receive the highest form of third-party validation.


ValidaTek is seeking a Information System Security Officer (ISSO) for a large, complex IT platform service with multiple task orders. As the official ISSO for this program, this role will oversee and manager the overall cyber posture of the IT products as well as the agency accreditations maintained by the program office for all products. TheISSO will serve as the principal advisor, facilitator, and coordinator to all program key personnel (both government and contractor) regarding all cyber security related topics across all areas of the IT products.  This role will ensure that operational systems maintain and update all necessary accreditations as new requirements are identified for the program, new services are operationalized, and new vulnerabilities are observed.  This individual will be considered the subject matter expert on the agency risk management framework and how it applies to commercial cloud platforms used by the agency as well as how it applies to software modernization through DevSecOps automation. 


To be considered for this role, candidates must have:


  • DoD Secret clearance - required.
  • At least 8 years of experience managing the cyber risk for large scale, complex enterprise IT programs. Must also have experience maintaining these services in a federal government environment.
  • Bachelor’s degree in a related IT or engineering field. If the candidate has 20+ years of experience, no degree is necessary as long as 5 of those years are in a government IT portfolio setting.
  • Must have expertise in running cyber IT functions in both classified and unclassified systems.
  • The ability to explain complex, technical tasks in easily understood language to non-technical users.
  • The demonstrated ability to influence decision making with a diverse set of customers and leaders.

EEO Statement

ValidaTek is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, protected veteran status, or disability status.

Applicants who are selected for employment will be required to verify authorization to work in the United States.

Offers of employment will be contingent upon passing a post-offer background check.


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