• Junior Security Assessor

    Job Locations US-MO-Kansas City
    Job ID 2018-3755
    Regular Full-Time
  • Position Description

    Valiant Solutions is seeking a Junior Technical Security Assessor to join our team supporting a large Government client in Washington, DC, Fort Worth TX, Denver CO, or Kansas City MO. This role has a 60%-80% telecommute benefit and allows for working remotely 3-4 days/week.
    Are you an IT Security professional with a background as an engineer, developer, or analyst? Valiant Solutions is seeking a Junior Technical Security Assessor to join our team supporting a large Federal client in Washington, DC. You’ll join an existing team of assessors assessing a mix of cloud and on-premise systems seeking new or on-going authorizations.  Our client is very innovative and this provides very interesting systems to assess with a range of new technologies, particularly in the cloud space.  If you came to GRC from a technical background, are looking to make the transition, or have been doing engineering work alongside GRC duties then this is the role for you!  We'll help you build on your foundation of technical and GRC knowledge by giving you opportunities to assess systems of all different shapes and sides, in the cloud and on-premise.  This position allows for telecommuting 3 to 4 days out of the week.
    Duration: Long Term
    Salary range: Based on experience
    Location: Downtown Washington, DC, Fort Worth, Denver, or Kansas City with telecommute benefit 3-4 days/week


    Job Summary:

    The Junior FISMA Assessment Assessor will serve as support for a lead assessor for all assigned client security control assessments. The candidate will be responsible for assisting the lead assessor by preparing documentation, organizing evidence, participating in walk-throughs and taking notes, under the supervision of the assessment lead.  In addition, the candidate will also be responsible for assessing certain controls/families as required to assist the assessment lead.


    The candidate will have had prior experience working with a wide variety of technologies, be well versed in the current state of Information Security, and be able to interpret requirements of relevant governing bodies (NIST, OMB, GAO, etc). The candidate may be required to interface with federal employees and contractors to perform the required activities. The ideal candidate will have prior experience performing similar work for a federal client, to include strategic planning, solution development, FISMA assessments, and a technical background.


    Experience/Skills Requirements:

    • 2+ years of Information Technology Experience (Security Engineer/Analyst, Software Developer, Systems Administrator, Application Administrator)
    • Excellent interpersonal, interviewing, analytical and problem solving skills to address variable situations.
    • General knowledge of industry security requirements, standards, and best practices.
    • Strong written and verbal communications skills with the ability read and analyze data effectively to write cogent reports on assessment findings with sound recommendations.
    • Good human relations, communication, supervisory and time management skills.
    • Bachelor’s degree in information technology related field.

    Preferred Experience/Skills

    • 3+ years of Information Technology Experience.
    • 1+ years of knowledge and practical understanding of NIST SP 800 series.
    • Security Professional Certifications (CISSP, CISM, CISA, CRISC, CAP, CEH).
    • Previous experience with scanning tools: Nessus, SIH, AppDetective, WebInspect.
    • Expert skills in assessment techniques and practices.
    • Prior IT Operations experience. 


    About Valiant Solutions:

    Valiant Solutions is a security focused IT solutions provider with both public and private sector clients nationwide.  As named one of the fastest growing privately held companies by Inc5000 and Best Places to Work in the DC area by WBJ, Valiant Solutions provides its employees with great benefits and opportunities for advancement. At the same time, we understand that our employees need the right balance between professional growth and personal life. We are looking for individuals that are passionate about the mission they support and are committed to the customers they serve. If you would enjoy working in a dynamic environment as part of a stellar team of professionals, then we invite you to apply online today. 


    Benefits Snapshot (includes, but not limited to):

    Valiant pays 99% of the Medical, Dental, and Vision Coverage for FTE

    Valiant contributes 25% towards Health Coverage for Family and Dependents

    100% Paid Short Term Disability and Life Insurance Policy for FTE

    100% Paid Certifications

    401K Matching up to 4%

    Paid Time On – 40 hours to pursue innovation

    Valiant University – Online Education and Training Portal

    Reimbursement for Public Transit and Parking

    FSA programs for: Medical Costs, Dependent Care, Transit, and Parking

    Referral Bonuses


    Equal Opportunity Employer:

    Valiant Solutions is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, ethnicity, color, national origin, sex/gender, pregnancy, religion, age, marital status, sexual orientation, military/veteran status, disability, genetic information/history or any other personal characteristic protected by law.


    Physical Demands

    Must be able to remain in a stationary position 50% of the time and also be able to occasionally move about inside the office to access file cabinets, office machinery, etc.

    Must be able to constantly operate a computer and other office productivity machinery, such as a copy machine, and computer printer.

    Must be able to communicate, detect, converse with, discern, convey, express one self, and exchange information visually and verbally.

    Must be able to occasionally bend and lift files and papers up to 10 pounds throughout the office space for events and meetings.


    Work Environment:

    Individual's primary workstation is located in an office area

    The noise level in this environment is low to moderate


    Authorization to Share Resume and Personal Information:

    By submitting your resume for this position, you authorize Valiant Solutions to share your resume, as well as personal information included on the resume, with its subsidiaries, affiliates and teaming partners for the purpose of considering you for this position and other available positions requiring comparable skills, education and experience. Should Valiant Solutions or its affiliates and teaming partners wish to initiate pre-employment discussions, you will be asked to complete an employment application and related employment documents.



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