Technical ISSO

Job Locations US-DC-Washington | US-TX-Fort Worth | US-MO-Kansas City | US-CO-Denver | US-Remote / Telework
Job ID 2022-4136
Regular Full-Time

Position Description

Valiant Solutions is seeking a Technical ISSO to join our growing team supporting a large Government client.  The candidate will provide technical expertise on Security control implementations and development of Information Security procedures for systems and applications.  Although you will be the ISSO for these systems after they are authorized for use, candidates will also be required to perform pre-assessment activities including a detailed analysis of the technology stacks comprising the vendor solutions. This position requires fundamental understanding of how to engineer compliant architectures and solutions.  You will be part of a team working to assess vendor systems for technical compliance with NIST and agency standards.Valiant Solutions is a rapidly growing Cybersecurity company that cares about its employees- we've been named one of the Valiant Solutions is a rapidly growing Cybersecurity company that cares about its employees- we've been named one of the Best Places to Work in the DC area EIGHT years in a row! 


This position can be located in Washington DC, Denver, CO, Kansas City, MO, or Fort Worth, TX, and allows for a 100% remote work environment.  Remote work necessitates a high-level trust in our employees. To ensure that employee performance does not suffer in a remote work environment, all employees who telecommute are expected to have a quiet and distraction-free workspace with adequate internet, dedicate their full attention to their job duties during working hours, and maintain a schedule during regular business hours that overlap with those of their coworkers and Valiant's


All candidates must have US work authorization with the ability to pass Federal background and credit checks. 


Job Description: 

  • Perform detailed architecture and technical design reviews on the full stack for vendor solutions (example of some areas requiring detailed analysis):
    • Assess and document encryption standards for encryption at rest and in transit (what cipher sets are used? What type of encryption? etc.)
    • Assess and document authentication mechanisms for all points in the system (Is MFA implemented at all authentication points? Is the MFA solution approved and compliant with NIST and agency standards?)
    • Assess and document session management and control for all layers of the system
    • Schedule and lead screen sharing sessions with the vendors to gain full understanding of the technology stack, document all security relevant information required for the architecture review, and create a full report for presentation to the CISO
  • Serves as the IT security POC (ISSO) for assigned systems to ensure agency information systems comply with FISMA OMB and agency Policies.
  • Oversee and manage relationships for assigned systems that may be contractor owned and contractor operated, ensuring vendors comply with agency security and privacy requirements.
  • Assist stakeholders with IT security related activities to ensure project deadlines are met. 
  • Ensure security activities are implemented throughout the SDLC from beginning to end.
  • Ensure all systems are operated, maintained and disposed of IAW documented security policies and procedures including but not limited to Assessment & Authorization (A&A). 
  • Support the development and maintenance of all security documentation such as the System Security Plan, Privacy Impact Assessment, Configuration Management Plan, Contingency Plan, Contingency Plan Test Report, POA&M, annual FISMA assessment, and incident reports.
  • Research assigned IT security systems to provide insight on IT security architectures and IT security recommendations for assigned systems.
  • Report, and respond to security incidents.
  • Assess vulnerabilities to ascertain if additional safeguards are needed and ensure systems are patched and security hardened at all levels of the “stack,” and monitor to see that vulnerabilities are re-mediated as appropriate.
  • Promote Information Security Awareness and provide training.



  • Security+, CISSP, CISM, CISA, or equivalent Security certification
  • Direct experience with NIST 171 is preferred
  • Experience in reviewing 3rd party security assessment reports
  • Have detailed knowledge and experience with  NIST Policies, Governance, Security Planning and Architecture, FISMA Compliance, RMF, Incident Analysis, and General Security Best Practices. 
  • Possess strong written and oral communication skills to support customers, internal stakeholders, peers, and public audiences.
  • Ability to communicate, both written and orally, to both technical and non-technical stakeholders.                          
  • Technical expertise with Nessus Tenable Security and NetSparker reports.
  • Strong communications skills to interact with senior managers, junior staff, and business unit (non-technical) customers.  


Required Experience and Education: 

  • Five (5) years of experience in the IT security field
  • Two (2) years experience supporting A&A (NIST 800-53) and compliance activities
  • Two (2) years of hands on technical experience as a System Architect or Security Engineer
  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or a related field, or an additional two years of industry experience. 


About Valiant Solutions:

Valiant Solutions is a security-focused IT solutions provider with both public and private sector clients nationwide. We are a HUBZone small business and we encourage all candidates who live in a HUBZone to apply. Named one of the fastest growing privately held companies by Inc. 5000, Washington Technology’s Fast 50, and Washington Business Journal’s Best Places to Work in the D.C. area, Valiant Solutions prides itself on providing its employees with great benefits and career development opportunities. As a company, we are just as committed to growing careers as we are to building world-class IT solutions, all while enjoying an unparalleled work-life balance. We are in a phase of tremendous growth and building the team that will take us to the next level. We seek people whose talents and accomplishments will contribute to a thriving company, who have the character to support their capacity, and can make a positive impact on our culture. Alongside our talented team, you’ll learn to think quickly on your feet and expand your own personal and professional skillset. Our management team will inspire you to consider new perspectives and challenge you to become a better practitioner in the fast-paced industry of IT security. We hire people we respect – and we trust them to deliver results leveraging their expertise. 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

Wellness & Fitness Program

401K Matching up to 4%

Paid Time Off

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


Vaccination Mandate:

In accordance with Executive Order 14043, Federal employees and contractors are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 regardless of the employee's duty location or work arrangement (e.g., telework, remote work, etc.), subject to exceptions that may be required by law. If selected, you will be required to submit proof of vaccination by November 22, 2021 or before your entrance on duty if you are selected after the compliance date. Human Resources will provide information for providing proof of vaccination and instructions for how to submit a request for a legally required exception, if needed, to comply with vaccination requirements.


Equal Employment Opportunity:

Valiant Solutions is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, ethnicity, color, national origin, sex (including pregnancy, sex stereotyping, gender identity, gender expression or transgender status), religion, age, marital status, sexual orientation, military/veteran status, physical or mental 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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