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Information System Security Manager


Cypress, CA, US, 90630

Job ID: 102634 


The Electro Optical Infrared Systems (EOIS) line of business within DRS has locations in Dallas, TX, Melbourne, FL, and Cypress, CA.  EOIS develops, manufactures, and supports infrared and electro-optical solutions for soldiers, ground vehicles and airborne platforms.  We offer an exciting and challenging work environment, a competitive salary and benefits package, and a business culture that rewards performance. 


 Employing the world’s brightest. Supporting the world’s bravest.


Location: Cypress

Position Summary

DRS EOIS in Cypress, California is seeking an Information System Security Manager (ISSM) with Top Secret Clearance to join our team. In this role, you will coordinate with the Corporate Risk Management Framework Support Center, Information System Security Officers (ISSOs), & other ISSMs across the company, to obtain and maintain certifications and accreditations under the new Defense Security Service (DSS) and Intelligence Community (IC) Risk Management Framework.

Basic Qualifications and Required Skills

  • Bachelor’s degree in computer science or certification (MSCE or GAIC) or equivalent related experience
  • Five years of security experience in either the defense industry or Information Systems Security, or a combination of both as an ISSO or ISSM implementing the Risk Management Framework (RMF)
  • Possess a Top Secret U.S. Government security clearance with a current investigation
  • Strong knowledge of information systems security components and best practices including firewalls, intrusion detection systems, anti-virus software, data encryption, and other industry-standard techniques and practices 
  • Strong customer service and communication skills in order effectively interact with the senior management and customer representatives

Job Responsibilities

  • Responsible for achieving and maintaining system government accreditation from inception through operational deployment and continuous monitoring
  • Maintain daily operational security posture and integrity for accredited networks and standalone systems
  • Develop and maintain documentation for accredited systems in accordance with applicable policies, procedures, and operating instructions
  • Administer and implement security procedures for classified computer systems based on the Department of Defense (DoD) and other U.S. Government agency security requirements 
  • Evaluate IT systems from stand-alone laptops to complex Wide Area Networks
  • Determine the viability of DRS IT systems to process and protect classified information and evaluate vulnerabilities
  • Identify cyber security attacks and help develop mitigation strategies
  • Develop and maintain technical proficiency of ever changing technology developments
  • Apply current computer science technologies to the development, evaluation, and integration of computer systems and networks to maintain system security for classified information systems. Serve as primary advisor to the Site Facility Security Officer (FSO) on all classified information systems security matters and liaison to the local Information Systems Security Professional (ISSP) on all matters pertaining to classified information systems
  • Implement local policies, processes, procedures and compliance with all National Industrial Security Program (NISP) requirements 
  • Serve as primary Subject Matter Expert (SME) to site FSO, site leadership and outside agencies on all classified information systems security matters; partner with appropriate site functional representatives (e.g., trade, Human Resources, Information Technology, etc.) as appropriate
  • Review and approve requests for access to cleared computer systems
  • Assist in the development and implementation of policies and operating procedures supporting government agency requirements
  • Conduct periodic self-inspections on local processes and practices to ensure compliance; accurately report security posture to site, group and corporate leadership
  • Develop, conduct, coordinate and deliver site information systems security education program requirements to all users of the classified information system(s) supporting classified programs
  • Identify and document unique local threats and vulnerabilities to classified information systems security
  • Ensure that periodic self-assessments of the facility’s classified information systems are conducted as part of the overall facility self-inspection program and that all corrective actions are taken
  • Develop and implement general and remote maintenance procedures based on requirements provided by the cognizant security authority
  • As requested implement all Corporate Security direction, policy and procedures throughout the facility in support of NISP and DRS security requirements
  • Conduct and coordinate investigations into security violations related to cleared information systems; ensure corrective actions are implemented
  • May oversee and provide direction to staff or assigned personnel, such as a site Information System Security Officer (ISSO)
  • Support, communicate, reinforce and defend the mission, values and culture of the organization
  • Perform independently, or with a group, on-site, group- or enterprise-level security projects designed to enhance the security posture of DRS

Desired Skills and Experience

  • DoD Approved 8570 IAM Level III Certification
  • Experience with Defense Security Service (DCSA) accreditation process and Intelligence Community Directives for information systems.
  • Experience with the SCAP Compliance Checker and the DISA STIG Viewer 
  • Experience with Windows Server 2016, Microsoft Exchange Server 2016

Working Conditions

  • Normal for an office environment. Work may require occasional weekend and/or evening work
  • Travel up to 10% of time

In compliance with Executive Order 14042 and the Company’s desire to protect the safety and health of our employees, customers, and communities, effective October 1, 2021, as a condition of employment the Company requires all newly hired US employees be fully vaccinated.

Leonardo DRS, Inc. and its subsidiaries and affiliates are equal opportunity employers and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Our Mission

To build shareholder value through a commitment to high ethical standards and a superior performance culture focused on customers, employees, financial results and corporate citizenship.

Our Vision

To be the leading mid-tier defense technology company in the U.S.

Our Values

Our employees appreciate a culture of open honest communications, and fair and equitable treatment. We accomplish through:

INTEGRITY. At Leonardo DRS ethics and accountability always comes first.

QUALITY. We set high standards of performance, and consistently deliver excellent products and services.

CUSTOMER FOCUS. We go above and beyond to meet customer needs, and work to create long-term relationships with our customers.

DIVERSITY. We embrace different points of view, and continually foster an environment that enable all participants to contribute to their full potential.

INNOVATION.  At Leonardo DRS, innovation is in our DNA. We have built this company through the innovative ideas of our employees and continue to foster an environment that rewards new ideas to help our government and military customers save lives, solve critical problems and modernize to ensure mission success for years to come.

Leonardo DRS, Inc. is committed 
to building a diverse and inclusive workplace where everyone feels valued.  We are committed to building a workplace where equal employment opportunities are available to all applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law. At Leonardo DRS, we believe that a diverse and inclusive environment makes us a stronger Company. We embrace different points of view, respect one another in the workplace, and understand that an inclusive environment furthers creativity, innovation, and business performance. 

For additional information on  Leonardo DRS, please visit our website at www.leonardodrs.com

Nearest Major Market: Orange County
Nearest Secondary Market: Los Angeles