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Reston, Virginia - USD Full Time Posted: Friday, 14 September 2018
Job Description

Software Security Engineer (TS/SCI)


Reston, VA or Washington, DC


Mantis Security is seeking for immediate placement a highly qualified Software Security Engineer to support priority information security projects within the Intelligence Community (IC). The candidate must possess a TS/SCI with the ability to obtain and maintain a CI polygraph. The Software Security Engineer will provide software security and secure programming advice, AWS security advice, and support to next generation data science platforms that focus on cybersecurity events. The ideal candidate comes from a software development background and a cybersecurity background and is comfortable reading and writing code, and with implementing secure systems architectures or secure software.

The software security engineer will define information security requirements and recommend best practices when implementing security controls within an software-based information system including software engineering methodologies, system/security engineering principles, secure design, secure architecture, and secure coding techniques. The candidate will coordinate security-related activities with information security architects, security control assessors (SCAs), information system owners, common control providers, and information system security officers (ISSO), among other cybersecurity, IA, and cloud stakeholders.


  • Plan, research and design robust security architectures for IT projects, including AWS cloud architectures, data science/cyber science and monitoring, and other next generation projects

  • Advise program teams on software security and secure programming best practices

  • Develop security architectures and security requirements for complex local, virtual, hybrid, and cloud architectures

  • Approve enterprise AWS security standards and policies in AWS architecture and IAM policies

  • Ensure AWS security configuration is reviewed and followed across all cloud programs

  • Acquire a complete understanding of a customer's technology and information systems

  • Perform vulnerability testing, risk analyses and security assessments

  • Research security standards, security systems and authentication protocols

  • Test security structures to ensure they behave as expected

  • Determine the most effective way to protect applications, networks, and information systems against external and insider threats


  • Current active TS/SCI clearance, with the ability to obtain and maintain a CI polygraph

  • 5 years of related experience in software engineering, secure programming, or security engineering

  • Knowledge of the NIST RMF and ICD 503 processes is desired

  • DoD 8570 compliance with IASAE Level II is required (requires one of CISSP, CASP CE, or CSSLP certification)

  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or related discipline from an accredited college or university is required.

Desired Skills:

  • Secure network architectures

  • AWS cloud experience and certifications (preferred)

  • Network modeling and simulation

  • Data security

  • Access rights handling (ARH) logic

  • Application security testing

  • Secure programming practices

  • Application security and encryption technologies

Desired Technology Familiarity:

  • Windows, UNIX and Linux operating system

  • Cloud Services (eg Amazon Web Services (AWS), Microsoft Azure, etc.)

  • Perimeter security controls - firewall, IDS/IPS, network access control and network segmentation

  • Virtualization technologies

  • Encryption technologies and standards

  • Wireless security

  • VPNs, VLANs, VoIP and other network routing methods

  • Network and web related protocols (eg, TCP/IP, UDP, IPSEC, HTTP, HTTPS, routing protocols, etc.)

  • C, C++, C#, Java, Python, or other programming languages

Mantis Security believes that our strength is in our employees. We offer employees the chance to work with great people on projects of high importance, and are committed to providing the best culture that foster's technical innovation and personal growth. To help our staff achieve a productive work-life balance, we offer a full range of highly-competitive benefits for our employees and their families ( - For more information visit or website at .

Company Description Providing excellence in Cybersecurity Defense, Information Assurance, Security Architecture, Security Engineering, Cloud Security, Systems Architecture, and DevSecOps to DoD and Intelligence Community customers.

Reston, Virginia, United States of America
Mantis Security Corporation
Mantis Security Corporation
9/14/2018 3:42:37 PM

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