Coalfire Federal

Senior FedRAMP Lead Consultant with Secret Clearance

Job Locations US-Remote
Regular Full-Time

About Coalfire

Coalfire Federal is a market leading cybersecurity consultancy firm that provides independent and tailored advice, assessments, technical testing and a full suite of cyber engineering services to Federal agency customers.  Coalfire Federal along with its parent company, Coalfire, has an unparalleled client list with deep customer relationships with leading cloud and technology providers including Amazon, Microsoft, IBM, Google, Oracle and Federal agencies.  Coalfire has been a cybersecurity thought leader for nearly 20 years and has offices throughout the United States and Europe and is committed to making the world a safer place by solving our clients’ toughest security challenges. 


We are growing rapidly and looking for a Senior Consultant, FedRAMP Lead with a Secret clearance.  

What you'll do

You’ll facilitate Security Control Assessments (SCAs) and possibly other advanced-level Continuous Monitoring Activities within cloud-based environments. To succeed in this position, you’ll need a strong understanding of security-related system controls and an understanding of the various testing methods utilized to ascertain the effectiveness of those controls. 

In this role you will lead FedRAMP assessments:  

  • Create, modify, and review documentation supporting 3PAO activity customers (RET, SAP, SAR w/ tables, RAR, writing and reviewing Assessment Test Procedures (ATP), Assessing
    Impact Levels (IL) and function as a Project Lead
  • Develop Security Authorization Packages that are compliant with FedRAMP and DoD requirements
  • Provide RMF guidance at the SME level for steps 0-6
  • Conduct 3PAO activities for customers and stakeholders
  • Act as a Team Lead for 3PAO client engagements
  • Execute, examine, interview, and test procedures in accordance with NIST SP 800-53A Revision 4
  • Validate respective information system security plans to ensure NIST control requirements are met
  • Develop SCA documentation, including but not limited to the Security Assessment Plan and Security Assessment Report
  • Author recommendations associated with your findings on how to improve the customer’s security posture in accordance with NIST controls

What you'll bring

  • Bachelor’s degree (four-year college or university) or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • An active Secret Clearance 
  • Three (3) years of FedRAMP experience and six to eight (6-8) years of experience in the IT industry, with strong familiarity with the applicable NIST Special Publications 800-37 Revision 1, 800-53 and 800-53A Revision 4
  • A solid understanding of the FedRAMP Framework
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills including the ability to explain technical matters to a non-technical audience
  • A solid understanding of IT security technologies including network and application security, firewalls, access management, and data protection
  • Ability to lead small, less complex system assessments independently
  • Ability to assist team members with proper artifact collection and detail to clients’ examples of artifacts that will satisfy assessment requirements
  • CISSP required and one additional FedRAMP certification required to include:  CASP, GCED, GCIH, GSLC, CISA, CISM, CFR, or CCISO


Bonus Points

  • PMP
  • Registered with the FedRAMP PMO 

Why you'll want to join us

Coalfire’s high energy, challenging, and fast-paced work environment will keep you engaged and motivated. Work-life balance is a core priority at Coalfire – we work hard and we play hard, and the two often overlap. We host family-friendly events and happy hours along with professional meetups and informal networking sessions, and we’re active in our communities. Plus, we offer great benefits, including:


  • Health, dental, and vision insurance with an employer contribution
  • Flexible paid time off (employees are encouraged to spend four weeks away from the office each year) 
  • A generous 401(k) plan
  • A corporate wellness program
  • Tuition reimbursement


Coalfire is an EEO employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to respecting one another, embracing individual differences, and creating an inclusive environment for all employees.


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