Coalfire Federal

Information System Security Officer (ISSO)

Job Locations US-VA-Herndon
Regular Full-Time

About Coalfire

Coalfire is the cybersecurity advisor that helps private and public sector organizations avert threats, close gaps, and effectively manage risk. Our professionals are among the most talented in the industry, and each and every day, they strive to provide the unbiased assessments, advice, and innovative solutions that help our clients meet their specific challenges and build long-term strategies to protect their organizations. For nearly 20 years, we’ve been on the cutting-edge of one of the world’s most important industries – and we’re committed to making the world a safer place by solving our clients’ toughest security challenges.


We’re growing rapidly and are currently seeking an Information System Security Officer (ISSO) to support our team in Herndon, VA.  (On Site 1 day a week)

What you'll do


  • The System Security Analysts shall support the ISSO in carrying out their roles and responsibilities for ensuring the documentation and security of the AIS.

  • 5+ years IT Security experience, preferably in an ISSO or ISSM role. 

    Excellent written and verbal communications skills including the ability to communicate effectively with internal stakeholders. Experience with NIST 800 series. Ability to implement information security requirements for IT systems through the Risk Management Framework (RMF).

  • Providing support to plan, coordinate, and implement the organization’s information security program
  • Providing support for facilitating and helping agencies identify their current security infrastructure and define future programs, design and implementation of security related to IT systems
  • Overseeing the efforts of security staff to design, develop, engineer and implement solutions to security requirements
  • Gathering and organizing technical information about an organization's mission goals and needs, existing security products, and ongoing programs in the MLS arena
  • Performing risk analyses, which also includes risk assessment
  • Working knowledge of the following areas is required: understanding of business security practices and procedures; knowledge of current security tools available; hardware/software security implementation; different communication protocols; encryption techniques/tools; familiarity with commercial products and current Internet/EC technology
  • Ability to serve as an Information System Security Officer.

What you'll bring


  • Five (5+) years of IT Security related experience, to include a minimum of two (2) years of FISMA experience, may be substituted if a B.S. degree is not held
  • Minimum of five (5) year’s hands on compliance experience


Bonus Points

  • Computer security certification desired - not required (CISSP, Security+, CAP)

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
  • Certification 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.


Sorry the Share function is not working properly at this moment. Please refresh the page and try again later.
Share on your newsfeed