Location:Tupelo, MS, USAPay Type:Salary
Benefits:Extensive Benefit Options AvailableEmployment Type:Full Time


Quantum Research International, Inc. (Quantum) provides our national defense and federal civilian and industry customers with services and products in the following main areas: 1) Cybersecurity and Information Operations; 2) Space Operations and Control; 3) Aviation Systems; 4) Ground, Air and Missile Defense, and Fires Support Systems; 5) Intelligence Programs Support; 6) Experimentation and Test; 7) Program Management; and (8) Audio/Visual Technology Applications. Quantum's Corporate Office is located in Huntsville, AL, but Quantum actively hires for positions nationwide and internationally. We pride ourselves on providing high quality support to the U.S. Government and our Nation's Warfighters. In addition to our corporate office, we have physical locations in Aberdeen, MD; Colorado Springs, CO; Shalimar, FL; and Tupelo, MS


Quantum is seeking an Information Systems Security Engineer (ISSE) to provide support our Tupelo, MS office.


Ideal candidate is expected to have experience designing architecture of information system (IS), preparing a security design for systems and choosing the components to instill system security measures.

  • Assemble all required documentation as outlined by the ISSM for RMF packages
  • Tailor security controls out of NIST SP 800-53 for the system
  • Develop a Security Assessment Plan (SAP) in accordance with the Security Control Assessor (SCA) A&A Testing Guidance
  • Assess security controls, Security Technical Implementation Guides (STIGs), and Assured Compliance Assessment Solution (ACAS) scans in accordance with the SAP
  • Build risk assessment report (RAR) incorporating all findings discovered in testing, and documenting an analysis of each finding
  • Create system authorization boundary diagrams encompassing traceability back to Hardware, Firmware, Software, and Ports, Protocols, and Services (PPS) lists
  • Fill out the status of all security controls, enhancements, and control correlation identifiers (CCIs) in eMASS
  • Prepare for and conduct technical briefings at meetings with internal and external representatives
  • Interact frequently with internal personnel and outside representatives at various levels
  • Assist in developing schedules and plans of actions and milestones (POA&M) for producing deliverable products and reports within customer-directed timelines
  • Coordinate with field activities, obtaining statuses and providing RMF guidance to other programs
  • Other Duties as assigned


  • B.S. Degree in Systems Security Engineering, Software Engineering, Computer Science or equivalent degree from an accredited college/university
  • At least five (5) years of experience as an ISSE on programs and contracts of similar scope, type, and complexity within the Federal Government
  • Expert technical knowledge in security engineering and IT systems engineering
  • Experience with testing methods, automated tools, plans, and procedures for verification of compliance and vulnerability requirements
  • Expert knowledge of security engineering, design concepts, and principles
  • Familiarity with System Life Cycle Development (SLCD) methodologies and the 800 series of the Nation Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Special Publications (in particular 800-37, 800-39, 800-53, 800-53A, 800-94, and 800-115) and Committee National Security Systems Instruction (CNSSI) 1253
  • Experience with modern networks, operating systems, databases, and virtual computing
  • Extensive experience analyzing information technology and system risk in complex environments and articulating results to all levels of personnel
  • Experience conducting information system security control assessments (SCAa) and applying standard auditing techniques during systems security control assessments, including the proper interpretation of the control requirements, determining if the artifacts provided are sufficient and recommending remedial action to Government customer to ensure compliance
  • Knowledge of Department of Defense Architecture Framework (DoDAF) views facilitating integration and promoting interoperability across capabilities and among integrated architectures
  • Extensive knowledge of Department of Defense procedures, and guidelines for designing secure architectures
  • Ability to develop and interpret security architectures, data flow diagrams, and publications that depict the system(s) architecture
  • Exceptional verbal and written communication skills, with the ability to collaborate across teams and organizations, including senior level management
  • Proven ability to multi-tasks and deliver on-time with the highest quality
  • Ability to be able to identify risk areas of non-compliance and propose solutions to design to fulfill operational requirements and meet cybersecurity requirements simultaneously
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office tools (PowerPoint, Word, Visio, etc.)
  • Ability to establish and track metrics related to key performance objectives and service levels
  • Have excellent verbal and written communication skill and strong problem-solving skills
  • Applicants selected may be subject to a government security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information
  • MUST be able to obtain/maintain a DoD Security Clearance


  • DoD 8570 IAT Level III Certification

Equal Opportunity Employer/Affirmative Action Employer M/F/D/V:

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other characteristic protected by law. *Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

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