SENIOR CONSULTANT (Remote) with Security Clearance

at Emagine IT
Published January 29, 2024
Location North Bethesda, MD
Category Default  
Job Type Full-time  


Emagine IT has an immediate need for a Senior Consultant to join our team in support of our FedRAMP Team located in North Bethesda, MD, with remote availability. Candidate must have the ability to obtain a government security clearance. Responsibilities include: • Lead system security assessments within cloud-based environments in accordance with FedRAMP, FISMA, NIST SP 800-53, 800-37, OMB, and other authoritative IT security guidance • Provide direction for scheduling, project sequencing, and resource management; assist with managing client expectations and performing project management • Prepare, review, and/or update, and maintain IT Security supporting artifacts; provide IT security guidance to Information System Owners • Identifying information security problems and challenges, researching and developing technical solutions to rectify them • Execute, examine, interview, and test procedures in accordance with FedRAMP requirements and NIST SP 800-53A • Ensure cyber security policies are adhered to and that required controls are implemented • Validate information system security documentation to ensure FedRAMP and NIST control requirements are met • Author recommendations based on findings to improve security postures compliant with FedRAMP and NIST controls • Assist in the review and analysis of Security Authorization Packages for completeness and compliance with FedRAMP and NIST requirements. • Participate in client interviews to complete Security Assessments. • Ensure existing systems Security Authorization Packages remain up to date throughout the life cycle. • Build a customer-focused relationship with client(s). • Collaborate across multiple internal teams to ensure successful delivery of results based on scope of work. • Establish standards and procedures to minimize risks. • Drive working sessions with client to ensure expectations and direction are aligned and timelines are being met. • Demonstrate ability to lead projects through the project lifecycle from initiation to project closure. Minimum Requirements: • 5-8 years of experience in either auditing or consulting • Strong FedRAMP and NIST experience (in order of preference): FedRAMP, NIST SP 800-53, RMF, FISMA, NIST SP 800-171/CMMC • Strong written and verbal communication skills including the ability to explain technical matters to non-technical audiences • Broad based IT background with a technical understanding of networks, protocols, security configurations, cryptography, identity and access management, and the systems development life cycle. • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal with strong presentation skills. • Ability to interact with clients and represent Emagine IT in a professional manner. • Ability to successfully manage multiple tasks. • Serve as a mentor to Associate Security Consultants and Security Consultants on best practices. • Team player able to work well with others in a collaborative manner and is a self-starter who can work with minimum supervision. • Work to continually build and improve solid and well-rounded practices and processes Certification Requirements: • Must have: Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) • Must also have one (1) of the following: • CompTIA Advanced Security Practitioner (CASP+) Continuing Education (CE) • GIAC Certified Enterprise Defender (GCED) • GIAC Certified Incident Handler (GCIH) • GIAC Security Leadership (GSLC) • Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) • Certified Information Security Manager (CISM) • Certified Cloud Security Professional (CCSP) • CISSP-Information Systems Security Architecture Professional (CISSP-ISSAP) • CISSP-Information Systems Security Engineering Professional (CISSP-ISSEP) • CISSP-Information Systems Security Management Professional (CISSP-ISSMP) • CyberSec First Responder (CFR) • Certified Chief Information Security Officer (CCISO) • Nice to have: • Certified FedRAMP Inspector: Baltimore Cyber Range (BCR) Certified • Must be certifiable within two (2) to three (3) months with training if BCR is not currently obtained AAP/EEO Statement Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status. Other Duties Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice. Emagine IT is an information technology consulting services company that specializes in delivering technology solutions. Our reputation reflects the high quality of the talented Emagine IT team and the consultants working in partnership with our customers. Our mission is to understand and meet the needs of both our customers and consultants by delivering quality, value-added solutions. Our solutions are designed and managed to not only reduce costs, but to improve business processes, accelerate response time, improve services to end users, and give our customers a competitive edge, now and into the future.