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Information Security System Manager (ISSM)

Loft Orbital

Loft Orbital

Golden, CO, USA
Posted on Wednesday, June 26, 2024
About Loft
Loft Federal is dedicated to providing the US national security space community with a rapid, affordable, and simplified pathway to orbit. We are a US-incorporated, wholly-owned subsidiary of Loft Orbital Solutions, Inc.
At Loft, we empower our team members with autonomy and ownership to tackle significant challenges, all while fostering a close-knit and supportive team environment. We believe that diversity, community, and inclusivity are the cornerstones of an open culture. We place significant value on kind, supportive, and team-oriented comrades with phenomenal problem-solving and communication skills.
Are you ready to embark on this exciting journey with us?

As the ISSM at Loft Federal, you will be responsible for managing governance, risk, and compliance, and information assurance on our networks and assuring the cybersecurity of each of our programs. The ideal candidate will bring an excitement for establishing and accrediting our information systems for the U.S. Government work and a passion for managing and maintaining those information systems. We are looking for a person who can put on a strategic hat one day, helping us develop our future infrastructure goals, and put on the tactical hat the next to assure controls are well applied across a complicated information landscape.

Mission Objectives

  • Develop, maintain, and oversee the cybersecurity of Loft Federal and all of our programs.
  • Perform auditing of information systems, including monitoring and recognizing non-compliance, suspicious and anomalous activity (i.e. threats), and reporting such activity to appropriate parties.
  • Ensure systems are operated, maintained, and disposed of in accordance with internal security policies and practices outlined in the security plan.
  • Document compliance actions within the approved automated compliance tracking system or develop a plan of actions and milestones (POA&M) to address non- compliance in accordance with the Continuous Monitoring Strategy.
  • Assist in investigations of computer security violations and incidents, reporting as necessary to the appropriate parties.
  • Monitor and correlate data (e.g. logs, events, activity, etc.) from a variety of sources (e.g. Splunk, Trellix, Nessus, etc.) to identify and mitigate threats, vulnerabilities, and non-compliance.
  • Participate in threat, vulnerability, and risk assessments to implement effective security change across the business.

Mission Mandates

  • Active DoD Secret clearance is required.
  • The ability to obtain and maintain a Top Secret / Sensitive Compartmented Information (TS/SCI) clearance is required.
  • Preference will be given to candidates with a DoD or Intelligence Community Top Secret background investigation with at least 3 years of eligibility remaining or CE status; and SCI eligibility with current experience in SCI programs, other control systems, and/or Special Access Programs

Mission Credentials

  • Bachelors or Masters degree in Information Technology or a related field.
  • Qualified to be an ISSM iaw DoDM 8570.01/DoDM 8140.03
  • Experience with NIST 800-37, 800-53
  • IAT Level II Certification: Security+ CE, CCNA Security
  • CASP+, CISSP, or CISM certification
  • Strong knowledge of industry security policies and regulations, including NIST 800-53, FISMA, STIG.
  • Experience developing security documentation, including System Security Plans (SSPs), Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs), Plans of Actions and Milestones (POA&Ms), Remediation Plans, and Configuration Management Plans.
  • Experience with providing network, system administration, or computer operations support.
  • Strong leadership and communication skills.
  • Demonstrated problem-solving and analytical abilities.
  • Familiarity with current cybersecurity threats and mitigation strategies.
  • Ability to work collaboratively with cross-functional teams.
Per Colorado law, we are required to disclose the base compensation range for this role. This range is intentionally wide as we assess individuals based on their unique abilities and experience to find the best fit for our needs. Ultimately, your compensation will be determined by your education, experience, knowledge, skills, and abilities.
In addition to a competitive salary and benefits package, you will find a truly remarkable culture guided by transparency and collaboration and work that is challenging and meaningful. We can't wait to meet you and see what you may add to our team!
Salary Range
$115,000$160,000 USD


Posting Statement

Loft Federal is an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. Qualified applicants will be considered for employment without regard to race, age, color, religion, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, national origin or ancestry, veteran status, genetic information, disability, or pregnancy.

If you require assistance due to a disability applying for an open position, please submit a request to us at recruiting@loftfederal.com.

Research shows that while men apply to jobs where they meet an average of 60% of the criteria, women and other marginalized people tend to only apply when they meet 100% of the qualifications. At Loft, we value respectful debate and people who aren’t afraid to challenge assumptions. We strongly encourage you to apply, even if you don’t ‘check all the boxes'. We welcome all.
No outside recruiters, please.
Loft Federal does not accept unsolicited headhunter and agency resumes and will not pay any third-party agency or company that does not have a signed agreement with Loft Federal.