Senior Information Systems Security Officer (Sr. ISSO)

Job Location US-MA-Cambridge
Posted Date 1 month ago(6/27/2022 11:32 AM)
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Draper is an independent, nonprofit research and development company headquartered in Cambridge, MA. The 1,800 employees of Draper tackle important national challenges with a promise of delivering successful and usable solutions. From military defense and space exploration to biomedical engineering, lives often depend on the solutions we provide. Our multidisciplinary teams of engineers and scientists work in a collaborative environment that inspires the cross-fertilization of ideas necessary for true innovation. For more information about Draper, visit


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Draper is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer.   We understand the value of diversity and its impact on a high-performance culture.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran status, or genetic information.   


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This position of Information Sr. System Security Officer (ISSO) supports the continuous monitoring and authorization efforts of multiple classified information systems under the direction of the Information System Security Manager (ISSM). Performing a variety of technical, and non-technical Cyber Security duties that include:

  • Training, and assisting users of information systems to ensure security procedures are followed.
  • Investigating issues of concern through technical reviews, interviews, or other appropriate investigative steps.
  • Conducting technical compliance assessments of information systems in accordance with established standards.
  • Coordinating with system administrators, ISSMs, and information system owners to remediate vulnerabilities.
  • Under the guidance of the ISSM, create or maintain policies, procedures, diagrams, or artifacts needed in support of ATO package submissions.
  • Conducting technical compliance assessments of information systems in accordance with established standards.



Required Qualifications:      

  • 2+ years of experience in the areas of cybersecurity, compliance, or information technology
  • BS degree in a related field
  • May substitute additional experience for education
  • Must obtain CompTIA Security+, or equivalent certification within 6 months of hire


Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience working in a classified environment preferred, but not required
  • Existing CompTIA Security+ certification, or equivalent DOD 8570.01-M IAM level 1 certification
  • Previous experience configuring and deploying common SIEM and vulnerability scanning tools.


Security Requirement:    

  • Current in scope Top Secret security clearance is required.


  • Due to the nature of this work, this job requires on-site presence in Cambridge, MA. Flexible hours and/or schedules will be determined between the employee and hiring manger. 


** Draper has implemented a mandatory COVID-19 vaccination requirement for all Draper employees. This will be a condition of employment to work at Draper


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