Federal Project Information System Security Engineer (ISSE)/COMSEC Custodian (Manassas, VA) – HPE1US – Virginia

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  • Virginia
  • Posted 2 months ago
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Federal Project Information System Security Engineer (ISSE)/COMSEC Custodian (Manassas, VA)

This role has been designated as ‘Edge’, which means you will primarily work outside of an HPE office.

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Hewlett Packard Enterprise advances the way people live and work. We bring together the brightest minds to create breakthrough technology solutions, helping our customers make their mark on the world.

Our new innovative IT services organization is HPE Pointnext. We have the expertise to advise, integrate, and accelerate our customers’ outcomes from their digital transformation.


  • Responsible to support the Information Security System Manager on a large Federal Government contract.
  • Serve as the primary COMSEC Custodian for data center.
  • Ensure cybersecurity implementations are effective and look for ways to improve. Focus is on an efficient secure implementation.
  • Assess cybersecurity mechanisms through tools such as Nessus, NMAP, Splunk and Wireshark.
  • Keep up to date on Federal Government cybersecurity guidelines.


  • US Citizen, TS/SCI Security Clearance with Full Scope Poly
  • Degree (or equivalent) in Computer Science, Information Systems, Engineering or related technical discipline or equivalent industry experience
  • Security+ or CISSP certification
  • Strong collaboration skills; works well on a team
  • Excellent communication and troubleshooting skills
  • Strong organizational skills. Detail oriented
  • Experience successfully conducting root cause analysis on security issues
  • Flexible, proactive, ability to work with minimal direction in an open and fast-paced environment
  • Experience with configuration management tools
  • Managing a Department of Defense (DoD) classified COMSEC account in accordance with National Security Agency specified service regulations
  • Understanding of COMSEC (KMI and EKMS) standards
  • Generation and distribution of electronic keys from national and service level sources to the end-item communications security component
  • Practical experience with DoD and NIST Cybersecurity policies


  • Tenable Nessus scanning experience is desired
  • Broad experience across multiple technologies: network, system security engineering, software, firmware
  • Practical experience with DoD and NIST Cybersecurity policies
  • Tenable Nessus scanning experience is desired
  • Strong knowledge of Information Technology Service Management, ITIL preferably
  • ServiceNow and Splunk experience
  • Splunk certifications

Join us and make your mark!

We offer:

  • A competitive salary and extensive social benefits
  • Diverse and dynamic work environment
  • Work-life balance and support for career development
  • An amazing life inside the element! Want to know more about it?

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HPE is an Equal Employment Opportunity/ Veterans/Disabled/LGBT and Affirmative Action employer. We are committed to diversity and building a team that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. We do not discriminate and all decisions we make are made on the basis of qualifications, merit, and business need. Our goal is to be one global diverse team that is representative of our customers, in an inclusive environment where we can continue to innovate and grow together.




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