Information Technology (IT) Security & Systems Engineer

Title:  Information Technology (IT) Security and Systems Engineer

Location: Charlottesville, VA

ARiA applies broad interdisciplinary expertise in acoustics, machine learning, modeling & simulation, and signal processing toward innovative science and engineering research and development for a diverse set of government and corporate clients. Partnering with government, industry, and academia, ARiA solves critical challenges.

To enable effective and efficient transition of applied research to advanced development of products and systems, ARiA is structured to bring together top-quality research scientists with development and software engineers in an environment in which research and development mutually benefit from joint leveraging of in-house expertise.

ARiA is a small business where you can make a big difference. Our employees, including those at entry-level, are working together with the CIO of the Air Force to use artificial intelligence and machine learning  to change the way the government acquires technology and working with top Navy leaders to use video games and simulation to change the way sailors are trained to use sonar.

ARiA: Real Research. Real World.TM

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ARiA is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Position Description:

As Information Technology (IT) Security and Systems Engineer you will work in close coordination with ARiA scientists and engineers to design, develop, deploy, administer, and secure local-server and cloud-based information systems across ARiA. This position is an opportunity to join a rapidly growing firm and help design and direct the growth of our IT infrastructure while developing cutting-edge technologies that address crucial needs. 


As an integral member of ARiA project teams, collaboratively work to design, develop, and deploy IT systems and infrastructure 

Working collaboratively with the ARiA software team, perform or coordinate all activities necessary to ensure the safety of information-systems assets and to protect systems from intentional or inadvertent access or destruction as the Information Systems Security Manager (ISSM) for the two ARiA offices located in the Washington, DC and Charlottesville, VA metropolitan areas

Working with a team across all of the ARiA locations, perform activities necessary to ensure the safety of physical information for implementing applicable requirements of the National Industrial Security Program (NISP) and related Federal requirements as a Facility Security Officer (FSO) for the ARiA in the Charlottesville area

Assisting with in-field integration, testing, and support, with some local travel required


Bachelor’s degree (or greater) in Computer Science, Information Security, Information Systems, or related discipline (additional relevant/specialized training and experience may be substituted in lieu of degree)

Two or more years of direct, hands-on experience working in a similar role

Fluency with Linux (including RHEL 7.X and Ubuntu) and a well-rounded knowledge of networking (e.g., LAN, WAN, Routing, Firewalls, and VPN)

Currently holding, or can obtain within 6 months of start date, an appropriate certificate as defined by DoD Directive 8570.01-M IAM II or higher (e.g., CAP, CASP CE, CCNA Security, CISM, CISSP, or GSLC)

Exceptional ability and desire to acquire new knowledge and skills to solve challenges

Ability to work independently and collaboratively

Ability to manage multiple projects in a fast-paced professional office environment

Ability to communicate technical solutions to project management and the development team

Superior oral and written communications skills

Applicants selected for employment will be subject to a government security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements, including U.S. citizenship, for access to sensitive information.

Desirable Skills, Qualifications, and Experience:

Prior ISSM or Information Systems Security Officer (ISSO) experience

Experience with eMASS and/or OBMS for Assessment & Authorization Risk Management Framework (RMF) processes

Experience preparing reports such as SSPs and RARs

Experience preparing documents such as Contingency Plans

Experience with DISA Security Technical Implementation Guides (STIG) as well as performing Security Content Automation Protocol (SCAP) scans and associated checklist

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