United Technologies Corporation Information Systems Security Officer (ISSO) in East Hartford, Connecticut

Job ID: 77009BR

City: East Hartford

State: Connecticut

Country: United States

Category: Information Technology, Systems

Job Type: Full Time

Description:

Pratt & Whitney, a recognized leading producer of the world’s most powerful jet engines, is looking for dedicated individuals to support our organization. If you aspire to work in a dynamic environment and possess the motivations to convert new ideas into practice, this may be the opportunity you’ve been looking for. Have you considered what it may be like to work at Pratt & Whitney? We have a rare opportunity for a talented Information System Security Officer to be based in E. Hartford, CT. Do you wish you could put your expertise to better use? If you are ready for a challenge, then we encourage you to apply. We demand quality in all we do, this is part of our success in the Aerospace Industry. As a hands-on Information Systems (IS) Security Officer (ISSO), you will document, monitor, and audit IS for compliance with applicable U.S. government cybersecurity requirements. The ISSO will report directly to the Senior Manager of Cybersecurity for Collateral Programs. We are looking for people with initiative, creativity, adaptability, strong written and verbal skills, strong analytical skills and attention to detail; creative troubleshooting skills; possess excellent judgment and professional maturity; have multi-tasking abilities and a client focus; and work effectively in a time sensitive and dynamic environment. Specific responsibilities include: Work closely with the Information Systems Security Manager (ISSM) to ensure the appropriate operational security posture is maintained for all IS under his/her purview; Ensure all users have the requisite security clearances, authorization, need-to-know, and security responsibility awareness before being granted access to the IS; Collect, review, document, and archive security relevant logs, reports and files in accordance with the System Security Plan (SSP), reporting any anomalies to the ISSM; Monitor and analyze all available resources that track user activity, provide warnings of system vulnerabilities, and provide system performance information in accordance with cybersecurity plans and policies; Conduct periodic testing and reviews of IS to ensure compliance with cybersecurity authorization requirements, reporting findings to and coordinating with the ISSM as necessary; Document and coordinate ISSM approval for any security relevant changes to the IS prior to implementation, developing and updating the SSP to reflect such changes as appropriate; In close collaboration with the ISSM, prepare, distribute, and maintain IS cybersecurity plans, instructions, guidance, standard operating procedures, and assessment and authorization documentation, ensuring they are kept current and are accessible to authorized individuals; Monitor and oversee data backup, archival, and system recovery processes for functional testing and cybersecurity compliance; Assist in performing incident response activities (investigation, collection, reporting, containment, and eradication) as applicable in accordance with incident response policy, plans, procedures, and ISSM guidance; Partner and coordinate with internal and external customers and security peers in the completion of internal projects, process improvement initiatives, development of cybersecurity procedures, and technical efficiencies; Possess and maintain technical competence and a working knowledge of system functions, security policies, technical security safeguards, and operational security measures; Obtain (within 6 months of hire) and maintain DoD-recognized cyber security baseline certifications such as CompTIA Security+; and Assume ISSM responsibilities as assigned by the Senior Manager and/or in the absence of the ISSM.

Qualification:

Basic Qualifications:

  • 2+ years of experience in cybersecurity and/or hands-on administration of Windows and/or Linux-based systems

  • Possess an active U.S. government security clearance at the Secret level or higher

  • Within 6 months of hire be able to obtain a DoD recognized cybersecurity baseline certification such as CompTIA Security+ in accordance with DISA standards

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Information assurance related capacity under the NIST SP 800-series RMF guidelines

  • DISA, STIGs, SCAP, or other system hardening and compliance or vulnerability assessment tools used to carry out security policies

  • Splunk or other security information and event management (SIEM) products

  • Network technologies such as TCP/IP, DNS, DHCP, switching, routing, and common ports, protocols, and services

  • Possess a current DoD recognized cybersecurity baseline certification such as CompTIA Security+ in accordance with DISA standards

  • Bachelor Degree or Advanced degree in cybersecurity, computer science, or another IS management subject area

  • Initiative, creativity, strong written and verbal skills

  • Strong analytical skills and attention to detail

  • Creative troubleshooting skills

  • Possess excellent judgment and professional maturity

  • Multi-tasking abilities, have a client focus, adaptive, and work effectively in a time sensitive and dynamic environment

Education:

Bachelor’s degree

United Technologies Corporation is An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status, age or any other federally protected class.

Qualification:

Basic Qualifications:

  • 2+ years of experience in cybersecurity and/or hands-on administration of Windows and/or Linux-based systems

  • Possess an active U.S. government security clearance at the Secret level or higher

  • Within 6 months of hire be able to obtain a DoD recognized cybersecurity baseline certification such as CompTIA Security+ in accordance with DISA standards

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Information assurance related capacity under the NIST SP 800-series RMF guidelines

  • DISA, STIGs, SCAP, or other system hardening and compliance or vulnerability assessment tools used to carry out security policies

  • Splunk or other security information and event management (SIEM) products

  • Network technologies such as TCP/IP, DNS, DHCP, switching, routing, and common ports, protocols, and services

  • Possess a current DoD recognized cybersecurity baseline certification such as CompTIA Security+ in accordance with DISA standards

  • Bachelor Degree or Advanced degree in cybersecurity, computer science, or another IS management subject area

  • Initiative, creativity, strong written and verbal skills

  • Strong analytical skills and attention to detail

  • Creative troubleshooting skills

  • Possess excellent judgment and professional maturity

  • Multi-tasking abilities, have a client focus, adaptive, and work effectively in a time sensitive and dynamic environment

United Technologies Corporation is An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status, age or any other federally protected class.

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