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VMware Senior Info Sec Specialist in Boston, Massachusetts

The Senior Information Security Specialist / Engineer is a key member of the VMware Government Services (VGS) team, focused on ensuring compliance with U S. government cloud security requirements including FedRAMP, DISA Cloud SRG, and Intelligence Cloud.


  • Provide VGS Compliance guidance to VMware cloud security offering business units and product teams

  • Work on complex problems and provide highly creative solutions

  • Perform FedRAMP security requirement gap assessments and provide remediation guidance on VMware cloud service offerings

  • Develop FedRAMP security authorization documentation, including system security plans, contingency plans, incident response plans, configuration management plans, continuous monitoring plans, and Control Implementation Summaries/Customer Responsibility Matrices

  • Perform Privacy Threshold and Privacy Impact Assessments

  • Support FedRAMP 3PAO security assessments

  • Work effectively as part of a geographically distributed team


  • Holds an active Top Secret clearance or is able to obtain a Top Secret clearance

  • 5+ years of experience in an information security field

  • Strong knowledge of AWS GovCloud and AWS Secret Region

  • Excellent written and oral communications skills

  • Knowledge of security processes, best practices, and technical security implementation across various network types, including physical and Cloud and components, firewalls, intrusion detection, vulnerability management, and encryption

  • Knowledge of current security standards, including:

  • NIST Risk Management Framework (RMF)

  • NIST Special Publications 800-53, 800-53A, 800-60

  • Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program (FedRAMP)

  • DoD Risk Management Framework (RMF) and Cloud Computing Security Requirements Guide (SRG)

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Information Technology, Information Systems Security, Cybersecurity, or related field. Master’s Degree preferred.

  • Information Security Certifications such as Security+, CISSP, or CISA

  • Has DoD Cloud Computing SRG IL4, IL5, and IL6 experience

Additional Qualifications

  • Prior experience at a Cloud Service Provider,

  • C2S experience

  • Agile Methodology

This position will perform work that the U.S. government has specified can only be performed by a U.S. citizen on U.S. soil, and therefore any offer will be contingent upon verification of both of these requirements

Category : Engineering and Technology

Subcategory: Software Engineering

Experience: Manager and Professional

Full Time/ Part Time: Full Time

Posted Date: 2021-03-23

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