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Textron Sr Information Systems Security Officer / Engineer in Wilmington, Massachusetts

Sr Information Systems Security Officer / Engineer


Who We Are

Textron Systems is part of Textron, a $14 billion, multi-industry company employing 35,000 talented makers, thinkers, creators and doers worldwide. We make things that fly, hover, zoom and launch. Things that move people. Protect soldiers. Power industries. We serve customers in industries spanning aerospace and defense, specialized vehicles, turf care and fuel systems.

This role is in Textron System’s Air Systems business area. Visit & to read more about who we are and the products we make!

Job Summary:

Provide information systems security support from a managerial and technical standpoint for DoD and Non-DoD classified systems and networks. Standing up and maintaining accreditations for classified systems and networks. Classified Systems & Networks range in complexity and size to include multi-platform computing (Linux, Windows, Solaris, VMWare), virtual environments, and mobile systems. Extensive experience with eMASS, NISPOM Chapter 8, DCSA DAAPM, DISA STIGs. Assemble and maintain security plan accreditation packages per Risk Management Framework (RMF).

Sr. ISSO/ISSE Responsibilities, but are not limited to:

  • Develop and maintain a formal IS security program and policies for their assigned area of responsibility

  • Provide technical and procedural Information System (IS) Security advice to government and industrial teams.

  • Develop and oversee operational information systems security implementation policy and guidelines.

  • Understand, implement, and enforce the security policies and processes that are required by: the NISPOM, DCSA DAAPM, System Security Plans (SSPs), NIST Security Controls.

  • Coordinate with PSO or cognizant security official on approval of External Information Systems (e.g. guest systems, interconnected system with another organization).

  • Oversee any ISSO/ISSE or Security Analysts under their purview to ensure they follow established IS policies and procedures.

  • Assume ISSO/ISSE responsibilities in the absence of the ISSO/ISSE; maintain required IA certifications

  • Understand, implement, and enforce security policies and processes to maintain the with respect to: Removable Media Creation, Trusted Download, Safeguarding Classified Information, Classified Markings, Wireless Devices, and relevant System Security Plans (SSPs).

  • Perform Systems Administration for Linux/Windows operating systems.

  • Serve as the lead for Windows/Linux security configurations and interact with Textron Systems and Government Approving Authorities for all inspections of these systems.

  • Utilize a variety of accredited security software tools to conduct vulnerability assessments, continuous monitoring scans, and those employed to maintain OS configurations.

  • Ensure all ISSOs & Users of classified systems receive the necessary technical and security training (e.g., operating system, networking, security management) to carry out their duties.

  • Coordinate IS security inspections, tests, and reviews

  • Ensure development and implementation of an effective IS security education, training, and awareness program

  • Ensure CM policies and procedures for authorizing the use of hardware/software on an IS are followed. Any additions, changes or modifications to hardware, software, or firmware must be coordinated with the appropriate AO prior to the addition, change or modification

  • Maintain a working knowledge of system functions, security policies, technical security safeguards, and operational security measures

  • Working experience with High Assurance Internet Protocol Encryptors/TACLANE

  • Analyze security audits for non-standard events and media write control logs. Assist in investigations involving anomalies

  • Validate systems & networks are patched in accordance with IAVM guidelines for patching and executing Continuous Monitoring activities

  • Maintain a working knowledge of Textron Systems security policies and procedures and the requirements of the National Industrial Security Program Operating Manual (NISPOM). Be knowledgeable of and enforce policies in the area of information systems security, including Textron Systems and Government policies related to IT security.

  • Maintain and modify accreditation packages. Prior experience with eMASS, XACTA.

  • Assist with administrative processes related to User Accounts, Data Transfer Agents (DTA), Media Write Control, and Trusted Downloads (TD).

Note: This job summary and listing of duties is for the purpose of describing the position and its essential functions at time of hire and may change over time.


Required Qualifications:

-BS Degree in Computer Science, Management Information Systems, Computer Information Systems, Information Assurance, or comparable field with equivalent working experience.

-Current working knowledge and a minimum of (5) year relevant experience based on the duties described above in accordance with the DoD and/or Non-DoD security directives.

-Demonstrated ability to maintain a high level of security awareness among IS users.

-Strong technical, organizational and multi-tasking skills, ability to work in a team environment or independently.

-Strong interpersonal, reporting, and documentation skills are essential.

Security Clearance:

Active TOP SECRET Clearance or a SECRET (Minimum) Clearance, OR

Ability to obtain a TOP SECRET Clearance or a SECRET (Minimum) Clearance.

DoD 8570 Certifications:

CISSP, or CISM, or CASP (IAM Level II or III Cert.) - Desired

Ability to obtain CISSP, or CISM, or CASP within 90 Days (IAM Level II or III Cert.)

Security - Minimum Required

Special Working Conditions:

Working in Closed Areas, SCIF’s, and work on-site 90-100% (Not Remote)

Security: Applicant selected will be subject to a government security clearance investigation and must meet the requirements for access to classified information. Eligibility requirements include U.S. citizenship.

How We Care

At Textron Systems, our talented people make us successful. We promote an inclusive environment where we value individuality, differences, and unique perspectives.

Our Company is committed to offering employees opportunities to grow and develop. Our benefits and compensation packages are designed to help our talented employees excel and achieve their goals, so they can make a difference every day in and outside of the workplace. Below are just a few examples!

- Flexible Work Schedules

- Education Assistance

- Career Development & Training Opportunities

- Wellness Program (including Fitness Reimbursement)

- Medical, Dental, Vision & 401(K) with Company Funding

- Paid Parental Leave

Are you a Military Veteran?

Textron's products and services are trusted everyday by those who protect our country. We are dedicated to hiring these Veterans and aim to translate their skills to make an impact on our Company.

EEO Statement

Textron is committed to providing Equal Opportunity in Employment, to all applicants and employees regardless of, race, color, religion, gender, age, national origin, military status, veteran status, handicap, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information or any other characteristic protected by law.

Pay Transparency Policy Statement

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise, have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information.

Job Information Technology

Primary Location US-Massachusetts-Wilmington

Recruiting Company Textron Systems

Schedule Full-time

Job Level Individual Contributor

Shift First Shift

Req ID: 287631