General Atomics and Affiliated Companies Information Systems Security Officer in San Diego, California

Job ID#: 18421BR

Company: General Atomics

Title: Information Systems Security Officer

Job Category: Information Technology

City: San Diego

State: California

Full-Time/Part-Time: Full-Time Hourly

Travel Percentage Required: 0% - 25%

Clearance Required?: Yes

Job Summary:

General Atomics (GA), and its affiliated companies, is one of the world’s leading resources for high-technology systems development ranging from the nuclear fuel cycle to remotely piloted aircraft, airborne sensors, and advanced electric, electronic, wireless and laser technologies.

We have an exciting opportunity for an Information Systems Security Officer (ISSO) to join our Classified Systems team in San Diego, CA.

With general supervision, this position is responsible for participating in monitoring, evaluating and administering system compliance with information technology (IT) security requirements to ensure company, regulatory and customer requirements are met.


  • Works the with the Information System Security Manager (ISSM) to interpret regulations as they apply to information systems, platforms, and IT operating processes, practices and procedures..

  • Participates in the development and maintenance of System Security Plans, instructions, guidance, and standard operating procedures.

  • Audits multiple information systems for anomalies, and provides feedback to the ISSM.

  • Monitors and remediates system and software vulnerabilities.Builds information systems for deployment in classified areas (e.g. installs Windows/Linux, installs new hardware, troubleshoots faults).

  • Participates in identifying risks and makes recommendations for improvements; may participate in corrective measures when incidents or vulnerabilities are discovered.

  • Maintains knowledge of applicable policies, regulations, and compliance documents related to classified computing assets and environments.

  • May represent the organization as a primary contact with internal representatives.

  • Maintains the strict confidentiality of sensitive information.

  • Performs other duties as assigned.

  • Must possess and maintain a DoD Secret security clearance.

  • Must maintain DoD 8570 IAM Level I (e.g. Security +) professional certification as required by customers or contractual obligations.

  • Responsible for observing all laws, regulations and other applicable obligations wherever and whenever business is conducted on behalf of the Company. Expected to work in a safe manner in accordance with established operating procedures and practices.

  • Some local travel required

Job Qualifications:

  • Typically requires a bachelors degree in a related discipline and three or more years of progressive professional experience in information assurance or a related field. Equivalent professional experience may be substituted in lieu of education.

  • Security + certification required.

  • Must demonstrate a general understanding of information assurance principles, theories, concepts and techniques.

  • Must have experience organizing, planning, scheduling, conducting, and coordinating work assignments to meet project milestones or established completion dates.

  • Must possess the ability to understand new concepts quickly and apply them in an evolving environment while contributing to the development of new processes. Must be customer focused and possess: (1) the ability to identify issues, analyze data and develop solutions to a variety of problems; (2) good analytical, verbal and written communication skills to accurately document, report, and present findings; (3) excellent interpersonal skills enabling an effective interface with other professionals; and (4) solid computer skills. Ability to work independently or in a team environment is essential as is the ability to work extended hours as required.

General Atomics and affiliated companies is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and will consider all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, pregnancy, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, genetic information, protected veteran status, disability, or any other basis protected by local, state, or federal law.