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Raytheon Technologies Information Systems Security Officer in Windsor Locks, Connecticut

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United States of America


01: Building 01 Windsor Locks One Hamilton Road, Windsor Locks, CT, 06096 USA

The ISSO’s primary function is working within Government Security Compliance supporting Collins Aerospace Power and Controls programs supporting various Department of Defense (DoD) efforts. The position will provide “day-to-day” Information Systems (IS) support for secure IT activities.

As an Information Systems Security Officer (ISSO), you will document, monitor, and audit ISs for compliance with applicable U.S. government cybersecurity requirements. The ISSO will report directly to the Manager, Government Security Compliance.

Looking for individuals 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.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • 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;

  • Assist with periodic software updates and patches;

  • Maintain deployable cyber defense audit toolkit (e.g., specialized cyber defense software and hardware) to support cyber defense audit missions;

  • Prepare audit reports that identify technical and procedural findings, and provide recommended remediation strategies and solutions;

  • 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 implements, and monitors the Information System (IS) Security Program, System Security Plans (SSP) and related procedures for the facility;

  • In close collaboration with the ISSM, prepare, distribute, and maintain IS cybersecurity plans, supporting the Assessment & Authorization (A&A) of assigned systems in accordance with the Risk Management Framework (RMF), provides instructions, guidance, standard operating procedures, and assessment and authorization documentation, ensuring they are kept current and are accessible to authorized individuals

  • Assist ISSM with completing tasks on the Plan of Actions & Milestones (POA&M) in support of RMF, Conduct security control assessments as part of the Continuous Monitoring Plan, periodic testing and reviews of IS to ensure compliance with cybersecurity authorization requirements, reporting findings to and coordinating with the ISSM as necessary;

  • 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 hardware and software inventory assessments. Identifies system security control shortcomings and serves as lead for remediating deficiencies;

  • 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;

  • Monitor and oversee data backup, archival, and system recovery processes for functional testing and cybersecurity compliance

  • Document and perform user account actions within Active Directory

  • 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 a DoD IAT Level II Certification within six months of employment for example CompTIA Security+.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree and 2 years of prior relevant experience OR

  • In absence of a degree, 6 years of relevant experience is required

  • Must be a U.S. Citizen

  • Must have or be capable of obtaining a US Department of Defense (DoD) security clearance. Candidate selected will be subject to a government security investigation/reinstatement and must meet eligibility requirements

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Professional certification such as CompTIA Security+ and/or Microsoft MCSA desired

  • Obtain (within 12 months of hire) and maintain DoD-recognized cyber security baseline (DOD 8570/8140) certifications such as CompTIA Security+

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

  • Advanced Degrees in an IT related discipline;

  • Currently hold an Active DOD Security Clearance as a condition of employment;

  • Desired certifications: Security+, A+, Network+, MCSA/E, Microsoft (MCSA), VMware (VCP), or Cisco (CCNA) preferred;

  • Linux, or Splunk, or Nessus, or PDQ Deploy experience preferred;

  • Comfortable working with Microsoft Office programs including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. Vision and Lync from an installation, configuration and troubleshooting perspective. SAP experience preferred;

  • 3 years of experience supporting validated desktop, server, network, systems administration, troubleshooting, implementation security requirements in Microsoft Windows 10, OS imaging, installation, configuring, and support & troubleshooting;

  • NIST SP 800-series RMF framework and guidelines; DISA, STIGs, SCAP, Splunk or other system hardening and compliance, vulnerability assessment, and/or SIEM tools;

  • General networking knowledge of networking technologies such as TCP/IP ports, protocols and services, switching, and routing;

  • Familiarity with security hardening guides & tools (DISA STIGs/SCAP);

  • Familiarity with VOIP technology for phone support;

  • Experienced with documenting standard-work and process development, root cause corrective action;

  • Ability to work in a high energy, fast paced environment, able to adapt to changing business needs;

  • Highly self-directed and able to learn quickly with a strong ability to drive and deliver results;

  • Comfortable working with minimal daily supervision and to balance numerous priorities;

  • Ability to remain calm and composed under pressure, in a fast-paced environment of rapidly changing demands

Collins Aerospace, a Raytheon Technologies company, is a leader in technologically advanced and intelligent solutions for the global aerospace and defense industry. Collins Aerospace has the capabilities, comprehensive portfolio and expertise to solve customers’ toughest challenges and to meet the demands of a rapidly evolving global market.

Do you want to be a part of something bigger? A team whose impact stretches across the world, and even beyond? At Collins Aerospace, our Mission Systems team helps civilian, military and government customers complete their most complex missions — whatever and wherever they may be. Our customers depend on us for intelligent and secure communications, missionized systems for specialized aircraft and spacecraft and collaborative space solutions. By joining our team, you’ll have your own critical part to play in ensuring our customer succeeds today while anticipating their needs for tomorrow. Are you up for the challenge? Join our mission today.

Collins Aerospace Diversity & Inclusion Statement:

Diversity drives innovation; inclusion drives success. We believe a multitude of approaches and ideas enable us to deliver the best results for our workforce, workplace, and customers. We are committed to fostering a culture where all employees can share their passions and ideas so we can tackle the toughest challenges in our industry and pave new paths to limitless possibility.


Some of our competitive benefits package includes:

  • Medical, dental, and vision insurance

  • Three weeks of vacation for newly hired employees

  • Generous 401(k) plan that includes employer matching funds and separate employer retirement contribution, including a Lifetime Income Strategy option

  • Tuition reimbursement

  • Life insurance and disability coverage

  • Optional coverages you can buy: Pet Insurance, Home and Auto, additional life insurance, accident insurance, critical illness insurance, group legal

  • Ovia Health, fertility and family planning

  • Employee Assistance Plan, including up to 5 free counseling sessions

  • Redbrick - Incentives for a Healthy You

  • Autism Benefit

  • Doctor on Demand, virtual doctor visits

  • Adoption Assistance

  • Best Doctors, second opinion program

  • And more!

Nothing matters more to Collins Aerospace than our strong ethical and safety commitments. As such, all U.S. positions require a background check, which may include a drug screen.


  • Background check and drug screen required (every external new hire in the U.S.)

  • Drug Screen only performed on re-hires who have been gone for more than 1 year

    At Collins, the paths we pave together lead to limitless possibility. And the bonds we form – with our customers and with each other -- propel us all higher, again and again.

    Apply now and be part of the team that’s redefining aerospace, every day.

    Raytheon Technologies 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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