Your Dream. Our Team.

About Rise8

We’re transforming the United States Government and we know that takes a dream team. 

We believe customer experience starts with employee experience, so we take care of our employees. We offer competitive pay and benefits, invest in employee growth, and offer a culture you can’t find anywhere else.

At Rise8, we continuously achieve unreached heights through next-level tech, and on-the-level collaboration. Together, we create continuous impact. We turn breakdowns into breakthroughs, make small steps into giant leaps, and deliver game-changing products through culture-changing process.

We pair Risers with their customer counterparts and practice pairing at every moment to elevate people and teams and deliver results fast and forever. We work in small teams and rotate between them frequently so that we are able to meet new challenges and explore new ideas.

Our methodology is about experimenting and learning, and our culture is empowering. We subscribe to an ethos of kindness. We make a point to bring empathy to each and every project and are guided by a promise and a purpose: to deploy critical outcomes to prod in order to drive relentless progress. Not just an idea. But an outcome. A better world. A world where every day, fewer bad things happen because of bad software.

Rise8 is certified as a Great Place to Work with 100% of employees saying they love working here.

About You

  • You want to make tomorrow better than today. 
  • You have a passion for high-speed security and you care about risk management over compliance.
  • You believe the biggest vulnerability in any system is time. You live to securely reduce cycle time.
  • You enjoy daily decision making and real product delivery.
  • You help ensure project success and client satisfaction. 
  • You enjoy collaborative teams, pairing with team members, and inviting your clients to participate. 
  • You like to work alongside, and learn from, lean and agile leaders. 
  • You are a creative problem solver who is comfortable with uncertainty.
  • You’re a curious and keen learner who thrives on enhancing your (and our) practices and knowledge.

As a Information Systems Security Officer at Rise8, you will: 

  • Support the preparation of Authorization to Operate (ATO) package documentation, including security assessment reports, system security plans, risk assessment reports, and other required artifacts to ensure alignment with industry best practices and compliance with NIST guidelines and agency-specific requirements
  • Assist in conducting internal reviews and assessments to verify the accuracy of the ATO documentation and reflect the current security posture and controls effectively
  • Develop and oversee the implementation of comprehensive information security policies, procedures, and guidelines in accordance with DHS directives to maintain an effective security posture
  • Lead incident response efforts by directing response teams, conducting forensic analysis, and ensuring compliance with DHS incident handling protocols
  • Mentor and provide guidance to junior ISSOs and security personnel to enhance their professional growth and development within the cybersecurity domain
  • Collaborate with stakeholders, system administrators, and network engineers to implement and maintain secure configurations for systems and networks, ensuring compliance with DHS security standards
  • Manage and enhance security monitoring systems to proactively detect and respond to potential security incidents within DHS systems
  • Perform security evaluations and assessments of technology infrastructure, systems, and applications, ensuring compliance with DHS regulations, standards, and guidelines
  • Manage relationships with internal and external auditors, coordinate audit activities, and ensure compliance with DHS requirements
  • Stay informed about emerging cybersecurity threats and trends, conducting research and analysis to develop proactive measures to protect critical information systems within DHS

Qualifications 

  • IAT Level II Professional certification such as CCNA-Security, CySA+, GICSP, GSEC, Security+CE, CND, or SSCP required
  • Minimum of 3-6 years of progressive experience in information security, particularly in managing and implementing information security programs within DHS or other federal agencies
  • Experience with the preparation and maintenance of ATO documentation, including familiarity with NIST guidelines, industry best practices, and agency-specific requirements
  • Extensive knowledge of DHS information security frameworks, regulations, and standards, such as NIST, FISMA, and CISA guidance
  • Proven ability in leading risk assessments, security audits, incident response efforts, and vulnerability management activities within DHS operations
  • Strong experience in performing security assessments, vulnerability assessments, and penetration testing within complex enterprise environments
  • In-depth understanding of security control frameworks and standards such as NIST SP 800-53, FIPS 199, and NIST SP 800-37
  • Excellent leadership and interpersonal skills, capable of effectively collaborating, mentoring, and communicating complex security concepts to both technical and non-technical stakeholders
  • Proven track record of successfully managing complex security initiatives and projects within established timelines and resource constraints
  • US citizenship and ability to obtain and maintain a DHS Suitability/Entry on Duty (EOD)

 

Preferred Qualifications: 

  • Bachelor’s degree in information security, computer science, or a related field
  • Experience with JIRA and MS SQL
  • Advanced knowledge of the latest cybersecurity technologies and trends, specifically within the DHS context
  • Demonstrated ability to innovate and develop new strategies and solutions in response to evolving cybersecurity challenges within the DHS environment

 

Salary 

The annual salary range for this role as it is posted is $88,905 - 133,358 regardless of final candidate location within the United States. The final job level and annual salary will be determined based on the education, qualification, knowledge, skills, ability, and experience of the final candidate(s), and calibrated against relevant market data and internal team equity. 

Benefits 

  • Flexible schedule in a 100% distributed workforce 
  • Premium Insurance: We cover up to 100% of the employee premium and up to 80% of the combined dependent premium, depending on pay band. We also cover 100% of the premium for employee and dependent Dental and Vision as well as employee premiums for Life and Disability coverage.
  • Retirement: 401k match at 10% gross pay.
  • Paid time off (PTO): 4 weeks combined accrued vacation and sick leave, 10 Federal holidays, your birthday, jury duty, and bereavement.
  • Education & Training: Accrued budget of up to $4,000 per year for classes, travel, events, and materials.
  • Wellness Budget: To encourage and support a well-rounded healthy lifestyle, we cover 50% reimbursement on a variety of wellness activities and products, up to $500 per calendar year.
  • Equipment: We offer a MacBook Pro and multi-port adapter.

All of Rise8’s work in this area is with Federal Government customers that require our employees involved with their projects be U.S. citizens. As such, this role requires U.S. citizenship. If hired, you would also be required to go through a background investigation.


Rise8 is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer that will consider you for this role regardless of race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, gender identity or expression, national origin, genetics, age, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.

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