Information System Security Site Reliability Engineer

Full Time
Westminster, CO
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An Information System Security Site Reliability Engineer (ISSSRE) will be responsible for providing an interface between Service Owners and Operations Teams in order to ensure stability of services during day–to-day operations. ISSSREs will use a defense-in-depth approach to security engineering, and transition accredited system requirements to operational implementation.   They will identify and provide recommendations to improve operational procedures with a concentration on automation, repeatability, and consistency. In addition, ISSSREs will be lead Problem Management efforts to drive toward root cause by facilitating meetings and participating in dialogue.  They will also establish and maintain data and capture metrics to help identify areas of improvement throughout the IT and Security Stack.

  • Document and disseminate security requirements relative to ICD-503.
  • Manage upcoming and ongoing Certification and Accreditation and implement continuous monitoring according to ICD-503.
  • Keep operational Security Design and other security documentation current. Be able to identify where work is needed and escalate concerns.
  • Assist in the construction and use of tracking tools and work with internal teams to ensure POA&M items are communicated in a timely fashion.
  • Delegate work appropriately to other IA staff with follow-up internally to ensure closure.
  • Track action items from technical working groups and inform individuals of their action items.
  • Ensure process documentation is complete and up-to-date.Effectively prioritize work and encourage best practices in others.
  • Work with the development and operations teams to enhance and maintain 24x7 systems operations capabilities.
  • Develop Procedures and Training to transition support from Service Owners to Operations.
  • Define Standards for Configuration, Monitoring, Reliability, and Performance.
  • Evaluate and implement technologies that improve efficiency, performance, and reliability.
  • Develop and deliver creative solutions that automate System Engineering functions.
  • Monitor systems and applications.
  • Provide deep troubleshooting for production issues.
  • Perform root cause analysis for service interruption recovery and create preventive measures.
  • Coordinate with other departments to ensure problems are satisfactorily resolved. Track and report progress against established milestones, metrics, and deliverables.
  • Anticipate and address preventable issues create incidents

Our Ideal candidate meets all the below qualifications
Basic Qualifications

  • Security Clearance required- TS/SCI preferred
  • Some experience with System Engineering & SDLC
  • Experience with application of requirements from NISPOM, DCID 6/3, ICD 503, NIST 800-53 and related US Government standards and requirements
  • Advanced knowledge of Unix/Linux systems: know how page cache works and feel very comfortable at the command line
  • Code-writing ability (Python, Ruby, Java. Etc.)
  • Experience using automation to increase efficiency
  • Configuration management: experience managing an infrastructure with hundreds or thousands of servers and dozens of technologies

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Years of work experience preferred: 5+ years
  • A knack for troubleshooting tough problems: a high level of ownership and curiosity empower this skill
  • In-depth understanding of web operations best practices
  • Understanding of the NGA accreditation process
  • Comfortable delegating work to the correct POC and escalating to management as needed
  • Ability to learn rapidly
  • Meticulous and cautious: identify and consider all risks and balance those with performing the task efficiently
  • Comfortable working in a highly collaborative environment
  • Receptive to giving, receiving, and implementing feedback
  • Solid communicator with great customer service skills
  • Understanding of ITIL v3
  • Extremely curious about how things work
  • Education Background Preferred: Bachelors in Computer Science/ Information Systems Management/or relevant work experience
  • Strong networking fundamentals
  • Employ a systems-thinking approach to problem solving
  • Organized
  • Able to document and communicate ongoing work tasks and projects
  • Able to identify alternate, best-path solutions to technical problems
  • Positive, flexible, and personable – adaptive to change
DigitalGlobe is committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodations to individuals with a disability.  Any candidate who requires a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application or hiring process may contact or telephone 303.684.4000 for assistance.  Requests for reasonable accommodations are considered on a case-by-case basis.

DigitalGlobe is an equal opportunity employer and considers qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender identity and expression, age, disability, veteran status, or any other protected factor.

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DigitalGlobe is a leading global provider of commercial, high-resolution, world imagery products and services. Sourced from our own advanced satellite constellation and aerial network, our imagery solutions support a wide variety of uses from mapping and analysis to navigation technology. With advanced collection sources, a comprehensive ImageLibrary and a range of online and offline products and services, we enable clients to access and integrate imagery seamlessly into business operations and applications.


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Company Type: Public Company
Company Size: 1,001-5000
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