Who we are
Bixal is a mission-driven, woman-owned small business determined to improve people's lives through human-centered strategies and transformative technologies, with a firm belief that everyone has the right to an effective government.
We deliver on this belief by partnering with leading Federal agencies to design, develop, and deliver powerful customer experiences through holistic digital product solutions and strategic communications initiatives––bringing a high standard and unique creative energy to our clients––and our wonderfully diverse culture is what makes it all possible.
Bixal unites different people with different perspectives from all over the world! We provide our team with an open and empowered environment where collaboration thrives and solutions flourish.
The Security Specialist is required to work 4 days per week on-site at the client offices located at Arlington, VA and provide on-site support. You must be legally authorized to work in the US. Bixal does not provide visa sponsorship.
What will you do?
Bixal is seeking a Security Specialist for an upcoming opportunity. The Security Specialist will be part of a team to support USAID M/CIO’s Information Assurance transformation into a mature and fully integrated and adaptive Enterprise Information Assurance program. As a Security Specialist, you will ensure agency-wide adoption and maintenance of effective security and privacy controls. You will be responsible for maintaining security policies and ensuring compliance with security objectives.
Please note that only short-listed candidates will be contacted for next steps.
Responsibilities Analyze and report organizational security posture trends and system security posture trends and apply security policies to meet security objectives of those systems. Assess adequate access controls, all configuration management (change configuration/release management) processes and the effectiveness of security controls. Develop procedures and test fail-over for system operations transfer to an alternate site based on system availability requirements. Ensure all systems security operations and maintenance activities are properly documented and updated as necessary and ensure cybersecurity-enabled products or other compensating security control technologies reduce identified risk to an acceptable level. Implement security measures with established procedures to ensure confidentiality, integrity, availability, authentication, and non-repudiation resolves vulnerabilities. Mitigate/correct security risks and security deficiencies identified during security/certification testing. Provide cybersecurity recommendations and/or recommend risk acceptance to leadership based on significant threats and vulnerabilities. Plan and recommend security changes, modifications or adjustments based on exercise results or system environment. Properly document all systems security implementation, operations and maintenance activities and update as necessary. Verify/update security documentation and minimum-security requirements in applications and system security design features.
QualificationsAbility to work onsite 4 days per week during transition with opportunity to change frequency depending on team needs after transition.Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science or a related field.Experience in systems security. Strong oral and written communication skills. Ability to balance multiple tasks simultaneously. Strong attention to detail. Ability to undergo a background investigation by the U.S. Government and meet eligibility requirements for suitability (secret security clearance).
Nice to havesActive secret security clearance.
Perks & benefits
Competitive base salary
Work from home flexibility
401K with matching incentive
Flex Spending Account
Company provided short-term disability
Company provided life insurance
11 Paid holidays
Professional development opportunities
New business referral bonus
Bixal is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. It ensures equal employment opportunity without discrimination or harassment based on race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, national origin, marital or domestic/civil partnership status, genetic information, citizenship status, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.