Kratos Technology & Training Solutions Senior Security Consultant in Chantilly, Virginia

Job Description:

As a Senior Security Consultant for Kratos Cybersecurity, you will be joining a team performing security assessments and providing consulting support to assist clients in meeting FISMA and FedRAMP requirements. The ideal candidate will have a firm understanding of how to apply the principles of Information Security in a variety of circumstances and expertise translating the NIST 800-53 guidelines into common technical implementations.


  • Develop Security Authorization Packages that are compliant with FedRAMP and DoD requirements under the supervision of senior staff members. Package components include: System Security Plans, Contingency Plans, Configuration Management Plans, Incident Response Plans, Privacy Impact Assessments, Security Assessment Plans, and Security Assessment Reports.

  • Assist in the review and analysis of Security Authorization Packages for completeness and compliance with FedRAMP and DoD requirements.

  • Participate in client interviews to complete Security Authorization Packages and Security Assessments.

  • Ensure existing systems Security Authorization Packages remain up to date throughout the life cycle.

  • Provide review and analysis of vulnerability scan results from tools such as Nessus, Qualys, AppDetective, WebInspect, IBM AppScan, Burp Suite, etc.

  • Build a customer-focused relationship with client(s).

  • Collaborate across multiple internal teams to ensure successful delivery of results based on scope of work.

  • Establish standards and procedures to minimize risks.

  • Demonstrate proficiency in creating proposals and SOWs, responding to RFPs.

  • Present proposals to clients.

  • Drive working sessions with client to ensure expectations and direction are aligned and timelines are being met.

  • Demonstrate ability to lead projects through the project lifecycle from initiation to project closure.

Experience and Skills:

  • Bachelors degree in Information Technology, Computer Science or relevant discipline, or relevant work experience.

  • Maintain one or more of the following certificates: CISSP, CEH, CAP, Security +, GSEC, or equivalent.

  • Demonstrated familiarity with NIST 800 series guidelines (800-30, 800-37, 800-53 and 53A, 800-60, etc.).

  • Broad based IT background with a technical understanding of networks, protocols, security configurations, cryptography, identity and access management, and the systems development life cycle.

  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal with strong presentation skills.

  • Ability to translate technical materials and issues into non-technical/layman terms.

  • Applies attention to detail, accuracy, and thoroughness in all work products.

  • Demonstrated skills in the entire Microsoft desktop suite (Word, Excel, Power Point, etc.).

  • Team player able to work well with others in a collaborative manner and is a self-starter who can work with minimum supervision.

  • Ability to interact with clients and represent Kratos Cybersecurity in a professional manner.

  • Ability to successfully manage multiple tasks.

  • Serve as mentor to Associate Security Consultants and Security Consultants on best practices.

  • Ability to travel 25%.

  • 5 to 9 years of experience with the responsibilities and requirements listed above.

Job Tracking ID: KTTS-17-140

Location: Chantilly, VA

Job Type: Full-Time/Regular

Date Updated: June 19, 2017

Job Level: Any

Number of Openings: 5

Years of Experience: More than 5 Years

Level of Education: BA/BS

Starting Date: ASAP