Explore Career Opportunities with GSV’s world-class sponsor partners


Information System Security Engineer IAT II (Government)



Chantilly, VA, USA
Posted on Wednesday, March 8, 2023

Chantilly, Virginia

Chantilly, Virginia


Pursue a career and your calling.

"The similarities between military and AT&T culture are centered around morals..."

Chris S. — EVP, Technology Operations

"There are a lot of veterans here and it is a very supportive and positive environment just like the military. There is also a strong emphasis on ethics here similar to the military."


Help give our nation powerful possibilities.

AT&T Government Solutions

Giving our nation powerful possibilities.

What you can do in Government Solutions

Find out how you can keep our nation safe.

See how AT&T is connecting the United States government.

AT&T Global Public Sector is a trusted provider of secure, IP-enabled, cloud-based, network solutions and professional services to the Federal Government. We are dedicated to recruiting, developing, and empowering a diverse, high-performing workforce that is passionate about what they do, committed to our shared values and dedicated to our customers’ mission.

Our National Security Team supports the intelligence community by providing, operating and assuring critical voice, video, and collaboration services for the full spectrum of operations.

AT&T has an opening for an Information System Security Engineer (ISSE) to support the Intelligence Sector.

The job duties of the Information System Security Engineer (ISSE) are as follows:

  • Responsible for the implementation of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Special Publication 800-37, Guide for Applying the Risk Management Framework (RMF) Steps 1-3 for assigned information systems/assets as defined below:
  • Step 1. Categorize, by determining the criticality of the information and system according to potential worst-case, adverse impact to the organization, mission/business functions, and the system.
  • Step 2. Select security controls (NIST SP 800-53, Security and Privacy Controls for Information Systems and Organizations) starting with the appropriate baseline using categorization output from Step 1 to apply tailoring guidance as needed based on risk assessment.
  • Step 3. Implement security controls within enterprise architecture and systems using sound system security engineering practices (see SP 800-160); apply security configuration settings.
  • Assigned as Primary and alternate on average for 4-7 systems depending on the complexity of the system. As a Primary ISSE, responsible for leading the asset RMF team and submitting weekly status reports. Daily tasks would be dependent on which RMF Step the assigned system is currently in.
  • Supports the Information System Security Manager (ISSM) & Information System Security Engineer Lead.
  • Coordinates with the Information System Security Analysts, and system administrators for control implementation and Plans of Actions and Milestones (POA&Ms) closeout requirements.
  • Coordinates with Information System Security Officers and other teams as required for continuous monitoring activities required for assigned information systems/assets.
  • Ensures systems designs support incorporation to customer continuous monitoring solutions (i.e., Vulnerability Alerts, Splunk, Enterprise Scanning, etc.

Required Clearance: TS/SCI with the abilty to obtain and maintain a polygraph. (#ts/sci) (#polygraph)

Required Qualifications: Candidate must have 10 years of experience that can be a combination of work history and education. This equates to: Doctorate and 3 years of experience; OR Master’s and 4 years; OR Bachelor’s and 6 years; OR Associates and 8 years; OR HS and 10 years.

  • Must have certifications to meet minimum requirements for DoD 8570 IAT Level 2 certification requirements; level 3 requirements are acceptable as well. Level II certifications must be obtained within six (6) months:
  • Certified Network Defender (CND)
  • COMPTIA Cybersecurity Analyst (CYSA+)
  • COMPTIA Security+
  • GIAC Security Essentials (GSEC)
  • Global Industrial Cyber Security Professional (GICSP)
  • Implementing and Administering Cisco Solutions (CCNA)
  • Systems Security Certified Practitioner (SSCP)
  • Required to become proficient on the Customer’s Assessment and Authorization tool to track and document the RMF steps.

Desired Qualifications: Soft skills (experience with customer briefings), highly organized, problem solving, and self-motivated.

Ready to join our team? Apply Today!

Our Information System Security Engineer IAT2 earns between $89,200 - $140,000 yearly. Not to mention all the other amazing rewards that working at AT&T offers. Individual starting salary within this range may depend on geography, experience, expertise, and education/training.

Joining our team comes with amazing perks and benefits:

  • Medical/Dental/Vision coverage
  • 401(k) plan
  • Tuition reimbursement program
  • Paid Time Off and Holidays (based on date of hire, at least 23 days of vacation each year and 9 company-designated holidays)
  • Paid Parental Leave
  • Paid Caregiver Leave
  • Additional sick leave beyond what state and local law require may be available but is unprotected · Adoption Reimbursement
  • Disability Benefits (short term and long term)
  • Life and Accidental Death Insurance
  • Supplemental benefit programs: critical illness/accident hospital indemnity/group legal
  • Employee Assistance Programs (EAP)
  • Extensive employee wellness programs
  • Employee discounts up to 50% off on eligible AT&T mobility plans and accessories, AT&T internet (and fiber where available) and AT&T phone

Job ID 2309015 Date posted 03/08/2023


Invested in your satisfaction and continued success.

We take care of our own here (hint: that could be you). Our benefits and rewards mean we cover some of your biggest needs with some of the coolest offerings. We already think we’re a pretty great place to work. We’re just trying to rack up some bonus points.

Let’s start with the big one: Your work gets rewarded with competitive compensation and benefits. It really does pay to be on our team.


When it comes to priorities, we know family tops the list. For the moments that matter the most, you'll be there for them, and we'll be here for you.

Family Leave

The Hiring Process

Step 1

Complete a quick application online and check your status often.

Step 2

Virtual or in-person

Dress professionally and ensure good WiFi interviewing virtually.

Step 3

Job Offer

After a background check, you're part of the team.

Step 4

Welcome! Onboarding
and Training Begins

Our training and certification programs set you up for success.

  • Live True

    Do the right thing, no compromise.

  • Think Big

    Innovate and get there first.

  • Pursue Excellence

    In everything, every time.

  • Make a Difference

    Impact your world.

  • Stand for Equality

    Speak with your actions.

  • Be There

    When customers & colleagues need you most.