Security Engineer

Grant Thornton 2/7/2019 6:35:23 PM
JOB ID: 042920 Specialty:
Alexandria, Virginia




Grant Thornton is seeking a Manager to join its Risk Advisory service line and take an active role in engagement execution, project management and key business development activities.

Grant Thornton Public Sector helps executives and managers at all levels of government maximize their performance and efficiency in the face of ever tightening budgets and increased demand for services. We give clients creative, cost-effective solutions that enhance their acquisition, financial, human capital, information technology, data analytics, and performance management. For more information, visit

At Grant Thornton, our professional staff applies traditional, cutting-edge approaches and methods to a variety of analyses. As part of our team, the Manger will utilize various methodologies and models to execute client projects.

Interpretation of technical security controls for system implementation.
Formulation of control implementation descriptions for creation of system security plans.
Creation of architecture drawings to define system boundaries for system security plans.
Participation or leading of system test activities to confirm security control implementations are meeting control objectives.
Configuration of technical controls or systems in accordance with client standards.
Coordination with FedRAMP 3PAO activities for technical controls implementation and remediation.
Participation in client projects as a security Subject Matter Expert (SME).
Participation in proposal development as a security SME.
Collaboration with systems engineers and architects for adjustments to design build activities to meet security controls and standards.
Support to security architect activity to meet security controls objectives.
Participation in design/build work sessions for security controls advisory.
Assist with business development activities, such as proposals, capture, account teams, whitepapers, conferences, and/or other thought leadership materials.
Meet or exceed targeted billing hours (utilization).


Preferred Certifications: CISSP, CISM, CGEIT.
Must be familiar with FISMA, FedRAMP, and NIST
Must have background and understanding of information technology, networking, and cloud architectures.
Basic understanding of OS's and security baselines (e.g. DISA STIG, CIS, USGCB)
Exp with vulnerability scanning and pen testing.
Exp with implementation of security tools and configurations.
Bachelor’s Degree required from an accredited college or university in a related field.
Ability to obtain and maintain certain job-related certifications if no job-related advanced degrees.
U.S. citizenship may be required. Ability to work in the United States indefinitely required.
Travel may be required.
Coach and mentor junior staff members.
Ability to work overtime required on occasion.
Ability to sit in an office environment for long periods of time.
Ability to obtain and maintain a security clearance.
Ability to communicate clearly in writing and verbally.
Ability to obtain and maintain firm independence and abide by firm ethics requirements.
Meet or exceed continuing professional education (CPE) requirements.
Grant Thornton LLP is the U.S. member firm of Grant Thornton International, one of the six global accounting, tax and business advisory organizations. Grant Thornton’s Public Sector, based in Alexandria, VA, is a global management consulting business with the mission of providing responsive and innovative financial, performance management and systems solutions to governments and international organizations. Visit Grant Thornton’s Public Sector at

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Requisition ID: 042920

Alexandria, VA
Alexandria, Virginia