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IS Security Administrator, Advanced & Special Programs

  • GE Aviation
  • Experienced
  • Posted 9/10/2017 8:49:22 PM
  • 2974153
  • Job Function: Information Technology
  • Business Segment: Aviation Avionics & Digital Systems
Location(s): United States; Michigan; Grand Rapids

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Role Summary:

Join our growing Advanced & Special programs team working on cutting edge technical solutions centered on unmanned systems, autonomous operations, cyber, advanced processing and a variety of future high technology solutions.

You will be part of a dynamic, entrepreneurial, nimble team focused on meeting the needs of our unique customer base while advancing technologies and solutions to meet tomorrows challenges.

Essential Responsibilities:

Located in the heart of America’s best Midwest town, and on our country’s “third coast”, Grand Rapids offers a thriving community that is renowned for its cultural, economic and entertainment options.

We are looking for an experienced Information Systems Security Officer (ISSO) to ensure that the Information System Security Manager (ISSM) maintains regulatory and contractual compliance with evolving and increasing government requirements.

Compliance is necessary in advancing the mission of the Advanced and Special Programs business including solving challenging customer needs and promoting advanced technology and avionics system solutions for a variety of customers.

You'll be responsible for maintaining a current, in-depth and effective level of technical familiarity with the IT asset configurations, IT asset operations and maintenance of assigned IT assets as well as with company standard and customer-mandated configuration and compliance tools.

You'll also be responsible for regular monitoring of IT assets according to a prescribed menu and schedule is expected in order to maintain configuration compliance, current malicious code protection, acceptable patch levels and overall system compliance.

You will be accountable for the following functions:

  • Plan, research and recommend IT asset procurements, (hardware, software, firmware, etc.) based on project needs and regulatory limitations
  • Configure IT assets per applicable standards using prescribed tools
  • Assist in IT asset certification and contribute applicable IT asset details to technical document preparation
  • Research operating system and application software for risk acceptability, procure software by program-acceptable means and maintain current and compliant software licensing and patching.
  • Monitor system operations, maintain system health, create and maintain user accounts as directed, recommend and perform system modifications as needed and ensure data is secure, maintains its integrity and is available when needed.

    This position requires intermediate to advanced level experience in configuring, certifying and supporting common PC operating systems, network configurations and applications in order to achieve government-mandated compliance and accreditation.


  • Bachelor’s Degree in a computer science related field of study from an accredited university or college
  • Minimum of 5 years experience in IT system administration (with some background in formal certification and accreditation requirements and methods)


  • Active DoD Secret security clearance with the ability to be cleared to higher levels in a timely manner as required
  • Ability to travel domestically up to 15% of time
  • Ability to respond to after-hours events
  • This role is restricted to U.S. persons (i.e., U.S. citizens, permanent residents, and other protected individuals under the Immigration and Naturalization Act, 8 U.S.C. 1324b(a)(3)) due to access to export-controlled technology. GE will require proof of status prior to employment

    Desired Characteristics:

  • Security + or higher computer security certification is extremely desirable
  • Professional certifications in current Windows operating systems also extremely desirable
  • A strong support and regulatory mindset with a proven ability to be agile and operate in a highly dynamic and fast-paced team environment
  • Professional training and certification in a computer science related field or professional certifications in current Windows operating systems
  • Master’s Degree in a computer science related field of study from an accredited university or college
  • Critical thinking skills to resolve and manage complex technical issues
  • Demonstrated success in supporting teams to successful outcomes in a matrixed organization
  • Oral and written communication skills appropriate for a professional environment
  • Strong interpersonal skills with ability to interpret instructions and execute successfully
  • Experience working DoD classified programs
  • Prior experience working with government configuration and compliance tools (SCAP / STIGS / NESSUS)
  • Information System Security Officer experience desired
  • Prior knowledge or experience with system security plan content
  • Prior experience configuring and supporting Windows PCs and other IT assets in a classified environment
  • Trained or certified in ICD-703 or JSIG / RMF methodologies

    Why join one great company when you can join many? We are more than 280,000 people with jobs that range from biochemist to finance specialist to wind energy engineer. We’re passionate about making life better with new ideas and technologies. We’re diverse, supporting our communities in more than 140 countries. Experience personal growth and competency development as part of the GE team. Around the world, we are helping build the healthcare, transportation and aviation of the new century.

    At GE Aviation, we are imagination at work. Whether we’re manufacturing components for our GEnx engines or driving innovation in fuel and noise reduction, the GE Aviation teams are dedicated to turning imaginative ideas into advances in aviation that solve some of the world’s toughest problems. Join us and you’ll find yourself in a dynamic environment where our ongoing, substantial investment in research and development keeps us moving forward and looking ahead. Here you’ll work collaboratively and across functions with the highest caliber talent, utilizing cutting-edge technology and processes. Whether it’s the next generation of ecomagination products or the future of aircraft engines, we’ve got the state-of-the-art resources to make those innovations a reality. If you’re passionate about aviation and looking for a career rich with challenges and unlimited opportunities for growth and advancement, then join GE in reengineering the sky through aviation innovations that will impact the globe for generations to come.

    Locations: United States; Michigan; Grand Rapids

    GE offers a great work environment, professional development, challenging careers, and competitive compensation.  GE is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, protected veteran status or other characteristics protected by law.

    GE will only employ those who are legally authorized to work in the United States for this opening. Any offer of employment is conditional upon the successful completion​ of a background investigation and drug screen.

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