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Paragon Technology Group, Inc. is a leading provider of strategic technology solutions to the public sector. Founded in 1997, Paragon has been recognized as one of the top 50 fastest growing companies in the Washington, D.C., Metro area. Paragon delivers an extensive suite of IT services across the public sector and is renowned for delivering technical excellence in every client engagement.


  • Support certification tasks for various IT systems.
  • Perform tasks focused on the development of security test plans, conduct security testing, analyze test results, and develop risk assessment reports that document vulnerabilities, threats, impacts, and recommended mitigations.
  • Perform reviews and analyses of vulnerability scanning results for various systems and applications.
  • Work with a certification team, with data owners and systems administrators to gain in-depth knowledge of complex networks to ensure Certification and Accreditation (C&A) documentation accurately depicts the
  • Conduct Information Assurance (IA) control validation procedure tests and document results. 
  • Review security test plans and procedures for accuracy and execute test procedures to validate systems compliance with DOD security requirements.


  • Five years of information management or integrated systems experience including a minimum of two (2) years of specialized experience in conducting vulnerability scans.  Emphasis on penetration and scan testing analysis and code review.  
  • Bachelor degree in computer science or related field required.
  • Experience conducting Source Code Security Analysis required. 
  • 2+ years of experience with Information Systems Security Engineering. 
  • 2+ years of experience with Certification and Accreditation (C&A) activities. 


Additional Qualifications:

  • Familiarity with AppScan and Guardium tools in a development environment highly desired. 
  • Experience with DIACAP, RMF, and C&A processes. 
  • Familiarity with DOD Directives, Instructions and Regulations to include DOD 8500.1, DODI 8500.2, DODI 8510.01. 
  • Familiarity with National Institute of Standards and Practices (NIST) publications to include NIST SP 800-53. 
  • Specialized experience in preparing and maintaining accreditation documentation; IA Control implementation and validation. 
  • Knowledge of a wide array of information systems, including Microsoft Windows Server, Solaris, and Linux. 
  • Knowledge of the security relevant capabilities of a common server, desktop, and network technologies for Oracle and SQL databases and Microsoft Windows, Solaris, and Linux platforms. 
  • Ability to research and document the latest vulnerabilities, threats, and potential risks applicable to specific IT systems. 
  • Ability to provide the IA status and facilitate meetings. 
  • Ability to document findings encountered during security testing and provide possible mitigation to the findings. 
  • Possession of excellent analytical skills. 
  • Possession of excellent oral and written communication skills


Mandatory Requirements:

  • Ability to obtain IRS Security Clearance. 
  • CISSP or similar certification


 Paragon is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate in employment opportunities or practices on the basis of: race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by country, regional, or local law.


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