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Information Systems Security Manager (ISSM) - Top Secret Clearance

Swarm Technologies

Swarm Technologies

hawthorne, ca, usa
Posted on Wednesday, July 3, 2024

SpaceX was founded under the belief that a future where humanity is out exploring the stars is fundamentally more exciting than one where we are not. Today SpaceX is actively developing the technologies to make this possible, with the ultimate goal of enabling human life on Mars.


SpaceX is looking for an experienced information security professional with a broad technical knowledge of information technology and a proven track-record of managing the assessment and accreditation of information systems in secure environments. The ISSM will be a member of the Government Security Programs team and will have primary responsibility for obtaining and maintaining information assurance programs for multiple classified systems. The ideal candidate will flourish in a demanding and challenging environment with little direct guidance with a high degree of responsibility and accountability. They should be a self-starter, self-motivator, and possess impeccable integrity to excel at this position. Creative problem-solving skills are also critical to push for innovation within a traditionally rigid and less progressive sector.


  • Plan and execute the security assessment packages for information systems, including networks and integrated mission systems, against government requirements and regulations, including NIST 800-53, ICD 503, and JSIG
  • Provide expert knowledge of SNOW, eMASS, and other GRC tools supporting risk management processes
  • Supervise ISSO’s in correct, efficient execution of continuous monitoring, including vulnerability assessment and auditing and tools that support those activities such as Security Center, Nessus, Splunk, and Q-Audit
  • Be the subject matter expert on government accreditation processes in classified spaces for a growing number of programs; understand and communicate opportunities for efficiency as well as nuances where programs require dedicated resources
  • Write policy, procedure, and standards on the proper secure deployment and maintenance of information technology systems for internal system management and technical guidance
  • Build and maintain positive relationships with government customers to keep open lines of communication as systems are built-out and accredited
  • Build and maintain positive relationships with internal stakeholders including project managers and system developers
  • Respond to requests for information in a thorough and timely manner
  • Report out to internal business owners and executive sponsors on status and timelines – both periodically and as independently requested


  • High school diploma or equivalency certificate
  • 5+ years of experience serving as an ISSO, ISSM, or ISSE
  • Security+, CISSP or other DoD Approved 8570 Baseline Certification in the Information Assurance Management (IAM) Level III category
  • Active Top Secret with SCI eligibility


  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering, computer science, information systems/IT, mathematics, physics, or other technical discipline
  • Understanding of ICD-503 and JSIG Risk Management, Certification, and Accreditation processes
  • Experience with GRC tools and technologies such as EMASS, SNOW, and XACTA
  • Track record of getting things done quickly and with quality
  • Knowledge of EM Security and TEMPEST standards
  • Knowledge of COMSEC
  • In-depth knowledge of computer networking, Windows and Linux systems management, and DevSecOps
  • Superb communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Solid knowledge of computer networking, Windows systems management, and Linux systems management
  • Demonstrated technical project management skills


  • Ability to favorably complete a U.S. Government CI scope polygraph
  • Active Top Secret/SCI clearance or active Top Secret clearance with favorable completion of a U.S. Government polygraph pursuant to employment. Note that an active clearance may provide the opportunity for you to work on sensitive SpaceX missions. If so, you will be subject to pre-employment drug and random drug and alcohol testing
  • Ability to travel in support of mission requirements
  • Willingness to work overtime or weekends as needed in support of mission-critical deadlines and milestones


Pay range:

Information Systems Security Manager: $125,000.00 - $180,000.00/per year

Your actual level and base salary will be determined on a case-by-case basis and may vary based on the following considerations: job-related knowledge and skills, education, and experience. Those with an active clearance will receive a 10% differential, up to an additional $15,000 annually, once officially briefed into a classified program.

Base salary is just one part of your total rewards package at SpaceX. You may also be eligible for long-term incentives, in the form of company stock, stock options, or long-term cash awards, as well as potential discretionary bonuses and the ability to purchase additional stock at a discount through an Employee Stock Purchase Plan. You will also receive access to comprehensive medical, vision, and dental coverage, access to a 401(k) retirement plan, short and long-term disability insurance, life insurance, paid parental leave, and various other discounts and perks. You may also accrue 3 weeks of paid vacation and will be eligible for 10 or more paid holidays per year. Exempt employees are eligible for 5 days of sick leave per year.


  • To conform to U.S. Government export regulations, applicant must be a (i) U.S. citizen or national, (ii) U.S. lawful, permanent resident (aka green card holder), (iii) Refugee under 8 U.S.C. § 1157, or (iv) Asylee under 8 U.S.C. § 1158, or be eligible to obtain the required authorizations from the U.S. Department of State. Learn more about the ITAR here.

SpaceX is an Equal Opportunity Employer; employment with SpaceX is governed on the basis of merit, competence and qualifications and will not be influenced in any manner by race, color, religion, gender, national origin/ethnicity, veteran status, disability status, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, mental or physical disability or any other legally protected status.

Applicants wishing to view a copy of SpaceX’s Affirmative Action Plan for veterans and individuals with disabilities, or applicants requiring reasonable accommodation to the application/interview process should notify the Human Resources Department at (310) 363-6000.