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Cloud Security Specialist


n-Link Corporation was founded in 1995 as a high-end enterprise IT solutions firm attracting high-flying performers to join our company of owners. As a woman-owned small business, the founder created an Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP) in 1999 and 10 years later became 100% ESOP-owned.  In 2011, the company was selected as a "Top Small Company Workplaces" by Inc. Magazine and was awarded the prestigious "Innovation Award" by the National Center for Employee Ownership (NCEO). n-Link has also won a place on Inc. Magazine's 500/5000 fastest growing companies list for several years.


This role will entail leading tasks for IT Policy, high impact systems and Cloud managed services and applications assessment and review in support of authorizations to operate (ATOs).  Further, the Cloud Security Specialist will plan, lead, and manage cybersecurity assessments of Cloud Service Provider (CSP) Cloud Service Offerings (CSO) (e.g., IaaS, PaaS, SaaS) for programs, systems, and policies to assess, authorize, and continuously monitor information systems for compliance, such as in accordance with FedRAMP, NIST, and OMB. Also, this role will be responsible for the review, assessment, and implementation of policies affecting FISMA high impact systems, including cloud solutions (i.e., Microsoft Azure technologies, Microsoft Office Live 365, GitHub, and FedRAMP).


  • Advises, develops and adheres to enterprise-wide and federal standards, policies, and procedures for the planning, analysis, design, construction, and implementation of existing or proposed information systems.
  • Review and assess cloud solutions, including for FedRAMP and the implications of C&A and Security Assessment & Authorization (SA&A).
  • Ensure compliance with technical and cloud architecture specifications as well as advises on improvements to enhance security, interoperability, and availability.
  • Manage an enterprise approach to Independent Verification and Validation (IV&V).
  • Review and test all the documents associated with Authorization to Operate (ATO) for system security plans, contingency plans, incident response plans, disaster recovery plans, and similar cybersecurity documentation.
  • Draft and or maintain information systems security documentation templates in accordance with latest FISMA, NIST or federal guidance.
  • Review completed templates to ensure completeness and accuracy.
  • Lead, support, and/or facilitate security assessments of new or modified hardware, operating, systems, and software applications ensuring integration with relevant Cyber Security requirements.
  • Coordinate with Information System Security Officers (ISSOs) and key stakeholders across an enterprise organization to ensure understanding and timely compliance with Federal and organizational policies and procedures.


  • Possess active TOP SECRET security clearance
  • Possess CISSP certification
  • Knowledge of FISMA and NIST SP 800-53 requirements, and cybersecurity principles.
  • Experience supporting process and standard development for attaining ATOs for cloud solutions.
  • Strong customer-service attitude, and ability to multi-task and work independently.
  • Eight or more (8) years IT/technical experience is required, to include four (4) or more years of progressive information security experience with Federal Government projects.
  • Strong knowledge and experience with the most recent FISMA regulations, NIST special publications, FIPS publications, and OMB regulations


n-Link provides competitive benefits to include, Medical, Dental, Vision, 401K and an Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP).

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