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Draper Information Systems Security Officer (ISSO) in Cambridge, Massachusetts

Draper is an independent, nonprofit research and development company headquartered in Cambridge, MA. The 1,800 employees of Draper tackle important national challenges with a promise of delivering successful and usable solutions. From military defense and space exploration to biomedical engineering, lives often depend on the solutions we provide. Our multidisciplinary teams of engineers and scientists work in a collaborative environment that inspires the cross-fertilization of ideas necessary for true innovation. For more information about Draper, visit

Our work is very important to us, but so is our life outside of work. Draper supports many programs to improve work-life balance including workplace flexibility, employee clubs ranging from photography to yoga, health and finance workshops, off site social events and discounts to local museums and cultural activities. If this specific job opportunity and the chance to work at a nationally renowned R&D innovation company appeals to you, apply now

Equal Employment Opportunity

Draper is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. We understand the value of diversity and its impact on a high-performance culture. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran status, or genetic information.

Draper is committed to providing access, equal opportunity and reasonable accommodation for individuals with disabilities in employment, its services, programs, and activities. To request reasonable accommodation, please contact


Serves as an Information System Security Officer for classified information systems under the direction of the Information System Security Manager. Performs weekly technical and non-technical audits of assigned information systems as well as periodic monitoring of compliance with established standards. Trains and assists user of the information system to ensure security procedures are followed.

Required Qualifications:

  • 3-5 years of experience in the areas of cybersecurity, compliance, or information technology and BS degree in a related field.

  • Experience administering the system functions including security policies and account management of Microsoft Windows and Server as well as Linux/Unix-based systems.

  • Working knowledge of Nessus, Splunk, etc.

  • May substitute additional experience for education.

  • Experience working with the ICD 503, 800-53, JSIG, and/or RMF.

  • Must obtain CompTIA Security+ or equivalent certification within 6 months of hire.

  • Ability to work in a team environment as well as independently, demonstrate excellent problem solving abilities, be well organized, flexible, and self-motivated.

  • Familiarity conducting vulnerability scans.

  • Experience conducting security analysis to include security categorizations and risk assessments.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Prior experience working within a classified environment required.

  • Existing CompTIA Security+ or equivalent certification meeting the requirements of DOD 8570.01-M IAM level 1.

Security Requirement:

  • Active TS Clearance is needed.

** Draper has implemented a mandatory COVID-19 vaccination requirement for all Draper employees. This will be a condition of employment to work at Draper.

ID: 2021-5457

External Company Name: The Charles Stark Draper Laboratory Inc