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Cerner Lead Federal Information Systems Security Engineer in North Charleston, South Carolina


Job Title:

Lead Federal Information Systems Security Engineer

Job Description:

As a Lead Federal Information Systems Security Engineer, you will be responsible for extracting, managing, and analyzing complex network and IT component data and applying AI/ML concepts to uncover opportunities for process improvement. You will be using a variety of data mining/data analysis methods, using a variety of data tools, building and implementing models, using/creating algorithms and creating/running simulations. You will be responsible for the analysis and development of the integration, testing, operations and maintenance of federal systems security. You will collaborate with internal and external stakeholders to analyze, define and validate functional and legal/regulatory system security controls and requirements. You will apply knowledge of security principles, policies and regulations to design and engineer system security solutions that meet federal security requirements and reduce the client’s operational and security risks by applying risk management frameworks. You will conduct security impact analysis and system risk assessments to identify potential security threats and recommend enhancements to improve deficiencies. You will create and execute plans for system security testing, assessment and authorization for deployment. You will implement system security solutions, perform ongoing performance audits and system maintenance and provide support for performance issues. You will develop business continuity and recovery plans, processes and procedures in accordance with risk management framework and applicable security controls. You will organize, develop and present security briefings, written summaries and reports and whitepapers related to computer and network security technologies and tools.

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Additional Information:

Applicants for U.S.-based positions with Cerner must be legally authorized to work in the United States. Verification of employment eligibility will be required at the time of hire.

Due to specific client contract requirements, this position requires that the successful candidate be a U.S. citizen. The client contract also requires receipt of the appropriate government security clearance card applicable for the position.

Some Cerner positions may be obligated to comply with client-facing requirements and occupational health requests, including but not limited to, an immunization set, an annual flu shot, an annual TB screen, an updated background check, and/or an updated drug screen.

Career Level:

Senior Professional

Company Overview:

Cerner is a place where people are encouraged to innovate with confidence and focus on what is important – people’s health and the care they receive. We are transforming health care by developing tools and technologies that make it more efficient for care providers and patients to navigate the complexity of our health. From single offices to entire countries, Cerner solutions are licensed at more than 25,000 facilities in over 35 countries.

Cerner’s policy is to provide equal opportunity to all people without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, marital status, veteran status, age, disability, pregnancy, genetic information, citizenship status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or any other legally protected category. Cerner is proud to be a drug-free workplace.

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B asic Qualifications

  • Bachelor degree in Information Security, Information Systems, Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Software Engineering, Mathematics, or equivalent work experience.

  • At least 8 years of Information Technology security work experience.

Preferred Experience

  • At least six years of Federal information technology security work experience.

  • At least 5 years in Data Science or similar field.

  • At least 5 years of experience manipulating datasets and building statistical models.

  • At least five years of experience using statistical computer languages (e.g. Python, R, etc.) to collect, manipulate, and extract insights from large complex data sets from multiple sources.

  • At least five years of data analysis and presentation tools.

  • At least five years of experience in programming and scripting languages (e.g., R, Python, Java, C++, C).

  • At least five years of experience with distributed data, cloud computing tools, and big data technologies (e.g., Hadoop, Spark, RedShift, SageMaker, Map/Reduce, and Hive).

  • At least five years of experience in statistical and data mining techniques such as GLM/Regression, Random Forest, Trees, text mining, Boosting, etc.

  • At least five years of experience with key IT/Cybersecurity concepts (Network Security, Security Operations & Administration, Incident Response & Recovery, Identity and Access Management, Vulnerability Management etc.


  • 8570 IASAE Level II – ­CISSP certification, OS certification (MCSE or CCDP equivalent is preferred).

  • DoD 8140 Category – CSSP Incident Responder.


  • Willing to work additional or irregular hours as needed and allowed by local regulations

  • Work in accordance with corporate and organizational security policies and procedures, understand personal role in safeguarding corporate and client assets, and take appropriate action to prevent and report any compromises of security within scope of position

  • Perform other responsibilities as assigned


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North Charleston

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