Coalfire Systems Senior Security Consultant, Cyber Risk Services - NIST Advisory in Seattle, Washington

Senior Security Consultant, Cyber Risk Services - NIST Advisory

Assessment & Advisory Services
Seattle, WA

Bellevue, Washington



About Coalfire:

As a trusted advisor and leader in cybersecurity, Coalfire has more than 15 years in IT security services. We empower organizations to reduce risk and simplify compliance, while minimizing business disruptions. Our professionals are renowned for their technical expertise and unbiased assessments and advice. We recommend solutions to meet each client’s specific challenges and build long-term strategies that can help them identify, prevent, respond, and recover from security breaches and data theft. We’re on the cutting edge of one of the world’s most important industries, and we protect our clients from ever-evolving security threats through our innovative advisory, auditing, and ethical hacking solutions. We’re growing rapidly and are currently seeking a Senior Security Consultant to join our Cyber Risk Advisory - NIST Advisory team.

What you’ll do:

  • Lead IT system security consultation within cloud-based environments in accordance with NIST SP 800-53, 800-37, OMB, and other authoritative IT security guidance

  • Develop System Security Plans, Continuous Monitoring Plans, and Incident Response Plans in accordance with NIST requirements

  • Provide direction for scheduling, project sequencing, and resource management; assist with managing client expectations and performing project management

  • Prepare, review, and/or update, and maintain IT Security supporting artifacts

  • Provide IT security guidance to Information System Owners

  • Identifying information security problems and challenges, researching and developing technical solutions to rectify them

  • Participating in tactical response and recovery activities in the event of an information security breach

What you’ll bring:

  • Bachelor's degree (four-year college or university) in IT or business, or equivalent combination of education and work experience

  • Five to ten (5-10) years of experience as a consultant within professional IT services

  • Deep experience with government compliance, including FISMA, FedRAMP, and DoD RMF

  • Strong knowledge of NIST Special Publications 800-30, 800-37, 800-53

  • Experience with every step within the delivery of Certification and Accreditation (C&A) / Assessment and Authorization (A&A) packages that have obtained and maintained full authorization to operate (ATO)

  • Experience with virtualization or cloud technologies

  • Familiarity with statutes and regulations across multiple industries relevant to IT (e.g. SOX 404, HIPAA, FedRAMP, GLB, Patriot Act)

  • Security focused industry certifications such as a CISA, CISM, CISSP, CCSP, CRISC, CCISO, or AWS Associate Architect

  • Knowledge of information security related solutions, tools, and utilities

  • Excellent verbal and written skills

  • Willing to travel up to 25%

Bonus points:

  • Additional industry certifications, such as MCSD, MCSE, or CCNA

Why you’ll want to join us:

Our people make Coalfire great. We work together on interesting things and achieve exceptional results. We act as trusted advisors to our customers and are committed to client-focused innovation as well as innovation in the industries that we serve. Coalfire offers our people the chance to grow professionally with colleagues they like and respect while tackling challenges that stretch their minds and expand their skill sets. We’re connected by our desire to innovate and our goal of helping to make the world a more secure place.

Coalfire’s high energy, challenging, and fast-paced work environment will keep you engaged and motivated. Work-life balance is a core priority at Coalfire – we work hard and we play hard, and the two often overlap. We host family-friendly events and happy hours along with professional meetups and informal networking sessions, and we’re active in our communities. Plus, we offer great benefits, including:

  • Health, dental, and vision insurance with an employer contribution

  • Flexible paid time off (employees are encouraged to spend four weeks away from the office each year)

  • A generous 401(k) plan

  • A corporate wellness program

  • Tuition reimbursement

  • A kitchen stocked with snacks, coffee, and tasty beverages

Coalfire is an EEO employer.