Consultant, FedRAMP Assessment | Remote US

About Coalfire
Coalfire is on a mission to make the world a safer place by solving our clients’ toughest cybersecurity challenges. We work at the cutting edge of technology to advise, assess, automate, and ultimately help companies navigate the ever-changing cybersecurity landscape. We are headquartered in Denver, Colorado with offices across the U.S. and U.K., and we support clients around the world.
But that’s not who we are – that’s just what we do.
We are thought leaders, consultants, and cybersecurity experts, but above all else, we are a team of passionate problem-solvers who are hungry to learn, grow, and make a difference.
And we’re growing fast.
We’re looking for a Consultant to support our FedRAMP Assessment team.
Position Summary
The Security Consultant will work as part of a team assessing the security and compliance of client firms against regulatory and industry requirements and standards, and against security best practice frameworks. This role will have a strong understanding of framework requirements, perform audit/assessments, and develop reports for clients. They will work closely with Project Managers, Senior Managers, Directors, and other Delivery team members to effectively manage project timelines and deliverables.

What You’ll Do

    • Work collaboratively with a team of assessors as a compliance specialist in at least one area of expertise and assist with the planning of assessment for clients.
    • Draft audit programs that sufficiently address both the required objectives of the regulatory body and the complexity of the client environment.
    • Autonomously lead interview and inquiry walkthroughs with clients to determine the conformity of environments against stated requirements.
    • Assess security vulnerabilities against the appropriate security frameworks.
    • First-level reviewer of drafted audit planning and reporting materials.
    • Pursue and corroborate conclusions derived from inquiry procedures with client while ensuring diligent interview notes are captured.
    • Offline and remote evidence inspection of client provided documentation; appropriately mark artifacts requiring follow-up or additional clarification.
    • Assess client provided documentation for compliance with a variety of standards.
    • Prepare and review assessment reports.
    • Educate and interpret compliance activities for clients.
    • Manage priorities and tasks to achieve delivery utilization targets.
    • Ensure quality products and services are delivered on time per Coalfire quality standards.
    • Continuous professional development; maintain industry specific certifications, depth of knowledge, credentials, and designations.
    • Collaborate with project managers, quality management and/or other delivery team members to drive customer satisfaction and meet project deliverables.
    • Establish and maintain positive collaborative relationships with clients and stakeholders.
    • Identify upsell and cross sell opportunities; escalate to appropriate leadership.
    • Execute, examine, interview and test procedures in accordance with the appropriate control.
    • Ensure cybersecurity policies are adhered to and that required controls are implemented.
    • Review and assess respective information system security plans to ensure control requirements are met.
    • Understand how to apply quality standards and adhere to a minimum benchmark for quality assurance throughout the documentation of each work product or deliverable.
    • Provide advice to customers on issues affecting the scope of work in a manner that provides additional value.
    • Develop documentation and author recommendations associated with your findings on how to improve the customer’s security posture in accordance with appropriate controls.

What You’ll Bring

    • Minimum 2-3 years of experience in the IT industry, with strong familiarity with the applicable NIST Special Publications 800-37 Revision 2, 800-53 Revision 4 and/or 5, and 800-53A Revision 4.
    • Technical and detailed understanding of NIST 800-53 Rev 4 and 5 AT, CA, CM, CP, IR, MA, MP, PE, PL, PS, RA, SA, SI control families.
    • Ability to lead testing sessions for assigned controls.
    • Ability to independently research a technical topic and develop logical testing approaches to validate 800-53 control implementations.
    • Ability to assist team members with proper artifact collection and detail to client’s examples of artifacts that will satisfy assessment requirements.
    • Read and interpret all control families.
    • Read and interpret firewall rulesets and network/boundary/data flow diagrams.
    • Strong written and verbal communication skills including the ability to explain technical matters to a non-technical audience.
    • Strong personal initiative to appropriately manage time and meet deadlines.
    • Strong consulting skills; ability to advise and challenge the status quo while building strong relationships.
    • Ability to build high-trust relationships and credibility quickly.
    • Able to maintain a high attention to detail.
    • Ability to facilitate meetings to small or large groups.
    • Adept in handling conversations in a diplomatic and broad-minded fashion.
    • Demonstrate strong technical research skills.
    • Travel 20%.
    • Bachelor’s degree (four-year college or university) in IT or business, or equivalent combination of education and work experience.

Bonus Points

    • Expertise in security frameworks and regulatory requirements (such as FedRAMP, StateRAMP, SOC 2, ISO, NIST, COBIT, HIPAA/HITECH, HITRUST or PCI).
    • Experience working with technologies hosted via cloud computing environments (e.g., Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure, Google Cloud Platform).
    • Experience reviewing Nessus output a plus, along with basic knowledge of networking components and various operating systems in a cloud environment, including UNIX and Microsoft.
    • Expertise in other Security Frameworks (ISO, NIST, COBIT, HIPAA/HITECH, etc.) and regulatory requirements.
Why You’ll Want to Join Us
At Coalfire, you’ll find the support you need to thrive personally and professionally. In many cases, we provide a flexible work model that empowers you to choose when and where you’ll work most effectively – whether you’re at home or an office.
Regardless of location, you’ll experience a company that prioritizes connection and wellbeing and be part of a team where people care about each other and our communities. You’ll have opportunities to join employee resource groups, participate in in-person and virtual events, and more. And you’ll enjoy competitive perks and benefits to support you and your family, like paid parental leave, flexible time off, certification and training reimbursement, digital mental health and wellbeing support membership, and comprehensive insurance options.
At Coalfire, equal opportunity and pay equity is integral to the way we do business. A reasonable estimate of the compensation range for this role is $64,000 to $112,000 based on national salary averages. The actual salary offer to the successful candidate will be based on job-related education, geographic location, training, licensure and certifications and other factors. You may also be eligible to participate in annual incentive, commission, and/or recognition programs. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran.

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