FedRAMP Audit Consultant

First Information Technology Services (FITS) has been providing Information Security, Cloud Computing Security, and IT consulting services since 2000. FITS consultants perform comprehensive assessments from beginning to end to produce meaningful, actionable reports that fit within an organization's comprehensive risk strategy.  

Category: Audit & Advisory 

Schedule (FT/PT): Full Time 

Travel Required: 0-10%  

Shift: Day 

Potential for Telework: Yes, 100%, Local Applicants Preferred 

Clearance: None Required 

FITS is seeking a Consultant to support cloud cybersecurity compliance consulting and auditing. Our consultants provide subject matter expertise on contracts supporting cloud service providers large and small who are seeking to achieve or maintain cybersecurity certifications for their cloud service offerings. Team members work diligently and collaboratively to identify risks associated with security gaps in our clients’ cloud services and provide recommendations on how those gaps may be addressed. FITS Cybersecurity Compliance Consultants provide guidance to clients regarding security requirements for a variety of compliance frameworks and their technical and operational implementations. 

This is a full-time salaried position with compensation based on experience and overall strength of the candidate. The ideal candidate will have meticulous attention to detail, strong communication skills, a broad understanding of IT and cybersecurity topics, and some prior experience with security controls. 

What you’ll do: 

  1. Engage in IT system security consultation within cloud-based environments in accordance with NIST 800-53, FedRAMP, CNSSI 1253, and other cybersecurity frameworks
  2. Conduct client interviews and assessments of client cloud IT architecture for compliance with security requirements
  3. Evaluate risks associated with systems or planned changes and recommend mitigation strategies
  4. Develop IT security deliverables, including security policies, standards, plans, and architectural guidance for client systems
  5. Educate clients on the ins and outs of architecting and maintaining a compliant system efficiently 

Required Qualifications: 

  • Clearance: None 
  • Citizenship: None Required  
  • Education: Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited academic institution in a relevant field (e.g. cybersecurity, IT, computer science) or equivalent experience 
  • Experience: 5-8 years’ experience in cybersecurity, IT audit, or IT/cloud operations 
  • Excellent written and verbal communication and interpersonal skills
  • Strong attention to detail, organization, resourcefulness, and critical thinking skills
  • At least one of the following certifications or similar:
    • CompTIA  Security+
    • Certified Information System Security Professional or Associate (CISSP or Associate)
    • ISACA Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA)
    • CompTIA Advanced Security Practitioner Continuing Education (CASP+) Continuing Education (CE)
    • CompTIA Cloud+ (Cloud+)
    • AWS/Azure/GCP specific certifications 

Preferred Qualifications: 

  • Exposure to FISMA, FedRAMP, and/or NIST 800-53 compliance frameworks 
  • Exposure to other cybersecurity frameworks such as SOC2, ISO 27001, PCI DSS, HITRUST CSF 
  • Experience with or knowledge of major IaaS/PaaS cloud services: AWS, GCP, Azure 
  • Experience implementing information security principles and risk assessment techniques 
  • Experience completing tasks and deliverables with minimal supervisory oversight 
  • Proficiency in one or more of the following areas: system administration, cloud administration, systems engineering, security operations, automation, cybersecurity audit. 

The successful candidate for this position will be subject to a pre-employment background check. 

Pay Range: $110,000- $130,000 

The FITS pay range for this job level is a general guideline only and not a guarantee of compensation or salary. Additional factors considered in extending an offer include (but are not limited to) responsibilities of the job, education, experience, knowledge, skills, and abilities, as well as internal equity, alignment with market data, or other law. 

First Information Technology Services, Inc. believes that a well-rounded compensation package helps teams members thrive in their work and home life. FITS proudly invests in benefits for its employees, covering 100% of health, dental, and vision coverage for employees and their dependents (including domestic partners), paid time off, holidays, matching 401(K), short/long term disability, and parental leave. FITS also provides up to $5,000 annually for professional development, including reimbursement of job-related training classes, seminars, tuition, and certification expenses. 

FITS is an Equal Opportunity Employer and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any kind. FITS is committed to the principle of equal employment opportunity for all employees and to provide employees with a work environment free of discrimination and harassment. All employment decisions at FITS are based on business needs, job requirements, and individual qualifications, regardless of race, color, ethnicity, age, religion or belief, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, national origin, family or parental status, disability, military or veteran status, or any other status protected by the laws or regulations in the locations where we operate. 

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