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HarmonyTech IT Security Assurance Manager in New Orleans, Louisiana

HarmonyTech is seeking an IT Security Assurance Manager who will be responsible and accountable for all security activities related to our client IT infrastructure, applications, development, and operations. The successful candidate will work closely and be accountable to the Government Information Systems Security Officer (ISSO) to ensure all IT infrastructure and systems meet all applicable NIST, and agency security requirements.

Position is available in New Orleans, LA (no telework), requires public trust clearance, and US citizenship.


  • Advise the ISSO regarding security considerations in applications systems procurement and development, implementation, operation and maintenance, and disposal activities (life cycle management).

  • Lead all contractor security staff in meeting Government objectives and mandates.

  • Ensure that all applicable NIST SP 800-53 security controls are addressed during development. Works closely with development leads, solution architects, DBAs, and System Administrators to ensure that all TIMS development and Operations meets applicable NIST, DOI, and OMB security requirements and guidelines.

  • Report POA&M status to ISSO.

  • Participate in IT Security, Configuration Management and Change Management Board meetings.

  • Work with the ISSO to manage IT related activities of the Client's Continuous Diagnostics and Mitigation program. This includes coordinating control assessments during the year. Provides input to ISSO on all security related data calls (e.g. FISMA quarterly updates).

  • Identify and reports any potential IT weakness/vulnerability to the ISSO. This includes updating the Client's Trigger Log with any security findings or control failures.

  • Assist in the determination of appropriate security configuration commensurate with the level of data sensitivity.

  • Assist in the development and maintenance of security and contingency plans for the program.

  • Work with the ISSO on security impact analysis of system safeguards and program elements and in Authorization and Assessment (A&A) activities.

  • Coordinate the resolution of weaknesses identified in POA&Ms.

  • Report POA&M resolution status to the ISSO on a regular basis. Prioritizes action plans based on input from ISSO and other Government stakeholders. Works with POA&M owners to ensure timely status reporting to the ISSO.

  • Act as the main Contractor point of contact (POC) for all security incidents involving the program.

  • Provide oversight of vulnerability scanning and penetration testing of systems/networks.

  • Ensure that vulnerability mitigation is performed according to Government policy and procedure including the tracking of residual vulnerabilities.

  • Supports the ISSO in all third-party assessments (e.g. OIG assessments).


  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Cyber Security, Engineering, Information Systems or similar technical disciplines

  • 7+ years of experience in hands-on roles providing information security engineering, architecture, and governance support

  • 3+ years in a Security Assurance Manager or similar role

  • Must hold a nationally recognized security certification (e.g. CISSP, CISM)

  • Deep knowledge of Security Frameworks such as NIST 800-53 rev4

  • Deep knowledge of Security Engineering for Application Development

If you are interested and feel that you would exceed in the position, we invite you to apply. During this phase of our recruiting effort, we will not be able to accept telephone calls. Only those candidates meeting the requirements will be contacted. No recruiters please.

About HarmonyTech

We have been delivering information technology services and solutions across the Federal government and commercial clients for over a decade. Our employees are the most important assets of our company because they delivery value and care for our clients. We are a company of passionate technologist constantly evolving in our understanding and application of technology to best fulfill our client?s mission needs. We operate under a flat and efficient organizational structure to ensure our hand-picked consultants have the flexibility to take risks and be innovative. We typically work in small, agile teams as we design and develop solutions to address our client?s business challenges. Our success is measured with every satisfied customer and employee.

Why you want to join us

  • You have a passion for solving our customers complex business problems

  • Awesome learning and professional development opportunities

  • A culture built on teamwork and excellence


HarmonyTech offers a highly competitive salary and benefits package including:

  • Medical/Dental/Vision Insurance (company contributes 85% of the entire premium)

  • Short/Long Term Disability Coverage

  • Life and AD&D Insurance

  • 401(k) Retirement Plan with Company Match

  • Commuter Benefits (company contributes $100/mo for you to allocate between mass transit and parking expenses)

  • Tuition Reimbursement

  • Employee Referral Bonus

  • Paid Federal Holidays

  • Accrued Paid Time Off

  • Click the benefits package link above to check out the benefits we offer


HarmonyTech believes in a policy of equal employment and opportunity for all people based on merit. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer (EEO) and Drug Free Workplace Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or national origin or any other category protected by applicable federal, state or local laws.

The statements herein are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees and are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel. Additionally, they do not establish a contract for employment and are subject to change at the discretion of HarmonyTech.