DoD Security Accreditation Specialist

Contract - Remote
Second Front Systems (2F) is seeking a motivated DoD Security Accreditation Specialist to support our team. We are a fast-growing entrepreneurial team working at the convergence of technology and national security. The work will be dynamic and wide-ranging supporting the deployment and scale of our Game Warden Platform.

This position is responsible for preparing the software accreditation packages, Risk Management Framework (RMF) reviews, and creating and maintaining all associated administrative requirements.

Note: This position requires U.S. citizenship due to government contract requirements.

What You'll do

  • Own the development of the Game Warden Platform as a Service (PaaS) accreditation packages by building and maintaining artifacts applicable to the NIST 800-53 and Risk Management Framework for FEDRAMP and Department of Defense (DoD) Authority to Operate (ATO)
  • Develop Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs),  plans, and other internal policies. Create, track, and update operational instructions, SOPs, and other documentation, including plans, information briefings, and comment resolution matrix in support of cyber operations and Cybersecurity Service Provider (CSSP) activities
  • Develop documentation that incorporates content provided by subject matter experts and prepare that documentation and communications related to accreditation and certification packages
  • Build, maintain, and update the Cybersecurity Accreditation Program information and ensure that it reflects mission, policy, doctrine, tactics, techniques, and procedural changes, as appropriate
  • Keep documentation up to date as changes occur and to maintain accreditation including developing, incorporating additions, deletions, or changes into the Cybersecurity baseline, certification frameworks, architecture diagrams, schema, procedures, candidate publications, and other documents as appropriate
  • Produce the Cybersecurity accreditation documents that codify the Cybersecurity programs' policies, processes, and procedures and provide stakeholders visibility into the strategic, operational, and technical elements of an accreditation program according to the format agreed to and aligned with guidance
  • Prepare and submit application packages and associated documentation for external accreditation of certification programs in accordance with federal and Department of Defense (DoD) guidance and respond to related questions and issues
  • Manage, track, audit and report on certification maintenance activities in accordance with established and documented procedures. Recommend and assist with implementation of process improvement to increase efficiency and effectiveness, and document accordingly
  • Support leadership and other stakeholder-directed requests for letters, reports, and other communications-related activities, including Reports on Cybersecurity Accreditation and Certification
  • Shepherd all work products through appropriate review and coordination activities
  • Assess the risk of identified issues regarding security controls and make recommendations to leadership on the level of risk, possible mitigations, and suggested resolution
  • Track Plan of Action and Milestones (POA&M) items as well as ATO conditions and create tickets to be assigned to the engineering team for implementation
  • Assist with the preparation of briefing materials for the government Information System Security Manager (ISSM) and Authorizing Official (AO)


  • Top Secret Security Clearance required
  • OSCAL Compliance Automation & Implementation Experience preferred 
  • Have a strong interest in matters of national security
  • Familiarity with Cloud Infrastructure to include AWS, GCP, IaC, Containers, Software
  • Development, and Kubernetes

Skills you'll bring to the table

  • Familiarity with NIST 800-53 or FEDRAMP
  • Cloud based Cybersecurity experience (AWS, GCP, Azure, etc)
  • Proven experience writing, interpreting, applying DoD/RMF policy and guidance
  • Experience working on certification programs and policy development
  • Strong technical proficiency and ability to communicate effectively with engineers
  • Strong Organizational skills
This role is full-time. As a public benefit corporation, we’re a team of purpose-driven trailblazers transforming the future of U.S. national security. We hire the best to do their best and, as such, we are committed to providing the perks and benefits you need to be successful—both in- and outside the workplace.

We offer you:
Competitive Salary
100% Healthcare, vision and dental coverage
401(k) + 3% company contribution
Wellness perks (Fitness classes, mental health resources)
Equity incentive plan
Tech + office supplies stipend
Annual professional development stipend
Flexible paid time off + federal holidays off
Parental leave
Work from anywhere
Referral Bonus

Visit our careers page to learn more.

At Second Front Systems (2F), we equip defense and national security professionals for long-term, continuous competition for access to emerging technologies. Founded by two former U.S. Marines with firsthand experience of the dangers outdated technology poses in combat, our team is dedicated to fast-tracking government access to disruptive, commercially-proven technology for U.S. national security missions. 

Our Game Warden product, a fully managed and compliant DevSecOps platform, accelerates the process for accrediting software as a service (SaaS) applications for government use.

Learn how 2F can help you make an impact on national security missions at

Research shows that candidates from underrepresented backgrounds often don't apply for roles if they don't meet all the criteria

We strongly encourage you to apply if you’re interested—We'd love to know how you can amplify our team with your unique experience.
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