Information Assurance Specialist

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Long Beach, CA, United States


Full Time

21 days ago

Job description

At Vast, our mission is to contribute to a future where billions of people are living and thriving in space. We are building artificial gravity space stations, allowing long-term stays in space without the adverse effects of zero-gravity. Our initial crewed space habitat will be Haven-1, scheduled to be the world’s first commercial space station when it launches into low earth orbit in August 2025. Our team is all-in, committed to executing our mission safely and on time. If you want to work with the most talented people on Earth furthering space exploration for humanity, come join us.

Vast is looking for an Information Assurance Specialist, reporting to the Information Security Manager, to assist in the deployment and maintenance of the organization's growing information security compliance program. The Information Assurance Specialist supports the development of security policies and procedures, ensuring compliance with pertinent regulations and security standards (i.e. NIST SP 800-171 Rev 2). 

This will be a full-time, exempt position located in our Long Beach location.


  • Research, select/build, and implement a compliance platform to accurately report on the company’s compliance posture
  • Evaluate and recommend security technologies, tools, and best practices
  • Implement/maintain compliance documentation for multiple standards/requirements such as NIST 800-171, NIST CSF, CMMC 2.0, and ITAR/EAR
  • Implement/maintain threat modeling frameworks (i.e. SPARTA, MITRE D3FEND, etc.)
  • Spearhead change management and risk assessment efforts
  • Support all internal and external security assessments
  • Continuously monitor security systems, networks, and applications for compliance drift
  • Provide Information Security related training as required
  • Provide technical support to the Information Security Engineering function when appropriate

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science, Engineering, Information Security or related discipline or equivalent skills and experience
  • 2+ years of relevant experience
  • Previous experience implementing and documenting NIST standards (i.e. 800-53, 800-171, CSF)
  • Experience in continuously monitoring controls and conducting remediations
  • Experience in supporting certification assessments, gap assessments, self-assessments, and/or compliance audits.
  • Experience in conducting training exercises 
  • Proficient understanding of cloud systems such as AWS, Google, and Azure

Preferred Skills & Experience:

  • Professional certifications such as CISSP, CISM, CISA, or GIAC
  • Deep understanding of compliance requirements and certifications to include NIST 800-171, CMMC 2.0, DFARS 252.204-7012, and ITAR/EAR 
  • Proficiency in security tools such as SIEM, IDS/IPS, antivirus, and vulnerability scanning
  • Knowledge of network protocols, firewalls, and intrusion detection/prevention systems
  • Experience conducting social engineering campaigns
  • Prior experience working in the aerospace and/or defense industry
  • Familiarity with security SaaS solutions and relevant integrations
  • Prior experience working in a fast-paced startup environment

Additional Requirements:

  • Ability to travel up to 10% of the time
  • Willingness to work evenings and/or weekends to support critical mission milestones

Pay Range:

  • Information Assurance Specialist II: $130,000 - $165,000
Base salary will vary depending on job-related knowledge, education, skills, experience, business needs, and market demand. Salary is just one component of our comprehensive compensation package. Full-time employees also receive company equity, as well as access to a full suite of compelling benefits and perks, including: 100% medical, dental, and vision coverage for employees and dependents, flexible paid time off for exempt staff and up to 15 days of vacation for non-exempt staff, paid parental leave, short and long-term disability insurance, life insurance, free catered meals and snacks and beverages, access to a 401(k) retirement plan, One Medical membership, ClassPass credits, personalized mental healthcare through Spring Health, and other discounts and perks.


The person hired will have access to information and items subject to U.S. export controls, and therefore, must either be a “U.S. person” as defined by 22 C.F.R. § 120.62 or otherwise eligible for deemed export licensing. This status includes U.S. citizens, U.S. nationals, lawful permanent residents (green card holders), and asylees and refugees with such status granted, not pending.


Vast is an Equal Opportunity Employer; employment with Vast is governed on the basis of merit, competence and qualifications and will not be influenced in any manner by race, color, religion, gender, national origin/ethnicity, veteran status, disability status, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, mental or physical disability or any other legally protected status.

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