← Back to Open Positions

Security Engineer, Federal Assurance

Washington, DC
Full Time

Our Security team works on operational issues at the leading edge of machine learning technology. You will join a creative and solutions-oriented team collaborating with internal teams at Scale and externally with our customers. Scale is looking for an experienced security and compliance professional to support Assessment and Authorization and agency audit activities for Scale’s products that are offered in the US Government and global Public Sector space. We are looking for relentlessly curious, deliberately open-minded, and action-oriented generalists who can design effective legal advice, internal policies, and operational processes while employing an empathetic interpersonal style. If you enjoy solving novel and challenging problems and building strong teams and relationships while doing it, we’d love to hear from you!

You will:

  • Lead public sector security compliance projects and audits (FedRAMP, DoD Cloud Computing SRG, NIST 800-53, NIST 800-171/CMMC)
  • Collaborate with product, engineering, security, operations, people operations, and legal to implement new technical, administrative, and operational controls
  • Work with 3PAOs and federal government AOs to achieve compliance certifications and reports
  • ​​Ensure the implementation, oversight, monitoring, and maintenance of security configurations, practices, and procedures 
  • Serve as a liaison between system owners and other security personnel, ensuring that selected security controls are effectively implemented and maintained throughout the lifecycle of projects
  • Act as a liaison between system owners and other security personnel to facilitate effective communication and collaboration
  • Develop, maintain, review, and update system security documentation on a continuous basis 
  • Conduct required vulnerability scans and develop Plan of Action and Milestones (POAMs) in response to reported security vulnerabilities. Manage risks by coordinating correction or mitigation actions and tracking the completion of POAMs 
  • Coordinate system owner concurrence for correction or mitigation actions and monitor security controls to maintain security Authorized To Operate (ATO)
  • Upload security control evidence to the Governance, Risk, and Compliance (GRC) application (eMASS or Xacta) to support security control implementation during the monitoring phase
  • Lead Risk Management Assessment and Authorization (A&A) processes for deployments
  • Perform Cloud system risk assessments, enhance process workflows, and develop new processes
  • Implement all applicable manual Security Technical Implementation Guides (STIGs), vendor hardening guides and ensuring timely installation of all available patches
  • Create and maintain ATO packages
  • Lead security compliance reviews for new products, changes, and features
  • Proactively evaluate and advise the business on new and evolving certification programs, requirements, and technologies
  • Develop and provide training to improve the security awareness and knowledge for all employees and contractors


Active US Top Secret security clearance with minimum IAT Level 2 certification (Security +, CASP, or similar) 

Ideally you’d have:

  • Experience implementing and maintaining some of the following frameworks and standards: FedRAMP, DoD Cloud Computing SRG, NIST 800-171, NIST 800-53, CMMC, NIST 800-53.
  • STIG/RMF policy knowledge & implementation, including validating compliance via ACAS and other relevant tests.
  • Experience in project management and taking projects from conception to launch
  • An ability to translate between business and technical risk and communicate clearly to leadership
  • Excellent organizational and communications skills
  • Understanding of cybersecurity controls for cloud service providers
  • Knowledge of AWS and other government authorized cloud services
  • 5+ years of security compliance or technology audit related experience


  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting, information systems, computer science, or a related field

Compensation packages at Scale include base salary, equity, and benefits. The range displayed on each job posting reflects the minimum and maximum target for new hire salaries for the position, determined by work location and additional factors, including job-related skills, experience, interview performance, and relevant education or training. Your recruiter can share more about the specific salary range for your preferred location during the hiring process. Scale employees are also granted Stock Options that are awarded upon board of director approval. You’ll also receive benefits including, but not limited to: Comprehensive health, dental and vision coverage, retirement benefits, a learning and development stipend, and generous PTO. Additionally, this role may be eligible for additional benefits such as a commuter stipend.

The base salary range for this full-time position in the location of Washington DC, Texas, Colorado is:
$165,600$198,720 USD

About Us:

At Scale, we believe that the transition from traditional software to AI is one of the most important shifts of our time. Our mission is to make that happen faster across every industry, and our team is transforming how organizations build and deploy AI.  Our products power the world's most advanced LLMs, generative models, and computer vision models. We are trusted by generative AI companies such as OpenAI, Meta, and Microsoft, government agencies like the U.S. Army and U.S. Air Force, and enterprises including GM and Accenture. We are expanding our team to accelerate the development of AI applications.

We believe that everyone should be able to bring their whole selves to work, which is why we are proud to be an affirmative action employer and inclusive and equal opportunity workplace. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability status, gender identity or Veteran status. 

We are committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodations to applicants with physical and mental disabilities. If you need assistance and/or a reasonable accommodation in the application or recruiting process due to a disability, please contact us at accommodations@scale.com. Please see the United States Department of Labor's Know Your Rights poster for additional information.

We comply with the United States Department of Labor's Pay Transparency provision

PLEASE NOTE: We collect, retain and use personal data for our professional business purposes, including notifying you of job opportunities that may be of interest and sharing with our affiliates. We limit the personal data we collect to that which we believe is appropriate and necessary to manage applicants’ needs, provide our services, and comply with applicable laws. Any information we collect in connection with your application will be treated in accordance with our internal policies and programs designed to protect personal data.

The future of your industry starts here.