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Job #: R-00090787
Location: Bridgewater, VA
Category: Information Assurance
Schedule (FT/PT): Full Time
Travel Required: Yes, 50% of the time
Shift: Day
Potential for Telework: No
Clearance: Secret
Referral Eligibility: Eligible
Referral Bonus Amount: $3,000
Group: Defense

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Job Description:

Leidos is dedicated to making the world a safer place. This starts with helping our customers in the Defense Industry achieve their critical missions. From our airborne work with sensors alerting warfighters to what's over the next hill, to our autonomous maritime platforms protecting sea-lanes and shores; our dedicated Defense Group employees are solving critical challenges across the globe.

Use your Information Assurance knowledge to autonomously implement solutions by planning, training, and installing/configuring information systems supporting multiple deployed aerial surveillance platforms. Additional duties to be performed include system administration of Windows and Linux platforms, Crypto and COMSEC responsibilities, and assist IT and Technical Engineering co-workers in duties performed.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Assessment of information system security requirements, functionality, and the effectiveness of security solutions against present and projected threats.

  • Implement solutions by planning, training, and installing/configuring information systems while ensuring compliance under Configuration Management process.

  • Must be able to use DOD approved scanning tools to include but not limited to, McAfee HBSS, NESSUS (ACAS), SCC SCAP security configuration scanner, STIG Viewer, and nMAP.

  • Perform manual assessments in accordance with the latest DISA STIGs, with limited assistance on multiple Operating Systems to include but not limited to LINUX, UNIX, Microsoft products, and various network components.

  • Interpret security controls accurately with regard to system security posture, policy updates and configuration for information systems with regard to security and event logs.

  • Draft system security plans and other artifacts to satisfy certification and accreditation requirements under Risk Management Framework. Create, update and review Plan of Action and Milestones (POA&M) documentation for accreditation review and to maintain I/ATO status.

  • Ensuring all software, hardware and firmware changes are recorded as required by established configuration management procedures.

  • Ensuring systems are operated, maintained and disposed of in accordance with applicable federal and local security policies and procedures.

  • Conduct investigations of security incidents as well as providing protective and corrective measures in efforts to reduce incidents and risk.

  • Work with appointed IASO, SCA and other accrediting team members to re-mediate and mitigate findings.

  • Work with all team members to resolve issues and perform tasks in parallel.

  • Report to the supervisor periodically on team and individual work accomplishments, problems, progress in mastering tasks and work processes, and individual and team training needs.

Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in related technical field and minimum of four (4) years of technical IA experience; additional years of experience may be considered in lieu of a degree

  • Previous experience working with Risk Management Framework, NIST Publications, as well as Army Regulations (AR)

  • Must satisfy 8570.01-M IAT level II training requirements.

  • Must have one of the following certifications, Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) or Security + CE

  • Must be experienced using Audit tools S-CAP tools, NESSUS, WASP, and/or Gold Disk.

  • Must have strong technical skills in a variety of the following areas; networking, system engineering, CISCO, Windows OS platforms, Red hat, database design/admin.

  • Must have an active DoD Secret clearance, Top Secret/SCI eligibility.

OCONUS rotational travel is required for this position. To be considered for this position candidates MUST:

  • Be able to obtain a US passport & visa, International Drivers License to travel internationally.

  • Be willing to travel CONUS / OCONUS and work in Hardship and Hazardous designated locations.

  • Be willing to work long hours and / or non-regular hours with minimal notice.

  • Must be able to successfully accomplish the CONUS Replacement Center course which requires a successful deployment physical, immunizations and training.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Enterprise level HBSS administration and configuration

  • Enterprise level Security Center or ACAS administration and configuration

  • Prior military Airborne ISR and flight operations experience strongly desired.

  • Broad technology experience in systems engineering, ISR sensors, requirements tracking, testing and validation. "Hands-on" experience with systems for Airborne ISR programs and sensors.

  • Experience providing onsite support for multiple manned aerial ISR platforms

  • Prior LINUX and Microsoft Windows Administration


Pay Range:

Pay Range $74,750.00 - $115,000.00 - $155,250.00

The Leidos 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, applicable bargaining agreement (if any), or other law.

Covid Guidance for the US

In order to enter Leidos facilities in the U.S. and to attend Leidos events outside our facilities, employees are required to be vaccinated for COVID-19 or maintain proof of a negative COVID-19 test within 96 hours of entry. In addition, we are receiving guidance from certain customers that onsite contractor personnel will need to be fully vaccinated to access customer facilities. If you are not vaccinated, please consider getting your COVID-19 vaccination as soon as possible. If you have any questions, please contact your Talent Acquisition POC. 

About Leidos

Leidos is a Fortune 500® technology, engineering, and science solutions and services leader working to solve the world’s toughest challenges in the defense, intelligence, civil, and health markets. The company’s 44,000 employees support vital missions for government and commercial customers. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, Leidos reported annual revenues of approximately $13.7 billion for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2021. For more information, visit

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All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, race, ethnicity, age, national origin, citizenship, religion, physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, pregnancy, family structure, marital status, ancestry, domestic partner status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran or military status, or any other basis prohibited by law. Leidos will also consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories consistent with relevant laws.

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