Leidos has an immediate need for a Linux Security Engineer for a new customer on a highly visible and strategic Cybersecurity Task Order. The Linux Security Engineer will need to be a self-starter with excellent analytical and problem-solving skills, flexibility, good judgment, and the ability to coordinate multiple, concurrent tasks in an effective manner. This individual will work with internal team members to ensure that systems are functional, secure, and scalable. The systems and networks developed will be used to collect and process data and improve the customer’s security infrastructure. The Linux Security Engineer will support the design and development of cybersecurity tools and technology along with integration of new architectural features into existing infrastructures while maintaining the integrity and security of enterprise-wide systems and networks.
Conceptualize, design, build and maintain current and future customer-supported tools and platforms
Manage multiple assignments and work independently with minimal oversight
Produce system design documents. Support architectural analysis of cyber security features and existing system related to future needs and trends
Review and provide input to system requirements based on cybersecurity posture
Compile industry best practices and lessons learned into future iterations and new designs
Provide broad-based experience in IT Service Management. Apply the experience to specific cyber security initiatives relating to system design, development, operations and maintenance
Employ measures to ensure the deployed infrastructure is secure and available
Advise and assist team members to deploy and configure collection services and tools
Develop processes to evaluate and improve all operating systems, hardware, software and firmware solutions
Work closely with stakeholders to solve technical problems at the network, system and application levels
Collaborate, coordinate and build relationships with customer representatives and external stakeholders
Conduct periodic architectural reviews of installed sensors to assess effectiveness and propose optimal installation alternatives as required
Draft technical documentation, reports and presentations as needed for customer or internal use
Manage physical and virtual infrastructure and troubleshoot problems to successful completion
Create and manage shell scripts for task automation and log extraction
Develop solutions to complex technical issues
Provide follow-up reports (technical findings, feedback, resolution steps taken) for root cause analysis, engineering technical assessments and process improvement initiatives
Provide training and documentation for customer and internal teams
Review and approve documentation and diagrams (e.g., system specifications)
Identify tasks and issues that may have an impact on service levels or schedules and provide realistic schedule and cost estimates
Maintain a current working knowledge of IT development methodology, architecture design, security best practices and technical standards
Communicate with other technical leads, IT groups and customer reps so they understand all aspects of proposed changes/solutions
BS degree in Science, Technology, Engineering, Math or related field and 10-12 years of prior relevant experience with a focus on cybersecurity OR Masters with 8-10 years of prior relevant experience
Extensive expertise with Azure services and components to build, manage, and maintain Azure Cloud environments
Experience installing, configuring, securing and troubleshooting Linux in a Cloud environment, preferably in Azure
Extensive automation experience with PowerShell and Shell Scripting for automating repeatable tasks and installations
Extensive knowledge of server operations and maintenance
Extensive experience managing enterprise networks
Understanding of cloud terminology, architecture, and tools to include installing, provisioning and monitoring
Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Entry on Duty (EOD) is required to support this program
Candidate must, at a minimum, have one of these certifications:
SANS: GCIH, GCWN, GISF, GISP, GSSP, GICSP, GSSP
Carnegie Mellon: SEI
ISC2: CCSP, CISSP, CSSLP, SSCP
Cisco: CCNP, CCNP Security, CCIE Security
EC_Council: CEH, ECSP
Microsoft: MCSE (Server), Azure Administrator Associate, Cybersecurity Architect Expert, Azure Solutions Architect Expert
Red Hat: RHCA, RHCE
Splunk: Certified Splunk Architect
Current Top Secret clearance
Experience administrating PKI and HSM Environments
Experience installing, configuring, and maintaining tools such as Tanium, Nessus, Forescout and Cyberark in a hybrid-cloud environment
Experience automating management tasks with Ansible, Puppet, or Chef
Experience working among different Cloud Provider environments (Azure, AWS, GCP)
Experience with RHEL
Experience with Gemalto
Experience developing in Bash, Python, and/or Powershell
Experience working with SIEM tools such as Splunk to ingest, normalize, store, and maintain data from endpoint, network, and application sourcetypes
Pay Range:Pay Range $113,100.00 - $174,000.00 - $234,900.00
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.
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