To our valued Leidos candidates:

Coronavirus is on everyone's mind with the effects being felt around the world. The markets are volatile, and we're all concerned for the health and safety of our families, friends, and colleagues. Please know that we're taking all necessary measures to safeguard our employees, customers and the communities in which we live, including following all recommended best practices around social distancing.

With that in mind, in an abundance of caution, we are canceling all face to face career events, such as job fairs and open house events. In the coming days and weeks, we will be hosting career events virtually, using our online chat tools so that we may continue our hiring practice safely and securely. You can find available virtual career events at

We are using telephone meetings and online chats via Brazen to conduct interviews and hiring discussions, and we are offering options for video interviews so that you can have a virtual face to face meeting with your potential new leader. We do not conduct interviews or extend offers via text or chat based social media, such as WhatsApp or MySpace.

Leidos will never ask you to provide payment-related information at any part of the employment application process, nor will Leidos ever advance money as part of the hiring process. And Leidos will communicate with you only through emails that are generated by automated system. If you receive an email purporting to be from Leidos that asks for payment-related information or any other personal information, please report the email to Chris Scalia, Leidos’ Senior Vice President of Talent Acquisition, at [email protected].

As a company, as a country, as a world, we have confronted challenging moments before. We are confident that, guided by our values and the strength of our community as well as the commitment we have to the important work we do each day, we will find our way through this time together. We will do this with the care and concern for one another and the common good that defines. Please keep those impacted by the virus in your thoughts.

Close Window
Join our talent network
Skip to main content

Job #: R-00093821
Location: Herndon, VA
Category: Security Architecture and Engineering
Schedule (FT/PT): Full Time
Travel Required: No
Shift: Day
Clearance: Top Secret
Referral Eligibility: Eligible
Referral Bonus Amount: $5000
Group: Intelligence

This job posting is no longer active.

Share: mail twitter linkedin


Job Description:

The Transportation and Border Security Services (T&BSS) Division has an opening in Northern Virginia for a Security Engineering Lead to support our TSA customer in their Security Operations Center.  The Security Engineer will be a Lead, which means the candidate will need to be technically proficient, analytical, adept at problem-solving, able to prioritize multiple competing priorities, and skilled at delegating work among a team of security engineers. The Lead will ensure integration of tools and architectural features into existing infrastructure, guarantee enterprise security, and support cybersecurity tool design, development, deployment, and maintenance.

**This position offers remote flexibility. However, must be local to report onsite when needed.**

Primary Responsibilities

  • Lead the development and operation of log and monitoring management systems, security event monitoring systems, network-based and host-based intrusion detection systems, malware detection and enterprise-level antivirus solutions/systems, and encryptions standards

  • Produce system design documents. Support architectural analysis of cyber security features and existing system related to future needs and trends

  • Review and approve documentation and diagrams (e.g., system specifications)

  • Work closely with relevant stakeholders to solve technical problems at the network, system and application levels

  • Operate, manage, monitor and maintain network security devices and technologies, including firewalls, routers, VPN, IDS sensors, proxies, wireless access points, PKI, domain controllers, security information event managers, etc.

  • Establish SE processes, select and deploy tools to accomplish analysis, problem diagnosis and solution design, integration and test preparation, risk assessment and mitigation planning, and related activities

  • Lead team of application developers to design, build, deploy, and operate the tools that make Enterprise Security Architecture and Design a reality

  • Draft, review, and understand policies, controls and baselines for a wide range of operating systems (e.g. Windows, OS X, Linux, etc.), network equipment (e.g. routers, switches) and network security devices (e.g. firewalls, IDS sensors, proxy servers, VPN concentrators, etc.)

  • Ensure compliance with standards and policies, provide subject matter expertise on the practical application and implementation of best practices in an enterprise network security environment

  • Lead change, problem and incident management concepts by employing methodologies (e.g. ITIL, COBIT) and best practices

  • Sort, prioritize, and present big data on enterprise security events using dashboards, reports, and presentations

Minimum Requirements include:

  • Current Top Secret clearance

  • A minimum of 8 years of in Security Engineering and a Bachelors degree in Information Technology or related disciplines; years of experience may be considered in lieu of a degree

  • Must possess one of the following certifications; RHCE, AWS SA Professional, MCSE or CCNP

  • Experience installing, configuring, securing, and troubleshooting CentOS, and RHEL, and Linux Operation Systems

  • Extensive automation experience with PowerShell, Python, and Bash scripting for automating repeatable tasks and installations

  • Extensive knowledge of virtual and physical server operations and maintenance

  • Must be organized and possess keen attention to detail

  • Must possess strong written and verbal communication skills

  • Normal working hours of 8:00am – 5:00pm, however, actual hours may vary depending on mission requirements

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience automating management tasks with Ansible, Puppet, or Chef

  • Expertise with Cloud Service Providers, cloud architectures, and cloud solutions

  • Experience working among different Cloud Provider environments (Azure, AWS, GCP)

  • 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 source types.

  • Experience leading engineering team

  • Experience architecting, designing

Pay Range:

Pay Range $97,500.00 - $150,000.00 - $202,500.00

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.


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 47,000 employees support vital missions for government and commercial customers. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, Leidos reported annual revenues of approximately $14.4 billion for the fiscal year ended December 30, 2022.   For more information, visit

Pay and Benefits

Pay and benefits are fundamental to any career decision. That's why we craft compensation packages that reflect the importance of the work we do for our customers. Employment benefits include competitive compensation, Health and Wellness programs, Income Protection, Paid Leave and Retirement. More details are available here.

Securing Your Data

Beware of fake employment opportunities using Leidos’ name. Leidos will never ask you to provide payment-related information during any part of the employment application process (i.e., ask you for money), nor will Leidos ever advance money as part of the hiring process (i.e., send you a check or money order before doing any work). Further, Leidos will only communicate with you through emails that are generated by the automated system – never from free commercial services (e.g., Gmail, Yahoo, Hotmail) or via WhatsApp, Telegram, etc. If you received an email purporting to be from Leidos that asks for payment-related information or any other personal information (e.g., about you or your previous employer), and you are concerned about its legitimacy, please make us aware immediately by emailing us at [email protected].

If you believe you are the victim of a scam, contact your local law enforcement and report the incident to the U.S. Federal Trade Commission.

Commitment to Diversity

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.

This job posting is no longer active.

Related Opportunities

Talent Community

Join our Talent Community to create a profile, enabling a streamlined application process and to help our recruiters better understand your areas of expertise and interest.

Join our Talent Community