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Job #: R-00094398
Location: Silver Spring, MD
Category: Cyber Operations
Schedule (FT/PT): Full Time
Travel Required: Yes, 25% of the time
Shift: Rotating
Potential for Telework: No
Clearance: Top Secret
Referral Eligibility: Eligible
Referral Bonus Amount: $2000
Group: Civil

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Job Description:

Leidos is looking for an Incident Responder to join our Enterprise Security Operations Center (ESOC) in support of our customer at the Department of Commerce (DOC). The DOC ESOC comprises 20 analysts and engineers across multiple functions. This IR team collectively supports 6am-6pm Eastern Time coverage between its Washington DC and Fairmont, West Virginia locations. On-call rotation for escalation as needed for night/weekends (coordinated with manager each month for the on-call schedule). 

Note that at this particular time, the Washington DC facility is closed due to COVID restrictions and employees will have to work from home unless specific actions requires onsite support. While the Fairmont location is open and fully operational. This is subject to change based on the agency's guidance. 

Responsibilities:

  • Act as main investigators for potential incidents identified by cyber analysts
  • Handle incidents through their lifecycle; work with DOC users to analyze, triage, contain, and remediate security incidents
  • Responsible for the coordination and reporting of incident related data between internal offices and third parties
  • Document and communicate guidance to end users, DOC Bureaus, and senior officials
  • Preparing situational awareness reports for DOC, Bureaus, and/or DOC management
  • Assist with the development and documentation of processes to ensure consistent and scalable response operations, and ensure continuous improvement to the customer's incident response plan
  • Timely dissemination of information to the appropriate stakeholders
  • Other incident response related duties as assigned

Required Skills:

  • Requires BS degree with 4+ years of prior relevant experience in order to operate within the scope contemplated by the level; experience in lieu of degree may be acceptable
  • Familiarity with information security publications (e.g., NIST 800-53)
  • Familiarity or experience in Cyber Kill Chain methodology
  • Inquisitive, problem-solving oriented
  • Solid understanding of cyber landscape and typical threat vectors
  • Possess a wide range of knowledge of information security tools and techniques
  • Ability to analyze firewall logs, Full Packet Capture (PCAP), IDS alerts, Anti-malware alerts, Host Intrusion Prevent System (HIPS), and server and application logs
  • Conduct reviews and analysis of proxy logs, Microsoft Windows and Active Directory logs, Orchestrator logs, and malicious code and other attack artifacts
  • Able to effectively manage evolving and competing objectives 
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision, in order to meet deadlines
  • Detail and process oriented 
  • Must have at least one of the following certifications: CERT Certified Computer Security Incident Handler, ECC CEH (Electronic Commerce Council Certified Ethical Hacker), GCIH (GIAC Certified Incident Handler), GISF (GIAC Information Security Fundamentals), CISSP (ISC2 Certified Information System Security Professional).Additional certifications at an equivalent may also be considered.

Preferred Skills:

  • Ability to perform deep dive investigations from start to finish of a security incident using data from both host based and network based devices.
  • Ability to forensically investigate both Windows and Linux devices for compromise.
  • Ability to analyze malicious files through code analysis/reverse engineering.
  • Ability to perform introspection of incident for after action reports to both technical and non-technical staff
  • Exposure to handling classified incidents
  • Understanding of offensive security (threat hunting and penetration testing)
  • Understanding of SIEM and SOAR products
  • Understanding of EDR technologies
  • Scripting capabilities

Clearance Requirement:

  • Must be US Citizen
  • Fully adjudicated or interim Top Secret clearance

Location:

  • Washington, DC
  • Fairmont, WV

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 www.Leidos.com.

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