Leidos is seeking a Principal Cyber Security Engineer where in this role the individual is responsible for protecting the customer’s information systems and networks from potential cyber-attacks. The Cyber Security Engineer must display an excellent understanding of technology and utilization of Firewalls (Security Groups), VPNs, Data Loss Prevention (DPS), IDS/IPS, Web-Proxy and Security Audits.
Candidates will work directly with Team leads, developers and operations personnel throughout a DevSecOps life cycle both on policy and technical implementation of technologies. This role is a hybrid role with a combination of some onsite and remote.
Plan, implement, manage, monitor, and upgrade security measures for the protections of information systems and networks
Design, configure, implement, and maintain all security platforms and their associated software, such as firewalls (Security Groups), intrusion detection/intrusion prevention, anti-virus/malware (HBSS), cryptography systems (Vormetric), SIEM (Splunk), , and MDM
Conduct ongoing assessment of firewall, SIEM, SSL, application control, antivirus, and other network component policies
Investigate and respond to cyber security incidents (system and/or network breaches, malware attacks) and implement forensic investigations
Formulate systems and methodologies as well as respond to security related events and assist in remediation efforts
Participate in the change management process
Test and identify network and system vulnerabilities
Manage and review security logs, audit data and taking required actions
Ensure network security best practices are implemented through auditing: router, switch, firewall configurations, change control, and monitoring
Provide periodic vulnerability testing, and lead remediation projects
Coordinate, and monitor log analysis for our managed services offerings, to ensure customer policy and security requirements are met
Configure and troubleshoot security infrastructure devices and software
Develop technical solutions and new security tools to help mitigate security vulnerabilities and automate repeatable tasks in a consultative role
Experience with incident detection, incident response and forensics activities
Experience with implementing and managing Network and Application Firewalls, SIEM (e.g., Splunk), end-point security (IDS/IPS and HBSS)
Knowledge of networking protocols, such as TCP/IP, LAN/WAN concepts
Experience with automation (e.g., Ansible, CloudFormation)
Strong attention to detail with analytical mind outstanding problem-solving skills
Awareness of Cybersecurity Trends and hacking Techniques.
Active TS SCI with polygraph.
Education & Experience:
Requires BS degree and 12+ years of prior relevant experience in order to operate within the scope contemplated by the level.
Experience with various security tools and processes such as Splunk, HBSS, IDS/IPS, VPN, Rapid 7, Webinspect, Appdetective
Experience with scripting languages (Python, Power Shell)
Experience with Cloud Computing Technologies/Amazon Web Services (AWS)
Experience with Agile Software Development
Experience maintaining virtual private networks, firewalls, web protocols
Experience with SAFe Agile Framework
Knowledge of potential attack vectors such as XSS, injection, hijacking and social engineering. Experience with health monitoring tools (Nagios, SolarWinds)
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.
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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