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Job #: R-00097258-OTHLOC-6314
Location: Remote, US
Category: Cyber Operations
Schedule (FT/PT): Full Time
Travel Required: No
Shift: Day
Potential for Telework: Yes, 75%
Clearance: None
Referral Eligibility: Eligible
Referral Bonus Amount: $5000
Group: Intelligence

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Job Description:

Leidos has an immediate need for an experienced Senior Vulnerability Assessor to work as a Team Lead for a new customer on a highly-visible and strategic Cybersecurity Task Order. Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) Security Operations Center (SOC) is a US Government program responsible to prevent, identify, contain and eradicate cyber threats to

CISA networks through monitoring, intrusion detection and protective security services to CISA information systems including local area networks/wide area networks (LAN/WAN), commercial Internet connection, public facing websites, wireless, mobile/cellular, cloud, security devices, servers and workstations.  The CISA SOC is responsible for the overall security of CISA Enterprise-wide information systems, and collects, investigates and reports any suspected and confirmed security violations.

Primary Responsibilities:

Manage enterprise vulnerability compliance and will conduct vulnerability assessments of IT systems. The VAT team is responsible for the Information Security Vulnerability Management Program and internal/external Vulnerability Assessment program. The VAT team completes vulnerability assessments, authors security advisories,  identifies opportunities for improvement, and communicates recommended solutions for addressing vulnerabilities.  The right candidate will have the expertise to perform the following:

  • Respond to DHS/CISA issued security related alerts, bulletins, and notifications to all components based on identified software and hardware vulnerabilities and monitor for compliance

  • Continuously research emerging threats to the environment in order to disseminate the information to all stakeholders, immediately assess the known environment for presence of the vulnerability, and work with the DHS/CISA Security Operations and enterprise networking teams to proactively block exploitation within the DHS environment

  • Track and report on vulnerability mitigation

  • Present vulnerability scan results to leadership, auditors, systems engineers

  • Support CISA environment through conducting scheduled and ad-hoc vulnerability scanning

  • Employ ad-hoc or emergency scanning to support targeted incident investigations, escalation and emergency response to security events in accordance with documented procedures

  • Coordinate with component security staff to explain findings, provide recommendations on mitigations, and advocate for mitigation of vulnerabilities

  • Conduct, operate, and maintain assessments and the resulting Vulnerability Assessment (VA) data and reports

  • Conduct Host-based and Network Vulnerability Assessments

  • Conduct Database Vulnerability Assessments

  • Conduct Web-based Vulnerability Assessments

  • Mentor Junior VAT Team members

Basic Qualifications

Ability to obtain an Entry of Duty (EOD) Public Trust

BS degree and 8 -10 years of prior relevant experience

Additional years of experience and cyber certifications may be considered in lieu of a degree

  • Extensive experience performing IT security risk and vulnerability assessments

  • Experience administering and configuring Tenable Security Center a must

  • Strong understanding and experience running and growing a Vulnerability Management Program

  • Familiarly with other vulnerability tools such as DBProtect, WebInspect, Nexpose, Qualys, etc.

Preferred Qualifications

List additional skills and experience that is “nice to have” but not required. 

Prefer one of the following certifications:

  • GIAC Web Applications Penetration Tester (GWAPT)

  • GIAC Penetration Tester (GPEN)

  • Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH)

  • Certified Information Security Manager (CISM)

  • Certified Web Application Defender (GWEB)

  • Certified Information System Security Professional (CISSP)

Pay Range:

Pay Range $94,250.00 - $145,000.00 - $195,750.00

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 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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