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Job #: R-00098912
Location: Washington, DC
Category: Proj and Prog Management
Schedule (FT/PT): Full Time
Travel Required: Yes, 10% of the time
Shift: Day
Potential for Telework: No
Clearance: Secret
Referral Eligibility: Eligible
Referral Bonus Amount: $5000
Group: Intelligence

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Job Description:

Do you want to grow your career and be part of a team solving critical challenges that affect the world?  Then Leidos is the place for you!

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Continuous Diagnostics and Mitigation (CDM) Program Management Office (PMO) is a US Government program responsible to prevent, identify, contain, and eradicate cyber threats to DHS networks through monitoring, intrusion detection and protective security services for DHS 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 Leidos DHS CDM PMO effort has a need for a Security Orchestration, Automation and Response (SOAR) team lead who will manage the SOAR policies, procedures, processes, and regulations for the DHS CDM PMO effort.  The SOAR lead will create, document, and implement various plans and documents to enforce DHS policies and procedures.

Primary Responsibilities

The ideal SOAR Implementation lead is process driven, efficient, and strives to remove tedium from daily workflows. The SOAR Implementation lead will:

  • Support the development of custom software implementation plans for various customers.

  • Create plans/approaches to resolve software issues during the implementation process

  • Review and support the development of SOC/Incident Response and Remediation Playbooks

  • Be the central point of contact for the implementation team to include all coordination, tracking, and execution of the implementation process

  • Lead playbook design sessions or use-case automation processes

  • Identify requirements for each customer and guide them through the implementation process

  • Promote the teams capabilities and skills to make recommendations to customers to ensure success at the highest level

  • Communicate with executive leadership (internally or client) regarding matters of significant importance to the organization/project.

  • Identify and recommend adjustments that will support the improvement of the implementation process

  • Provide status reports to the customers and program manager as requested

  • Develops solutions that are highly innovative, and achieved through research and integration of best practices

  • Define, plan, and implement SOAR use-cases and integrations with other systems

The ideal candidate will possess:

  • Ability to independently prioritize and complete multiple tasks with little to no supervision

  • Flexible and adaptable self-starter with strong relationship-building skills

  • Strong problem-solving abilities with an analytic and qualitative eye for reasoning


  • Must have an active Secret Clearance and in addition, must have a current or be able to favorably pass a 5-year (BI) Background Investigation (DHS Entry on Duty) to join this program.

Basic Qualifications

  • Have a minimum of a bachelor’s degree coupled with 8+ years’ experience in the Computer Science, Information Technology, or Engineering arena or master’s degree with 6+ years of relevant experience.

  • Have superior writing, communication, and critical analysis skills

  • Have a deep understanding of Information Technology and Information Management concepts, processes, and procedures

  • Be a team player that works well in collaborative situations and autonomous environments

  • Have a solid background in Security Operations Centers (SOCs) and Incident Response (IR) processes and procedures

  • The ability to quickly grasp complex technical concepts and make them easily understandable verbally, in writing, and designing supporting network diagrams/illustrations as necessary

  • Have a strong understanding of modern cybersecurity technologies and methodologies, including:

  • Deploying and integrating SOAR platforms

  • Consulting on best practices for Security Operations Center/Incident Response functions

  • Developing and implementing automation and orchestration capabilities to streamline operations

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience in any leading SOAR platform

  • Existing DHS EOD, active Secret clearance

  • Experience with Agile methods

Pay Range:

Pay Range $81,900.00 - $126,000.00 - $170,100.00

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

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.

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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.

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