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Job #: R-00102784
Location: Huntsville, AL
Category: Security Architecture and Engineering
Schedule (FT/PT): Full Time
Travel Required: No
Shift: Day
Potential for Telework: Yes, 50%
Clearance: None
Referral Eligibility: Ineligible
Group: Leidos Innovations Center (LInC)

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Job Description:

The selected candidate will be part of the Risk Management Team (RMT). RMT will serve as a third-party independent assessor that supports NASA Marshall Space Flight Center (MSFC) in assessing MSFC System Security Plans. This role will include working closely with the RMT Lead, Center Cybersecurity Risk Manager (CCRM), and System Security Plan stakeholders. Task may include such as below:

Primary Responsibilities

-Review and validate documents for assessment such as Security Assessment Reports, Security Assessment Plans, Risk Assessment Reports, Security Controls, Plan of Action and Milestones (POA&M), System Architecture, Vulnerabilities, Policies and Procedures

-Conducting audits based on NIST SP 800-53 controls to ensure information systems security policies and procedures are implemented as defined

-Coordinate and communicate among stakeholders, e.g., Information System Security Engineer (ISSE), Information System Owner (ISO), Information System Security Officer (ISSO), Information System Administrator (ISA), Chief Information Security Officer (CISO)

-Lead and/or attend meetings with stakeholders to discuss information system security policies and procedures

-Provide detailed recommendation reports to address identified information system security flaws

-Create security findings for any unsatisfied NIST security controls

-Review information systems Cyber Security Evaluation Tool (CSET) compliance checks and score

-Submit weekly status report to leadership

Basic Qualifications

Bachelor’s Degree in the related field (IT Security/Information System/Information Assurance/ Cybersecurity) and 2+ years of experience or High School Diploma and 5+ years of experience

-Excellent oral and written skills and be able to present technical information in formal presentations to customers and stakeholders of the security plan

-Knowledge and familiar with NIST SP 800-53 Security Controls

-Strong analytical skill to leverage data to make informed decisions and problem-solving skills

-Experience with security configuration across multiple platform (e.g., Linux, Windows, iOS)

-Strong understanding of system security configuration and security practices

-Experience and familiar with Risk Management Framework (RMF)

Work ethic and Interpersonal Skills:

-           Candidate must be a self-starter, comfortable with assessing and review loads of data and documents

-           Have time management skills to effectively assess a security plan

-           Work with other team members, customers, and stakeholders

Work Environment:

-           Mostly telework

-           May require individual to travel to MSFC facility for on-site assessment which can be exposed to loud noise environment depending on the security plan

Preferred Qualifications

-Certifications: CompTIA Security+, CISSA, ISACA Cybersecurity Audit

Pay Range:

Pay Range $53,300.00 - $82,000.00 - $110,700.00

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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