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Job #: R-00107489
Location: Windsor Mill, MD
Category: Cyber Operations
Schedule (FT/PT): Full Time
Travel Required: Yes, 10% of the time
Shift: Day
Clearance: Public Trust
Referral Eligibility: Eligible
Group: Health

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Job Description:

Leidos Civilian Health Solutions (CHS) is seeking a motivated, career, mission-oriented, and customer-oriented Computer Systems Security Spec to join our team in a remote position. At Leidos, you will work on innovative projects with significant technical challenges. The job duties include but are not limited to the following:

  • Work inside the organization network to ensure security controls and logging are functioning as they should.  

  • Work with Amazon Web Services console and other AWS cloud tools to complete daily tasks.

  • Explain technical solutions, practices, and procedures to others within the organization. Requires working knowledge of and ability to apply standards, principles, theories, concepts, and techniques of technical domain.

  • Identify trends in computer network vulnerabilities, data hiding, network security and encryption, security policies and documentation, risk analysis, maintaining the Authorization to Operate (ATO) documentation, privacy impact analysis, and reporting, POA&M process, and security requirements analysis.

  • Design, develop, or recommend integrated system solutions to protect proprietary/confidential data and systems.

  • Participate with the client in the strategic design process to translate security and business requirements into technical designs and configure and validate secure systems.

  • Analyze logs through the SIEM tool and directly at the AWS S3 bucket. Assist with configuring new log ingestion to the SIEM tool.

  • Apply security policies to the baseline configurations.

  • Test security products/systems to detect computer and information security weaknesses.

  • Work to achieve day-to-day objectives with moderate impact on the area/project team.

  • Work in a team environment on larger, moderately complex projects/assignments. May assist other technical staff with tasks and assignments.

  • Develop solutions to technical problems that require a depth of technical knowledge but are typically limited in complexity.

  • Communicate with colleagues across multiple areas including project managers, other technical resources, etc.

Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Cyber Security, Information Assurance, IT Management or related field and 2-4 years of prior relevant experience, or a Master’s with less than 2 years. Experience may be substituted in lieu of degree.

  • Any of the following certifications: CASP, CySA+, GSEC, GCED, CEH, AWS Sec Specialty or equivalent. Additional experience may be substituted in lieu of certifications.

  • 2-4 yrs experience doing a cybersecurity analyst or IT security analyst job (not an auditor).

  • Cloud experience. AWS is a plus.

  • Work and collaborate within an agile team.

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.

  • Must be familiar with CSP services, terminology, and applications, preferably AWS.

  • Must know Linux servers, networking devices, and web applications.

  • Must have excellent MS Office Suite skills.

  • Familiarity with the NIST 800-53 and 800-63 catalog of Special Publications and Federal Information Processing Standards (FIPS).

  • Knowledge of monitoring tools such as Web App Scanners, Vulnerability scanners, SIEM tools, etc.

  • Knowledgeable in identifying and addressing cyber threats, vulnerabilities, security risks, security controls, cyber kill chain, and incident response handling.

  • A passion for cyber security.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Knowledge of computer networking concepts, protocols, and security techniques.

  • AWS experience (2-5 years) in the security realm.

  • Knowledge of how traffic flows across networks.

  • Knowledgeable on emerging security tools and best practices.

  • Able to read and interpret logs and reports from network tools and analyze trends.

  • Knowledge of the NIST Risk Management Framework (RMF), Cybersecurity Framework (CSF), or IRs.

  • CySA+ or equivalent certification.

All candidates on the Health and Human Services (HHS) programs must have lived in the United States at least three (3) out of the last five (5) years prior in to be considered.

Pay Range:

Pay Range $63,050.00 - $97,000.00 - $130,950.00

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 45,000 employees support vital missions for government and commercial customers. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, Leidos reported annual revenues of approximately $14.4 billion for the fiscal year ended December 30, 2022.  For more information, visit

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