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Job #: R-00110543
Location: Greenbelt, MD
Category: Information Assurance
Schedule (FT/PT): Full Time
Travel Required: Yes, 10% of the time
Shift: Day
Remote Type: Hybrid Remote
Clearance: Public Trust
Referral Eligibility: Ineligible
Group: Leidos Innovations Center (LInC)

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Leidos is looking for you, our next Cyber Security Specialist to grow within our Cyber team supporting NASA's Goddard NASCOM Mission.

This opportunity is a hands-on technical position joining a seasoned and diverse team of cybersecurity professionals. The team is committed to protecting NASA missions (terrestrial and celestial).

This opportunity will allow for 50% remote work; residing in the DC Metro is needed with the ability and willingness to come onsite as needed.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Implement security engineering solutions for layer 2/3 devices and servers.
  • Review and recommend proposed changes to the network or systems to determine impact to security.
  • Perform scans of systems and provide guidance to assist system owners with remediation or mitigation.
  • Create, update, and maintain RMF and design/configuration documents for NASCOM. 
  • Analyze security alerts from CoTS and custom tools.  Adjust policies and work with Federal partners as needed to minimize false positives. 
  • Analyze network traffic for trends and irregularities using netflow and full packet capture.
  • System administration for security tools to include CDM, MFA, IPS, end point security, and scanning.
  • Update and maintain software and OS to include ESXi, Ubuntu, Debian, RHEL, and Windows.
  • Update and maintain various CoTS tools including Tenable.SC, Cisco Stealthwatch, HCL BigFix.
  • Create tickets, collect relevant logs, and review other relevant data as needed.

Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science or IT related field (4 years of additional experience in lieu of degree) and 4 years of IT experience.
  • Hands-on working experience in cybersecurity engineering, intrusion detection, incident response, or forensic analysis experience.
  • Solid understanding of computer network protocols including TCP/IP and encryption.
  • Linux and Windows system administration experience.
  • Working knowledge of information security issues, solutions, trends, and leading practices.
  • Demonstrated analytical and communication skills.
  • Must have a current Public Trust clearance to be considered; an active DoD Secret clearance is highly desired.
  • The ability and willingness to obtain a DoD Secret clearance if not already in possession.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Coding/Scripting experience e.g. Perl, Bash, Python, PowerShell, etc.
  • Experience working with networking and security tools such as Tenable Security Center, End Point Security, McAfee Vulnerability Manager, ELK, Intella and Metasploit.
  • Experience with VMware Hypervisor and related tools.
  • Certifications such as Security+, CISSP, GCIA, CEH, GCIH, or GCFA.
  • A self-starter, performing tasks with minimal supervision but working effectively with immediate and cross-functional team members.
  • Effective communicator (both verbal and written).
  • Excellent organizational, attention to details, multi-tasking, and time management skills.
  • Current and Active DoD Secret security clearance.

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® innovation company rapidly addressing the world’s most vexing challenges in national security and health. The company's global workforce of 47,000 collaborates to create smarter technology solutions for customers in heavily regulated industries. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, Leidos reported annual revenues of approximately $15.4 billion for the fiscal year ended December 29, 2023.  For more information, visit

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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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Beware of fake employment opportunities using Leidos’ name. Leidos will never ask you to provide payment-related information during any part of the employment application process (i.e., ask you for money), nor will Leidos ever advance money as part of the hiring process (i.e., send you a check or money order before doing any work). Further, Leidos will only communicate with you through emails that are generated by the automated system – never from free commercial services (e.g., Gmail, Yahoo, Hotmail) or via WhatsApp, Telegram, etc. If you received an email purporting to be from Leidos that asks for payment-related information or any other personal information (e.g., about you or your previous employer), and you are concerned about its legitimacy, please make us aware immediately by emailing us at [email protected].

If you believe you are the victim of a scam, contact your local law enforcement and report the incident to the U.S. Federal Trade Commission.

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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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