As an Information Assurance Analyst, the ideal candidate will provide security leadership to Information Assurance team members on a fast paced and dynamic nationwide program. This program’s leadership is focused on nurturing external and internal customer relationships, developing junior cyber security and information security engineers and delivering faster ATC/ATO via higher quality site security plans and systems security plans. This position will be the primary broker for all security assessment and compliance activities to include at a minimum, ISO 27000, OIG activities, Blue Teams, FISMA, DISA PKI and other external organizational security audit activities. Incumbent will provide technical expertise for compliance management, continuous monitoring, and facilitating projects with the Projects/Engineering team to drive long-term evolution of security environment. This position will also support the development of IT security policies for two customer networks as related to Nationwide IT solutions within the SCIFs and Closed spaces.
- Prepare and maintain assessment and authorization packages to obtain approvals to operate IAW ICD503, CNSS 1253 and NIST 800-53’s applicable revision.
- Lead the quarterly Federal Information Security Management Act audits.
- Prepare for and conduct command cyber readiness inspection self-inspections/audits audit activities as needed, design and develop IA or IA enabled products, interface specifications, and approaches to secure the environment.
- Experience lifecycle management and mitigation of security/cyber related incidents.
- Directs activities that have significant impact on the achievement of results for the project/function. Work requires a high degree of responsibility for resources, and frequently influences organizational or operational decisions made by leadership.
- Builds and develop cloud and big data system architecture artifacts for communications and managerial decision makers, supporting funding, strategic vision/roadmaps, and tactical projects.
- Develop site assessment plan for compliance and Security System Plans (SSP) for DHS authorization for two networks.
- Keeps Security Services Manager and (internal and external) customers abreast of risks, impacts and constraints to security projects. Negotiates and influences others to understand and accept new concepts, practices and approaches.
- Ensures records are maintained for workstations, servers, software, routers, firewalls, network switches, crypto, and other relevant hardware/equipment throughout the information system's life cycle.
- Ability to manage multiple high visibility security projects and adjust to quick shifts in customer priorities while meeting all mission requirements.
- Experience with solving problems and issues with limited information and conducting extensive investigations to understand the root cause of problems. Problems are highly complex and typically involve multiple families, projects, or customers.
- Responsible for creating workforce and staffing plans for project/family to ensure efficient use of resources. Typically has hiring, firing, promotion and reward authority within own area, in accordance with organizational guidelines.
- Possesses deep management and leadership knowledge to lead cross-family project or program teams or manage across multiple families. Typically has mastery within a specific technical discipline/area or broad expertise across multiple related disciplines.
- BA/BS or equivalent experience and require BS degree and 4 – 8 years of prior relevant experience in order to operate within the scope contemplated by the level.
- GCIH Certification (a plus)
- ITIL v3 Foundation Certification
- Active DHS Suitability/ Active Department of Homeland Security EOD
- Public Trust Information Assurance experience (a plus)
- Good writing and verbal presentation skills
- Final TOP SECRET clearance with SCI eligibility
Pay Range:Pay Range $78,000.00 - $120,000.00 - $162,000.00
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.
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 www.Leidos.com.
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