Leidos has an immediate need for a Senior Security Engineer for a new customer on a highly visible and strategic Cybersecurity Task Order. The Senior Security Engineer will need to be a self-starter with excellent analytical and problem-solving skills, flexibility, good judgment, and the ability to coordinate multiple, concurrent tasks in an effective manner. This individual will work with internal team members to ensure that systems are functional, secure, and scalable. The Security Engineer will support the design and development of cybersecurity tools and technology along with integration of new architectural features into existing infrastructures while maintaining the integrity and security of enterprise-wide systems and networks.
Manage multiple assignments, changing priorities, and work independently with little oversight
Tackles large security projects, both of a technical and compliance nature. The senior engineer is expected to tackle difficult technical issues and changes with minimal oversight
Support all support, guidance and develop processes to evaluate and improve all operating systems, hardware support, software, firmware solutions and provide advisement concerning future purchase of the same
Work closely with senior engineers, other team members and application owners to solve technical problems at the network, system and application levels
Conduct periodic architectural reviews of installed sensors to assess effectiveness and propose optimal installation alternatives as required
Documentation, Visio Diagrams and reporting along with presentation, teamwork and DHS wide collaboration are among the expected duties and mission of the task order
Resolve Linux system errors and crashes, disk space problems, huge file system and full disk errors
Experience in backend solution, day to day system admin and monitoring, file system management and disk management and creation of shell scripts for the automation of tasks and the extraction of logs
Hardware and software installations, upgrades, maintenance, security analysis and network performance and tuning of Windows and Linux servers in a virtual infrastructure
Define system security & design requirements to meet FISMA and FedRAMP compliance standards
Maintain a current working knowledge of IT development methodology, architecture design, security best practices, and technical standards
Communicate with other technical leads, IT groups, and customer reps so they understand all aspects of proposed changes/solutions
Provide follow-up reports (technical findings, feedback, resolution steps taken) for Root Cause analysis, engineering technical assessment and process improvement initiatives
Communicate security vulnerability reports and trends to ensure appropriate corrective action is taken
Develop, implement, communicate, and enforce security policies and/or processes for data, software applications, and cloud infrastructure
Superior attention to detail with excellent written and verbal communication, problem solving, researching and follow-up skills
Communicates with other technical leads, IT groups, and clients so they understand the project's technical implications, dependencies, and potential conflicts. Evaluates the impacts of change requests on own/shared technologies and effectively persuades and influences others on ideas
Understanding network security (firewalls and IDS) design and implementation
BS degree in Science, Technology, Engineering or related field and 8-10 years of prior relevant experience with a focus on cybersecurity OR Masters with 10 years of prior relevant experience.
Experience installing, configuring, securing, and troubleshooting Microsoft Windows Server and Red Hat Enterprise Linux or similar Linux distributions
Extensive automation experience with PowerShell and Shell Scripting for automating repeatable tasks and installations
Extensive knowledge of server operations and maintenance
Experience managing Active Directory (AD) and Azure Active Directory
Experience managing Active Directory Federation Services (AD FS) and single sign-on using SAML and PIV/CAC
Experience with Active Directory Group Policy management
Knowledge and experience supporting public key infrastructure (PKI)
Knowledge and experience implementing and supporting Active Directory Certificate Services (AD CS) and Azure Dedicated HSM
Knowledge and experience managing keys, certificates, certificate requests, and format conversions with OpenSSL
Understanding of cloud terminology, architecture, and tools to include installing, provisioning and monitoring
Experience installing, configuring, and maintaining tools such as Tanium, Nessus, Axonius, CrowdStrike, and CyberArk in a hybrid-cloud environment
Extensive knowledge of Ansible and Red Hat Satellite
Perform analysis of security posture by reviewing vulnerability and compliance scans and making recommendations for remediations and managing POA&Ms
Excellent problem solving, research, and follow-up skills
Ability to obtain an Entry of Duty (EOD) Public Trust
Candidate must, at a minimum, meet one of these certifications: CISSP, CCSP, CCNP, CCIE Security, CEH, RHCSA, RHCA, RHCE, MCSE, COMPTIA Security+, GCIH, GPEN, OSCP, OSCE, Azure Solutions Architect Expert
Experience managing Palo Alto Networks VM-Series firewalls, AWS Network Firewall, AWS Network ACLs, AWS security groups, Azure Firewall, Azure network security groups, and related network resources
Experience managing Azure Virtual Desktop service
Solid understanding of developing and leveraging CI/CD pipelines (Continuous Integration/Continuous Deployment)
Pay Range:Pay Range $118,300.00 - $213,850.00
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 46,000 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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