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Job #: R-00118705
Location: Suitland, MD
Category: Cyber Security Architecture and Engineering
Schedule (FT/PT): Full Time
Travel Required: No
Shift: Day
Remote Type: Hybrid Remote
Clearance: Public Trust
Referral Eligibility: Eligible
Group: Civil

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Are you ready for your next career challenge?

Leidos is searching for a highly motivated individual to support the U.S. Census Bureau customer on a highly visible cloud modernization contract. The Civil IT Leidos team will own the Cyber scope on this contract and will ultimately be responsible for the securing of applications and infrastructure in a hybrid (cloud and on-premise) environment, and mitigating cybersecurity risks. This position will be based in Suitland MD but will have the benefit of a hybrid work arrangement.

The Applications Security Engineer will oversee the Security Engineering organization and drive their day-to-day activities developing processes, tools and technologies to mitigate cyber threats. They will also provide technical, managerial, and administrative direction for problem definition, analysis, requirements development and implementation for complex to extremely complex systems within on premise and cloud infrastructure.

Cybersecurity Risk Management responsibilities will include addressing policy and regulations such as NIST and FIPS, developing and applying governance processes, procedures, and KPIs to accelerate RMF and Assessment and Authorization (A&A) activities, and continuous monitoring.  In addition to having a thorough understanding of Cybersecurity, the ideal candidate will have a range of experience including Zero Trust, Agile Security Engineering and Cloud/Container Architecture; and will have excellent communication skills with the ability to communication and collaborate across various functional teams and at various levels to achieve project/organizational objectives.  Additional responsibilities may include:


  • Maintain current working knowledge of IT development methodology, architecture design, security best practices, technical standards, security breaches and known impacts.

  • Communicate with other technical leads, IT groups, and customer reps and assist them in understanding 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.

  • Develop and execute penetration testing programs, simulating attacks to identify vulnerabilities before they can be exploited.

  • Develop security standards and best practices for complex applications and systems.

  • Provide recommendations on security enhancements to various levels of leadership including executives.


  • Bachelors degree in Science, Technology, Engineering, Math or related field and a minimum of 10 years of prior relevant experience with a focus on cybersecurity or software development OR Masters with a minimum of 6 years of prior relevant experience. Additional experience may be considered in lieu of a degree.

  • Familiarity with multiple cloud service providers (AWS, Azure)

  • Experience monitoring and audit of system and processes such and identify and access management which may include methodologies like Zero Trust Security.

  • Experience in Authentication and Authorization.

  • 2 certs of CISSP, CompTIA A+, CompTIA Security+, GISP

  • 1 cert of CAP, PMP, Agile.

  • Candidate must be a U.S. citizen or green card holder who has resided in the U.S. for at least 3 years and the ability to obtain a public trust clearance.


  • Experience in Software Development/Web Application Development

  • Experience in Integration & Test

  • Cloud DevOps Experience

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.

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 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

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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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