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Job #: R-00118983
Location: Stuttgart, BW
Category: Cyber Operations
Schedule (FT/PT): Full Time
Travel Required: No
Shift: Day
Remote Type: No Remote
Clearance: Secret
Referral Eligibility: Ineligible
Group: Defense

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Are you interested in continuing your IT career in Europe in a mission focused environment?

The Leidos Defense group has a career opportunity for a Cloud Engineer (ISSE) in Stuttgart, Germany. 

This program provides critical Communications and Information Technology Services to support U.S. Africa Command, U.S. European Command, Combined Joint Task Force - Horn of Africa, Southern European Task Force, and associated staff elements and organizations.  It provides our war fighters support in their mission to keep threats and vulnerabilities as low as possible by ensuring that their computer network is stable, undisrupted,   secure and will require some OCONUS travel.

Job Description

  • Provide design, engineering, and operational support to multiple cloud based environments.

  • Analyze services to determine viability to migrate to the cloud and develop roadmaps for execution

  • Migrate, maintain, and support Cloud computing environments and continuously create improvements to enhance the durability, performance, and maintainability.   

  • Architect solutions to meet mission and IT requirements, ensuring technical viability of new solutions and successful deployments, while orchestrating key resources and key Infrastructure technologies, and leveraging Application Development and DevOps technologies as appropriate.  

  • Perform as a subject matter expert (SME) for Cloud, Cloud enterprise system administration for new IT or software concepts, Active Directory, Storage Area Network appliance, Directory Service replication, Authentication services, Role Based Access Control (RBAC), Group Policy troubleshooting and Public Key Infrastructure; server virtualization technologies; server monitoring tools; as well as other related classes of on-prem and Cloud technology such as storage and clustering, data protection, and application platforms.  

  • Develop and support of Cloud identities, synchronization of identities to multiple Cloud providers, and administration and management of Cloud identities and licenses. 

  • Analyze Cloud security requirements to determine if proposed and/or designed security solution(s) meet DoD Cloud security requirements considering information impact levels (ILs) and Cloud computing service models to include SaaS, IaaS, and PaaS. 

You’ll Bring These Qualifications:

  • Currently hold an adjudicated Secret clearance with the ability up obtain TS/SCI

  • BA/BS + 5 years recent specialized or AA/AS +7 years recent specialized or a major cert + 9 years recent specialized or 11 years of recent specialized experience

  • Extensive experience supporting Microsoft Azure and Microsoft 365

  • Experience in systems infrastructure design, support, and administration

  • Experience working with Microsoft Azure and Microsoft 365 in a hybrid environment.

  • Azure AD, storage, and compute including Application Proxy (NDES), Storage Account, Virtual Machines, Virtual Desktop, Backup, Automation, and Functions

  • Azure identity management including SSO (SAML), OAuth, MFA, RBAC, PIM, conditional access, monitoring / alerting, device registration, identity protection, and hybrid identity management / AD connect.

  • Azure networking including ExpressRoute, VNet, Virtual WAN, VPN, NSG, Load Balancer, BGP, routing, and firewall concepts (Palo Alto, etc.)

  • Experience collaborating with technical teams of diverse IT related skill sets.

  • IAT-III Level Certification (CISSP, CASP+ CISM, etc)

  • Microsoft Certified Azure Administrator Associate or Developer Associate

These Qualifications Would be Nice to Have:

  • Ansible and Infrastructure as Code programming skills

  • Advanced automated script design, coding, debugging, and maintenance skills (using bash, python, etc.)

  • Experience in CI/CD toolsets (e.g. Terraform, Jenkins, GitLab, etc)

  • Experience with Containerization (Docker) and Container Orchestration (Kubernetes)

  • Azure Solutions Architect Expert Certification

  • Serve as Cyber Security SME for Cloud Based environments at multiple impact levels (IL2/4/5) hosted in Microsoft Azure or other vendor clouds.

  • Provide expert recommendations for Security and serve as the lead for accrediting Cloud environments through the RMF process to achieve an ATO.

  • Provide weekly reports on RMF Assessment and Accreditation (A&A) sustainment activities.

  • Participate in RMF A&A related meetings and briefs, to include developing agendas, maintaining minutes and action item lists.

  • Performing STIG implementation, validation, and risk mitigation

  • Lead Assessment and Authorization (A&A) activities for DoD and Intelligence Systems in accordance with Risk Management Framework and ICD-503 guidelines.

  • Support offensive architecture analysis and design of defense-in-depth solutions.

  • Develop and assess system security plans including, security concepts of operation, risk management matrix, security control traceability matrix, security test procedures, and plan of action and milestones.

  • Verifying and validating vulnerability resolutions and/or mitigations.

  • Effectively communicate work plans, milestones (POAM), and obstacles to clients; able to communicate, explain, or defend ideas or information clearly. Listen to others and recognize potential miscommunications, offer clarity.

  • Ability to effectively develop system security plans, procedures, and other security documentation.

  • May participate in Cyber Security engagements with Partner Nations representing the command as a Cyber Security SME

Why join us? Perks include:
    • Paid relocation to/from OCONUS location
    • Overseas living allowance(s) -HOLA and COLA
    • Foreign Earned Income Tax Exemption 
    • Benefits package including medical, dental, vision insurance; paid time off; 401k with company match; etc.
    • Base access (Exchange, dining, post office, commissary access, etc.)
    • Thriving Expat Community to discover Germany, Europe and more!


Pay Range:

Pay Range $97,500.00 - $176,250.00

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

Pay and Benefits

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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Commitment to Diversity

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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