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Job #: R-00118852
Location: Odenton, MD
Category: Information Assurance
Schedule (FT/PT): Full Time
Travel Required: Yes, 25% of the time
Shift: Day
Remote Type: Hybrid Remote
Clearance: Top Secret/SCI
Referral Eligibility: Eligible
Referral Bonus Amount: $5000
Group: Digital Modernization

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The Defense Group at Leidos has an exciting opportunity as the Cyber Security Architect on our GSMO II IDIQ Contract supporting the Defense Information Systems Agency. This position is performed out of Ft. Meade, MD and supports the Office of the Chief Architect for our GSMO-II customers in the Washington, DC area [DISA (Fort Meade, MD), JSP (Pentagon), etc.

The selected candidate will be a member of DISA GSM-O II program in support of the Cyber related program and will serve as the technical liaison between DoD Mission Partners and DISA as related to Cyber Security Architecture, sensing and monitoring technologies and data.  Main role duties include performing network architecture reviews, providing recommendations on improved network security strategy, evaluating network instrumentation and designing best of breed cloud-based and on-premise network security architectures.  The selected candidate will also provide expertise on security data identification, acquisition, transport, data transformations, and assistance in development of cyber solutions for DISA. Travel may be required up to 25%.  Primary work location is Fort Meade, MD.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Perform as technical Lead Cybersecurity Architect for the GSM-II Program
  • Identify security relevant data and tools in both traditional and cloud mission areas, develop solutions for evolving capabilities, and make formal recommendations to agency stakeholders
  • Perform as lead liaison with Cloud Service Providers and internal DISA Data Acquisition teams, concerning the ingest of mission-relevant security data
  • Research and Develop Defensive Cyber Operations (DCO) security strategies across multiple Areas of Responsibility (AOR)
  • Conduct network security architecture reviews, and develop security solutions for Mission Partners
  • Perform periodic Mission Partner reviews to assess and verify the effective instantiation of traditional security appliances, and Cloud Native Technologies
  • Conduct and deliver weekly and monthly status updates to government representatives

Basic Qualifications:

  • 8570 IASAE II certification (CASP+ CE, CISSP (or Associate), CSSLP)
  • Bachelor’s Degree with 15+ years of experience
  • AWS Solutions Architect – Professional
  • AWS Certified Security – Specialty
  • Microsoft Certified Cybersecurity Architect Expert
  • Experience with FedRAMP and NIST 800-53 control mapping
  • Experience with MITRE ATT&CK
  • Senior Cybersecurity Architect with strong written and verbal communication skills

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Active TS/SCI clearance
  • Experience w/ DoD and DISA Networks
  • Familiarity with DISA JRSS
  • Strong project management skills
  • Experience with Endpoint Detection and Response
  • Experience with developing cloud security strategies
  • Knowledge of DoDI 8530 Cybersecurity Activities Support to DoDIN Operations
  • Knowledge of DoD Cloud Computing Security Requirements Guide (CC SRG)
  • CISSP Certification
  • CCSP or CCSK Certification
  • CCNA/CCNP in Security
  • Experience with developing data push and pull solutions in multiple scripting languages
  • Understanding of common data log formats (JSON, XML, CSV), and experience with transforming subsets of the data for ingest by automated monitoring systems
  • Proficiency in Python, Go, or Node.JS
  • Experience with DevSecOps, Infrastructure as Code (IAC) Continuous Integration/Continuous Delivery (CI/CD)
  • Experience with data normalization and data normalization tooling
  • Proficient discussing Cybersecurity Policy at the architecture level as driven by modern infrastructure not limited to but including containers, serverless infrastructure, SaaS, DaaS, PaaS

Pay Range:

Pay Range $144,300.00 - $260,850.00

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® 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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