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Job #: R-00119456
Location: Hines, IL
Category: Information Assurance
Schedule (FT/PT): Full Time
Travel Required: No
Shift: Day
Remote Type: Hybrid Remote
Clearance: Public Trust
Referral Eligibility: Ineligible
Group: Health

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The Military and Veterans Health Solutions Operation within the Health Group at Leidos currently has an opening for a Vulnerability Scanning Service Lead.  The position shall provide scanning support and leading role for internal customers as well as customers external to the VA Cybersecurity Operations Center (VA CSOC) team to achieve VA’s goals of Securing and protecting VA and Veteran information, protecting information systems and assets, leveraging innovation to strengthen cybersecurity, enhancing cybersecurity through partnerships and information sharing, and empowering VA mission through cybersecurity risk management.  The VAT Analyst will need to have the skillset to maintain and manage the Government owned enterprise scanning solution and infrastructure (currently Redhat Operating Systems and Tenable Software), and scan analysis and reporting software.

*** Contingent upon contract award    


Lead for the Vulnerability Scanning Service (VSS).  This is a technical lead with management responsibilities for a team comprised of 23 vulnerability scanning analysts and engineers.  The position will provide oversight of daily activities and provide work assignments as needed to meet the requirements of the PWS. The lead will support the program manager in development and maintenance of a VSS organizational chart that tracks assigned staff and will also manage the assignment of work across the VSS team including the Vulnerability Scanning Team and Database Scanning Team. The lead will manage compliance and reporting on Database Scanning Service Level Agreements, and lead the VSS team to complete the following vulnerability and database scanning activities, and support team members as required to ensure all required activities are completed correctly and efficiently:

Scan Operations Coordination

  • Coordinate CSOC-managed network scan operations with respective points of contact.

  • Review and verify Internet Protocol (IP) ranges to be scanned.

  • Review and select appropriate scan policy(s).

  • Coordinate with relevant VA network and CSOC team personnel as required, staying within customer specified timeframes.

Scan Operations Execution

  • Conduct initial system/ data checks upon scan initiation.

  • Monitor/ coordinate/ react to concurrent scans as required throughout the duration of the scan or operation.

  • Troubleshoot any issues that occur during the scan or operation.

  • Verify accuracy of data and conduct system checks as required upon completion of the scan or operation.

  • Development of new testing programs to expand and deepen scans and operation.

Scan Operations Reporting

  • Verify/edit report templates.

  • Produce Scan Findings Reports.

  • Conduct quality assurance checks of final reports and coordinate results with VA Team Lead.

  • Distribute reports as required by CSOC Government team.

  • Produce compliance, vulnerability scanning/ testing and configuration testing data to appropriate repositories.

  • Produce recurring and ad-hoc status reports, and oral and/or written briefings.

System/ Scanning Operations Maintenance and Management

  • Maintain and manage Government owned enterprise scanning solution and infrastructure (currently Redhat Operating Systems and Tenable Software), and scan analysis and reporting software.

  • Manage backend support systems and vulnerability databases.

  • Writing and editing scripts used for scanning and security testing (Perl, Python, etc.).

Scan Data Review and Analysis

  • Review scan data to determine if the system is performing as designed.

  • Review application/ scanner logs for anomalies.

  • Review data in the repositories for scanners that appear to be malfunctioning.

  • Review scan/operation data for trends in vulnerability findings.

  • Review and update scan policies.

  • Produce periodic operation analysis and impact reports as required.

  • Produce periodic trending and impact reports, and recommendation papers as required.

REQUIRED Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field and 8 years of prior relevant experience or 12 years of relevant experience in lieu of degree.

  • Must be able to obtain a Public Trust with a Tier 4/High Risk background investigation.

  • Experience using Tenable Security Center, Nessus and other DoD approved vulnerability scanning tools.

  • Experience creating, updating and maintaining Standard Operating Procedures (SOP).

  • Experience supporting vulnerability management in an enterprise-level Security Operations Center 

  • Experience configuring and running vulnerability scans, analyzing scans, and reporting on them.

  • Expertise interpreting and implementing DISA STIGs

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

  • Strong problem-solving and analytical abilities.

  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively in a team.

PREFERRED Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in Information Technology, Computer Science, Information Systems, or related field. 

  • Experience with database scanning tools such as AppDetectivePRO and DBProtect

  • Experience utilizing a ticket system such as ServiceNow

  • Experience writing and editing scripts used for scanning and security testing (Perl, Python, etc.).

Join our team and make a significant impact on the security and well-being of the nation's veterans. If you are a proactive, highly skilled cybersecurity professional who thrives in a fast-paced environment, we encourage you to apply.

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® 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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