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Job #: R-00006312
Location: Columbia, MD
Category: Info Security
Schedule (FT/PT): Full time
Travel Required: Yes, 10% of the time
Shift: Day
Potential for Telework: No
Clearance Required: Public Trust
Referral Eligibility: Eligible
Group: Civil

Job Description:

Job Description

The Homeland Security Solutions Operation at Leidos is seeking a proven Security Engineer to support a national scale service for next generation end-to-end credentialing and enrollment services for populations of workers and travelers seeking access to the nation's critical transportation systems and other infrastructure.

Primary Responsibilities

The successful Security Engineer shall:
  • Ensure compliance to governing documents and security policies and assist in regulatory periodic assessments.
  • Be a key part of a high-performing team that designs, implements and tests state-of-the-art secure operating systems, networks, applications, and database solutions.
  • Stays current with system vulnerabilities and provides current security training to all system users.
  • Conduct risk assessments and provides recommendations for secure implementation and compliance in accordance with government regulations and information assurance/cybersecurity guidelines.
  • Create, maintain and submit information system security documents in accordance with Government requirements.
  • Assess and mitigate system security threats/risks throughout the program life cycle; validate system security requirements definition and analysis; establish system security documentation; assist with the implementation of security procedures; verify information system security requirements; perform information system certification and accreditation planning, testing, assessing and liaison activities.
  • Be familiar with information system security architectural documentation standards.
  • Be able to apply information assurance / cyber security standards, directives, guidance and policies to an architectural/risk based framework.
  • Provide architectural / risk based analysis of information assurance / cyber security features and relate existing system to future needs and trends and requirements.
  • Respond to security audits and compliance assessments including decomposing auditor requests to actionable items, compiling and presenting security audit artifacts.
  • Evaluate IT system compliance with government and commercial security practices (e.g. DISA STIGS, SANS Top 25).
  • Conduct gap analysis, performance metrics, and provide technical recommendations of operational capabilities, compared to the latest known adversary tools and TTPs.
  • Identify related new tools and technologies that support the DHS/TSA mission.
  • Provide technical assistance in the development of Business Impact Analyses (BIA), Business Continuity Plans (BCPs), and Disaster Recovery Plans (DRPs) related to risks and contingencies.


Basic Qualifications

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  • At least 10 years of experience in this discipline, demonstrating a commitment to training, self-study and maintaining proficiency in the technical cyber security arena.
  • Familiarity with Federal IT Security regulations and guidance such as NIST 800-53, NIST 800-37 and FIPS 199.
  • One or more of the following certifications: CISSP (preferred), CCSP, GSLC, and CISM.
  • Experience with one or more of the security compliance managements systems used by Federal or DOD customers (e.g. CSAM, XACTA, Risk Vision).
  • Knowledge of enterprise scale IT systems, architectures and components (servers, and virtualization, networking, security appliances, SAAS, IAAS) particularly the system integration challenges balancing secure operations with operational need.
  • Working knowledge of security products, including SIEM, Security Applications, Network Devices, and End Point Protection.
  • Solid communication and documentation skills.
  • Ability to obtain a Public Trust suitability determination.
  • U.S. Citizenship.


Preferred Qualifications
  • Experience within the Department of Homeland Security.
  • Ability to obtain a TS/SCI Clearance.
  • CND experience (Protect, Detect, Respond and Sustain). Familiarity with CND tools such as FireEye, Carbon Black/Bit9, ArcSight, HBSS, Fortinet, Palo Alto, SourceFire/Cisco IPS, BRO, AirTight, Solera and SPLUNK Security and other industry leading cybersecurity products.
  • Understanding of the cyber kill chain principles.
  • Cyber threat intelligence experience.
  • In-depth knowledge of architecture, engineering, and operations of at least one enterprise SIEM platform (e.g. Nitro/McAfee Enterprise Security Manager, ArcSight, QRadar, LogLogic, Splunk).


EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE: Requires BS degree and 8 - 12 years of prior relevant experience or Masters with 6 - 10 years of prior relevant experience. May possess a Doctorate in technical domain.

Leidos is a Fortune 500® information technology, engineering, and science solutions and services leader working to solve the world's toughest challenges in the defense, intelligence, homeland security, civil, and health markets. The company's 32,000 employees support vital missions for government and commercial customers. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, Leidos reported annual revenues of approximately $10.19 billion for the fiscal year ended December 28, 2018. For more information, visit www.Leidos.com .

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 .

Leidos will never ask you to provide payment-related information at any part of the employment application process. And Leidos will communicate with you only through emails that are sent from a Leidos.com email address. If you receive an email purporting to be from Leidos that asks for payment-related information or any other personal information, please report the email to spam.leidos@leidos.com .

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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