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Job #: R-00005564
Category: Info Security
Schedule (FT/PT): Full time
Travel Required: No
Shift: Day
Potential for Telework: No
Clearance Required: Public Trust
Referral Eligibility: Eligible
Group: Civil

Job Description:

The Information System Security Officer will provide overarching IT infrastructure (network, systems, applications, etc.) security leadership and support of a small enterprise. The successful candidate ensures that all security best practices are followed and that the infrastructure complies with stated federal security policies and regulations. This includes but not limited to the identification, evaluation, and resolution of identified vulnerabilities and root cause analysis, lead Authority to Operate processes, Assessment and Authorization, privacy and process compliance issues, and creation of security related reports. Key responsibilities include management of security-related aspects of the infrastructure and support various teams in providing secure solution path for a cloud-first strategy. The ISSO will support the Program Manager in gathering and analyzing requirements, solution design, and execute various modernization efforts, while delivering high customer satisfaction. Additionally, the candidate must possess strong creative, communication, and collaboration skills

Primary Responsibilities
  • Manages implementation and development of the information security infrastructure.
  • Ensures security policies, standards and procedures are established and enforced.
  • Coordinates information security audits, tests and reviews.
  • Provides guidance to analyzing and evaluating networks and security vulnerabilities, and manages security systems such as anti-virus, firewalls, patch management, intrusion detection and encryption on a daily basis.
  • Recommends security solutions to program team
  • Manages and supports Information Security Analysts and Information Security Risk Analysts.
  • Manages security requests and incidents.
  • Ensures key information security risk matters are conveyed to and reviewed by stakeholders
  • Ensures key IT control processes comply with standards and report to management appropriately.
  • Assists with management activities relating to infrastructure incidents, contingency planning, business continuity management and IT disaster recovery in conjunction with relevant functions and third parties.
  • Presentation and requirements elicitation skills
  • Attention to Detail - is thorough when performing work and conscientious about attending to detail.
  • Customer Service - works well with clients and other vendors in achieving mission success and is committed to providing quality products and services.
  • Strong Communication Skills - be able to expresses key ideas and obtain tangible feedback from cross-functional team members and stakeholders.
  • Critical Thinking and Problem Solving - identifies risks and problems, and be able to conduct qualitative and quantitative analysis to generate and evaluate alternatives and to make recommendations.
  • Demonstrates a high degree of customer service and team work
  • Knowledge of Agile/Scrum concepts
  • Knowledge of ITIL concepts


Basic Qualifications
  • CISSP Certified
  • Typically requires BS degree and 8 - 12 years of prior relevant experience or Masters with 6 - 10 years of prior relevant experience.

Preferred Qualifications
  • ITILv Certified
  • Cloud certifications

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 .

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 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 .

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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