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Job #: R-00001521
Location: White Sands, NM
Category: Cyber Security
Schedule (FT/PT): Full time
Travel Required: Yes, 10% of the time
Shift: Day
Potential for Telework: No
Clearance Required: Secret
Referral Eligibility: Ineligible
Group: Civil

Job Description:

Leidos is seeking an Information Security Engineer to join our team at the White Sands Complex in Las Cruces, NM on the Space Communications Network Services Contract (SCNS) supporting NASA. Leidos is part of Space Communications Network Services (SCNS) team that is responsible for the operation, maintenance, sustainment, and systems engineering of NASA's worldwide satellite communication networks.

This position requires the ability to obtain a Secret clearance. U.S. Citizenship is required.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Collect and maintain data needed to meet system cybersecurity reporting.
  • Participate in Risk Governance process to provide security risks, mitigations, and input on other technical risk.
  • System analysis with emphasis on operational sustainability, risk, safety and security.
  • Providing engineering and security support to projects during testing.
  • Ensure required security controls are represented in technical documentation.
  • Assist with Security Control testing and verification.
  • Coordinate and manage the proper implementation of NIST security controls on a variety of system platforms.
  • Provide technical and procedural information system security advice to the site regarding the processing and protection of information.
  • Analyze information systems utilizing various INFOSEC cyber security techniques including packet analysis tools,
  • forensics tools, intrusion prevention systems, firewalls, SIEM solutions, and vulnerability assessment software to aid in detection and prevention of cyber-attacks.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.


Typical Education and Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's Degree in Information Technology, Engineering Technology, Science, Math, Engineering and 2+ years of demonstrated work experience, or 6+ years with an AAS, or 9 years of demonstrated work in IT Security, or equivalent.
  • Current CompTIA Security+ or equivalent certification.


Preferred Qualifications:
  • Active Secret clearance
  • Intrusion Detection/Prevention Systems: Sourcefire Appliances, Lancope Stealth Watch Appliances, McAfee IPS Network Security Manager Appliances.
  • Firewalls Appliances: Palo Alto Next-Gen, Juniper Netscreen, Cyberguard, Cisco, Fortinet, McAfee Web Gateway.
  • Security Info/Event Management Systems: ArcSight Enterprise Security Manager, Splunk, NetIQ SM, McAfee ePO.
  • Vulnerability Assessment Systems: Nessus Security Center/Pro, McAfee Vulnerability Manager, DBProtect,various cyber security tools.
  • Network Switching/Routing/Wireless: Cisco Systems, Juniper Networks.
  • Network Protocol Analysis: Wireshark, Fluke Protocol Expert, Javvin Packet Analyzer.
  • Network Performance Test Systems: Spirent SmartBits, IXIA equipment, Fluke network analysis equipment.
  • Desktop/Server Operating Systems: Windows, Linux Redhat, Solaris, HP-UX, VMS.
  • Space Network experience and TDRS knowledge


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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