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Job #: R-00001710
Location: Gaithersburg, MD
Category: Cyber Security
Schedule (FT/PT): Full time
Travel Required: No
Shift: Day
Potential for Telework: Yes
Clearance Required: None
Referral Eligibility: Eligible
Group: Corporate

Job Description:

Leidos Corporate Information Security Group is looking for a Principal Cybersecurity Vulnerability Management Engineer to join our Cyber Operations team in Gaithersburg, MD.

Primary Responsibilities:
  • Identify, classify, plan mitigations, and track results for detected cybersecurity vulnerabilities.
  • Identify and classify systems and network vulnerabilities.
  • Set up scheduled and ad-hoc scans/reports, and configure, maintain and use various information security assessment tools.
  • Engineer solutions and perform assessments on computer/mobile operating systems vulnerabilities and configurations.

Required Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's degree and at least 8 years of IT or Cybersecurity relevant experience. Additional years of Cybersecurity relevant experience may be considered in lieu of Bachelor's degree.
  • Cybersecurity experience should include the following: reviewing cyber security vulnerabilities for risk and relevance and planning mitigations for systems vulnerabilities.
  • US citizenship is required and able to obtain federal security clearance.
  • Ability to architect, design, troubleshoot and deploy vulnerability scanning solutions (Tripwire, OpenVas, Nessus, Qualys, Rapid7, etc).
  • Strong in-depth understanding of various versions of Microsoft Windows and Linux/UNIX operating systems.
  • Strong understanding of TCP/IP networking.
  • Strong communication skills; able to successfully communicate with management personnel, technical personnel and third parties.
  • Experience with scripting languages (e.g., Python, PowerShell, Java, Perl, etc).

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Prior team lead experience.
  • Experience with web service technologies such as REST, XML, SOAP, AJAX.


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 31,000 employees support vital missions for government and commercial customers. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, Leidos reported annual revenues of approximately $10.17 billion for the fiscal year ended December 29, 2017. (NYSE: LDOS) All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status.

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