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Job #: R-00009995
Location: Annapolis Junction, MD
Category: Info Security
Schedule (FT/PT): Full time
Travel Required: No
Shift: Day
Potential for Telework: No
Clearance Required: Top Secret/SCI with Polygraph
Referral Eligibility: Eligible
Group: Intelligence

Job Description:

Leidos has a challenging and rewarding opportunity to be Principal Security Engineer on a nationally significant defense program. The position requires good understanding of security policies and hands-on vulnerability testing experience. The program makes heavy use Public Key Infrastructure (PKI), cryptographic encryption and cross domain solution technology. The selected individual will work closely with our customer's security team. Additionally the selected individual will collaborate with other engineers and technical experts in providing improvements to our operational, test, integration, and development systems and system security plans (SSPs).

Primary Responsibilities:
• Serve as a subject matter expert in security policy and architecture. Provide advice to customer and program team.
• Help formulate security compliance requirements for new system features.
• Identify security issues throughout the system and make recommendations to remediate those issues.
• Support risk assessment, risk management, security control assessment, continuous monitoring, service design, and general IA program support functions.
• Work with development teams to enrich understanding of different types of vulnerabilities, attack vectors and remediation approaches.
• Collaborate with program security engineers in day-to-day activities.
• Work with program ISSOs to ensure system monitoring and system security plain maintenance requirements are being met for Test and Integration and Development systems.

Basic Qualifications:
• Requires Bachelor's Degree in Information Technology, Information Assurance, or related field and 12 - 15 years of relevant experience or a Master's Degree and 10 - 13 years of relevant experience. Additional years of relevant professional experience may be considered in lieu of a Degree.
• Holds active TS/SCI with Polygraph clearance.
• Demonstrated knowledge of and experience with current security tools, hardware/software security implementation, communication protocols, encryption techniques/tools, and/ web services.
• Experience formulating and assessing IT security policy.
• Direct experience interfacing with software developers, software testers, integration, deployment, and/or sustainment personnel.
• Must be committed to developing and adhering to best practices.
• Must be a solutions-oriented team player, and must possess a high level of self-initiative.
• Must be a good communicator and have excellent interpersonal skills.

Preferred Qualifications:
• Twelve (12) years of experience with Defense in Depth Principals/technology (including access control, authorization, identification and authentication, public key infrastructure, network and enterprise security architecture) and applying risk assessment methodology to system development.
• Experience developing/implementing integrated security services management processes, such as assessing and auditing network penetration testing, anti-virus planning assistance, risk analysis, and incident response.
• Experience providing information assurance support for application development that includes system security certifications and project evaluations for firewalls that encompass the development, design, and implementation.

External Referral Eligible

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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