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Job #: R-00013140
Location: Washington, DC
Category: Cyber Security
Schedule (FT/PT): Full Time
Travel Required: Yes, 10% of the time
Shift: Day
Potential for Telework: No
Clearance Required: Top Secret
Referral Eligibility: Eligible
Group: Civil


Job Requisition:

Cyber Security Transformation Architect

Job Description:

Job Description

Are you someone concerned with the security of our nation? Are you driven to protect and serve? Are you skilled in cyber defense? Then Leidos is the place for you. We are ensuring our nation’s security in a partnership with the Department of Homeland Security. Our partnership focuses on the DHS Enterprise level Security Operations Centers (SOC) as well as Component/Agency SOCs where we provide around the clock cyber support dealing with some of our nation’s toughest threats. We have a unique and exciting opportunity for someone experienced in SOC Operations with a passion for transformation. The Cyber Operation Transformation Architect will work directly with customers as well as our SOC Project Managers to ensure Security Operations are built according to business requirements and provides the visionary leadership to transform the organization from reactive to proactive, intelligence driven, cyber defense. The candidate will be responsible for developing and executing on transformation plans centered on the Cyber Kill Chain, Intelligence Driven Defense, and MITRE ATT&CK frameworks to mature SOC operations. The candidate must have a strong leadership background in managing 24X7 operations with experience in employee management, data security technologies, incident response, and process improvement.

Learn more about Leidos Cyber Capabilities here:

Leidos Cyber Capabilities

Leidos Inside the Cyber Trenches

Duties include: 

● Responsible for aggregating data produced by Cyber Analysts performing Network, Application, Database, and Operating System monitoring functions to design a time-phased roadmap for SOC transformation.

● Work directly with the customer to identify requirements, provide a roadmap for transformation, and ensure customer goals are met.

● Provide SME level support in SOC operations to transform from a consumer of cyber threat intelligence to a producer.

● Provide technical direction, leadership, and training of less experienced staff.

● Ensure project schedules and performance requirements are met


Masters with 15 – 20 years of prior relevant experience or Doctorate with 13 – 16 years of prior relevant experience. 12+ years overall IT experience with 5+ years in SOC operations.

● Must have a minimum of a Secret Clearance, TS preferred and in addition must be able to obtain a DHS EOD clearance before starting.

In addition:

● 5+ years demonstrated leadership experience.

● 5+ years managing 24x7 staff operations. Experience managing and working in a Security

operations Center.

● 3-5 years’ experience and understanding of network topologies, protocols, malware, botnets, and

antivirus software

● 3-5 years’ experience and understanding of network topologies, protocols, malware, botnets, and

antivirus software

● 3-5 years’ experience and knowledge with IDS, HIDS, HIPS, Firewalls, Proxies.

● Excellent verbal & written communication skills

● Demonstrates ability to measuring financial, programmatic, and mission success through cyber

metric analysis

● Firm understanding of Risk Management and risk mitigation techniques in the context of Cyber

Network Defense

● Ability to sift through large data sets and employ data visualization and data statistical modeling to

validate, confirm, or identify trends towards operational cyber network defense capabilities.

● Hands on experience with custom content development and correlation within a SIEM

● Hands on experience with large data log aggregation from data sources

● Hands on experience to have responded to a large scale threat against an organization.

Preferred Qualifications:

● Knowledge of Cyber Kill Chain and MITRE ATT&CK

● Understanding of Intelligence Driven Defense

● MSc in IT or Cyber Security




External Referral Bonus:


Potential for Telework:


Clearance Level Required:

Top Secret


Yes, 10% of the time

Scheduled Weekly Hours:




Requisition Category:


Job Family:

Cyber Security



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 33,000 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

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