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Job #: R-00017285
Location: Reston, VA
Category: Cyber Security
Schedule (FT/PT): Full Time
Travel Required: Yes, 25% of the time
Shift: Day
Potential for Telework: Yes
Clearance Required: Secret
Referral Eligibility: Eligible
Group: Intelligence


Job Requisition:

Cyber Security Penetration Tester

Job Description:

Exciting opening for an experienced Cyber Security Penetration Tester!

Job Summary

This person will work on a team of cyber SMEs providing surge reach back support to Leidos programs and to the corporation to provide pentesting expertise.  This position may require travel to non-hazardous CONUS and OCONUS locations and work individual or with a team to assess an organizations cyber security posture.

Primary Responsibilities

Perform internal and external pentest against systems to determine vulnerabilities offer mitigation strategies.

Perform web app pentests for programs for organizations directed by the manager

Perform vulnerability risk assessment as SCA

Perform physical pentests and social engineering against facilities and organization on programs

Perform cyber incident response as needed for programs

Report to manager and work on engagements as deemed necessary to support Leidos


A minimum of an active Secret clearance (and must be clearable up to the TS clearance level)

BS degree and 8 – 12 years of prior relevant experience or Masters with 6 – 10 years of prior relevant experience. May possess a Doctorate in technical domain.

Experience in web development and programming languages – such as Java, XML, Perl and HTML

    • Extensive experience performing IT security risk assessments – Information Security
    • Demonstrated understand of security principles, IT security Controls and OWASP top 10 Mobile and Web applications vulnerabilities. 
    • Demonstrable knowledge and experience of Cmmon attach techniques for web, mobile and services, Cmmon applications testing tool including but not limited Burp, SQL Map, etc, OWASP TP10 iPhone and Andriod application pen testing
    • Experience with programming/scripting in Python, Powershell, Ruby, C, JavaScript, etc
    • Experienced with the following Web Application tools; Burp Suite Pro, WebSense, Acutenix
    • Experienced with Kali
    • Experienced with IPS/IDS solutions
    • Experienced with Cloud infrastructure and services: AWS, Azure, GCP
    • Certified OSCP
    • Understanding for the Cyber Kill Chain methodology
    • GIAC Web Applications Penetration Tester (GWAPT)
    • GIAC Penetration Tester (GPEN)
    • Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH)
    • Certified Information Security Manager (CISM)
    • Certified Web Application Defender (GWEB)
    • Certified Information System Security Professional (CISSP)

External Referral Bonus:


Potential for Telework:


Clearance Level Required:



Yes, 25% 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

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.

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