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Job #: R-00017931
Location: Springfield, VA
Category: Cyber Security
Schedule (FT/PT): Full Time
Travel Required: No
Shift: Day
Potential for Telework: No
Clearance Required: Public Trust
Referral Eligibility: Ineligible
Group: Civil


Job Requisition:

Security Manager

Job Description:

Leidos is looking for a Security Manager to provide leadership on a mission-critical program. The Security Manager will oversee security compliance and processes, as well as direct contractor Information Systems Security Officers (ISSOs). The Security Manager will be the primary liaison with the Government’s security lead, and will ensure that critical security functions such as authorities to operate (ATOs), certificate renewals, and related tasks are completed successfully and on-schedule.

Responsibilities include:
•    Providing leadership and vision in incident handling, response, and analysis.
•    Planning and assignment of tasks, monitoring delivery, and work assignments.
•    Reviewing work products prior to delivery to the Government.
•    Supporting the adoption and/or implementation of Federal and national standards or guidance to enhance training and skills development for the Federal workforce.
•    Developing and presenting capability and technology roadmaps.
•    Supporting development and maintenance of Continuity of Operations (COOP) Plans and other operations planning documentation.
•    Providing technical assistance in the development of Business Impact Analyses (BIA), Business Continuity Plans (BCPs), and Disaster Recovery Plans (DRPs).
•    Providing engineering and technical support services to functional groups to include providing specific tool studies, systems analyses, testing and evaluation, and to supplement operational technical assistance as required.
•    Providing support to programming code reviews, determining system performance specifications, identifying and resolving interoperability problems, developing requirements, determining parameters, and resolving conflicts between disparate technologies as they arise.
•    Providing subject matter expertise to assist with matters to include strategies for improving resource allocation, alignment of work, and improving work-life balance for employees.
•    Demonstrating hands on experience with operating and managing IT security / Information Assurance solutions in the context of Federal IT Security regulations and guidance such as NIST 800-53, NIST 800-37 and FIPS 199 
•    Providing potential solutions to remediate issues while allowing systems to remain operational and compliant in a mission-first environment

Basic Qualifications

• Experience supervising or leading teams or projects. 
• Recognized IT Security Certification; (CISSM or CISSP)
• Experience defining strategic governance for security management, defining quality metrics, and implementing repeatable processes for a portfolio of applications
• Ability to obtain a Public Trust suitability determination.
• Experience in one or more of the following areas are required: 
    - Understanding of Federal security practices and procedures; 
    - Knowledge of current security tools; hardware/software security implementations; 
    - Communication protocols; 
    - and encryption techniques/tools
• U.S. Citizenship.

Preferred Qualifications
•    Candidates with strong analytical and organizational skills with excellent written and verbal communication skills.
•    Shall be capable of working independently as well as part of a larger group under minimal/moderate supervision.
•    A technical background such as information assurance, cyber security, computer science, computer engineering, or traditional engineering, is preferred as the technical skills will assist with the ISSO tasks.
•    At least five (5) years’ experience managing IT security teams 

EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE:   Requires Masters with 15 – 20 years of prior relevant experience or Doctorate with 13 – 16 years of prior relevant experience.


External Referral Bonus:


Potential for Telework:


Clearance Level Required:

Public Trust



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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