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Job #: R-00020175
Location: San Diego, CA
Category: Systems Engineering
Schedule (FT/PT): Full Time
Travel Required: No
Shift: Day
Potential for Telework: Yes
Clearance Required: None
Referral Eligibility: Eligible
Group: Corporate


Job Requisition:

Access Engineer

Job Description:

Leidos Corporate Group has an immediate opportunity for an Access Engineer to join our CIO Services team. In this role, you will provide overall engineering support for a broad range of programs with a focus in load balancing, remote access, full proxy, and authentication services. You will support the full system engineering life-cycle, including requirements analysis, design, development, integration, test, documentation, and implementation following defined best practices and operational workflows.

Ideally, we're looking for someone to support this role from our location in San Diego - CA, but we will also consider telecommute option for the right candidate.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Collaborate with business units and other Leidos IT engineering teams to design, code, and test robust, scalable access solutions for both on-premises and cloud-based applications
  • Develop, troubleshoot, and maintain complex scripts and policies
  • Configure, monitor, and maintain a redundant Big-IP Viprion platform with a focus on LTM and APM modules
  • Engage vendor support and perform packet captures, web traces and review logs
  • Ensure continued compliance with Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX), NIST 800-171,  and other regulations
  • Provide tier 3 support and collaborate with other support tiers regularly
  • Perform Root Cause Analysis when necessary and document results for senior management

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree coupled with 8+ years of relevant experience. Additional years of relevant experience will be considered in lieu of Bachelor's degree.
  • Knowledge of cloud technologies (both public and private) –  AWS, Azure, VMware vSphere
  • Knowledge of web application design – HTML5, CSS, XML, JSON, AJAX
  • Experience with scripting or the following programming languages (especially in TCL) –  PHP, .NET, Javascript
  • Basic understanding of network and application security principals
  • Knowledge of authentication protocols and technologies  –  SAML, RADIUS, Kerberos, NTLM, PKI, OTP
  • Knowledge of remote access protocols and technologies – SSLVPN, TLS, DTLS, IPSec
  • Strong analytical and trouble-shooting skills
  • Basic knowledge of the Linux environment
  • Knowledge operating troubleshooting tools – Fiddler, HTTPWatch, Wireshark, Splunk
  • ITIL Change & Configuration Management knowledge
  • US Citizenship is required and able to obtain security clearance

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with automation tools such as Puppet, Chef and Ansible
  • Experience with Active Directory Federated Services (ADFS)
  • Current or former Linux certifications – Linux+, LPIC-2, or equivalent.
  • Current or former network certifications – CCNA, F5-CTS or equivalent
  • Current or former security certifications – CISSP, CISM, CEH, GIAC or equivalent

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Potential for Telework:


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Systems Engineering




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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