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Job #: R-00020349
Location: Austin, TX
Category: Info Security
Schedule (FT/PT): Full Time
Travel Required: Yes, 10% of the time
Shift: Day
Potential for Telework: Yes
Clearance: Public Trust
Referral Eligibility: Eligible
Group: Health

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Job Description:

Leidos’s Military & Veterans Health Solutions Group currently has an opening for a Senior Security Analyst in Austin, TX or to work remote from your home office within the United States. This role will support the Enterprise Security Architecture (ESA) contract.

The selected candidate will have IT experience with Cyber Security Policy and threat mitigation. Must have knowledge and experience in Cyber Security Tools, network topologies, intrusion detection, PKI, and secured networks.  Knowledge of implementation and security levels and roles necessary for successful deployment. The Senior Security Analyst analyzes system security in accordance with DoD Security Technical Implementation Guides (STIGs) on Windows and Unix systems, network devices (firewalls, routers, and switches), web server and database applications and is expected to understand and apply knowledge of INFOSEC principles to network protocols, architectures, equipment, services, standards and technology. The Cyber Security Specialist will support the current DoD system to obtain and maintain a reciprocity authorization with the Department of Veterans Affairs. Some domestic travel can be expected. 

Primary Responsibilities

  • Perform risk assessments and security testing as part of the Risk Management Framework (RMF) Assessment and Authorization (A&A) Process. 
  • Manage pipeline of upcoming assessments and de-conflict resourcing issues within overall A&A program.
  • Develop, document, and implement process changes that lead to improved efficiency and depth of assessments.
  • Demonstrated ability to conduct root cause analysis when identifying problems.
  • Proactively monitoring the security, capacity and availability of an enterprise network.
  • Assessing security controls in accordance to security standards, frameworks, laws and policies.
  • Conducting security control assessment interviews with information system security stakeholders, collect and review artifacts and evidence for compliance with security controls, document and update security assessment results. 
  • Ability to interpret policies, procedures, standards, guidelines, and regulations to include National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and Federal Information Security Management Act (FISMA).
  • Perform automated system security scans using Nessus.
  • Configure, scan and harden Windows and Linux systems, and Oracle databases.
  • Conduct manual security checks for Windows/Linux systems (STIG checklist).
  • Draft, track, and update technical reports.
  • Collect, track, and manage security artifacts and documentation.

Basic Qualifications

  • B.S. in Computer Science, Information Assurance or related field and  8 - 12 years of prior relevant experience or Masters with 6 - 10 years of prior relevant experience.
  • Eight additional years of experience is acceptable in lieu of degree.
  • Moderate experience in CND, CNE and computer network attack tools and techniques.
  • Moderate experience in continuous IA Vulnerability Assessment (VA) risk assessment and remediation activities.
  • Experience/expertise in some the following areas: Linux, Windows, Nessus, VMWare, Splunk, Scripting, Securing Operating Systems, Vulnerability Assessment (testing, risk and impact assessment, findings, mitigation/justifications), Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) and Identity Management.
  • DoD 8570 Certification (IAT Level II).
  • Must be a US citizen with the ability to obtain a Public Trust. Customer requirement.

Preferred Qualifications

  • CEH: Certified Ethical Hacker.
  • CISM: Certified Information Security Manager.
  • CompTIA Security+
  • CISSP: Certified Information Systems Security Professional.
  • GSEC: SANS GIAC Security Essentials.

External Referral Bonus:


Potential for Telework:


Clearance Level Required:

Public Trust


Yes, 10% of the time

Scheduled Weekly Hours:




Requisition Category:


Job Family:

Info Security

About Leidos

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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