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Job #: R-00020870
Location: Reston, VA
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:

The Leidos Military Veterans Health Solutions group is seeking an Intermediate Enterprise Security Architect to support the Enterprise Security Architecture (ESA) program. This role is remote and can be worked from your home office within the United States.

The chosen candidate will be part of a team providing Enterprise Security Architecture (ESA) technical support services that accommodate VA’s scope, size and complexity, including enterprise architecture, emerging technologies, networks, mobile, in specialized areas like healthcare, specialized medical devices, cybersecurity, IT Modernization, and large-scale architecture. Candidates should  possess IT experience in all aspects of Cyber Security with a vast array of IT systems involving end user as well as enterprise level networks, possess experience in Cyber Security Tools, network topologies, intrusion detection, PKI, and secured networks. The Intermediate Enterprise Security Architect, shall assist in resolving issues and creating architectural vision, coordinating with program and project leaders to analyze IT system and network architecture, clearly identify strategies for addressing requirements, risks, and issues.  The Intermediate Enterprise Security Architect, shall participate in trade-off analyses of requirements against fiscal, schedule, and performance issues.

Successful candidates will possess specialized technical and cybersecurity expertise that apply to new technologies that VA is introducing or IT modernization. That includes knowledge and skills applicable to merging of Electronic Health Records (EHR), cloud computing, Application Programming Interfaces (APIs), specialized networks (i.e., software and security perimeter and defined networks) Internet of Things (IoT), analytic ecosystems, and medical devices. The Candidate should have demonstrated expertise in IT; communications; systems architecture; engineering, and integration; along with the ability to apply this expertise across a broad portfolio of IT systems, software, and infrastructure solutions.

Duties will include:

  • Support the evolution of the VA enterprise security architecture, specifically in the following areas:
  • Developing CONOPS and methodologies
  • Metrics and dashboards for enterprise cybersecurity effectiveness
  • Cybersecurity data governance and management
  • DevSecOps
  • VA cybersecurity directives, standards, design patterns and implementing guidelines
  • Cybersecurity support to various VA systems and initiatives
  • Determine security requirements and approaches by evaluating business strategies and requirements; researching information security standards; conducting system security and vulnerability analyses and risk assessments; studying architecture/platform; identifying integration issues; and, when needed, preparing cost estimates.
  • Significant research, analysis and collaboration with inter-departmental government working groups.
  • Creation of white papers, proposals, and briefings to VA personnel, including senior leadership
  • Coordinate boards and other technical working groups.

Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree and 10 years of overall experience in cybersecurity and privacy risk management with Federal Information Technology systems and security requirements. Masters with 6 years of prior relevant experience. 12 years of additional relevant experience may be substituted for education
  • Solid understanding of DoD 8510, NIST SP 800-53, NIST SP800-37, the Risk Management Framework (RMF), and CNSSI 1253. Familiarity with VA Handbook 6500.
  • Prior VA, DoD or federal experience with cybersecurity policy, guidance, and architectures.
  • The individual must have significant experience with cybersecurity best practices.  Experience reviewing and writing policies and security plans utilizing NIST 800-series framework.
  • Ability to obtain VA Moderate BI or DoD Secret or higher clearance.
  • Advanced IT cybersecurity certifications (CISM, CISA, CIPP, CEH, CISSP, or equivalent) preferred.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience with VA, DoD or federal systems is highly desirable and preferred.

  • Experience with healthcare, insurance or benefits platforms and systems a plus.

  • Meet DoD 8570.01-M IT Level III or IAM-III requirements.

  • Experience with the Enterprise Mission Assurance Support Service (eMASS) or RiskVision

External Referral Bonus:


Potential for Telework:


Clearance Level Required:

Public Trust


Yes, 10% of the time

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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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