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Job #: R-00021580-OTHLOC-PL-2D1012
Location: Gaithersburg, MD
Category: Cyber Security
Schedule (FT/PT): Full Time
Travel Required: Yes, 10% of the time
Shift: Day
Potential for Telework: Yes
Clearance Required: Secret
Referral Eligibility: Eligible
Group: Corporate


Job Description:

Leidos Corporate Information Security Operations Group has an immediate opening for a Cybersecurity Architect to join our Enterprise Security Architecture and Engineering (ESAE) team. Ideally, we're looking for someone who can support this role from one of the following locations: Reston-VA, Orlando-FL, or Gaithersburg-MD, but we will consider full-time teleworking option for the right candidate.

In this senior technical leadership role, you will support the design, development, deployment, and architecture integration of perimeter, endpoint, cloud, and application security initiatives. The ESAE organization works closely with Platform Security Engineering and Operations, Leidos Enterprise Applications, and Leidos Architecture and Engineering to design security into all Leidos Corporate Information Technology projects and programs. 


  • Act as a technical subject matter expert for the cyber security capabilities used to defend global Leidos networks
  • Work with fellow architects and engineers on ESAE to evaluate corporate programs and projects for architecture layer vulnerabilities, security best practices that apply, and identify regulatory controls that must be enforced. 
  • Create cybersecurity designs that meet those requirements.
  • Work with Platform Security Engineering and Operations, Leidos Enterprise Applications, and Leidos Architecture and Engineering to ensure technical cybersecurity requirements are defined and met.
  • Be a subject matter expert in popular cybersecurity supplier and open source capabilities available to stay ahead of adversaries in cyberspace.
  • Develop cybersecurity technical roadmaps to drive continuous cyber transformation and improvements in Leidos’ overall defense posture.


  • Bachelor's degree and minimum 12 years of prior relevant experience, including a demonstrated track record of extensive cybersecurity experience in multiple CISSP security domains.
  • Experience assessing architectures for regulatory compliance and integrating those environments into an enterprise.
  • Previous experience managing or leading a technical team
  • Experience and comfort in taking strategic intents and driving technical organizational change
  • Knowledge of a broad spectrum of security products and ability to conduct analysis of alternatives to onboard new enterprise capabilities.
  • Ability to write and verbally communicate information security and risk-related concepts effectively to both technical and non-technical audiences.
  • Demonstrate poise and creativity while working with other architects in different domain spaces to come to a common solution.
  • US citizenship is required and able to obtain Secret clearance.


  • Special preference for information security experience as a DoD and/or Intelligence Community employee or contractor.
  • Interest or experience in IAM, cloud, or mobile technologies preferred.
  • Prefer experience designing/creating architectures for projects or programs with enterprise impact.
  • Ability and experience briefing senior level leaders
  • Preferred knowledge of common information security management frameworks such as ISO/IEC 27001, or NIST and an understanding of relevant legal and regulatory requirements such as Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA).


External Referral Bonus:


Potential for Telework:


Clearance Level Required:



Yes, 10% of the time

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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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