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Job #: R-00021644
Location: Columbia, MD
Category: Info Security
Schedule (FT/PT): Full Time
Travel Required: No
Shift: Day
Potential for Telework: No
Clearance Required: Top Secret/SCI with Polygraph
Referral Eligibility: Eligible
Group: Intelligence

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Job Description:

Leidos currently has an exciting opportunity for a Chief Security Engineer, located at our offices in the Columbia, MD area.
The successful and talented candidate will provide information assurance support for application development that includes system security certifications and project evaluations for firewalls that encompass the development, design, and implementation. Provides evaluation, review, and tests security code. Interfaces with the following groups: software development, testing, integration, deployment, and sustainment.
Candidate will formulate and assess IT security policy, including business impact. Prepares security plans for using an enterprise-wide security architecture that includes the design of cryptographic solutions. Develops integrated security services management. Assesses and audits network penetration testing anti-virus planning assistance, risk analysis, and incident response.

• Overall security architecture ensuring all security related requirements are met, SME support for the overall security architecture. • Sets security strategy including risk assessment, risk management, security control assessment, continuous monitoring, service design, and general IA program support functions. • Working with Chief Engineer, Sets strategy of security engineering functions including matrixed security-engineering support to engineering teams • Identification of security issues throughout the program and recommendations to remediate those issues • Oversees static and dynamic application security tests and penetration tests. • Work with development teams to understand different types of vulnerabilities, attack vectors and remediation approaches. • Help with integration of software security tools and practices with agile SDLC and SecDevOps • Help application teams build secure applications by providing security requirements and security patterns, re-usable code, etc. • Oversee software security design and/or code reviews. • Assess the security risks associated with the DevTest and SecOps environments including COTS, GOTS, FOSS, and developed software.
The successful candidate should have the following skills/experience:
Bachelor’s Degree in Info Tech, Info Assurance, or related field and Twelve plus years of experience (Will consider three additional years of relevant professional experience in lieu of a degree).
Twelve (12) years of experience with Defense in Depth Principals/technology (including access control, authorization, identification and authentication, public key infrastructure, network and enterprise security architecture) and applying risk assessment methodology to system development.
Must possess an active TS/SCI with Polygraph clearance.

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Potential for Telework:


Clearance Level Required:

Top Secret/SCI with Polygraph



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Info 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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