Leidos is seeking a Palo Alto IDS/IPS SME (Subject Matter Expert) to perform technical work as part of an integrated team of CND (Cyber Network Defense) SMEs supporting the DoD’s JRSS (Joint Regional Security Stack) deployment activities. JRSS is a multi-year, global effort to improve the DoD’s security posture and provide enhanced security capabilities and analytics by centralizing and virtualizing network security into regional stacks rather than locally distributed appliances.
As the Palo Alto IDS/IPS SME, you are responsible for intrusion detection system/intrusion protection system (IDS/IPS) functions within Palo Alto firewalls deployed inline within JRSS stacks and will assist with initial configuration, troubleshooting, support and project management.
What You Will Do:
- Install and configure the tool (including any work that needs to be done on the underlying OS)
- Configure the tool to work with system health monitoring tools via SNMP for status
- Create and edit profiles appropriate for the customer environment
- Create custom digital-virus rules
- Apply profiles to deployed sensors
- Understand filters with profiles and impact they have on performance
- Monitor the tool’s health and performance
- Tune system parameters to enhance/improve system performance
- Provide Tier 2/3 troubleshooting for Palo Alto IDS/IPS issues, either within the tool or as part of an integrated team of professionals addressing larger issues
- Assist other JRSS teams that perform lifecycle O&M on the tools by acting as tool expert
- Configure, troubleshoot, and monitor event flows including the integration of IDS/IPS data into a SIEM for use by cyber intrusion analysts
- Provide “on the job training” to less experienced JRSS, DISA or DoD Services’ team members
- Act as the senior subject matter expert on the tool for interactions with other teams
- Develop documentation (installation guides, support staff training materials, etc.) to support the mission
Who You Will Work With:
You are part of a multi-disciplinary team that supports the active and passive Computer Network Defense (CND) tools deployed in stacks. You must be able to integrate with other technical teams, with DISA personnel, with vendor technical support personnel, and with technical representatives from DoD services, working as part of an integrated, cross-platform team that provides CND capability, and military base/post/camp/station migration support services DoD-wide as the JRSS stacks are deployed and used.
What You Need To Be Successful in This Position:
- Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college in a related discipline, or equivalent experience/combined education, with 12 or more years’ experience; or 10 years’ experience with a related Master’s degree or equivalent work experience.
- Extensive CND architectural design experience as well as significant hands-on experience with Palo Alto firewalls.
- Well versed in TCP/IP communications.
- Have a general knowledge of router and firewall functionality on a network.
- Familiar with the MS Office tool suite.
- Excellent written and oral communications skills and be able to appropriately present highly technical material to both technical and non-technical audiences
- U.S. citizenship and an active DoD Secret clearance. In addition, you must be able to successfully obtain up to Top Secret based on requirements from the customer and program.
- DoD 8570 IAT2 certification
Even Better if You Have:
- Prior experience as a Network Intrusion Analyst or Security Operations Center Analyst.
- Experience configuring and maintaining the tool in a multi-tenant environment
- Experience with one or more of the other CND tools in the JRSS cyber suite:
- Firepower (formerly known as SourceFire)
- ELK tools
- At Leidos, culture in not just what we do—it’s how we do it. Our people, our environment and our values make all the difference.
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External Referral Eligible
External Referral Bonus:Eligible
Potential for Telework:No
Clearance Level Required:Secret
Travel:Yes, 10% of the time
Scheduled Weekly Hours:40
Job Family: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 www.Leidos.com.
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