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Job #: R-00024645
Location: Silver Spring, MD
Category: Info Security
Schedule (FT/PT): Full Time
Travel Required: Yes, 10% of the time
Shift: Day
Potential for Telework: Yes
Clearance Required: Public Trust
Referral Eligibility: Ineligible
Group: Health

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Job Description:

Leidos' Government Health & Safety Solutions Group is looking for a full time Senior Information Security Analyst to support the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Data Center program. This position is contingent upon contract award.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Lead/coordinate the threat mitigation and remediation support tasks.
  • Perform risk analyses and risk assessments.
  • Develop security standards.
  • Track and remediate information security deficiencies/ gaps identified by audits, reviews, security control assessments, and tests.
  • Operate, manage, maintain, configure, tune, and upgrade Security Content Automation Protocol (SCAP) compliant tools to report security configuration and vulnerability information.
  • Evaluate threats and vulnerabilities based on knowledge of the computing infrastructure and issue alerts.
  • Determine and apply the appropriate corrective action for detected security incidents and exploits.
  • Identify any unauthorized devices or software on the network through real time detection.
  • Test all network resources against established configuration guidelines to verify they are up-to-date.

Provide documentation of the corrective action recommendations and ensure that planned remediation activities are captured as Plan of Action and Milestones (POA&Ms).

  • Identify any gaps and remediate any deficiencies identified by the Continuous Diagnostics and Mitigation (CDM) tools and applications.
  • Identify, track, and remediate all FDA approved exceptions to identified vulnerabilities to ensure all issues are tracked until resolution has been completed.
  • Execute emergency security request for action as approved by executive management.
  • Provide artifacts and system demonstrations as requested to support assessments, audits, and data calls. Remediate any vulnerabilities identified during audits or assessments.
  • Create, manage, and maintain an SOP, Target State Diagrams (TSD), SCP, installation guide, and CONOPS.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Experience in leading enterprise level security operation task.
  • Experience provide technical guidance in software engineering techniques and automated support tools.
  • Experience in applying an enterprise-wide set of disciplines for the planning, analysis, design and construction of information systems on an enterprise-wide basis or across a major sector of the enterprise.
  • Experience in analyzing and defining security requirements. Experience in designing, developing, engineering and implementing solutions in accordance to requirements.
  • Experience gathering and organizing technical information about an organization's mission goals and needs, existing security products, and ongoing programs
  • Experience performing risk analyses and risk assessments and developing security standards.
  • Demonstrated hands-on experience with the following tools (or equivalents); Splunk, Solarwinds, Nessus, McAfee, Palo Alto Next Generation FW, CheckPoint Firewall.
  • Experience with monitoring IT infrastructure and associated enterprise services.
  • Experience tuning and configuring monitoring tools to maintain proper thresholds, notification of service interruptions, analysis and planning, root cause analysis, and communication escalation
  • Experience with vulnerability scanning, configuration compliance, patch compliance and associated reporting to proactively identify security vulnerabilities that can be mitigated with OS and COTS patching.
  • Experience supporting incident management, problem management, and integrating new technologies into these processes.
  • Experience, implementation of client and server anti-virus software to ensure a pro-active approach to reducing spam, phishing attempts and other external sources of malware that may threaten data or application availability.
  • Working knowledge of System Network & Security Monitoring tools for management of high availability systems.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Active CCNA, CISSP, and Security+ certifications
  • Familiarity with Cloud Computing, and Compute/Storage technologies (virtualization)

Education and Years of Experience:

BS degree and 8 – 12 years of prior relevant experience or Masters with 6 – 10 years of prior relevant experience.

Clearance Level Required:

Public Trust. Must be eligible for Tier 4 – Sensitive High Risk


Yes, 10% of the time

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


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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