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Job #: R-00025854
Location: Arlington, VA
Category: Cyber Management
Schedule (FT/PT): Full Time
Travel Required: Yes, 10% of the time
Shift: Day
Potential for Telework: No
Clearance Required: None
Referral Eligibility: Eligible
Group: Defense

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Job Description:

Job Posting/Market Title:

The Mission Systems Integration Division currently has an opening for a Cyber Security Engineer in Arlington, VA. The selected candidate will serve as a member of a Systems Engineering Team and Lead a full spectrum of project activities specifically focused on cyber security related to unmanned mission systems within or in support of maritime platforms.

Job Description

  • Lead and manage the development and maintenance of accreditation packages for multiple systems and levels
  • Identify and track risks to the system based on security threats.
  • Prepare and maintain security architecture
  • Lead and manage the definition of systems security impact levels
  • Coordinate security control requirements between multiple projects and ensure the risks undertaken by the project are acceptable to the customer
  • Ensure that protection and detection capabilities are acquired or developed as required by the contract and policy
  • POC with customer in preparation of IA certification and accreditation documentation
  • Oversee/Generate and analyzes security scan tool reports and reports
  • Develop technical and written solutions to cyber security vulnerabilities
  • Develop technical and programmatic assessments, evaluates engineering and integration initiatives and provides technical support to assess security policies, standards and guidelines.
  • Support engineers of other disciplines in the security posture of products as needed
  • Contribute to pre, peri, and post Authority to Operate (IATT/ATT/ATO) assessments
  • Oversee subcontractor efforts as required to complete Cybersecurity planning and documentation

Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Science in an Engineering discipline and a minimum of 8 years of relevant experience; additional years of experience may be considered in lieu of a degree
  • DoD 8570 certifications - IAM III (e.g. CISSP or associate) for Linux and Windows environments as appropriate
  • Strong background in cyber security engineering or related information technology field to include the ability to integrate, troubleshoot, and test hardware and software
  • Clear knowledge and detailed experience with compliance and vulnerability scanning tools (e.g. ACAS, HBSS)
  • Clear knowledge and detailed experience with NIST SP 800-53 RMF
  • Knowledge of both Windows and Linux Platforms
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain a SECRET Security Clearance
  • Previous experience leading other cybersecurity personnel and subcontractors.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Active Top Secret Clearance
  • Clear knowledge and detailed experience with multi-level security solutions, and cross domain solutions
  • Previous experience with accreditation activities of ATO/ATT

External Referral Bonus:


Potential for Telework:


Clearance Level Required:



Yes, 10% of the time

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Requisition Category:


Job Family:

Cyber Management


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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