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Job #: R-00026667
Location: Columbia, MD
Category: Intern Technical
Schedule (FT/PT): Full Time
Travel Required: No
Shift: Day
Potential for Telework: No
Clearance Required: None
Referral Eligibility: Ineligible
Group: Civil

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Description

Job Description:

The Leidos FIPS 140-2 Security Assurance Intern, in support of the Cryptographic and Security Testing Laboratory (CSTL), performs various technical and consultative services including initial assessments of product cryptographic security, input to the development of a product's security design and formal testing of the products against the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Federal Information Processing Standard (FIPS) 140-2 for cryptographic modules.

Primary Responsibilities

The selected candidate will support various FIPS 140-2 projects and perform the following:

  • General security analysis
  • Design work (product architecture)
  • Physical security testing
  • System-level logical analysis
  • Cryptographic and Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) testing
  • Cryptographic algorithm testing
  • Source code review activities
  • Test case development/execution
  • Technical report writing and review
  • Testing automation through scripting

Basic Qualifications

  • Working towards a degree in a technical discipline (Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Mathematics or related discipline).
  • Strong problem solving skills.
  • Strong multitasking and time management.
  • Candidates must be enrolled in a degree program in a relevant discipline.

  • Your GPA needs to be included on your application and resume.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Familiarity with at least one programming language (C, C++, Python, Java, etc.).
  • Familiarity of cryptographic encryption algorithms, key exchange algorithms, hashing/message authentication algorithms, PKI, random number generators, etc.
  • Familiarity of common security related protocols and their design (i.e. SSH, IPsec, TLS, etc.).

External Referral Bonus:

Ineligible

Potential for Telework:

No

Clearance Level Required:

None

Travel:

No

Scheduled Weekly Hours:

40

Shift:

Day

Requisition Category:

Intern

Job Family:

Intern Technical

Leidos

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.

Pay and Benefits

Pay and benefits are fundamental to any career decision. That's why we craft compensation packages that reflect the importance of the work we do for our customers. Employment benefits include competitive compensation, Health and Wellness programs, Income Protection, Paid Leave and Retirement. More details are available here.

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Leidos will never ask you to provide payment-related information at any part of the employment application process. And Leidos will communicate with you only through emails that are sent from a Leidos.com email address. If you receive an email purporting to be from Leidos that asks for payment-related information or any other personal information, please report the email to spam.leidos@leidos.com.

Commitment to Diversity

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, race, ethnicity, age, national origin, citizenship, religion, physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, pregnancy, family structure, marital status, ancestry, domestic partner status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran or military status, or any other basis prohibited by law. Leidos will also consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories consistent with relevant laws.

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