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Job #: R-00028155
Location: Washington, DC
Category: Cyber Operations
Schedule (FT/PT): Full Time
Travel Required: No
Shift: Day
Potential for Telework: No
Clearance Required: Top Secret
Referral Eligibility: Eligible
Group: Civil

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Job Description:

No two career paths will ever look the same. At Leidos, we know the most talented and diverse IT and engineering professionals will always have a multitude of career choices; your time at Leidos will be a wise investment in your career and in yourself. We welcome your perspective and ideas, in order to foster collaboration and deliver world-class solutions. We look for solutions that not only transform businesses, but change the world.

Our Civil business is helping to modernize and manage infrastructure, systems and controls, and cybersecurity for civilian agencies and commercial clients around the globe. With core competencies in information technology, energy and environment, complex logistics, and specialized engineering, we solve technical challenges and implement newfound efficiencies on a number of programs.

Protect yourself and your family, with the benefits of working for a world-class employer.

When you join Leidos, you join a Fortune 500 company and one of Ethisphere Institute’s “World's Most Ethical Companies”

Leidos...We strive to make the complex clear

Job Description:

Leidos is seeks a dynamic, high-performing technical contributor/ team lead for one of our Incident Response teams in the MD/DC area. Leidos leaders lead differently. Leidos employees embody the Leidos values of integrity, inclusion, innovation, agility, collaboration, and commitment. As an effective team member, you will work collaboratively to evaluate and redefine cyber operations roles and capabilities of the current team. You are empowered and encouraged to identify process improvements, both incremental and transformational, to evolve the current incident response team into a cyber security powerhouse.

IR daily activities/Candidate Daily Responsibilities:

  • Direct team investigation priorities and act as investigative SME for team members, especially for high profile incidents
  • Work collaboratively with IR Manager
  • Respond to cyber incidents, including responding to IR phone calls and emails, and preparing situational awareness reports for government customer, its bureaus, and/or federal management.
  • Act as main investigators for potential incidents identified by SOC analysts.
  • Investigate phishing and self-identified potential cyber threats.
  • Work with federal users to analyze, triage, contain, and remediate security incidents.
  • Track incident managements thoroughly and communicate with end users and senior CIO officials effectively.
  • Participate regularly in SOC working group sessions, to include idea generation for new content rules for security alerting and reduction of false positives. Collaborate across organizational lines and develop depth in your desired cyber discipline and/or technologies.
  • Follow documented procedures yet have an eye towards process improvement/effectivity.
  • Knowledgeable on multiple technology and system types.
  • Able to articulate the incident response lifecycle.

Features of the candidate/job:

  • Inquisitive, problem-solving oriented
  • Not 24x7 shifts, but it does cover 7am-7pm between DC and WV locations. On-call rotation for SOC escalation as needed for night/weekends (coordinated with manager each month for the on-call schedule).
  • Must be US Citizen. Must be able to obtain and maintain security clearance, specifically DoD/Top Secret Clearance or TS/SCI.
  • 3+ years specifically within security operations center performing SOC/IR experience.
  • Experience with multiple types of attack types and attack vectors.
  • Experienced incident handler, including managing and remediating high-profile incident cases with past customers/constituents.
  • Experience tracking incidents against a framework such as MITRE ATT&CK or Cyber Kill Chain methodology.
  • Must have 1/more of: CERT Certified Computer Security Incident Handler; Electronic Commerce Council Certified Ethical Hacker (ECC); GIAC Information Security Fundamentals (GISF); ISC2 CISSP
  • Forensic investigation and malware analysis experience/exposure.
  • Experience with multiple vendor technologies, such as RSA Archer, FireEye suite of products, one or more SIEM technologies, Splunk or similar logging technology.

Candidate Preferred Qualifications:

  • Splunk log analysis, Spunk Fundamentals or related training


  • Typically requires Bachelors and 8-12 years of relevant experience.

External Referral Bonus:


Potential for Telework:


Clearance Level Required:

Top Secret



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Job Family:

Cyber Operations


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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