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Job #: R-00033146-OTHLOC-6314
Location: Reston, VA
Category: Security Architecture and Engineering
Schedule (FT/PT): Full Time
Travel Required: Yes, 10% of the time
Shift: Day
Potential for Telework: Yes, 100%
Clearance: Public Trust
Referral Eligibility: Ineligible
Group: Health

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Job Description:

Leidos Military and Veterans Health Solutions (MVHS), part of Leidos Health, seeks a Lead Enterprise Security Architect with strong background, skill and expertise that combines cybersecurity with knowledge of Agile application development and DevSecOps. The right candidate will have established experience with cloud platform services, DevOps practices such as build/release management, secure SDLC/DevSecOps practices such as automating security processes in CI/CD pipelines, and general automation.

Applicants for this remote or telecommuting position can perform this job anywhere in the U.S.

Primary Responsibilities

Successful candidates can expect to divide their time between two (2) types of assignments. First, they will research, develop, author and present cybersecurity guidance and security architectural standards in the area of DevSecOps and related technologies for the VA Office of Enterprise Security Architecture (ESA). They will help build a DevSecOps Strategy and Practice that integrate cybersecurity into the adoption and improvement of agile practices at the Department of Veterans Affairs. They will collaborate with VA engineering, development and security teams and their leads to create, implement and apply DevSecOps principles, processes and culture. Architects will provide subject matter expertise in various risk assessments, working in an Agile environment with an understanding of the full software development lifecycle. Candidates will advocate for software engineering practices such as unit testing, code reviews, full build testing, quality engineering practices and requirements capturing techniques to improve end-to-end secure delivery practices.

Second, the DevSecOps security lead architects will act as cybersecurity consultants, including conducting architectural risk assessments on VA application development projects. Leads will collaborate with VA development and operations teams to facilitate practical automation solutions and custom modules. They will act as trusted automation and tooling advisors for DevSecOps initiatives by providing objective, practical and relevant ideas, insights and advice. They may assist application teams with on-boarding adopted security tools/technologies or work with vendors to troubleshoot the platform and issues related to such integrations. They work with teams to bring continuous improvement to DevSecOps processes and tools.

Employees may also provide subject matter expertise from time to time to other Leidos Health teams on an ad hoc basis.

Basic Qualifications

  • Masters of Arts (MA)/Masters of Science (MS) with at least fifteen (15) years of experience in information technology, application development or cybersecurity
  • Candidate must be able to pass a VA High/BI Public Trust background investigation, including a National Agency Check (NAC) covering the past seven (7) years.
  • Candidates should have a minimum of 5 years of DevSecOps experience with actual/active development experience in an Agile environment. That should include hands-on experience integrating Agile software development frameworks such as SAFe with DevSecOps methodologies.
  • Must possess expertise in multiple areas of information technology such as but not limited to: enterprise security architecture, cybersecurity engineering, telecommunications systems design, IT operations, risk assessments, vulnerability management, cloud technologies, system security, the Internet of Things (IoT) and privacy for both traditional and next-generation IT digital architectures.
  • Working knowledge of Git and repository providers such as GitHub, GitLab, Bitbucket, experience implementing both container and orchestration infrastructure utilizing platforms such as Docker and Kubernetes and working knowledge of automated CI/CD build engines such as Jenkins, GitLab CI/CD, GitHub Pipelines, CircleCI, TravisCI. Other desired experience would include implementing Automated Testing frameworks including Selenium, as well as Salesforce specific tools such as Provar, and experience integrating deployments with industry standard DevSecOps tooling and orchestration.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, interpersonal and collaborative skills, and the ability to communicate strategic information security topics, policies and standards as well as risk-related concepts to technical and nontechnical audiences at various hierarchical levels.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Advanced IT cybersecurity certifications (CISSP, CISM, CISA, CIPP, CEH, or the equivalent).
  • Knowledge and familiarity with cybersecurity practices and trends for US government information technology, especially at VA or DoD, although we value similar cybersecurity experience acquired at other federal agencies or departments.
  • Familiar with creating and interpreting security diagram overlays and updates, determining security requirements, and security mitigation implementation

External Referral Bonus:


Potential for Telework:


Clearance Level Required:

Public Trust


Yes, 10% of the time

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Requisition Category:


Job Family:

Security Architecture and Engineering

About 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

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