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Job #: R-00041992
Location: Reston, VA
Category: Cyber Operations
Schedule (FT/PT): Full Time
Travel Required: No
Shift: Day
Potential for Telework: No
Clearance: Top Secret
Referral Eligibility: Eligible
Group: Defense

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Description

Job Description:

Leidos Enterprise & Cyber Solutions Team is seeking a Security Control Assessor to support newly awarded tasking on a long-term defense contract.  This position requires an active DOD Top Secret Clearance and current unexpired DOD 8570 IAT III certification to qualify.  Work will be performed out of Waples Mills, VA (Reston Area).  

Primary Responsibilities:

Coordinate with Cyber Defense Analysts to manage and administer the updating of rules and signatures (e.g., intrusion detection/protection systems, antivirus, and content blacklists) for specialized cyber defense applications.
Perform system administration on specialized cyber defense applications and systems (e.g., antivirus, audit, and remediation) or Virtual Private Network (VPN) devices, to include installation, configuration, maintenance, backup, and restoration.
Assist in identifying, prioritizing, and coordinating the protection of critical cyber defense infrastructure and key resources.
Build, install, configure, and test dedicated cyber defense hardware.
Assist in assessing the impact of implementing and sustaining a dedicated cyber defense infrastructure.
Administer test bed(s), and test and evaluate applications, hardware infrastructure, rules/signatures, access controls, and configurations of platforms managed by service provider(s).
Create, edit, and manage network access control lists on specialized cyber defense systems (e.g., firewalls and intrusion prevention systems).
Identify potential conflicts with implementation of any cyber defense tools (e.g., tool and signature testing and optimization).
Implement Risk Management Framework (RMF)/Security Assessment and Authorization (SA&A) requirements for dedicated cyber defense systems within the enterprise, and document and maintain records for them. 
Perform other duties as required.

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor's Degree in a related discipline (e.g. Computer Science, Computer Information Systems, Math, Engineering).  

  • With at least sixteen years of general experience of which twelve years is directly related experience, a degree is not required.

  • Sixteen (16) years direct experience in the last twenty (20) years

Requires current certifications as follows:

  • DoD 8570.01-M

  • DoDI 8530.01 (CSSP Analyst or CSSP Infrastructure Support) certification


 

Ideal candidate must possess the following skills:

  • Application of host/network access controls (e.g., access control list), cybersecurity and privacy principles to organizational requirements (relevant to confidentiality, integrity, availability, authentication, non-repudiation)

  • Tuning sensors.

  • Use of incident handling methodologies, Virtual Private Network (VPN) devices and encryption 

  • Ability to secure network communications

  • Proven experience protecting a network against malware (e.g., NIPS, anti-malware, restrict/prevent external devices, spam filters);

  • System, network, and OS hardening techniques. (e.g., remove unnecessary services, password policies, network segmentation, enable logging, least privilege, etc.); and

  • Troubleshooting and diagnosing cyber defense infrastructure anomalies and work through resolution.

  • Ability to apply cybersecurity and privacy principles to organizational requirements (relevant to confidentiality, integrity, availability, authentication, non-repudiation)

Advanced Preferred Qualifications

Ability to: 

  • Communicate complex information, concepts, or ideas in a confident and well-organized manner through verbal, written, and/or visual means;

  • Conduct vulnerability scans and recognize vulnerabilities in security systems;

  • Produce technical documentation;

  • Analyze test data; 

  • Translate data and test results into evaluative conclusions; and

  • Apply network security architecture concepts including topology, protocols, components, and principles (e.g., application of defense-in-depth). 

MPES

External Referral Bonus:

Eligible

Potential for Telework:

No

Clearance Level Required:

Top Secret

Travel:

No

Scheduled Weekly Hours:

40

Shift:

Day

Requisition Category:

Professional

Job Family:

Cyber Operations

  

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 38,000 employees support vital missions for government and commercial customers. Headquartered in Reston, Va., Leidos reported annual revenues of approximately $11.09 billion for the fiscal year ended January 3, 2020. 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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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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