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Job #: R-00042636
Location: Colorado Springs, CO
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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Job Description:

The Defense group of Leidos has an opening for an HBSS Administrator to be located in Colorado Springs, CO. 

Our customer maintains a highly demanding mission and requires our support to provide expert technical and professional management support to the commands enterprise Information Technology (IT) services. The HBSS Administrator will support a program that provides sustainment, maintenance, problem and change management services to help ensure secure, reliable, and uninterrupted availability of the Department of Defense IP networks. Cyber Security Analysts provide support to implement Leidos IonIA for cyber threat mitigation and Proven Analytic-Centric Kill Chain Implementation and Transformation (PACKIT) to obtain steps that an adversary must go through to achieve their goal.

This position will report directly to the Security Lead, with regular interaction with the Cyber Security Manager and government POCs. 

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Install, Secure, Configure and Maintain the DoD approved versions of HBSS to include ePO server and endpoint products.  HBSS being / Host Based Security System which is the official name given to the United States Department of Defense commercial off-the-shelf suite of software applications used within the DOD to monitor, detect, and defend the DOD computer networks and systems.

  • Test and evaluate new/updated end point products before approval.

  • Develop and implement plans to apply patches, hot fixes, and other critical updates as needed.

  • Develop and maintain policies and tasks for all related endpoint products.

  • Troubleshoot HBSS issues and outages with Service Desk and Systems administrators.

  • Resolve issues on the ePO server to include the OS, SQL and ePO application.

  • Maintain ePO automation including application scheduled tasks, database maintenance, etc.

  • Creates and tunes policy exemptions for Host Intrusion Prevention, Endpoint Security and Data Loss Prevention.

  • Maintain security status of HBSS infrastructure, including OS and SQL patching and STIG compliance.

  • Develop Tactics, Techniques and Procedures (TTPs) for Operation and Maintenance of HBSS.

  • Participate in Change Management process as required for all HBSS related changes.

  • Provide Tier 2 and 3 support to subordinate commands.

  • Maintain ePO infrastructure in a state of readiness for Command Cyber Operational Readiness Inspections (CCORI) at all times.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree and 2+ years of relevant experience. Additional years of experience will be accepted in lieu of degree.

  • Experience with HBSS and ACAS.

  • Current DoD 8570  IAT II certification or equivalent.

  • Current Top Secret clearance with ability to obtain TS/SCI. 

  • Supports Information Assurance Certification and Accreditation (C&A) and associated IA processes, procedures, and activities with capability and expertise to implement DoDD 8530.1, DoDD 8500.2, DoDI 8510.1, DoDI 8510.01 and other applicable NIST and CNSS IA directives, instructions, guidelines.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • HBSS specific training and certification (i.e. DISA HBSS 201, 301 and 501).

  • Basic Knowledge of Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) certificates.

  • Experience with SQL administration.

  • Familiarity with DISA STIG and U.S. Cyber Command OPORD requirements.

  • Experience with Microsoft and Linux Server Operating Systems.


External Referral Bonus:


Potential for Telework:


Clearance Level Required:

Top Secret



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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

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