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Job #: R-00044938
Location: Lanham, MD
Category: Cyber Management
Schedule (FT/PT): Full Time
Travel Required: No
Shift: Day
Potential for Telework: No
Clearance: Public Trust
Referral Eligibility: Ineligible
Group: Civil

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Job Description:

Leidos is a Fortune 500™ company aimed at embracing and solving some of the world’s most pressing challenges. Through science and technology, Leidos makes the world safer, healthier and more efficient.

Our Civil Group offers an array of exciting career opportunities for the best IT, energy, logistics and engineering professionals.

Leidos is seeking a project-focused and self-motivated Program Manager to triage, track, and escalate schedule and risk items as part of a large cyber engineering contract leading senior project managers and team leads.

Primary Responsibilities:

Over the course of a project, the Program Manager will provide strategic technical direction and lead teams focused in:

  • Detail-oriented, autonomous leader in cybersecurity with ability to track and manage multiple items simultaneously.
  • Manage program team including other managers to effectively accomplish security project goals and mission for a 30-40 person Security Operations Center (SOC).
  • Responsible for the execution of all tasks in the scope of the contract.
  • Execute work consistent with the financial requirements stipulated in the proposal, including the promised operating income, cost management and revenue.
  • Foster on-contract growth by offering the best in solutions, tools and techniques in the field of cybersecurity with an emphasis on data and network protection.
  • Provide business develop input and support for cybersecurity opportunities.
  • Drive Prevention or Proactive Measures: Outreach and Awareness, Security Notification, and Infrastructure Security
  • Ensure Detection: Firewalls, Network-based Intrusion Detection, Host-based Intrusion Detection, Internet Misuse Monitoring, Log File Analysis, Packet Capture Analysis, Electronic Mail Analysis
  • Timely and Complete Response/Recovery: Incident Response & Recovery, Forensics, Follow-up
  • Information Management: Data extraction, transformation & loading (ETL), Data management, archival, architecture, security and Analytical metadata, and Statistical modeling, and custom projects
  • Comprehensive Response/Recovery: accurate, complete timely responses, appropriate recovery, application of forensics, through and complete follow-up;
  • Assisting in the definition of project scope and goals; with complete contract understanding and the ability to ascertain agreement from the customer.
  • Making effective decisions when presented with multiple options for how to progress with any element of the program.
  • Identifying and managing potential risks and liabilities of multiple projects or sub-projects.
  • Adjusting schedules and targets on the project as needed.
  • Serving as a point of contact for teams when multiple units are assigned to the same project to ensure team actions remain in synergy.
  • Communicating with executives to keep the project aligned with their goals.
  • Creating long- and short-term plans, including setting targets for milestones, adhering to deadlines and allocating resources.
  • Delegating tasks on the project to the employee(s) best positioned to complete them.
  • Performing quality control on the project throughout development to maintain the standards expected.
  • Reporting: Internal and External Reporting as required by the contract and customer and corporate management.

Basic Qualifications

  • Typically requires a BA/BS or equivalent experience and 8+ years of prior relevant experience or Masters with 6+ years of prior relevant experience.
  • Generally has 4+ years of experience supervising or leading teams or projects.
  • Previous IT project management experience required, particularly with regards to web application development and/or technology deployment. Utilizes limited knowledge of Cybersecurity industry practices and standards.
  • Demonstrated ability to follow procedures and proactively manage tasks through to completion.
  • Candidate will be expected to provide oversight and direction to small teams performing infrastructure and/or technology deployments across the US
  • Proven track record to manage multiple simultaneous projects on time and within budget. Work with geographically dispersed teams.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills required.
  • Current [interim] Secret clearance required with ability to obtain DoD/TS.
  • Cybersecurity experience preferred

Prefer at least one of the following certifications:

  • CERT Certified Computer Security Incident Handler
  • ECC CEH (Electronic Commerce Council Certified Ethical Hacker)
  • GCIH (GIAC Certified Incident Handler)
  • GISF (GIAC Information Security Fundamentals)
  • CISSP (ISC2 Certified Information System Security Professional)
  • SCNP (Security Certified Network Professional)
  • SCNA (Security Certified Network Architect)

Driven by our talented workforce, the Exploration and Mission Support Operation builds trust through the delivery of enduring solutions for our customers’ information technology and mission support needs. We enable the delivery of citizen services and the exploration of space and scientific advancement to benefit humankind.

Key Capabilities:

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We value and support the well-being and mobility of our employees with competitive benefit packages, complementary e-learning training, work-life flexibility, an exciting External Referral Program, and a diverse, inclusive and ethical work place. In fact, in 2020, Leidos was ranked as one of the “World's Most Ethical Companies” by the Ethisphere Institute for the third consecutive year.

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About Leidos

Leidos is a Fortune 500® technology, engineering, and science solutions and services leader working to solve the world’s toughest challenges in the defense, intelligence, civil, and health markets. The company’s 45,000 employees support vital missions for government and commercial customers. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, Leidos reported annual revenues of approximately $14.4 billion for the fiscal year ended December 30, 2022.  For more information, visit

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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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