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Job #: R-00047284
Location: Centennial, CO
Category: Information Assurance
Schedule (FT/PT): Full Time
Travel Required: Yes, 25% of the time
Shift: Day
Potential for Telework: Yes, 75%
Clearance: None
Referral Eligibility: Ineligible
Group: Civil

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Job Description:

About Leidos

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. 

The Information Assurance Security Engineer is a member of the Leidos ASC information Security  (InfoSec) team responsible for applying cybersecurity principles and best practices to proactively protect and maintain the confidentiality, integrity, and availability, of the United States Antarctic Program (USAP) data, information systems, and enterprise network. Personnel in this position have an elevated level of trust, with access to sensitive and private information which must be handled with integrity and respect in accordance with USAP policies and procedures.

The position will provide continuous security monitoring of the USAP IT infrastructure while working directly with IT Operations teams to ensure the secure operation of IT infrastructure; and with project management and architecture teams to provide information security requirements, design inputs and assessing secNormalurity risks associated with new services.  As a senior member of the InfoSec team, the Security Engineer trains more junior members and acts as a technical consultant for the compliance analyst team.  

The successful candidate must possess a solid technical background in securing Windows and Linux Operating systems, Cisco network devices, and Palo Alto firewalls; and be capable of developing, analyzing and implementing Security Technical Implementation Guides (STIGs). In addition, the candidate must be familiar with providing continuous security monitoring activities, and managing in-depth vulnerability scans, remediation, risk analysis, and development of plans of action & milestones (POA&M).

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree (preferably in a technology related field) with 8 years experience; additional years of experience will be considered in lieu of degree.

  • Proficient in applying secure design, implementation, and continuous monitoring to an enterprise IT Infrastructure (Network Devices, Systems, Applications, Services, LAN/WAN topologies, and protocols).

  • Proficient in the secure implementation and administration of Windows and Linux operating systems and applications in an enterprise environment.

  • Proficient in the phases of security incident response (Prepare, Detect, Analyze, Contain, Eradicate, and Recover).

  • Proficient in developing, implementing, and validating baseline security configurations and policies (e.g. DISA, CIS Benchmarks).

  • Knowledge and practical application of FISMA Compliance, and NIST Risk Management Framework, tools, technologies and methods (e.g. NIST SP 800-30, 800-37, 900-39, 800-53, etc,).

Desired Skills & Certifications:

  • Current security certification(s) (e.g. CISSP (preferred), Security+, CISA, Certified Incident handler).

  • Current general IT certification(s) (e.g. MCSE, RHCE, CCNA, CCNP).

  • Experience in deploying, managing and monitoring Palo Alto Firewalls, Wildfire, and Panorama.

  • Experience in managing Continuous Security Monitoring (CSM) tools / Security Incident and Event Management (SIEM) systems such as Splunk (preferred), LogRhythm or Exabeam.

  • Experience administering vulnerability scanning tools such as Tenable Nessus, Acunetix and Burps Suite.

  • Experience administering patch management tools such as Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM), and Linux Spacewalk.

  • Experience working within project management methodologies (e.g. Traditional, Agile, Scrum, Kanban, etc.)

  • Experience capturing and performing packet level analysis of network traffic via Wireshark.

  • Experience deploying and managing Public Key Infrastructure (PKI).

Driven by our talented workforce, the Integrated Missions Operation builds trust through an array of energy-related IT, environmental science and engineering solutions to meet our customers’ needs. 

Key Programs and/or 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. 

External Referral Bonus:


Potential for Telework:

Yes, 75%

Clearance Level Required:



Yes, 25% of the time

Scheduled Weekly Hours:




Requisition Category:


Job Family:

Information Assurance

Pay Range:

Pay Range $91,000.00 - $140,000.00 - $189,000.00


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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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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