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Job #: R-00050571
Location: Atlanta, GA
Category: Information Assurance
Schedule (FT/PT): Full Time
Travel Required: Yes, 25% of the time
Shift: Day
Potential for Telework: Yes, 50%
Clearance: Public Trust
Referral Eligibility: Eligible
Group: Civil

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Job Description:

Leidos Civil Group has an immediate opening for an Enterprise Cyber Security Solution Architect to join our Cyber Security Portfolio in support of our federal civil customer. In this role, you will help our customers solve their most demanding challenges via technology, modernization, and transformation processes, and proven methods and solutions. As a Solution Architect, you will work hand-in-hand with business development, line management, research and development, and other subject matter experts to develop optimal and differentiated Leidos solutions to be delivered on programs, or on research and development projects. In addition to developing solutions, you will help prospective customers and partners understand the value and benefits of the Leidos solution, explain technical features and transformation strategies, engage in proof of concepts, and troubleshoot potential problems.

The successful candidate will lead all program Cyber initiatives including design and implementation of cyber tools/solutions, trade studies, platform upgrades, enhancement requests, defect resolution, and project coordination. In-depth knowledge of enterprise cybersecurity capabilities and various cybersecurity tools and supporting software and hardware is required. The main focus will be on security operation center tools, log and event management, vulnerability scanning and management, secure configuration management, network security, and cybersecurity architectural support.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Responsible for the research of new technical trends, products and services, such as hardware components, system software, and networks technologies that offer opportunities to improve the security efficiency and effectiveness of the IT infrastructure across all teams on development and administration.
  • Work with the business stakeholders, developers, and admins to ensure all goals are met.
  • Act as a subject matter expert for all Cyber Security projects.
  • Work with internal and external partners ensuring that the current and future service level requirements of customers are identified, understood and documented in SLA documents
  • Produce and maintain security architecture documents establishing the operational, system and technical views of the security architecture including all of the significant areas relative to network defense and the various technologies in use.
  • Provides an analysis of the security architecture and document recommendations to close gaps in data protection.
  • Create Standard Operating Procedures and decision analysis documentation, as requested.
  • Coordinate application and platform upgrades, while ensuring latest releases are implemented in a timely manner with minimal or no disruption to IT operations.
  • Produce reports and dashboards based on defined measures, metrics and key performance indicators.

Basic Qualifications & Skills

  • Minimum 10 years of demonstrated experience managing the implementation and operation of security architecture and tools.
  • Understanding of key cyber security tools to ensure that they are consistently deployed, executed, and continuously improved in alignment with business requirements.
  • Experience leading complex security infrastructure consolidation and modernization efforts to achieve standardized, consistent and repeatable processes for delivery of services across a large agency enterprise, and optimized use of shared resources.
  • Experience effectively communicating at senior levels within a customer organization and meeting with stakeholders to formulate, review, and execute task plans and deliverable items.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills to collaborate with customer representatives, domain experts, systems engineers and architects
  • Self-motivated desire to learn new programming languages, tools, frameworks and skills

Additional Skills & Certifications

  • Active PMI PMP certification
  • Experience with Cyber Security Operations
  • CISSP certification and CEH
  • Active Secret Clearance required

BS degree and 12 – 15 years of prior relevant experience in order to operate within the scope contemplated by the level.

External Referral Bonus:


Potential for Telework:

Yes, 50%

Clearance Level Required:

Public Trust


Yes, 25% of the time

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Information Assurance

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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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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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Leidos will never ask you to provide payment-related information at any part of the employment application process. And Leidos will communicate with you only through emails that are sent from a email address. If you receive an email purporting to be from Leidos that asks for payment-related information or any other personal information, please report the email to [email protected].

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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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