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Job #: R-00050585
Location: Bethesda, MD
Category: Information Assurance
Schedule (FT/PT): Full Time
Travel Required: Yes, 10% of the time
Shift: Day
Potential for Telework: No
Clearance: Top Secret/SCI
Referral Eligibility: Eligible
Group: Leidos Innovations Center (LInC)

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Job Description:

Are you ready to join a Leidos all-star team? Through training, teamwork, and exposure to challenging technical work, let Leidos show you how to accelerate your career path.

The Leidos Innovations Center has an exciting opening for you, our next Security Engineer, to assist with the release of a state-of-the-art technology stack supporting a developing National Media Exploitation Center (NMEC) program.
We are looking to you to be our next Information Security Engineer providing technical security engineering support in our Reston, VA or Bethesda, MD office. As one of our Security team members, you will work closely with the Lead Security Systems Engineer, ISSOs, ISSMs, Systems Engineers, Software Engineers, Architects, and Operations Engineering/Manager as well as Government counterparts to perform the full spectrum of systems and cyber security engineering tasks to ensure our systems meet a variety of regulatory compliance frameworks.

This exciting and challenging work will help you expand your capabilities in security and will provide you with the skills and experience you need to achieve additional levels of the DoD 8570 IASAE Certifications. If you enjoy variety and challenge in the workday, you will thrive in this environment where security solutions must support highly secure, scalable, and interoperable platform designs.

In this role, you will collaborate closely with systems engineers and architects on the following key tasks:
• Perform review and analysis of security event logs
• Review technical cybersecurity assessments
• Coordinate with security personnel and recommend mitigation strategies 
• Identify points of vulnerability and non-compliance with established cybersecurity standards and regulations
•    Manage and enforce security policies, training and educating end-users on proper security practices
•    Conduct security and risk assessments using security frameworks
•    Mitigate risk via security controls, testing, evaluation to certify and accredit security products
• Collaborate with our DevOpsSec team to help with analyzing scan results and remediation of findings
• Manage and maintain a library of security audit tools, and corresponding processes that can be used for system security testing, internal audits, incident response, and diagnosis of security-related system issues
• Perform and maintain vulnerability scans using Assured Compliance Assessment Solution (ACAS) and create reports
• Track and report Information Assurance Vulnerability Management (IAVM) compliance using Assured Compliance Assessment Solution (ACAS)
• Maintain Authorization to Operate (ATO) records in XACTA system
• Manage and report Plan of Actions and Milestones (POA&M) compliance

This is you:
•    Requires BS degree and 8+ years of prior relevant experience or an additional 4 years of experience in lieu of a degree
•    An active TS/SCI clearance with ability to obtain CI Poly
•    Security+ certification
•    8+ years of experience developing and reviewing security concept of operations, systems security plans, security risk assessments, contingency plans, configuration management plans
•    Experience configuring, running, and analyzing vulnerability scans
•    Experience with XACTA, EMass, or similar tool
•    Experience with NIST Special Publications e.g. NIST SP 800-27, 30, 37, 53, 60
•    Experience with CNSS publication CNSSI 1253
•    Ability to apply advanced technical principles, theories, and concepts in addressing incident response plans, plan of actions and milestones, risk management plans, and vulnerability management plans
•    Strong analytical, communication, problem solving, and interpersonal skills

You will wow us even more if you have these skills:
•    Software development/coding experience with programming languages such as Python, Java, and React
•    Experience with DevOpsSec pipelines and tools
•    Experience with database systems, search engines, web applications 
•    Experience in a Linux Red Hat and Centos environment
•    Experience with big data applications
•    Experience with Jira and Confluence
•    Experience working in an Agile environment

More about the program: The DOMEX Data Discovery Platform (D3P) program is a next generation machine learning pipeline platform that will provide cutting edge data enrichment, triage, and analytics capabilities to Defense and Intelligence Community members.  D3P will advance the state of the art in mission-focused big data analytics tools and micro-service development spanning the breadth of Agile sprints to multiyear research and development cycles.  



External Referral Eligible

External Referral Bonus:


Potential for Telework:


Clearance Level Required:

Top Secret/SCI


Yes, 10% 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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