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Job #: R-00054863
Location: Windsor Mill, MD
Category: Cyber Management
Schedule (FT/PT): Full Time
Travel Required: No
Shift: Day
Potential for Telework: No
Clearance: ADP2 / IT2
Referral Eligibility: Eligible
Group: Health

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Job Description:

Leidos currently has an opening for an SSA Portfolio System Security Officer supporting customers in the Baltimore, MD / Washington DC Metro area. We are looking to expand our current team of high performing managers to support our growing cyber business. Leidos is looking for an experienced leader who can manage a group of Leidos team members and subcontractor personnel in a fast paced and dynamic environment.

The selected candidate will be expected to exhibit leadership skills associated with the execution of information security management services; providing a broad range of information security activities and operations at an approved level of security, across the enterprise.  The SSA Portfolio System Security Officer should have experience supporting a broad-range of programs with increasing responsibility in overall information assurance and cyber security support.

As COVID restrictions are reduced, this position will require the selected candidate, possibly on short notice, to support in-person/on-site meetings with customer personnel in the Baltimore, MD / Washington, DC Metro area.

Day to Day Responsibilities

•            Lead the development of innovative Security solutions in support of major capture efforts, balancing these solutions against cost, schedule, function, quality, and other business considerations

•            Act as escalation point for contractors in relation to process or project related services and support

•            Work collaboratively with customer to achieve project results and report deliverables as required

•            Assist in the direction, development, and management of the Leidos organization’s cyber teams

•            Assist in defining metrics for Security and service performance reporting

•            Monitor and analyze contractors assigned system(s) performance and evaluate metrics

•            Provide assistance to the proposal development process

•            Lead and grow teams within the assigned business line, actively and effectively manage relationships with government management and contractors

Required Qualifications

•            In addition to the foundational ISC2 CISSP certification, advanced industry recognized security certifications such as ISC2 ISSMP, or ISC2 ISSEP, or ISACA CISM

•            In-depth expertise/skills/training in Risk Management including industry recognized certifications such as ISACA CRISC

•            Eight or more years working within information assurance and/or cybersecurity professional leadership experience

•            Minimum of 15 years of direct project or program management experience in delivery of information systems or computer network support services

•            Master's Degree in Computer Science, Engineering, Information Technology, or Cybersecurity

•            PMP certification as well as Control Account Management (CAM) experience

•            Excellent written and oral communication skills

•            Experience working with government customers

•            Must be able to obtain a Public Trust clearance

Preferred Qualifications

•            Experience with Identity Management system requirements and/or assessments via trade studies of IAM (Identity & Access Management) products (i.e. Sailpoint, etc.)

•            Direct experience working with any of the following customers: SSA, CMS, HHS, NIH, FDA, or CDC

•            Familiarity of SIEM and data analytics capabilities (i.e. Splunk, etc.)

•            Certified Ethical Hacker certification

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Potential for Telework:


Clearance Level Required:

ADP2 / IT2



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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 40,000 employees support vital missions for government and commercial customers. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, Leidos reported annual revenues of approximately $12.30 billion for the fiscal year ended January 1, 2021. For more information, visit

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