The Defense Group of Leidos has a current job opportunity for a Firewall Subject Matter Expert (SME) at Ft. Meade, MD.
This position will support the DISA GSM-O II Task Number 13 (TN13) DCO Support Program. GSM-O II provides network operations and cyber defense support to the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) in support of the DoD and CoCOMs. The selected candidate will provide support for defensive cyber operations activities and will be expected to actively engage with a variety of customers and mission partners.
Active participant in meetings with DISA and mission partner working groups.
Train and mentor other team members.
Support mission-critical Continuity of Operations (COOP).
Evaluate current technologies and processes associated with DISA DCO to identify gaps.
Provide expert advice and direction regarding the management and operation of all Palo Alto devices in the DISA enterprise architecture.
Interact with the customer point of contact to set objectives/goals based on Palo Alto Networks technologies and available technology roadmap for architecture and design discussions.
Provide requirements and strategies for future cybersecurity operations.
Conduct and deliver weekly status updates to customer.
Follow up on all taskers and due outs.
Bachelor's degree in a related discipline with 8+ years of applicable combined education and experience; additional related years of experience is accepted in lieu of a degree.
Hold DoD-8570 IAM Level 1 baseline certification (Sec+ CE or equivalent) to start and must obtain CSSP-A certification within 180 days of start date.
Proficient understanding of the Cybersecurity Framework in regards to identify, protect, detect, respond and recover within the Cyber Security Service Provider construct.
Motivated self-starter with strong written and verbal communication skills.
Must have an active Top Secret/SCI clearance.
Experience with DISA and DoD Networks.
Expertise in Vendor Equipment (2-5 years).
Expertise in Networking / Firewall based Cybersecurity technologies (5+ years)
Skilled in building extended cyber security analytics.
Advanced Certifications such as SANS GIAC/GCIA/GCIH, CISSP or CASP.
Experience in intelligence driven defense and/or cyber Kill Chain methodology.
Foster and encourage a collaborative environment to champion a cybersecurity culture.
External Referral Bonus:Eligible
External Referral Bonus $:$5000
Potential for Telework:No
Clearance Level Required:Top Secret/SCI
Travel:Yes, 10% of the time
Scheduled Weekly Hours:40
Job Family:Network Administration and Ops
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 www.Leidos.com.
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