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Inspired to make a difference, we are committed to solving the world’s toughest problems. Passionate about customer success by being determined to understand and respond to our customers’ needs as if they were our own.
United as a team, we are bound together by our conviction that ethics and integrity is core to how we operate.
As a security architect you will be able to work with minimal direction or a range of large and small programmes. You will ensure that a security design allows Leidos to offer assurance to our client, backed up by accreditation and certification to the customers’ requirements, normally ISO27001.
You will have responsibility for interfacing to security design partners across programmes, both customer and supplier representatives. You will ensure that Leidos can establish and maintain an effective and efficient security architecture for a programme, and that the designs will be able to adapt as customer requirements, legislation etc change over a programme lifespan.
You will have a complete understanding of cyber risk. Based on a strong ability to communicate risk and management, you will know how the community is addressing this issue in cloud technologies and the challenges associated with accrediting systems win public and private cloud environments. These challenges will include assuring our clients that our solutions are at the forefront of this.
You will be required to develop high and low level security architecture designs for systems intended for secure/sensitive environments, with appropriate security based on detailed risk analysis.
Within a programme, the role will primarily be responsible to a solution architect for developing and delivering the assigned elements of a solution. You will be required to work in both delivery and proposal environments. You may be required to work on multiple programmes at the same time and these may include bids, implementation of new systems and transformation of existing systems.
The Leidos client base includes a number of national government departments and arms-length bodies, local authorities and providers of critical national infrastructure. We take our security obligations very seriously and will ensure there is a strong security component to all our proposals, and will be able to demonstrate a sound security operation is enabled by the solution we design for our clients.
British - Non-dual national – many of our projects have nationality restrictions
SC cleared – Candidates should be willing to undergo SC, and if required, DV clearance.
Experience of a taking a defence in depth and multi layered approach to security architecture
Experience of applying commensurate detective and protective security controls to reduce risk to an acceptable level
Understanding of the controlling processes for the systems engineering lifecycle (e.g. requirements management, configuration management)
Understanding of different lifecycles/methodologies (waterfall, incremental, agile, DevOps)
Experience of the key engineering lifecycle reviews – e.g. System Requirements Review (SRR), Critical Design Review (CDR)
Experience in performing design trade off working with other architects and engineers to deliver an integrated and coherent solution
Experience of the a significant portion of the systems engineering lifecycle (from requirements analysis through to acceptance)
Experience working in both delivery and proposal environments
Excellent understanding of Confidentiality, Integrity and Availability (CIA) and practical experience in applying that
Experience in defining derived security requirements for a system, and managing traceability
Experience of gaining and maintaining accreditation for secure/sensitive systems
Experience in producing security documentation sets (such as SyOPS, RMADs, Security Management Plan)
Understanding of the implementation, operation and maintenance of SIEM products
Understanding of network and boundary protection technologies (firewalls, mail gateways, load balancers, anti virus)
Understanding of authentication and authorisation technologies (SAML, LDAP, PKI, etc)
Understanding of security infrastructure in Public and Private cloud.
The ideal candidate will hold CISSP certification
Communication and Soft Skills
Excellent verbal and written communication skills and works well in a team environment;
Capable of developing and communicating a vision to meet the System Requirements;
Ability to communicate complex technical ideas across a range of different audiences ((junior team members, peers, technical professionals, bid teams, vendors, accreditors, and customers).
A good level of commercial awareness that will support the bid and delivery environments.
WHAT DO WE DO FOR YOU?
At Leidos we are PASSIONATE about customer success, UNITED as a team and INSPIRED to make a difference. We offer meaningful and engaging careers, a collaborative culture, and support for your career goals, all while nurturing a healthy work-life balance.
We provide an employment package that attracts, develops and retains only the best in talent. Our reward scheme includes:
Contributory Pension Scheme
Private Medical Insurance
33 days Annual Leave (including public and privilege holidays)
Access to Flexible benefits (including life assurance, health schemes, childcare vouchers and cycle to work scheme)
External Referral Bonus:Ineligible
External Referral Bonus $:
Potential for Telework:Yes, 10%
Clearance Level Required:Other Clearance
Travel:Yes, 25% of the time
Scheduled Weekly Hours:37.5
Job Family:Security Architecture and Engineering
Please note that effective October 1, to enter Leidos facilities in the U.S. and to attend Leidos business events outside of our facilities, employees, vendors, subcontractors, and visitors will be required to be vaccinated or maintain proof of a weekly negative COVID-19 test. In addition, we are receiving guidance from certain customers that onsite contractor personnel will need to be fully vaccinated or able to show negative COVID-19 test results to access facilities. If you are not vaccinated, please consider getting your COVID-19 vaccination as soon as possible.
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, civil, and health markets. The company’s 43,000 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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