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Job #: R-00062063
Location: Chantilly, VA
Category: Systems Engineering
Schedule (FT/PT): Full Time
Travel Required: Yes, 10% of the time
Shift: Day
Potential for Telework: No
Clearance: Top Secret/SCI with Polygraph
Referral Eligibility: Eligible
Referral Bonus Amount: $5000
Group: Intelligence

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Job Description:

Position Description:

Leidos serves as the focal point for: Strategic planning; stakeholder engagement and end-user support; integrated business operations; and specialized application development and enterprise engineering functions. Leidos requires Systems Engineer support for the specialized enterprise engineering functions and application development teams. The Systems Engineer will manage the accreditation and authorization (A&A) process for multiple systems across organization and adhere to guidelines set forth in The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Rev 4 and Rev 5 versions. They will adhere to guidelines set forth in Intelligence Community Directive (ICD) 503 and the Sponsor’s Risk Management Framework. The Systems Engineer will also work with development teams to document the system in all aspects related to the Sponsor Risk Management Framework, manage and track the status of the application throughout the life of the system, and provide Sponsor with reports related status of systems as they move though the accreditation process. Additionally, they will diagnose issues with systems related to security vulnerabilities, resolve issues with systems related to security vulnerabilities, and provide cyber security guidance.

Mandatory Skills:

  • Demonstrate experience in Information Assurance to include providing proper guidance to the application of security controls.

  • Demonstrate experience with the accreditation process to include direct involvement in the processes design, documentation development, and implementation.

  • Demonstrate experience providing cyber security guidance.

  • Demonstrate experience processing and shepherding at least 50 projects through the accreditation process.

  • Demonstrate experience using vulnerability testing tools such as Nessus, Web Inspect, and AppDetective.

  • Demonstrate experience understanding cloud environments to include architecture, design, and documentation.

  • Demonstrate experience working with the Sponsor’s cloud environment.

  • Requires BS degree and 12-15 years of prior relevant experience or Masters with 10-13 years of prior relevant experience.

Desired Skills

  • Demonstrate experience learning new cloud environments such as Google, Azure, and Oracle.

  • Demonstrate experience organizing and prioritizing under tight deadlines.

  • Demonstrate experience managing multiple tasks and projects.

  • Demonstrate experience supporting the customer and its mission.

  • Demonstrate experience exhibiting advanced oral and written communication skills.

  • Demonstrate experience using an Enterprise Service Management Tool with Configuration Manager role.

  • Demonstrate experience using security tracking applications such as XACTA 360.

  • Demonstrate experience with software approval process, governance, and patch management process.

  • Demonstrate experience as an ethical hacker.


  • (Mandatory) CISSP

  • (Desired) Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH)

External Referral Bonus:


External Referral Bonus $:


Potential for Telework:


Clearance Level Required:

Top Secret/SCI with Polygraph


Yes, 10% of the time

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Systems Engineering

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COVID Response

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. 

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, 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

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