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Job #: R-00063867-OTHLOC-6314
Location: Remote, US
Category: Solution Architect
Schedule (FT/PT): Full Time
Travel Required: Yes, 25% of the time
Shift: Day
Potential for Telework: Yes, 100%
Clearance: Secret
Referral Eligibility: Ineligible
Group: Defense

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Job Description:

Job Description
Leidos’s Defense Group, Enterprise & Cyber Solutions Team currently has an opening for a Cybersecureity Solutions Architect with 12+ years of experience architecting and designing information assurance and defensive cybersecurity operations focused solutions. This is an exciting opportunity to use your technical expertise and leadership experience in support of new business development, ongoing contract activity and problem resolution support to existing contracts. This role is in support of Department of Defense (DoD) customers in the U.S. and worldwide. Ideally the candidate will be based in Washington DC Metro area, but this is not required. Opportunity may require up to 25% Domestic travel. Candidates should either possess or be capable of obtaining a DoD Clearance at Secret level.

Primary Responsibilities
•Develop information assurance solutions for management and enforcement of information security policies, training and educating end-users on proper security practices, conducting security and risk assessments using security frameworks (e.g., NIST, RMF, Common Criteria, etc.), mitigating risk via security controls, testing and evaluation to certify and accredit commercial security products, ensuring privacy of data throughout its life-cycle, vulnerability management (scanning, assessment, reporting, and mitigation verification), mission continuity and disaster recovery
•Develop defensive cybersecurity operations solutions for detection, mitigation, and response to cyber incidents using a combination of technology solutions and processes, and ensuring security issues are addressed quickly on discovery
•Develop solutions for collecting and analyzing intelligence to correlate adversary tactics, techniques, and procedures, investigating computer and information security incidents, conducting computer forensic network and host analysis, intrusion and threat hunting support, performing penetration tests to evaluate system security, maintaining proficiency in operation tools, creating countermeasures, and identifying trends in adversary behaviors and vulnerabilities
•Provide technical leadership for delivering an innovative product, service or, at higher levels, a combination of products and services that address a customer's specific objectives and requirements
•Support business development and capture teams to identify, quality, and pursue opportunities
•Lead and develop innovative solutions in support of capture and proposal efforts, to include evaluating tradeoffs of solutions against cost, schedule, function, quality, and other evaluation criteria
•Support capture strategy development through technical leadership, including the creation and marketing of discriminating value propositions
•Support program management and business development reviews and assist in improving technical performance on existing programs as required
•Interact with clients in combination with business development, capture and operations teams
•Create white papers, presentations, demonstrations and briefings that convey technical thought leadership and differentiated features in response to customer needs

Basic Qualifications
•Bachelor degree in technical fields with 12+ years of prior relevant experience or Master degree in technical field with 10+ years of prior relevant experience; Industry certifications will be considered in augmenting years of experience.
•Lead solutions architect on medium or large size ($500+M) business captures and proposals
•Experience and/or expertise in Information Assurance or Cyber Security and at least three of the following areas: Networking, System Development, Software or Application Development, Hardware Engineering, IT Operations, System Architecture, Cloud Architecture, Agile Development, and IT Service Delivery
•Self-motivated and focused on delivering outcomes with the ability to work independently and in teams
•Strong communication skills (writing, speaking, and listening), including ability to articulate solutions and rationale for design decisions
•Experience leading the development of solutions for proposals
•Experience in writing for white papers, RFI responses, and proposals
•Experience in conducting trade studies, product evaluations, or research projects
•Ability to communicate with senior executive leadership (internally or client) regarding matters of strategic importance to the organization/project
•An active Secret security clearance

Preferred Qualifications
•CISSP Certification is strongly desired
•CCSP, CRTSA, CNDA, or GDSA Certification
•Experience with DoD and federal government contracts and customers
•DoD 8570.01-M compliance with IASAE Level 2
•Experience with scripting languages to automate tasks and manipulate data, preferably for enterprise data center, cloud or Hybrid environments
•Experience with integrating solutions in a multi-vendor environment
•Knowledge of enterprise logging, with a focus on security event logging
•Experience with enterprise-scale operations and maintenance environments
•Experience with various security tools
•Ability to multitask and solve complex technical problems
•Adaptable to changing circumstances and operational needs
•Experience with SIEM, SOAR, log analysis, vulnerability analysis, and some scripting experience.
•Team leadership experience
•Publications, Presentations, and Speaking engagements on the topics of Cybersecurity
•Experience working with senior company and customer leaders
•Ability to obtain a Top Secret/SCI security clearance

Pay Range:

Pay Range $110,500.00 - $170,000.00 - $229,500.00


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About Leidos

Leidos is a Fortune 500® 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 44,000 employees support vital missions for government and commercial customers. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, Leidos reported annual revenues of approximately $13.7 billion for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2021. For more information, visit

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