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Job #: R-00070487
Location: Springfield, VA
Category: Security Architecture and Engineering
Schedule (FT/PT): Full Time
Travel Required: Yes, 10% of the time
Shift: Day
Potential for Telework: Yes, 25%
Clearance: Top Secret
Referral Eligibility: Eligible
Referral Bonus Amount: $4000
Group: Defense

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Job Description:

Leidos is seeking a Cyber Engineer-CND Tools SME to perform technical engineering and systems design work as part of an integrated team of CND SMEs supporting the DoD’s JRSS (Joint Regional Security Stack) deployment activities. JRSS is a multi-year, global effort to improve the DoD’s security posture and provide enhanced security capabilities and analytics by centralizing and virtualizing network security into regional stacks rather than locally distributed appliances. This position is responsible for providing requirements analysis, systems engineering and design, implementation support, and ongoing performance enhancement work for CND tools in a complex cyber environment. Candidate does not need to be an expert in all tools but should have significant experience with DCO architecture and tool capabilities and design. The candidate will work as part of a multi-disciplinary team that supports active and passive Computer Network Defense (CND) tools as implemented in the JRSS. Must effectively collaborate and integrate with external technical teams and customers consisting of varied levels of DISA personnel, vendor technical support personnel, and technical representatives from DoD services, ultimately working as part of an integrated, cross-platform team that provides design, engineering, and implementation support for complex CND capabilities in support of DoD-wide military base/post/camp/station migrations. This role will be based in Springfield, VA or Ft. Meade, MD. An active Top Secret security clearance is required. 

Primary Responsibilities:
The candidate will provide technical leadership in the full lifecycle implementation of JRSS CND capabilities - requirements analysis, systems design, engineering, technical documentation development, deployment, and training. Candidate should have extensive CND architectural design and engineering experience as well as significant hands-on experience with one or more JRSS CND Tools.
The successful candidate will be able to do the following:

•    Assess system requirements and provide detailed analysis for use by the DISA JRSS PMO and stakeholders during planning and implementation of a large complex, world-wide cyber defense system

•    Support JRSS migrations by gathering requirements, conducting gap analysis (based on customer vs JRSS tool suite), designing an integration architecture, and writing Engineering Implementation Plans

•    Provide engineering support for ongoing JRSS DCO architectural optimization

•    Prepare engineering alternatives in support of PMO requirements to be delivered as Courses of Action (COAs) decision briefings and ultimately implemented within the JRSS environment

•    Lead global architecture or re-architecture efforts to design, deploy and integrate new tools in JRSS stacks

•    Configure all CND tools to meet requirements for syslog, file and database event collection and reporting for hand off to Operations and Maintenance (O&M) teams

•    Create custom scripts to support health and performance monitoring to be utilized by O&M staff

•    Create and edit content to optimize CND tools for security incident and event management

•    Provide SME-level support on issues related to the cyber threat landscape, potential attack vectors, and cyber security risks for IT systems to the DISA PMO, the Liedos PMO, and relevant other GMSO task orders

•    Identify solutions within the system environment in order to enhance/improve system performance

•    Provide JRSS Tier 3 CND SME guidance and expertise to Tier 1/2 O&M stakeholders as issues are escalated

•    Provide troubleshooting expertise to resolve tool issues, either within the tool or as part of an integrated team of professionals addressing larger, more complex issues

•    Provide “on the job training” to less experienced JRSS, DISA or DoD Services’ team members

•    Provide subject matter expertise during CND Training courses and Q&A sessions

Basic Qualifications:

  •    Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college in a related discipline, or equivalent experience/combined education, with 12+ years’ experience; or 10 years’ experience with a related Master’s degree or equivalent work experience. Additional work experience may be substituted in lieu of degree.

  •    Significant experience and knowledge of the cyber threat landscape and attack vectors

  •    Significant experience with one or more of the CND tools in the JRSS cyber suite:

o    Fidelis
o    Tipping Point
o    SourceFire
o    Gigamon
o    Inquest
o    Bivio/Argus/Bro
o    ELK components

  •    Experience in full lifecycle execution of complex engineering and implementation projects

  •    Significant knowledge of TCP/IP communications

  •    General knowledge of router and firewall functionality on a network

  •    Knowledge of Unix and scripting languages

  •    Familiarity with the MS Office tool suite

  •    Excellent written and oral communications skills with ability to appropriately present highly technical material to a broad set of audiences

  •    Active DoD Top Secret security clearance is required.

  •    DoD 8570 IATII certification is required

Preferred Qualifications:

  •     Experience leading complex engineering and implementation projects with cross-functional teams

  •     Prior experience as a network intrusion analyst or Security Operations Center analyst.

  •     Experience configuring and maintaining tools in a multi-tenant environment


External Referral Eligible

Pay Range:

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