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Job #: R-00072642
Location: San Diego, CA
Category: Security Architecture and Engineering
Schedule (FT/PT): Full Time
Travel Required: Yes, 10% of the time
Shift: Day
Potential for Telework: No
Clearance: Top Secret
Referral Eligibility: Eligible
Referral Bonus Amount: $2000.00
Group: Leidos Innovations Center (LInC)

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Description

Job Description:

Leidos is looking for a Security Architecture Engineer to join a growing team of Information Assurance and Security professionals.  The selected candidate will participate in system design, development, and integration of hardware & software applications for our customers highly specialized programs.  Working with other team members the candidate will ensure all aspects of security are incorporated into the system design throughout the Systems Development Life Cycle.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Provide expertise as a security engineering representative for the design, development, implementation, and integration of solutions or tools to support secure networking, computing, and enclave environments
  • Subject Matter Expert (SME) in Information Assurance & Cybersecurity for software and hardware development
  • Provide expertise as a security engineering representative for the design, development, implementation, and integration of solutions or tools to support secure networking, computing, and enclave environments
  • Establish policies & procedures that implement the System Development Life Cycle (SDLC) and Risk Management Framework (RMF) best practices
  • Architect, design, test, and integrate technical solutions and custom tools for secure operating systems, networks, monitoring, tuning, data loss prevention, and management with a focus on establishing a cohesive security program
  • Develop solutions and manage projects for complex technical issues and problems
  • Provide technical influence and guidance to the team regarding solution design, process, and approach
  • Identifies security vulnerabilities and needed security protection measures
  • Create detailed Plan of Action & Milestones (POA&M) used to implement security controls; including resources required, tasks, milestones, and completion dates

Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university in Computer Science, Information Assurance, Cybersecurity or related field with a minimum 8  years of experience
  • Possess an active Top Secret Security Clearance.  
  • DoD Approved 8570 IAT Level II Certifications
  • Experience in identifying, researching, characterizing, and documenting security weaknesses related to operating systems, software applications, firmware, network hardware components, as well as network architecture design, documented policies, procedures
  • Solid understanding of the Risk Management Framework (RMF) and the System Development Life Cycle (SDLC)
  • Should have significant hands-on experience implementing security, hardware, software, and network components
  • Advanced programming (C++, C#) and scripting (Python, Bash, PowerShell) experience
  • Ability to work independently within a schedule and with little direction
  • Strong technical writing

Preferred Qualifications

  • Advanced DoDM 8570 certification at IAM II or IASAE I
  • Experience with Information Assurance standards in Special Access Programs
  • Experience in any of the following roles: Cloud Security, Identity & Access Management, Platform Security, Network Security and Operational Technology Security

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COVID Response

In order to enter Leidos facilities in the U.S. and to attend Leidos events outside our facilities, employees are required to be vaccinated for COVID-19 or maintain proof of a negative COVID-19 test within 96 hours of entry. In addition, we are receiving guidance from certain customers that onsite contractor personnel will need to be fully vaccinated to access customer facilities. If you are not vaccinated, please consider getting your COVID-19 vaccination as soon as possible. If you have any questions, please contact your Talent Acquisition POC. 

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 www.Leidos.com.

Pay and Benefits

Pay and benefits are fundamental to any career decision. That's why we craft compensation packages that reflect the importance of the work we do for our customers. Employment benefits include competitive compensation, Health and Wellness programs, Income Protection, Paid Leave and Retirement. More details are available here.

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Leidos will never ask you to provide payment-related information at any part of the employment application process. And Leidos will communicate with you only through emails that are sent from a Leidos.com email address. If you receive an email purporting to be from Leidos that asks for payment-related information or any other personal information, please report the email to [email protected].

Commitment to Diversity

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, race, ethnicity, age, national origin, citizenship, religion, physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, pregnancy, family structure, marital status, ancestry, domestic partner status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran or military status, or any other basis prohibited by law. Leidos will also consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories consistent with relevant laws.

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