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Job #: R-00074826
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, 75%
Clearance: Secret
Referral Eligibility: Ineligible
Group: Defense

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Job Description:

Looking for an opportunity to make an impact?

Leidos is a FORTUNE 500 company bringing a mix of innovative technology and sector expertise to customers in the national security, engineering, and the health industries. At Leidos, we deliver innovative solutions through the efforts of our diverse and talented people who are dedicated to our customers’ success. We empower our teams, contribute to our communities, and operate sustainable. Everything we do is built on a commitment to do the right thing for our customers, our people, and our community. Our Mission, Vision, and Values guide the way we do business.

Your greatest work is ahead!

The Lead Cyber Security Engineer will provide an Application Migration program. 

The ideal candidate will lead the cyber security engineering for the modernization and migration of ~100 applications to the commercial cloud annually. 

If this sounds like the kind of environment where you can thrive, keep reading!

Leidos Defense Group provides a diverse portfolio of systems, solutions, and services covering land, sea, air, space, and cyberspace for customers worldwide. Solutions for Defense include enterprise and mission IT, large-scale intelligence systems, command and control, geospatial and data analytics, cybersecurity, logistics, training, and intelligence analysis and operations support. Our team is solving the world’s toughest security challenges for customers with “can’t fail” missions. To explore and learn more, click here!

Are you ready to make an impact? Begin your journey of a flourishing and meaningful career, share your resume with us today!

Responsibilities Include:

  • Function as security engineer leading development and maintenance of security solutions (e.g. software libraries, security automation) in support of secure application migration to the cloud

  • Work with developer teams to categorize their applications and identify overlays, select controls for their applications, and validate whether their solutions satisfy controls

  • Educate developers on how to maintain security and recognize security relevant changes

  • Facilitate the automated scan exception process

  • Perform periodic application security review samplings and application audits

  • Perform risk assessments on 3rd party dependencies and OSS packages and provides a risk assessment recommendation to the AO or the Authorizing Official Designated Representative (AODR) for new 3rd party dependencies and OSS packages

  • Lead troubleshooting, operations, and maintenance for Cloud security related products to support deployed applications and systems.

  • Identify and make recommendations for security tools, systems, and capabilities to meet customer security requirements

  • Provide systems security engineering leadership and support for high performance computing systems, specifically in Cybersecurity, Information Systems Security Engineering (ISSE) / Information Assurance (IA), and Risk Management Framework (RMF)

  • Address and develop solutions for computing security requirements (e.g., RMF)

  • Complete ATO process for applications deployed in Cloud environments

  • Perform security evaluation of vendor hardware, software, documentation and testing, and documenting findings in reports and briefings

  • Evaluate and apply government cybersecurity (DoD, NIST, FIPS, JSIG and NSA) policies and instructions

Required Experience, Skills, and Education:

  • Bachelor's Degree and 8 years of relevant experience. Additional years of relevant experience, training, and/or professional certifications will be considered in lieu of Bachelor's degree

  • Experienced in software development to be able to read source code and determine if that code meets the requirement of specified security controls it is intended to satisfy.

  • Able to write standard libraries and sample applications that can be used by application development teams as a faster path to meet selected security control requirements.

  • Experienced performing dynamic testing of applications using common testing tools to validate implemented the controls.

  • Knowledgeable of cloud [e.g. Amazon Web Services (AWS), Azure, etc.] platforms, services, architectures/ designs, and best practices and DevSecOps tools/practices

  • Experience with industry standard virtualized networking components (Cloud application firewalls, Cloud Services Routers, Cloud Gateways, etc.).

  • Experience with manual and automated security administration, remediation, and hardening (STIG reviews, group policy and permissions, system modifications based on vulnerability scans, audits, and mitigations, patch management)

  • Experience conducting Information Assurance Vulnerability Management (IAVM) Monitoring and Response activities

  • Fundamental understanding of networks and network protocols, TCP/IP, Cloud, common application layer protocols, and security best practices, on premises and cloud.

  • Excellent communication both verbal and written  

Required Certificate:

  • Security+

  • DoD 8570.01-M IAM-II certification (e.g. CAP, CASP+ CE, CISM, CISSP (or Associate), GSLC, CCISO, or HCISPP)

Preferred Qualification:

  • Demonstrated experience deploying/operating cloud security technologies.

  • AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner or Microsoft Certified Azure Fundamentals certifications; Security specialty preferred.

  • Experience implementing multi-factor authentication for SaaS applications

  • Experience obtaining and centralizing cloud audit data and associated capabilities

  • Knowledge of configuration management tools such as Terraform, Ansible, Puppet, or Chef

  • Experience with cloud IaaS solutions such as Microsoft Azure

  • Experience authoring enterprise cloud security policies or establishing an enterprise cloud security strategy.

  • Experience supporting automated ATOs and continuous RMF

  • Experience supporting RMF processes for applications in IL5 and IL6 cloud environments

  • Experience with PKI

  • Experience with Microsoft Active Directory

Clearance Required:

  • Requires an active Secret security clearance


Pay Range:

Pay Range $94,250.00 - $145,000.00 - $195,750.00


Covid Guidance for the US

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® 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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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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