Cyber Security Engineer
Salary Range: £35,000 - £40,000 p/a, with potential to increase for truly exceptional performance at assessment
Looking for an opportunity to make an impact?
We require a developing information assurance / cyber security engineer who is looking to step up and advance their career. We are looking for individuals who work confidently with a good grasp of cyber security to help support Leidos customers. The role will support our high-calibre Cyber security and engineering teams to produce robust and efficiently managed solutions. The role will require a degree of customer contact and will serve to support ongoing and flexible operating environments.
The role will primarily be responsible to Information Assurance and Cyber Security manager but day- to-day tasks may be delegated by the project manager.
Understanding of the basic IT systems engineering lifecycle
Understanding of different lifecycles/methodologies (waterfall, incremental, agile, DevOps)
Understanding of fundamental security approaches, and typical solutions e.g. monitoring, firewalls, etc.
Experience working in customer delivery environments
Awareness of gaining and maintaining accreditation for secure/sensitive systems
A good understanding of Confidentiality, Integrity and Availability (CIA) and practical experience in applying it.
Experience in producing high quality documentation.
Hands on knowledge of security technologies such as firewalls, mail gateways, load balancers, anti-virus, IPS, IDS etc.
Understanding of Protective Monitoring / SIEM systems, their operational application.
Knowledge of authentication and authorisation technologies (SAML, LDAP, PKI, etc.)
Major vendor Technical Certifications would be advantageous i.e. Microsoft, Cisco, Redhat etc.
Communication and Soft Skills
Excellent verbal and written communication skills and works well in a team environment;
A good level of commercial awareness
Clearance to Start: SC
Clearance for Role: SC
What do we do for you?
At Leidos we are PASSIONATE about customer success, UNITED as a team and INSPIRED to make a difference. We offer meaningful and engaging careers, a collaborative culture, and support for your career goals, all while nurturing a healthy work-life balance.
We provide an employment package that attracts, develops and retains only the best in talent. Our reward scheme includes:
• Contributory Pension Scheme
• Private Medical Insurance
• 33 days Annual Leave (including public and privilege holidays)
• Access to Flexible benefits (including life assurance, health schemes, gym memberships, annual buy and sell holidays and a cycle to work scheme)
Commitment to Diversity:
We welcome applications from every part of the community and are committed to a truly diverse and inclusive culture. We foster a sense of belonging, welcoming all perspectives and contributions, and providing equal access to opportunities and resources for everyone. If you have a disability or need any reasonable adjustments during the application and selection stages please let us know, and we will respond in a way that best fits your needs.
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 46,000 employees support vital missions for government and commercial customers. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, Leidos reported annual revenues of approximately $14.4 billion for the fiscal year ended December 30, 2022. 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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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.