Ranked first in Government IT and systems integration, Leidos brings decades of experience leading large-scale mission-critical network IT programs. We’re looking for innovators and forward-thinkers to help us do great things.
Leidos is seeking a Cybersecurity Operations Lead to join our Defense Enclave Services team, to support an extensive digital modernization program critical to DISA and Fourth Estate Agencies.
We offer competitive compensation, retirement and paid leave packages, health and wellness programs, career development trainings and certifications, income protection, employee stock purchase plans, and family benefits.
In this role, a successful candidate will be a Cybersecurity Subject Matter Expert (SME) providing security infrastructure operations support and interfacing across the program. This support includes, but is not limited to, cybersecurity solutions and related technologies, such as IAM, NDR, EDR, SIEM, AI/ML, vulnerability scanning, compliance, and other cybersecurity tools and resultant applications. This role will also serve as a SOC lead. The successful candidate for this position is a highly motivated individual, with a strong IT security background who excels integrating, operating, and deploying security technology and solutions and interacts well with both internal teams and clients.
Lead a team of cybersecurity operations personnel consisting of Security Operations Center (SOC) analysts and security infrastructure specialists
Operate and maintain security solutions and related technologies for clients.
Interface with information assurance personnel and support cybersecurity efforts across the program.
Support Authorizing Official (AO) actions by providing supporting documents and artifacts for various security tools in accordance with RMF as defined in NIST 800-37 revision 2 and related agency specific RMF requirements
Provide input into an Audit and Accountability Plan containing methods, procedures, and planned reviews for the continuing accreditation and authorization against AU (Audit and Accountability) family controls per NIST SP 800-53 guidance
Provide input to and guide implementation and/or verification and validation of an organizational access control policy and plan reflecting various cybersecurity solutions in compliance with risk-levels defined in the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) 800-53, rev 4, Access Control family of controls to include auditing annually, at a minimum
Operate integrated solutions and refine operational processes and procedures for evaluating, monitoring, remediating, and/or documenting information system security vulnerabilities and/or security incidents
Operate and maintain integration and implementation of Asset Management, Identity, Access Control Systems/Solutions, Compliance Monitoring and Remediation, Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA) and/or single sign-on (SSO) solutions in addition to other cybersecurity and/or cyber operations tools and solutions IAW DoDI 8520.02, DoDI 8520.03, and other applicable policies and regulations
Review and recommend updates to existing security tools, policies, and/or procedures
Mentor team members and help create individual development plans
Bachelor’s degree and 12-15 years of related experience. Relevant experience may be substituted for education.
Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP)
10+ years hands-on SOC experience
10+ years’ operating and maintaining a variety of security tools functioning to support a strong cybersecurity posture and deliver cybersecurity related services, including developing and maintaining all related documentation and artifacts
5+ years leading a team of professionals
Analytical ability, problem-solving skills, and ability to break down complex problems into actionable steps
Excellent knowledge and experience covering a wide range of security related tools, included, but not limited to, IAM, NDR, EDR, SIEM, AI/ML, and other cybersecurity tools and resultant applications.
Experience selecting effective methods, techniques, and evaluation criteria to achieve desired outcomes.
Understanding of federal cybersecurity guidance such as FISMA NIST SP 800-37 - Guide for Applying the Risk Management Framework to Federal Information Systems: a Security Life Cycle Approach and NIST 800-137 - Information Security Continuous Monitoring (ISCM) for Federal Information Systems and Organizations.
An active SECRET level security clearance us required for this role.
Vulnerability Assessment testing and/or Penetration Testing
Robotic Process Automation/Intelligent Automation
Additional certifications demonstrating cybersecurity/technical mastery
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 45,000 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
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