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Job #: R-00079838
Location: San Diego, CA
Category: Cyber Infrastructure Support
Schedule (FT/PT): Full Time
Travel Required: Yes, 10% of the time
Shift: Day
Potential for Telework: No
Clearance: Top Secret
Referral Eligibility: Ineligible
Group: Corporate

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Job Description:

Job Description

Leidos has an opening for a Cyber Infrastructure Support professional to work in our San Diego, CA office. This is an exciting opportunity to serve on an established Information Security team under the direction of the Information System Security Manager. Responsibilities may include testing, implementing, deploying, maintaining, and administering cyber systems or networks and their infrastructure hardware and software. Duties may include protecting, configuring and managing servers and computers systems, installing software and system patches, troubleshooting and maintaining integrity, and improving reliability and security.

Primary Responsibilities

•  Ability to build, configure, and maintain operating systems and networking devices.

•  Assist in managing risks related to the use of processing, storing, or transmitting information within an Information System.

•  Establish, implement, and manage security procedures and practices in support of customer requirements and objectives.

•  Reduce or eliminate impact to confidentiality, integrity, or availability of information and information systems.

•  Typically responsible for coaching and reviewing the work of lower level technical staff.

•  Develop and update assessment and authorization documentation of information systems.

•  Manage, validate, and enforce security policies and procedures outlined in the System Security Plan.

•  Take corrective action to resolve problems identified and ensure systems are operated, maintained, and disposed of in accordance with established policies and procedures.

•  Develop process for the management, review, and retention of security audit data.

•  Perform security audits IAW established procedures. 

•  Establish system specific backup and recovery processes to ensure security features and procedures are properly protected and restored.

•  Conduct vulnerability management (scanning, assessment, reporting, and mitigation verification), security reviews and tests of systems to verify security features and controls are functional and effective. Take corrective action to resolve identified vulnerabilities.

•  Perform periodic maintenance on systems to include installation of operating system patches and updating virus definitions.

•  Install hardware and software as required.

•  User account management.

•  Train and educate end-users on proper security practices.

Basic Qualifications

•  Must have an active DoD Top Secret clearance for consideration.

•  Bachelor's degree in Information Security, Information Systems, Cybersecurity, Information Technology/Network Administration or related discipline, and 2-4 years of direct experience. Additional experience may be substituted in lieu of degree. Masters Degree and less than 2 years direct experience.

•  Possess a current DoD 8570.01 compliant certification for IAM Level I, e.g., Security + w/CE, or the ability to obtain either within 6 months of employment.

•  A working knowledge of Windows-based and Linux Information Systems.

•  The qualified candidate shall have excellent customer service skills and the ability to work independently, prioritize, schedule, and complete multiple tasks.

Preferred Qualifications

• Experience conducting security audits of information systems.

• Extensive training or experience with Windows-based and Linux Information Systems.

• Vulnerability assessment and analysis experience utilizing SCAP, ACAS/NESSUS and DISA STIGs

• Experience with DoD implementation of the Risk Management Framework (RMF) and governing directives (NIST, CNSS, DCSA, etc.)

• Familiarity with the Joint Special access Program Implementation Guide (JSIG).

Pay Range:

Covid Guidance

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 43,000 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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