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Job #: R-00083059
Location: Washington, DC
Category: Systems Engineering
Schedule (FT/PT): Full Time
Travel Required: No
Shift: Day
Potential for Telework: No
Clearance: None
Referral Eligibility: Eligible
Referral Bonus Amount: $5000
Group: Intelligence

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Job Description:

Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Security Operations Center (SOC) Support Services is a US Government program responsible to monitor, detect, analyze, mitigate, and respond to cyber threats and adversarial activity on the DHS Enterprise.  The DHS SOC has primary responsibility for monitoring and responding to security events and incidents detected at the Trusted Internet Connection (TIC) and Policy Enforcement Point (PEP) and is responsible for directing and coordinating detection and response activities performed by each Component SOC. Direction and coordination are achieved through a new shared DHS incident tracking system and other means of coordination and communication.

Primary Responsibilities-

Leidos has an immediate need for a Systems Engineer to join our DHS Team. As a member of the DHS VAT team, the Systems Engineer is responsible for supporting the development of a system for automating VAT reporting metrics.

Specific Job Duties:

  • Develop and disseminate analytic products and services to enable data-driven decisions and influence operational behaviors to reduce attack surfaces and increase cybersecurity maturity.

  • Enhance the development of a Cybersecurity Maturity Model to promote senior leadership awareness and provide decision making support in managing cybersecurity risk for the customer.

  • Conduct data collection, cleansing, analysis, and processing tasks.

  • Create and maintain a database to store information required for the development and operation of the Cybersecurity Maturity Model.

  • Continuously research novel solutions and use analytical abilities to implement improvements in efficiency/accuracy of the Cybersecurity Maturity Model.

  • Identify and integrate disparate potential data inputs to improve the robustness of the Cybersecurity Maturity Model.

  • Prepare Executive Reports and Dashboards.

  • Participate in ad-hoc initiatives as the need arises.

  • Proactively seek opportunities to collaborate with leadership to detect areas throughout the group that require process improvement, optimization, and/or automation.

Required Qualifications

  • Ability to obtain DHS Suitability and willing to obtain a TS/SCI

  • Ability to work independently with minimal direction; self-starter/self-motivated.

  • Administration of database management systems: Microsoft SQL Server, Microsoft Azure SQL Database, or MySQL.

  • Experience using Splunk and other Vulnerability Management Tools.

  • Experience using the Microsoft Power Platform: Power BI, Power Apps, and Power Automate.

  • High proficiency with R and other data analysis tools.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience with the NIST Cybersecurity Framework, NIST Special Publication 800-53 Security and Privacy Controls for Information Systems and Organizations, and the Open Security Controls Assessment Language (OSCAL).

  • Extensive background in Statistics and Data Science.

  • Experience with Psychometric Models and Methods relating to Item Response Theory (IRT) for unidimensional, multidimensional, dichotomous, and polytomous modeling.

  • Experience with Psychometric Analysis and Modeling in R using packages such as: Test Analysis Modules (TAM), Cognitive Diagnosis Modeling (CDM), Extended Rasch Modeling (eRm), Latent Trait Models under IRT (ltm), Multidimensional Item Response Theory (mirt), and WrightMap.

  • Experience with the Department of Justice (DOJ) Cyber Security Assessment & Management (CSAM) API.

  • Experience with various Cybersecurity Maturity Models.

Pay Range:

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

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 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

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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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