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Job #: R-00084619
Location: Fort Meade, MD
Category: Cyber Operations
Schedule (FT/PT): Full Time
Travel Required: No
Shift: Day
Potential for Telework: No
Clearance: Top Secret/SCI
Referral Eligibility: Eligible
Group: Defense

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Description

Job Description:

The Leidos Defense Group has a current job opportunity for a Defensive Cyber Operations Strategy Subject Matter Expert (DCO Strategy SME) at Ft. Meade, MD.

Position Summary:
This position will support the DISA GSM-O II Task Number 13 (TN13) DCO Support Program. GSM-O II provides network operations and cyber defense support to the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) in support of the DoD and CoCOMs. The selected candidate will provide support for defensive cyber operations activities and will be expected to actively engage with a variety of customers and mission partners.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Provides master level support, analysis, and research into exceptionally complex problems, and processes. Serves as technical expert on executive-level project teams providing technical direction, interpretation, and alternatives.

  • Identify problems, determine accuracy and relevance of a broad range of technical information. Use sound judgment to generate, evaluate, and execute alternative courses of action. Produce timely, effective, decision-quality technical recommendations to support senior leadership.

  • Work independently and as part of a team to develop solutions to issues that are unclear and require deep technical knowledge. Work on unusually complex technical problems and provide solutions which are highly innovative and ingenious in alignment with predetermined long-range goals and objectives.

  • Assignments are often self-initiated. Determines and pursues courses of action necessary to obtain desired results. Develops advanced technological ideas and guides their development into a final product. Contribute to the development of new principles and concepts that impact multiple aspects of the program.

  • Coordinate and collaborate with internal DISA elements, mission partners, and experts in the field to provide technical oversight of information security services and customer support initiatives. Applies advanced technical principles, theories, and concepts to advise senior executives to meet customer focused mission objectives. 

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in a related discipline with 12+ years of applicable combined education and experience; additional related years of experience is accepted in lieu of a degree.

  • Must have a DoD-8570 IAT Level II baseline certification (Security+ CE or equivalent), CISSP preferred.

  • CND experience (Protect, Detect, Respond and Sustain) within a Computer Incident Response organization. Requires the highest level of understanding and the ability to apply cyber security related principles, theories, and concepts.

  • Motivated self-starter with exceptional written and verbal communication skills. Demonstrated experience briefing and advising Senior Executive Service (SES) and General Officer/Flag Officer (GO/FO) leadership regarding matters of strategic importance.

  • Must have an active DoD Top Secret/SCI clearance to apply.

Preferred Skills:

  • Experience with DISA and DoD Networks.

  • Advanced Certifications such as SANS GIAC/GCIA/GCIH, CASP, CCSP, or CISSP.

  • Expertise is in a particular area of Information Technology (e.g., Information Systems Architecture, Telecommunications Systems Design, Architecture, Implementation, Information Systems Integration, Software Development Methodologies, Security Engineering, Communications and Network Systems Management), or a specific functional area (e.g., finance, logistics, and operations research.

  • Demonstrated understanding of the life cycle of network threats, attacks, attack vectors and methods of exploitation with an understanding of intelligence driven defense and/or Cyber Kill Chain methodology.

  • Foster and encourage a collaborative environment to champion a cybersecurity culture. Mentor and train other technical staff.

Pay Range:

Pay Range $113,100.00 - $174,000.00 - $234,900.00

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 www.Leidos.com.

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