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Job #: R-00084955
Location: Fort Gordon, GA
Category: Cyber Operations
Schedule (FT/PT): Full Time
Travel Required: Yes, 25% of the time
Shift: Day
Clearance: Top Secret/SCI
Referral Eligibility: Ineligible
Group: Defense

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Job Description:

Looking for an opportunity to make an impact?

At Leidos, we deliver innovative solutions through the efforts of our diverse and talented people dedicated to our customers’ success.  We empower our teams, contribute to our communities, and operate sustainably. Everything we do is built on a commitment to do the right thing for our customers, our people, and our community. Our mission of “making the world safer, healthier, and more efficient” and our values— as one of the World’s Most Ethical Companies TM from 2018 to 2022— guide everything we do in business. We are recognized as one of leading employers in hiring military and veterans, with military veterans making up ~20% of our workforce. 

Leidos Life represents our renewed commitment to putting our employees first with a focus on career, flexibility, and well-being. Leidos is a people company, plain and simple. The only way Leidos succeeds and continues to grow is if we grow together. Leaders and employees are encouraged to have ongoing career conversations that focus on uncovering interests, collaborating on actions, and seeking out “what’s next.” A variety of learning methods are offered, including on-the-job training, education, peer-to-peer learning, mentoring, and coaching. Internal mobility, where employees are supported to move within for growth and development, is fostered. We understand flexibility is at the heart of engagement, productivity, and frankly, life. Promoting flexible options where we can and providing choices in how, when, and where we work contributes to a better quality of life for all of us. We know our employees share in and take pride in our mission to make the world safer, healthier, and more efficient and need flexible options to deliver on that mission. We also take a 360 approach to well-being.  Leidos offers a variety of resources to employees focusing holistically on mental health, financial wellness, and physical fitness. We’re in it for the long haul, growing to meet today’s challenges and preparing for the ones yet to come, and we want you there every step of the way.

Your greatest work is ahead!

The Enterprise & Cyber Services Operation at Leidos currently has an opening for a TS-SCI cleared Defensive Cyber Operations Lead/ Senior Advisor in Augusta, Georgia in support of a United States Government Department of Defense (DoD) intelligence community (IC) customer. This is an exciting opportunity to leverage your experience to help the DoD solve its toughest challenges in and make a lasting impact on our national security.

If this sounds like the kind of environment where you can thrive, keep reading!

Leidos Defense Group provides a diverse portfolio of systems, solutions, and services covering land, sea, air, space, and cyberspace for customers worldwide. Solutions for Defense include enterprise and mission IT, large-scale intelligence systems, command and control, geospatial and data analytics, cybersecurity, logistics, training, and intelligence analysis and operations support. Our team is solving the world’s toughest security challenges for customers with “can’t fail” missions. To explore and learn more, click here!

Are you ready to make an impact? Begin your journey of a flourishing and meaningful career, share your resume with us today!

Primary Responsibilities

This is a senior-level position providing technical leadership and advice in support of defensive cyber operations (DCO) activities to include cloud, Cyber Security Service Provider (CSSP), Joint Regional Security Stack (JRSS)/Joint Information Environment (JIE), security information and event management (SIEM), tool capabilities, data analytics and operational process Department of Defense (DoD) and Intelligence Community (IC) distributed environments both in the Continental United States (CONUS) and Outside the Continental United States (OCONUS). The DCO Lead is responsible for overseeing programs, initiatives, and projects under the contract. This position is tasked with driving implementation and adoption of new tools, capabilities, frameworks and methodologies while actively engaging with a variety of industry partners and customer stakeholders. Daily work activities shall include, but are not limited to, management and technical support of Information Management (IM), attack sensing and warning (AS&W), cyber response team, and forensics and malware analysis. Primary responsibilities are as follows:

  • Lead working groups and follow project developments.

  • Develop cyber strategy and associated documentation, identifying and offering solutions to gaps in capabilities and visibility.

  • Provide subject matter expertise for customer inquiries.

  • Establish and maintain DoD and external relationships for cyber related collaboration.

  • Lead the DCO team and coordinate daily maintenance and support activities.

  • Ensure proper and timely reporting of issues or outages.

  • Ensure high-priority tasks and outages are addressed escalated and addressed during required timelines.

  • Create, update, and maintain DCO Security Infrastructure standard operating procedures and tactics, techniques, and procedures (TTPs)

  • Ensure complete and current network and elevation diagrams for all managed security equipment at each location

  • Coordinate and comply with applicable change control boards and corresponding processes

  • Drive implementation and adoption of new tools, capabilities, frameworks, and methodologies across all team

Basic Qualifications 

  • Must be a US Citizen.

  • Must be Top Secret – Sensitive Compartmented Information (TS/SCI) eligible.

  • Bachelor’s Degree or higher from an accredited college or university in program management, business management, economics, political science, computer science, engineering, law, Government contracting, finance/accounting, or related discipline with 12 years of prior relevant experience or Master's Degree with 10 years of prior relevant experience.

  • At least five years’ experience (with at least one year having occurred in the past five years) managing teams in support of DCO in the DoD or IC.

  • At least five years’ experience (with at least one year having occurred in the past two years) with current threats and attack vectors.

  • 5+ years of intrusion detection and/or incident handling experience.

  • DoD 8570 IAT III and CSSP Infrastructure Support certifications required prior to starting.

  • Prior experience supervising employees of various labor categories and skills in efforts similar in size and scope.

  • Advanced knowledge of solution development techniques and best practices related to demonstration, pilot, and test management and operations.

  • Demonstrated advanced knowledge of industry accepted standards.

  • Demonstrate experience with researching and fielding new and innovative technology.

  • Demonstrate advanced experience in configuring cybersecurity tools to feed events, alerts, and logs to SIEM technologies.

  • Motivated self-starter with strong written and verbal communication skills, and the ability to create complex technical reports on analytic finding.

  • Strong analytical and troubleshooting skills.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Deep technical understanding of core current cybersecurity technologies as well as emerging capabilities.

  • Experience implementing automation to reduce mundane tasks and expedite processes.

  • Hands-on cybersecurity experience (Protect, Detect, Respond and Sustain) within a Computer Incident Response organization.

  • Demonstrated understanding of the life cycle of cybersecurity threats, attacks, attack vectors and methods of exploitation with an understanding of intrusion set tactics, techniques and procedures (TTPs).

  • Motivated self-starter with strong written and verbal communication skills, and the ability to create complex technical reports on analytic findings.

  • Familiarity or experience in Intelligence Driven Defense, Cyber Kill Chain methodology, and/or MITRE ATT&CK framework.

  • An active Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) Certification. An active CSSP Analyst certification.

Clearance Required

  • Requires TS/SCI security clearance

Army Cyber Command (ARCYBER) Cyberspace Operations Support

Pay Range:

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

The Leidos pay range for this job level is a general guideline only and not a guarantee of compensation or salary. Additional factors considered in extending an offer include (but are not limited to) responsibilities of the job, education, experience, knowledge, skills, and abilities, as well as internal equity, alignment with market data, applicable bargaining agreement (if any), or other law.


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 47,000 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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