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Job #: R-00085142
Location: Reston, VA
Category: Internal Audit
Schedule (FT/PT): Full Time
Travel Required: Yes, 10% of the time
Shift: Day
Potential for Telework: Yes, 50%
Clearance: None
Referral Eligibility: Eligible
Referral Bonus Amount: $3000
Group: Corporate

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Job Description:

Leidos Corporate Internal Audit Department is seeking a Director of IT Audits located in Reston-VA.

This is a key leadership position in the Internal Audit Department and is responsible for IT Audit activities including IT risk assessment, development of a risk-based IT audit plan, and planning and executing IT and IT SOX audits. This position reports to the Chief Audit Executive and requires a close working relationship with the Chief Information Officer (CIO) organization, the Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) organization, and Business Groups. The Director of IT Audits is expected to lead and direct IT Audits, SOX IT Audits and IT Advisory projects. Leadership skills, critical thinking, building strong relationships with management, ability to train IT audit staff, and excellent communication skills are paramount to succeed in this role.

This position requires 10% domestic and international travel.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Assist the Chief Audit Executive with the development and maintenance of the IT audit plan.
  • Plan and direct audit coverage of core IT disciplines (e.g., infrastructure, computer operations, cloud, IT service management, cyber, third party, project management, IT data governance/protection) and emerging technology risk
  • Assist in the preparation of the IT audit planning memoranda, execution and reporting of IT audits and IT advisory projects that are issued to Senior Management
  • Lead the advancement of data analytics and robotics process automation to automate tasks, expand audit coverage and increase Internal Audit Department efficiency
  • Facilitate working with internal stakeholders (client management), CIO, CISO, Government Compliance, Enterprise Risk Management Teams, as well as External Auditors
  • Accomplish objectives, be self-motivated and demonstrate leadership qualities

Supervisory Responsibilities:

  • Maintain direct supervision of a team of IT audit staff and third party contractors, assign work, review work and undertake performance reviews
  • Direct, coach, train and professionally grow IT audit staff
  • Interview, hire and train IT audit staff

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in MIS, Computer Science, or related Information Technology disciplines from an accredited university and 12+ years of prior experience in Information Technology audit
  • 8+ years of experience supervising or leading teams or projects
  • Skilled in executing technology risk assessments demonstrating strong knowledge and industry best practices/ frameworks (COBIT 2019, ISO 27001, NIST Standards, CMMC, etc.) relating to IT processes such as cyber/information security and/or technical privacy, technical resiliency/business continuity, incident/problem management, data management, configuration/change management, and systems development/deployment (SDLC), as well as technology platforms and solutions
  • Knowledge of Sarbanes Oxley Act including control design and operating effectiveness, ITGC’s and Application Controls
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills and experience in dealing with Executive Management
  • Excellent project management, organizational, and strategic and innovative critical thinking skills
  • US Citizenship is required

Preferred Qualifications/Experience:

  • Prior experience in a Corporate Internal Audit
  • “Big4” or top regional CPA firms experience
  • Experience working on Government Contracting engagements
  • Professional certifications, e.g., CISA, CISSP, and CISM

Pay Range:

Pay Range $112,450.00 - $173,000.00 - $233,550.00

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

Pay and Benefits

Pay and benefits are fundamental to any career decision. That's why we craft compensation packages that reflect the importance of the work we do for our customers. Employment benefits include competitive compensation, Health and Wellness programs, Income Protection, Paid Leave and Retirement. More details are available here.

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Beware of fake employment opportunities using Leidos’ name. Leidos will never ask you to provide payment-related information during any part of the employment application process (i.e., ask you for money), nor will Leidos ever advance money as part of the hiring process (i.e., send you a check or money order before doing any work). Further, Leidos will only communicate with you through emails that are generated by the automated system – never from free commercial services (e.g., Gmail, Yahoo, Hotmail) or via WhatsApp, Telegram, etc. If you received an email purporting to be from Leidos that asks for payment-related information or any other personal information (e.g., about you or your previous employer), and you are concerned about its legitimacy, please make us aware immediately by emailing us at [email protected].

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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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