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Job #: R-00086387
Location: Vienna, VA
Category: Security Architecture and Engineering
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: $5000
Group: Intelligence

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Job Description:

Leidos has a career opening for a Senior Cybersecurity Engineer for a brand new, recently-activated task on a long-standing Leidos Prime Program. The selected candidate MUST be available to attend occasional meetings in the Leidos office in Vienna, VA. This position will be working with other Leidos team engineers, analysts and task leaders in providing technical support to the Cybersecurity & Infrastructure Security Agency’s (CISA) Emergency Communications Division (ECD) for the national security and emergency preparedness (NS/EP) Priority Telecommunication Services (PTS) Program.  Supporting the ECD mission, the Senior Cybersecurity Engineer will also be interacting with other Government contractors and US communications providers to identify new technologies as they become available and adapt them with priority capability to provide priority communications over current and next generation wireline and wireless networks for services such as priority voice over IP (VoIP), data, video, and information services.

Hybrid Remote- Candidate must be local to the Vienna, VA area. Onsite is required for occasional meetings, requirements of position and other contract requirements

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Identify Cyber threats and vulnerabilities that may impact priority services (e.g., methods for assessing and mitigating cyber risks)
  • Identify operational impacts of cybersecurity lapses on communication networks
  • Review service providers system design and architecture as well as cybersecurity plans and provide recommendations
  • Review communication networks (enterprise/commercial) systems operational performance analysis and provide recommendations
  • Review technical documents, reports, and briefings for Leidos’ ECD customers
  • Involves participation in virtual meetings and occasional in-person meetings with Leidos team and Government staff at various locations in the National Capitol Region (NCR)
  • Produces solutions to a variety of problems that may arise in an expeditious and timely manner
  • Present finding to colleagues, Government customers, and working groups on an occasional basis
  • Works independently or as part of a technical team, in support of systems engineering projects and proof of concepts

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college/university in an engineering field (Systems, Electrical or Computer Engineering preferred) with 8-12 years overall engineering experience
  • Must be a US Citizen with ability to obtain clearance
  • Must be able to obtain DHS Entry on Duty (EOD)
  • Candidate must live within commuting distance from the work site
  • Demonstrated interest/experience in modern communication networks and systems; technologies such as Long-Term Evolution (LTE), 5th Generation Wireless Networks and Internet Protocol (IP) Multimedia Subsystem (IMS); and services such as VoIP, Data, and Video
  • Knowledge of cybersecurity and privacy principles as applicable to communication networks
  • Good understanding of networking concepts like virtualization, software defined network, hypervisor, containerization, orchestration, protocols, and network security methodologies
  • In depth understanding of cloud computing concepts (edge cloud vs. centralized cloud architecture) and cybersecurity challenges for the Private/Hybrid/Public cloud deployments
  • Knowledge of cyber tools like SIEM and SOAR, understanding of DDOS attacks, SQL injection attacks, SYN attacks, Identity and Access Management approaches (zero trust, broken authentication), Access Controls methodologies (rule based/role based/attribute based)
  • Understanding of web technologies like HTTP2.0, federated ID, OAuth/OpenID/OpenID Connect
  • Exposure to penetration testing, security controls assessment, syslog analysis, intrusion detection and prevention systems
  • Knowledge of testing strategies like Black-box, White-box, Fuzz testing, and Synthetic testing
  • Interact well with a team, positive attitude, good verbal and written communications skills, and strong self-initiative
  • Proficiency in MS Office
  • No initial clearance needed to start; however, you must be able to obtain and maintain a Secret security clearance

Preferred Qualifications:

  • CISSP/CCSP or equivalent cyber security related certifications
  • Familiarity with the Systems Engineering Life Cycle (SELC) process
  • Understanding of communication networks, Internet Protocol (IP), information security as well as software defined networks
  • Knowledge or experience with some of the following is an advantage: Product Lifecycle Analysis, Requirements Analysis, Product Testing, Risk Analysis, VoIP, wireless technologies, next generation networks, industry standards development organizations, cellular networks, and cable/wireline broadband communication
  • Experience with, or training in systems modeling
  • Familiarity with SharePoint development/maintenance

Pay Range:

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

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 44,000 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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