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Job #: R-00087181
Location: Colorado Springs, CO
Category: Cyber Operations
Schedule (FT/PT): Full Time
Travel Required: Yes, 10% of the time
Shift: Day
Potential for Telework: No
Clearance: Secret
Referral Eligibility: Ineligible
Group: Defense

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Description

Job Description:

Looking for an opportunity to make an impact?

 

Leidos is a FORTUNE 500 company bringing a mix of innovative technology and sector expertise to customers in the national security, engineering, and the health industries. At Leidos, we deliver innovative solutions through the efforts of our diverse and talented people who are dedicated to our customers’ success. We empower our teams, contribute to our communities, and operate sustainable. Everything we do is built on a commitment to do the right thing for our customers, our people, and our community. Our Mission, Vision, and Values guide the way we do business.

Your greatest work is ahead!

The Cyber Operations Lead (SME) is responsible for cybersecurity program oversight, technical security, engineering, and risk management as well as supervising 9 staff members.

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

Cybersecurity Program Oversight:

  • Develop and institute an agency-wide cybersecurity performance metrics program to meet legal and policy requirements, while leveraging existing generated metrics.

  • Develop maturity models to provide targets for improvement in key cybersecurity focus areas.

  • Produce UCASE cybersecurity compliance and performance reports, to include the Federal Information Security Management Act (FISMA) and ICD 502.


Technical Security:

  • Develop and maintain policy in accordance with customer guidance and direction.

  • Analyze and provide actionable feedback on Community, Enterprise, and Cybersecurity related policy instruments.

  • Develop and maintain a Cybersecurity Architecture development process and provide briefings to internal and external stakeholders.


Cybersecurity/Information Assurance Engineering:

  • Develop a variety of software and hardware solutions in support of work in areas of offensive and defensive security.

  • Use various coding languages to create tools and techniques, perform code analysis, conduct code manipulation and develop any solution tailored to the area of need.

  • Perform vulnerability research and analysis of identified platforms, reversing engineering threats to determine methods of exploitation, malware research, conducting research on innovating offensive tools and techniques, developing malicious payloads, and manipulating code execution.

  • Protect data, networks, net-centric capabilities, and other systems by detecting, identifying, and responding to attacks, or by creating defensive toolsets to identify, monitor, and halt an attack.

  • Research of various domains of cyber to include various trends, vulnerabilities, or current flaws in software, hardware, IOT, or other technology related areas. Secure development environments and software include but are not limited to; architecting application security, conducting software evaluations (known risks and/or static and dynamic code analysis), assessing web application vulnerabilities, tracking code releases, automating penetration testing and fuzzing, malware research and reverse engineering, and recommending mitigations for or patching known vulnerabilities.


Risk Management:

  • Support risk determination process based on Intelligence Community Directive (ICD) 503, IC Information Systems Security Risk Management.

  • Provide technical guidance to ensure safeguarding of IC information systems.

Basic Qualifications

It is required that the Cyber Operations Lead (SME) has the following qualifications:
• At least 2 years cybersecurity program oversight, developing cybersecurity program policy, and maintaining a cybersecurity architecture.
• Deep understanding of cybersecurity and information assurance.
• Proficiency in one more of the following computer languages Python, Bash, Visual Basic or PowerShell in order to support cyber threat detection or reporting.

• A Bachelor’s degree in IT, Computer Science, Information Systems, or a related field with 12-15 years of experience; or a Master’s degree with 10-13 years of experience.

• Possess a current Secret clearance 

Preferred Qualifications

• Secret Clearance with Top Secret eligibility.
• One year of experience in host-based and network based forensics related to the identification of advanced cyber threat activities, intrusion detection, incident response, malware analysis, and security content development (e.g., signatures, rules etc.); and cyber threat intelligence.
• Ability to develop scripts to support cyber threat detection that outputs results in a variety of formats, such as VB scripts, Python, C++, HTML, XML or other type most appropriate for the task.
• Should have one of the following certifications: GCED, GCIA, GCFA, GPEN, GWAPT, GCFE,

Clearance Required:

  • Requires an active Secret clearance with the ability to obtain a Top Secret Clearance

SEWS III

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.

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.

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 Leidos.com 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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Commitment to Diversity

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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