Cyber Security Engineer

Leidos

4.1

(20)

Herndon, VA

Why you should apply for a job to Leidos:

  • 4.1/5 in overall job satisfaction
  • 4.3/5 in supportive management
  • 70% say women are treated fairly and equally to men
  • 85% would recommend this company to other women
  • 85% say the CEO supports gender diversity
  • Ratings are based on anonymous reviews by Fairygodboss members.
  • Our Women’s Network is one of nine employee resources groups that provides support for onboarding, networking & professional development.
  • Leidos offers programs to help employees prepare for over 95 industry-standard professional and technical certifications.
  • Leidos offers a voluntary well–being benefit program to help support employees on their personal wellness journey and earn rewards.
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    Position summary

    rity InfoSec Engineer, you target, assess, exploit, and report risks and vulnerabilities of information systems to provide senior decision makers with actionable data. Cyber Security Engineers are responsible for IT security/vulnerability assessments and managing overall systems security using network and security-related hardware and software.

    Primary Responsibilities

    • Utilize A&A workflows and tools to implement ICD 503 risk managements security standards, NIST https://800.53 standards and industry standards
    • Provide, review and enter responses into the cyber risk management platform, and update risks
    • Identify common controls and draft common control language for the cyber risk management platform
    • Provide guidance on the Sponsor’s information assurance policies and regulations
    • Perform security maintenance duties, such as performing analyses of vulnerabilities and providing recommended resolutions
    • Maintain awareness of system level changes, ensure proper patch levels, and upload cyclic scans to the appropriate repositories
    • Achieve and maintain system accreditation, including providing guidance, plans, and evidence and maintaining documentation
    • Perform regular reviews, such as audits, and review security test results
    • Participate in or lead technical exchange meetings and application review boards and document action items and results
    • Brief management on status

    Basic Qualifications

    • Active TS/SCI with Polygraph
    • Prior experience with programs of similar size and complexity
    • Experience with the Sponsor and the Sponsor’s mission
    • Typically requires BS degree and 12-15 years of prior relevant experience or Masters with 10+ years of prior relevant experience, additional years of experience in lieu of degree
    • Demonstrated work experience in cyber security or related IT field
    • Demonstrated experience performing complex technical tasks with minimal direction
    •  Demonstrated experience designing, testing, or implementing IT security architecture
    • Demonstrated experience performing network security analysis
    • Demonstrated experience developing risk management methodologies
    • Demonstrated experience analyzing test results to develop risk/threat mitigation plans
    • Demonstrated experience communicating vulnerability results and risk posture to senior executives

    Preferred Qualifications

    • BS in Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, or Computer Sciences
    • Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP)
    • Experience with the Sponsor’s entitlement management programs
    • Experience with security tools such as Rapid7, AppDetective, NMAP and WebInspect
    • Experience with Linus, Windows, Virtual and Cloud Platforms
    • Experience using security accredications systems such as Xacta
    • AWS certification(s), MS Azure Certifications

    Pay Range:

    Pay Range $118,https://300.00 - $213,https://850.00

    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.

    Why you should apply for a job to Leidos:

  • 4.1/5 in overall job satisfaction
  • 4.3/5 in supportive management
  • 70% say women are treated fairly and equally to men
  • 85% would recommend this company to other women
  • 85% say the CEO supports gender diversity
  • Ratings are based on anonymous reviews by Fairygodboss members.
  • Our Women’s Network is one of nine employee resources groups that provides support for onboarding, networking & professional development.
  • Leidos offers programs to help employees prepare for over 95 industry-standard professional and technical certifications.
  • Leidos offers a voluntary well–being benefit program to help support employees on their personal wellness journey and earn rewards.