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Senior Cyber Security Engineer

Company: Leidos
Location: Chantilly
Posted on: May 24, 2023

Job Description:

Description


Leidos is currently seeking a Senior Level Cybersecurity Engineer for a position supporting a US Government contract located in Northern Virginia. This candidate will be responsible for building, maintaining, and testing the security of critical computer networks. The ideal candidate would have a solid understanding of cyber security and engineering best practices and be able to manage incident handling, incident analysis, processes/methodologies, the development of best practices, strong understanding of adversary processes/methodologies/TTP to include emerging threats, and the ability to develop signatures and countermeasures.


In the role of Cyber Security Engineer, this person will be responsible for:


Support the customer in researching, evaluating, planning, designing, engineering, and delivering cybersecurity solutions

Review and ensure compliance with customer security policies and requirements

Conduct vulnerability and generic security scans of both systems and networks to identify and mitigate security vulnerabilities

Analyze and mitigate network-related risks

Review new and existing system designs for compliance with security standards and best practices

Conduct vulnerability assessments on new and existing systems

Lead system and application architects through security acceptance testing

Develop plans for vulnerability mitigation

Document and communicate security policy to enterprise organizations

Develop mitigation plans and security implications for vulnerabilities

Provide architectural and technical guidance and recommendations for securing systems and networks

Implement securing and hardening recommendations

Produce threat reports

Provide information security expertise and consulting

Implement an information security framework

Gain organizational commitment for security plans

Plan, design, and implement security-related technologies

Ensure new and existing products conform to information security policies, standards, and best practices

Conduct research on emerging technologies in support of enterprise operations

Review new and existing system designs for compliance with security standards and best practices

Conduct vulnerability assessments on new and existing systems

Lead system and application architects through security acceptance testing

Develop plans for vulnerability mitigation

Document and communicate security policy to enterprise organizations

Cross-train and mentor other staff members as needed


Required Qualifications


An active TS/SCI with polygraph clearance is required;

Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Information Technology, Computer Forensics, Cyber Security or similar field with 12+ years of experience. Additional experience in lieu of degree.

8+ years of successfully implementing advanced cyber security technology in a complex environment

3+ years' experience with CISCO and Juniper Networks

Understanding of networking environments and related Technologies (routing, switching, VLANs, subnets, firewalls); Windows operating systems; LINUX/UNIX-based operating systems; common networking protocols; and common enterprise technologies;

Understanding of IT security principals, technologies, best practices to include logical access control; PKI and other encryption methods; network-based and host-based IDS/IPS; security configuration baselines; auditing; vulnerability discovery and management

Ability to work independently to identify errors, pinpoint root causes, and devise solutions with minimal oversight;

Extensive in-depth technical experience with network infrastructure, operating systems, database, and web applications

Experience with scanning and elevation tools (Nessus, Retina, Wireshark, NMAP, etc.); and,

Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

Understanding of networking environment to include networking technologies (routing, switching, VLANs, subnets, firewalls); TCO/IP stack' Windows operating systems; LINUX/UNIX-based operating systems; common networking protocols; and common enterprise technologies

Demonstrated experience in testing and implementing network vulnerability and protection

Senior-level knowledge of information security concepts, policy frameworks, and best practices

Information Assurance Certifications (i.e. CISSP, CISA, GIAC, Security +, Certified Ethnical Hacker, etc.)


Desired Qualifications


Information Assurance Certifications (i.e., CISSP, CISA, GIAC, Security +, Certified Ethnical Hacker, etc.);

CISCO CCNA, CCNP or CCIE certified;

In-depth knowledge of Linux operating system variants; and,

Knowledge of scripting language (Perl and/or Bash).

Knowledge of Agile development using SAFe

Experience using Jira


Pay Range:

Pay Range $118,300.00 - $182,000.00 - $245,700.00


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.

Keywords: Leidos, Chantilly , Senior Cyber Security Engineer, Engineering , Chantilly, Virginia

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