Cyber Security SME

at Leidos
Location San Diego, CA
Date Posted September 11, 2020
Category Default
Job Type Full-time



Job Description:

The Defense Group at Leidos currently has an opening for a Cyber Security Research and Development SME to support various Defense efforts. This is an exciting opportunity to use your experience helping the Defense product line mission. In this mission we support rapid acquisition of critical services and products, including test instrumentation prototypes related to leading edge directed energy, Hyper-Sonics, and zero trust development.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Develop/Test cutting edge solutions,
  • Input to Technical Leadership presentations and white papers to be provided to Government Management,
  • Enterprise cyber security design,
  • Research cutting edge processes,
  • Short and long term high values program support

Basic Qualifications:

  • Require MS degree and 15+ years of prior relevant technical experience in order to operate within the scope contemplated by the level (additional experience, education and training may be considered in lieu of degree).
  • Ability to obtain Required DODi- 8570 certification to meet IATII (Security+ CE) within 6 months of hire
  • Experience in Space, and Missile defense technologies
  • Multilevel security and Multi-Protocol Layer Switching
  • Ability to obtain and maintain a Top Secret security clearance

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Space Operations technical design experience
  • Understanding of cyber principles and Risk Management Framework
  • Autonomous technology design

External Referral Bonus:


Potential for Telework:

Yes, 50%

Clearance Level Required:



Yes, 50% of the time

Scheduled Weekly Hours:




Requisition Category:


Job Family:

Cyber Security Research and Development

Leidos is a Fortune 500 information technology, engineering, and science solutions and services leader working to solve the world's toughest challenges in the defense, intelligence, homeland security, civil, and health markets. The company's 33,000 employees support vital missions for government and commercial customers. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, Leidos reported annual revenues of approximately $10.19 billion for the fiscal year ended December 28, 2018. For more information, visit

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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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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