Jr. Cybersecurity Engineer

at Leidos
Location Alexandria, VA
Date Posted October 8, 2020
Category Default
Job Type Full-time



Job Description:

Junior Cybersecurity Engineer@ Mark Center in Alexandria, VA
Leidos has a current job opportunity for a Junior-level Systems Administrator to support the DISA GSM-O Task Order (TO) 45 program in Alexandria, VA. 

This position provides security engineering and management support for the Joint Service Provider. This position deploys, manages, and configures Cyber Security equipment associated with network and endpoint monitoring to include Intrusion Detection System (IDS), Packet Capture, Net Flow, and Session systems, servers, appliances, and to manage the project execution for the evaluation of new technologies for life cycle replacement and potential future use. This position is also responsible for deploying and managing signature sets and policies across a wide variety of cybersecurity system. The position will work in close coordination with Security Operations Center analyst and the Firewall team in addressing attack vectors and troubleshooting potential impacts to legitimate traffic. 

•    Coordinate with local change and control boards and provide installation, configuration, engineering, administration, and accreditation documents/diagrams for the infrastructure life cycle replacements upgrades, enhancements, and new technology deployments
•    Coordinate with Operations and Engineering and provide technical support for all in-line devices to include Taps, Intrusion Prevention System (IPS), Wireless Intrusion Detection System (WIDS), Wireless Intrusion Prevention System (WIPS), and other in-line devices impacting the security monitoring of JSP networks
•    Update infrastructure and rack elevation diagrams
•    Maintain Information Assurance Vulnerability Management (IAVM) compliance on all security devices
•    Develop Plan of Action and Milestones (POA&M), when needed
•    Perform systems engineering functions for new system development efforts or critical system enhancements and patches Develops functional requirements through interaction with end-users and coordinates with support teams on systematic enhancements or changes
•    Troubleshoot network and system issues
•    Utilize cybersecurity tools to execute defensive action (implement signatures and blocks), deploy new capabilities and architecture
•    Configure and adapt the cybersecurity tools on behalf of the SOC

•    Bachelor's degree and 4+ years of prior relevant experience or Masters with 3+ years of prior relevant experience (4 years of relevant work experience may be considered in lieu of degree). 
•    Active Secret clearance, Top Secret preferred.
•    DoD 8570 IAT level II or higher certification prior to starting
•    DoD 8570 CSSP-Infrastructure Support certification
•    SIEM or Server/OS administration certification
•    Understanding of computer security principles and DoD security protocols
•    Experience creating and deploying signatures and policies to passive and in-line cybersecurity systems
•    Minimal scripting/coding experience in Python, bash, PowerShell, or other popular and common language
•    Limited mastery of Windows or Linux command line tools
•    Familiarity proactive and passive network monitoring and defense technologies
•    General understanding of network topologies, both transport and IP
•    Must be available for on-call support as required 
•    Knowledge of security policies and general vulnerabilities management
•    Experience and familiarity with change control processes
•    Ability to both create and understand network topology and rack elevation diagrams

•    Bachelor’s degree in associated field
•    Hold and maintain an active Top Secret\SCI clearance. 
•    Experience supporting JSP, DISA, or other programs at the Pentagon.
•    Proven knowledge of computer security principles and DoD security protocols.
•    SQL programming experience 
•    Excellent project, technical, interpersonal, presentation and problem management skills
•    Ability to communicate orally, and in writing, detailed technical information on troubleshooting and implementation efforts

External Referral Bonus:


Potential for Telework:


Clearance Level Required:



Yes, 10% of the time

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Job Family:

Cyber Operations

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 38,000 employees support vital missions for government and commercial customers. Headquartered in Reston, Va., Leidos reported annual revenues of approximately $11.09 billion for the fiscal year ended January 3, 2020. For more information, visit www.Leidos.com.

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