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Information Assurance Analyst




Arlington, Virginia, United States


The Leidos Digital Modernization Sector has an opening for an Information Assurance Engineer in support of the Air Force Office of Scientific Research contract located at Arlington, VA. The candidate will join a small team of professionals in a collaborative effort to perform, or review, technical security assessments of computing environments to identify points of vulnerability, non-compliance with established IA standards and regulations and recommended mitigation strategies.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Validates and verifies system security requirements definitions and analysis and establishes system security design.

  • Designs, develops, implements and/or integrates IA and security systems and system components including those for networking, computing, and enclave environment to include those with multiple enclaves and with differing data protection/classification requirements.

  • Builds IA into systems deployed to operation environments.

  • Assist architects and systems developers in the identification and implementation of appropriate information security functionality to ensure uniform application of Agency security policy and enterprise solutions.

  • Supports the building of security architectures.

  • Enforces the design and implementation of trusted relations among external systems and architecture.

  • Assesses and mitigates system security threats/risk throughout the program life cycle.

  • Contributes to the security planning, assessment, risk analysis, risk management, certification and awareness activities for system and networking operations.

  • Reviews C&A documentation, providing feedback on completeness and compliance of its content.

  • Support special projects and day‐to‐day operations as needed or assigned by the site lead.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university ideally in Computer Science, Information Assurance, Information Security System Engineering or related field with a minimum of 4+ years of experience, additional years of applicable expereience will be accepted in lieu of a degree.

  • Must hold an active DoD Top Secret clearance.

  • Requires an Active CASP certification and the ability to earn a CISSP certification with 6 months of hire date.

  • 2+ Years experience with ACAS (Configuring Scans, troubleshoot scan issues and Vulnerability reporting)

  • Knowledge and experience in working with the McAfee Host Intrusion Prevention System, McAfee Data Loss Prevention Endpoint, and/or McAfee product policy tuning.

  • Confidence and ability to present briefing to DoD officials in both prepared briefings and/or in ad hoc discussions.

  • Experience in network technology and systems security engineering. Experience in identifying, researching, characterizing, and documenting security weaknesses related to operating systems, software applications, firmware, network hardware components, as well as network architecture design and documented policies and procedures.

  • Experience developing and documenting system security requirements and conducting requirements gap analysis.

  • Knowledge of, and practical experience with the NIST Special Publications 800 Series, CNSSI 1253, and DoD 8500.

  • Experience with network technologies and the ability to demonstrate knowledge of network protocols, communications systems and architectures.

  • Hands significant hands-on experience implementing security and/or network components, i.e. routers, firewalls, IPS, IDS, etc.

  • Ability to work independently within a schedule and with little direction.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Active Computing Environment certification, such as: Cisco CCNA Certification (Routing and Switching).

  • HBSS specific training and/or certification (e.g., DISA HBSS 201 Admin ePO5.1 and DISA HBSS 301 Advanced ePO5.1).

  • Experience with Installing, configuring, maintaining TACLANE Inline Network Encryptors.

Pay Range:

Pay Range $81,250.00 - $146,875.00

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.