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Cyber Security Tools Engineer ( R-00061427 )

Law Enforcement and Security

Diplomatic Security



Springfield, Virginia, United States


Job Description:

Leidos is seeking a Cyber Network Defense (CND) tools support person to perform engineering work as part of an integrated team of CND professionals supporting the DoD’s JRSS (Joint Regional Security Stack) deployment activities. JRSS is a multi-year, global effort to improve the DoD’s security posture and provide enhanced security capabilities and analytics by centralizing and virtualizing network security into regional stacks rather than locally distributed appliances. This position will be located in Springfield, VA and an active Secret security clearance is required.

Candidate does not need to be an expert in CND tools but should have significant experience with engineering and implementing network communications and data security appliances (firewalls, IPSs, IDSs, etc.) and a desire to learn CND skills.

The candidate will work as part of a multi-disciplinary team that designs and supports the active and passive Computer Network Defense (CND) tools deployed in stacks. Must be able to integrate with other technical teams, with DISA personnel, with vendor technical support personnel, and with technical representatives from DoD services, working as part of an integrated, cross-platform team that provides CND capability, and military base/post/camp/station migration support services DoD-wide as the JRSS stacks are deployed and used.

Primary Responsibilities:

The candidate will support CND tools deployed in stacks globally. Assignments may include:

  • Work on CND systems engineering designs and architectures that maximize the effectiveness of the tools individually or as part of a defensive grid

  • Provide support to more junior staff who are installing and configuring CND tools.

  • Design scripts, dashboards, etc. to monitor the tools to insure proper operations and performance

  • Engineer CND tools to report to network monitoring tools via Syslog

  • Assist more junior staff in troubleshooting tool issues

  • Integrate and test new code versions and upgrades in the DISA lab prior to deployment to production

  • Write engineering design and implementation plans

  • Write supporting documents for change management (tool upgrades, fixes, etc.)

The successful candidate will have the following:

  • Excellent knowledge of TCP/IP communications and networking

  • Experience in network security principles and practices

  • Engineering knowledge of routers, switches and other network equipment

  • Hands-on experience with one or more network security tools (firewall, IPS, IDS, etc.)

  • Willingness and ability to learn new tools and techniques via OJT or classroom training

  • Excellent troubleshooting skills

  • Ability to work as part of an integrated team to find solutions and implement fixes

  • Ability to work with other JRSS teams that perform life cycle O&M on the tools

Required Skills:

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college in a related discipline, or equivalent experience/combined education, with 4+ years’ experience; or 2+ years’ experience with a related Master’s degree or equivalent work experience.

  • Familiarity with the MS Office tool suite.

  • Excellent written and oral communications skills and the ability to appropriately present highly technical material to both technical and non-technical audiences

  • U.S. citizenship and an active DoD Secret clearance is required. In addition, must be able to successfully obtain up to Top Secret based on requirements from the customer and program.

  • DoD 8570 IATII certification is required

Preferred Qualifications

  • Prior experience as a network intrusion analyst or Security Operations Center analyst.

  • Experience configuring and maintaining tools in a multi-tenant environment

External Referral Bonus:Eligible

External Referral Bonus $:$3000

Potential for Telework:Yes, 10%

Clearance Level Required:Secret

Travel:Yes, 10% of the time

Scheduled Weekly Hours:40


Requisition Category:Professional

Job Family:Security Architecture and Engineering

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