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Information Assurance Engineer ( R-00090987 )


Applications Engineer



Reston, Virginia, United States


Job Description:

More About the Role:
Leidos is seeking a IA Engineer to support cybersecurity authorization related efforts for SMIT. SMIT is the largest IT services program for the Navy. Under the Service Management, Integration, and Transport (SMIT), Leidos team will deliver the core backbone of the Navy-Marine Corps Intranet, including cybersecurity services, network operations, service desk, and data transport. Ultimately, the Leidos team will support the Navy in unifying its shore-based networks and data management to improve capability and service while also saving significant dollars by focusing efforts under one enterprise network.

What You'll Get to Do:
The IA Engineer will perform cybersecurity authorization services, including acting as a point of contact cybersecurity authorization related aspects to the assigned information systems, ensuring systems are maintained per security policies and procedures and maintaining compliance and ongoing reporting to management.

Responsibilities include:
•Evaluate software and hardware during pre-acquisition phases to determine its ability to meet minimum security requirements based on NIST SP 800-53 Rev4 security controls.
•Author, review, coordinate and submit cybersecurity authorization required artifacts to eMASS (including change requests) to achieve milestones such as Interim Authority to Test (IATT) and Authorization to Operate (ATO) in accordance with the project schedule.
•Support conducting cybersecurity authorization activities to comply with all current Cybersecurity and IA manuals, instructions, and guides within the DoDI 8500.01 and DON 5239.
•Continuously monitor system resources through automated scanning and implement automated reporting feeds to support cybersecurity authorizations.
•Verify patch compliance using the approved technical solution (i.e., Assured Compliance Assessment Solution (ACAS)) Information Assurance Vulnerability Alert (IAVA) compliance dashboards.
•Coordinate with local administrators to troubleshoot and elevate patching issues in a timely manner in order to meet patch compliance timelines.
•Assist with the implementation of security procedures, and verify information system security requirements, including coordinating the execution, review and disposition of STIG checklists for systems, applications, developed code and other components.
•Independently develop and maintain system security documentation, including drafting, reviewing, editing and recommending guidance for Standard Operating Procedures (SOP), Tactics, Techniques, & Procedures (TTP), Plan of Action and Milestones (POA&M) and Federal Information Security Management Act (FISMA) Score Card.
•Participate in regular briefings with the customer on cybersecurity status, including preparing briefing materials. Work closely with government Cyber team to support ATO conditions and requirements.
•Support site visits / audits, including System Readiness Reviews (SRR).
•Assist in managing the day-to-day activities of Cybersecurity Authorization including transition from current incumbent.
•Ensure secure, effective and efficient operation of network systems, architecture, and topology.
•Assist with the development and application of business processes to ensure they have the appropriate level of security.
•Participate in strategic network, security, and operations new technology planning.
•Assist the engineering managers employ approved defense-in-depth principles and practices (e.g., defense-in-multiple places, layered defenses, and security robustness).

You'll Bring These Qualifications:
•Require B.S. Degree and 4-8 years of prior relevant experience in order to operate within the scope contemplated by the level (in Cybersecurity, Information Security, IT, EE, Network Engineering, Computer Science, or related field).
•US Citizen and DoD Secret Clearance.
•Hold an active security certification that meets DOD 8570 IAT level II or higher, such as Security+ CE or CISSP.
•Hands-on experience with a variety of cybersecurity tools.
•Hands-on experience in working with DoD networks.
•Experience in FISMA and other information assurance assurance-related compliance reporting.
•Ability to multi-task, self-assign work in a dynamic, fast-paced environment.
•Strong analytical, communication and troubleshooting skills that enable proactive and effective collaboration with a virtual team, including the ability to clearly articulate status and present to both customers and program leadership.
•Technical knowledge and skills in one of the following areas: cybersecurity assessment, vulnerability scanning, integration and testing, data analytics or security operations.
•Knowledge of cybersecurity assessment and authorization (A&A) and associated processes, procedures, and activities in accordance with DoDID 8500.01, DoDI 8551.01, and other applicable NIST instructions, guidelines.
•Experience supporting the formal Cybersecurity/IA testing required by government accrediting authorities, and preparing System Security Plans.
•Exceptional communication abilities, both verbal and written, including business writing on complex topics.
•Technical understanding of supporting security initiatives, conducting security monitoring, reporting and maintaining security compliance following security regulations and policies.
•Experience with Security Engineering and Architecture, Certification and Accreditation, Vulnerability Assessment, Incident Management, Vulnerability Management, Security Operations, and Policy and Program Development.
•Motivated self-starter with ability to lead and work in a matrix organization and communicate effectively with peers, subordinates and program leadership.
•Mentor and review the work of junior team members.
•Lead cybersecurity tasks and collaborate with customers, stakeholders, and team members.
•Familiarity with DIACAP and/or RMF.

These Qualifications Would be Nice to Have:
•Top Secret Clearance.
•Experience with ITIL processes and/or ITIL Foundation V3/4 certification.
•An entrepreneurial spirit with the ability to drive innovation independently; have a passion to improve at every opportunity.
•Proven able to credibly coordinate between technical teams and business stakeholders.
•Willing to perform shift work.

Pay Range:Pay Range $74,750.00 - $115,000.00 - $155,250.00

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.