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Lead Cyber Engineer


Applications Engineer


Columbia, Maryland, United States


Looking for an opportunity to make an impact?

At Leidos, we deliver innovative solutions through the efforts of our diverse and talented people who are dedicated to our customers’ success. We empower our teams, contribute to our communities, and operate sustainably. Everything we do is built on a commitment to do the right thing for our customers, our people, and our community. Our Mission, Vision, and Values guide the way we do business.

If this sounds like the kind of environment where you can thrive, keep reading!

Leidos National Security Sector combines technology-enabled services and mission software capabilities in the areas of cyber, logistics, security operations, and decision analytics to support our defense and intel customers’ mission to defend against evolving threats around the world. Our team’s focus is to ensure our customers have the right tools, technologies, and tactics to keep pace with an ever-evolving security landscape and succeed in their pursuit to protect people and critical assets.

Your greatest work is ahead!

The CSS Operation at Leidos is seeking a motivated individual to work in a dynamic environment with a team of Cyber Engineers in reverse engineering, vulnerability research, prototyping, design, development, integration, and test tasks to develop capabilities against various networking devices. This work will leverage your ability to deconstruct and tear-down of a variety of hardware and software, focusing on network devices and technologies, and developing capabilities to utilize the vulnerabilities discovered. The candidate must be experienced in working with a dynamic team of cyber researchers and engineers through all stages of the product lifecycle – from vulnerability research to development and test. This position is contingent upon contract award.

What you’ll be doing:

  • Lead requirements, design, introduce innovation, collaborate with the customer
  • Lead a small team conducting vulnerability analysis, reverse engineering, and software development.
  • Manage Sprints, assist with monitoring schedules/deliverables.

What does Leidos need from me?

  • Active Top Secret/SCI (TS/SCI) security clearance required. Must be U.S. Citizen.
  • Bachelor’s Degree in computer science, information systems or applicable engineering field and minimum ten (10) years of experience in computer science, information systems, or network engineering.
  • Minimum eight years of experience programming in Assembly, C, C++, Java, Perl, and/or Python.
  • Minimum five years of experience programming cyber tools and/or techniques for the US Government or commercial sector.
  • Experience performing open source research & vulnerability analysis.
  • Experience utilizing reverse engineering tools such as IDA Pro to analyze firmware of embedded devices.
  • Experience with disassembly of hardware.
  • Experience using commercial off the shelf (COTS), and free open source (FOS) debugging and analyzer tools.
  • Ability to analyze network traffic for vulnerabilities.
  • Demonstrated experience with scripting and programming languages
  • Experience developing documentation and reports (analysis reports, test reports, etc.).
  • Demonstrated ability to develop and deliver briefings, technical presentations, and program documentation to senior program management.

Favorable if you have:

  • Experience applying an Agile methodology to the development of CNO capabilities.
  • Experience in protocol and signal analysis utilizing tcpdump or Wireshark.
  • Familiar with Advance Networking Concepts to include one or more of the following: MPLS, OSPF, BGP, IS-IS, NAT, VPN, VLAN, or VRF.
  • Demonstrated experience programming techniques to evade host and/or network-based intrusion detection systems.
  • Demonstrated experience developing programs to capture, analyze, and interpret raw network traffic.
  • Demonstrated experience with network sockets programming including developing packet-level programs, expert packet-level understanding of IP, TCP, and application-level protocols.
  • Demonstrated understanding of IP, TCP, and application-level protocols.

Pay Range:

Pay Range $144,300.00 - $260,850.00

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.