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Junior SEIM Engineer


Applications Engineer


Fairmont, West Virginia, United States


Leidos is seeking a Junior SIEM Engineer on a Cyber Security Center contract supporting a variety of complex assignments associated with managing and controlling computer information systems. The position will be part of a growing IT team working on multiple information systems in a high-demand setting ensuring the uninterrupted and secure day to day operation of the cyber security program. The SIEM Engineer will support O&M along with engineering tasking.

The candidate will be skilled in network security applications and tools, especially data streaming platforms, security information and event management (SIEM) platforms, and security orchestration, automation, and response (SOAR) tools.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Maintain network security platforms, to include data streaming platforms (i.e. ArcSight Transformation Hub, Kafka Confluent, Cloudera, Azure Stream Analytics, Cribl etc.), SIEMs (i.e. ArcSight, Elasticsearch, Splunk), and SOARs (i.e. Cortex XSOAR) throughout all design, development, deployment, and integration phases.
  • Work directly with internal and external stakeholders, including vendors, customers, and partner organizations, throughout the planning, designing, and deployment of enterprise-level network security applications.
  • Participate in team meetings, providing guidance, input, and suggestions to team members.
  • Provide technical recommendations and oversight for system upgrades, technical refreshes, and new builds per requirements set by stakeholders
  • Develop new, efficient detection methods that result in meaningful alerts and minimal false positives.
  • Develop detailed documentation to describe OS and COTS product deployment, configuration, upgrading, and maintenance for Change Management requests and Knowledge Content libraries
  • Develop and maintain technical documentation and diagrams related to any systems within scope.
  • Provide design and vendor recommendations to senior customer management.
  • Design, develop, plan, deploy, Integrate, and test enterprise-level security applications and tools with minimal oversight.
  • Ability to work and brief customers to include senior management
  • Must be able to work collaboratively with other system administrators, system engineers, and network engineers in a team environment

Basic Requirements:

  • BS degree or equivalent experience and 2 or less years of experience
  • Experience with design, development, integration, implementation, operation and analysis of cyber security technologies.
  • Experience administering network appliances, security appliances, or Linux devices
  • Expertise building data pipelines and managing streaming platforms such as the Confluent Platform and Apache Kafka.
  • Experience as a SME on designing, implementing and configuring systems infrastructure
  • Experience providing O&M support to complex/distributed mission-critical systems
  • Experience working independently and collaboratively to troubleshoot and correct operational issues
  • Experience working closely with customers and users to troubleshoot and resolve complex user issues
  • Have strong communication skills
  • Be a team player
  • Experience with Information Assurance (IA) hardening and compliance, i.e. STIG & DSS compliance, documentation, etc.
  • Strong organizational skills and ability to multi-task and successfully manage competing/changing priorities.
  • Extensive experience configuring, designing, implementing and troubleshooting with following technologies:
    • Distributed Security Information Event Management (SIEM) technologies such as the Elastic Stack, Micro Focus ArcSight, Splunk, etc.
    • Security Orchestration, Automation, and Response (SOAR) Integrations
    • Knowledge of scripting languages (BASH, PowerShell, Python, Ruby etc.)
    • Knowledge managing distributed storage solutions.
  • Experience managing Infrastructure as Code (IaC) using tools such as Terraform, Ansible, etc.

Preferred Requirements:

  • Demonstrated experience in cyber security design, engineering and operations
  • Experience with System Administration, Network Administration Network Security, Networking Standards, Network Protocols, NIST/FISMA standards and controls, SIEM platforms and security tools, Network Hardware Configurations
  • Cyber Security Training or Certification (i.e., Security+, Network+, CISSP)
  • Knowledge of NIST SP 800 53 series or ISO 27000 series documents

Clearance Requirements:

  • US citizenship required.
  • Must have an active Interim Top Secret or adjudicated Secret to be considered for this role.

Original Posting Date:


While subject to change based on business needs, Leidos reasonably anticipates that this job requisition will remain open for at least 3 days with an anticipated close date of no earlier than 3 days after the original posting date as listed above.

Pay Range:

Pay Range $53,950.00 - $97,525.00

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.