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Information Assurance Engineer


Applications Engineer


Odenton, Maryland, United States


The Digital Modernization sector at Leidos has a career opening for an Information Assurance Engineer on a DISA contract. This role is primarily on the customer site at Ft. Meade, MD. The candidate will be a senior team member managing Tier III IA support for a major DISA program

Primary Responsibilities

  • The individual shall possess a working knowledge of the system or enclave functions, its technical IA safeguards, and its operational IA measures.
  • Perform ISSO responsibilities, including acting as a point of contact and subject matter expert for all cybersecurity related aspects to the assigned information systems, ensuring systems are maintained per security policies and procedures and maintaining compliance and ongoing reporting to management.
  • Develop and maintain assessment and authorization documentation (Body of Evidence) for management and continuous monitoring of information systems.
  • 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.
  • Support IT Security Strategy, Cyber Security, and Compliance and Risk Management supporting IT Security and Compliance Teams.
  • Determine applicability of Information Assurance Vulnerability Alerts to assets.
  • Conduct ongoing security reviews and tests of systems to verify security features and controls are functional and effective. Take corrective action to resolve identified vulnerabilities.
  • Collaborate with program information assurance staff, program management, and local engineers to ensure an appropriate security posture and Authorization to Operate (ATO) accreditation conditions and requirements are maintained.
  • Candidate will conduct regular briefings with the customer on cybersecurity status, including preparing briefing materials.
  • The individual must satisfy both preparatory and sustaining DoD standard training and certification requirements as a condition of privileged access to any DoD information system.

Basic Qualifications

  • Requires a US Citizenship and Secret Clearance.
  • Require BS degree and 8 – 12 years of prior relevant experience.
  • Hold and active security certification that meets DOD 8570 IAT level II or higher, such as Security+
  • The qualified candidate shall have excellent customer service skills and the ability to work independently, prioritize, schedule, and complete multiple tasks.
  • Ability to multi-task and self-assign work in a fast-paced environment.
  • Strong communication 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. Candidate shall have the ability to develop and present management level briefings.
  • Demonstrate potential and willingness to learn and adapt to rapid changes in technology.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Vulnerability assessment and analysis experience utilizing ACAS/NESSUS and DISA STIGs
  • Experience with DoD implementation of the Risk Management Framework (RMF) and governing directives (NIST, CNSS, DSS, etc.)
  • NIST RMF Assessment and Authorization (A&A) experience.
  • Experience with operating IT security tools, such as ACAS, HBSS, DISA STIGs
  • Prior experience working Cybersecurity in accordance with US Government (USG), Department of Defense (DOD)

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 $101,400.00 - $183,300.00

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.