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Senior Cybersecurity Engineer


Senior Network Engineer


Eglin Air Force Base, Florida, United States


Leidos has an opening for a Senior Cybersecurity Engineer supporting an Air Force and Navy Mission Planning program. This position will collaboratively lead Cybersecurity engineering and operational compliance for current and Next-generation Mission Planning Systems and a Continuous Integration/Continuous Deployment (CI/CD) pipeline. This lead role is within an Agile, DevSecOps environment that enables rapid software development by 40+ development teams with leading-edge technology stacks while providing guidance for improving Air Force & Navy Mission Planning software.

Primary Responsibilities

The successful candidate will have a passion for establishing and maintaining efficient and effective cybersecurity postures for complex IT systems and will embrace learning new technologies while working in a peer-to-peer environment that highly values collaboration and team success. Day-to-day responsibilities will include:

  • Support and work in partnership with SEIC II and Air Force Mission Planning government contractor teams and US Government uniformed and civilian customer management in the efficient/effective accomplishment of program objectives
  • Collaborate with diverse parties both within and outside of the SEIC II and Air Force Mission Planning organizations to influence organizational or operational decisions by government leaders
  • Establish and enforce policies and protocols protecting SEIC II and Air Force Mission Planning digital assets
  • Monitor and minimize technical security risks for current and Next-generation Mission Planning systems and operating environments
  • Influence others to understand and accept new concepts, practices and approaches to securing systems and cybersecurity operations, directing activities having significant impact on achieving program objectives
  • Lead internal cybersecurity team efforts to respond to DoD data calls, recurring cybersecurity scorecard reports, NDAA and other Congressional, Joint Chiefs of Staff, and National Security-based inquiries relative to the cybersecurity posture of currently fielded Mission Planning Environments
  • Lead teams of technical security professionals investigating potential cybercrime or data breaches and mentor personnel in the technical conduct of research, investigations, and reporting products
  • Oversee investigations to reveal the root cause of problems and issues with complex information
  • Periodically review, edit, critique, and enhance the work products of others to help improve their productivity, accuracy, and overall communications
  • Anticipate and proactively push for the implementation of future programmatic and cybersecurity needs as soon as such needs can be realistically forecast or imagined

Basic Qualifications

  • An active Secret clearance with the ability to obtain a DoD Top Secret Security Clearance
  • BA/BS or equivalent experience and 12+ years of prior relevant experience or Masters with 10+ years or prior relevant experience in Cybersecurity/Information Technology/Computer Science
  • DoD 8570 IASAE I or higher professional cybersecurity certification (aka CISSP or equivalent)
  • Strong understanding of networking concepts such as OSI Model, LAN/WAN, IPv4/IPv6, subnetting, VLANs, edge services & point-to-point VPN
  • Experience with identity management & authentication tools such as LDAP, SAML, and PKI
  • Experience with backup and recovery of on-prem and virtualized IT infrastructure
  • Experience with the DoD Risk Management Framework (RMF) including assessment of risks and the managing, interpreting, and updating Plans of Action and Milestones (POA&Ms)
  • Familiarity and experience with NIST cybersecurity guidelines including NIST SP 800-53 and SP 800-171
  • Familiarity and experience with DoD cybersecurity operations including DoD and USAF instructions/guidelines
  • Familiarity and experience with Special Access Program (SAP) cybersecurity and Operational Security (OPSEC) practices

Preferred Qualifications

  • Active Top Secret security clearance.
  • Experience as an Information Systems Security Officer/Engineer or Manager (ISSO/E or ISSM) for DoD or U.S. Federal Government Information Technology systems
  • Experience interpreting system scanning tool outputs/assessments (Nessus, SCAP, Evaluate STIG, etc.) and determining the optimal means for cybersecurity findings remediation
  • Experience with DevSecOps, Agile software development, and the SAFe Agile methodology
  • Familiarity with code scanning tools for Static Code Analysis, Third Party Code Provenance, Third Party Dependencies, Software Vulnerabilities, Container Health Assessment and Dynamic Code Analysis
  • Experience with On-Prem and Cloud (AWS, Azure, Google Cloud, etc.) computing environments
  • Familiarity and experience managing cybersecurity teams in a DoD/USAF operational environment
  • Familiarity with log aggregation and SIEM tools such as Splunk, ELK, Grafana, Solar Winds, etc.
  • Experience with Docker container and deployment technologies, such as Terraform, Kubernetes, OpenShift, Helm, EKS, AKS
  • Familiarity with Jenkins CI/CD pipeline code building and tools and gating principles
  • An understanding of the hardening of API Gateways and API Endpoints
  • Atlassian Tools Suite experience (Bitbucket, Confluence, JIRA)
  • Experience in in designing and implementing VNet/VLAN ports, protocols and services settings to restrict communications across Cloud-native virtual networking boundaries

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 $122,200.00 - $220,900.00

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.