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Information Systems Security Engineer (ISSE)


Systems Engineer


Chantilly, Virginia, United States


Leidos is looking for a System and Security Engineer to support the Program’s Information Systems Security Engineer (ISSE). The Program manages more than 7 separate System Security Plans. The selected individual will be responsible for gathering, analyzing, and composing technical information. The candidate will keep track of and report on Plan of Action and Milestone (POA&M) items. The Security Engineer will assist in translating technical information into clear, readable documents and presentations to be used by technical and non-technical personnel. The candidate will support the development of all types of documents and reports by developing and updating graphics presentations to improve the quality and enhance the usability of these documents. The candidate will assist in integrating the graphics and information generated from meetings and facilitation sessions, using automated tools, and research methods into final deliverable documents.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Work with other Information Security Systems Engineer (ISSE) in assessing, documenting, and tracking new program requirements and follow-on technical exchange meetings (TEMs).

  • Run scans / assist running scans using approved security tools

  • Review and interpret scan results and recommend appropriate mitigations

  • Coordinate participation in meetings; documentation and distribution of minutes and action items; and tracing action items for successful completion.

  • Support task requiring the collecting, compiling, evaluating and publishing of information and statistical data in documents, records, forms, reports, plans, policies, and regulations.

  • Provide support such as technical writing and technical editing

  • Compose technical documents especially Security Plans and related materials.

  • Conduct research as directed.

  • Facilitate meetings and information sessions.

  • Provide documentation, requirements, and information updates.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Must have a TS/SCI with poly to be considered

  • Prefers a Bachelor and 8 yrs experience OR Masters and 6 years OR 12 years of work experience in lieu of degree

  • Strong overall Systems Engineering and Security experience

  • RMF platform experience

  • Demonstrated experience writing key project and technical deliverables, such as technical architecture documentation, data flows, network diagrams.

  • Demonstrated experience writing technical responses to POA&M items.

  • Demonstrated experience exhibiting technical writing and record keeping skills.

  • Demonstrated experience with security scanning tools.

  • Demonstrated experience with security processes, SecDevOps implementation, Cyber Security, and cloud infrastructure to develop and deploy enterprise level hosting platforms

  • Demonstrated experience engineering security solutions for medium-to-large complex IT development efforts involving both software and hardware.

  • Demonstrated experience and knowledge of data protection levels and encryption standards.

  • Demonstrated experience working with security testing tools and mechanisms

  • Experience with emerging technologies for the enhancement of web services.

  • Demonstrated experience working in an AWS environment and/or deploying applications to the cloud.

  • Agile experience

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated experience supporting the execution of deployment plans and checklist.

  • Demonstrated experience developing backup and recovery and disaster recovery strategies.

  • Demonstrated technical knowledge of the Sponsor’s information security processes and systems.

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.