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Leidos Cyber Network Defense Analyst in Washington, District Of Columbia


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Leidos has a career opportunity for a Cyber Network Defense Analyst at Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling, Washington, DC.

POSITION SUMMARY:The Enterprise and Cyber Solutions Operation at Leidos currently has an opening for a Cyber Network Defense Analyst to work at the White House Communications Agency (WHCA) on Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling. Our team supports our customer’s mission to protect the Presidential Information Technology Community networked systems and services from cyber threats, as a 24x7, mission critical operation. We are looking for a self-starter that is capable of independently performing their daily tasks, but also works well within a team that requires significant coordination and inter-team communication.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES:•Computer network incident detection and response activities to detect, correlate, identify and characterize anomalous activity that may be indicative of threats to the enterprise. •Monitor various security tools and applications for possible malicious activities, investigate any associated alerts or indicators, and develop recommendations for a course of action, including mitigation strategies if required. •Requires good technical writing skills as each event, including the associated analysis, must be documented in a ticketing system so that it can be reviewed and acted on appropriately. •Requires good communication skills as we are collocated with our customer and regular face-to-face interaction is required throughout the day. •Must be able to follow Standard Operating Procedures and perform their duties with a high degree of attention to detail, ensuring that all system checks are performed in a timely manner and all documentation is complete and accurate.

BASIC QUALIFICATIONS:•Bachelor's Degree and 2+ yrs of experience; additional years of experience may be substituted in lieu of degree.•Must have a DoD 8570 IAT Level II (or Level III) Certification (e.g. Sec+ CE)•Must have a DoD 8570 CSSP Analyst Certification (e.g. CEH), OR able to obtain one within 180 days of starting.•Must have strong computing system knowledge, particularly networking, including a knowledge of communication protocols and familiarity with common computing security elements such as IDS/IPS systems and firewalls.•Must be able to pass Yankee White clearance processing prior to start.•Current DoD TS/SCI security clearance.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:•Prior CND experience.•Monitoring of intrusion detection and computer defense appliances and applications, and analysis of associated alerts.•Documenting analysis and providing response recommendations.•Experience reviewing system logs and pcap analysis.

GSMOExternal Referral Eligible

External Referral Bonus:Eligible

Potential for Telework:No

Clearance Level Required:Top Secret/SCI

Travel:Yes, 10% of the time

Scheduled Weekly Hours:40


Requisition Category:Professional

Job Family:Cyber Operations

Leidos is a Fortune 500®information technology, engineering, and science solutions and services leader working to solve the world’s toughest challenges in the defense, intelligence, homeland security, civil, and health markets. The company’s 38,000 employees support vital missions for government and commercial customers. Headquartered in Reston, Va., Leidos reported annual revenues of approximately $11.09 billion for the fiscal year ended January 3, 2020. For more information, visit

Pay and benefits are fundamental to any career decision. That's why we craft compensation packages that reflect the importance of the work we do for our customers. Employment benefits include competitive compensation, Health and Wellness programs, Income Protection, Paid Leave and Retirement. More details are available here.

Leidos will never ask you to provide payment-related information at any part of the employment application process. And Leidos will communicate with you only through emails that are sent from a email address. If you receive an email purporting to be from Leidos that asks for payment-related information or any other personal information, please report the email to [email protected]

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, race, ethnicity, age, national origin, citizenship, religion, physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, pregnancy, family structure, marital status, ancestry, domestic partner status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran or military status, or any other basis prohibited by law. Leidos will also consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories consistent with relevant laws.

REQNUMBER: R-00041646

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status. Leidos will consider qualified applicants with criminal histories for employment in accordance with relevant Laws. Leidos is an equal opportunity employer/disability/vet.