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Leidos Network Security Engineer in Washington, District Of Columbia


Job Description:

Leidos Enterprise & Cyber Solutions Defense team is seeking a Network Security Engineer in either Vicksburg, MS, or Hillsboro, OR (preferred). Alternatively the following locations may be available for the right candidate: Hanover NH, Baltimore MD, Pittsburgh PA, Little Rock AR, Mobile AL, Tulsa OK, Seattle WA, Omaha NE, Washington DC, Atlanta GA, Fort Worth TX, and Champaign IL. Periodic telework is available. Role Description: Up and coming in the field that can do security configuration of CheckPoint firewalls, Cisco ASA firewalls, Palo Alto Firewall/IDPS, Sourcefire, Bluecoat IPAM, FPCAP and similar network and cyber security technologies.

Under supervision will be responsible for implementing, and O&M of information technology hardware and software secure configurations within an enterprise architecture construct. As directed, interact and support ACE-IT SOC, CIRT and Engineering proponents to validate that DoD, Army, and DISA mandated IA and cybersecurity guidelines are integrated into the ACE-IT architecture on the principles of Defense in Depth as well as continuous sustainment of real-time risk management and vulnerability assessment. Tasking would include but not be limited to secure baseline identification and validation, vulnerability and threat assessment, and security model architecture and design validation, enforcement of cyber policy and standards, and internal auditing for cyber security compliance.

In this role, you will:• Configure, deploy and manage network and cyber security platforms • Integrate within SOC and Engineering teams to consult on Cyber/IA projects, tasks, and IA requests directed to these teams• Support, as needed, SA, VMSA, and NA Vulnerability Remediation Efforts by assisting in the gathering of remediation guidance from internal reporting, Vendors, US Cybercom, CERT, etc. • Support CIRT/CTIC assigned SOC incidents as needed• Ensure IT infrastructure devices logs are captured within ArcSight and assist in monitoring log files

Required Qualifications:

Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited university/college in Computer Science, Information Technology, Science, Mathematics or related field and 2-4 years of prior relevant. Four (4) years of direct relevant experience can be substituted in lieu of a Bachelor’s degree.Clearance: Must possess current/active Secret Clearance and be eligible for TS/SCI

Direct Experience with:• Network security, Information Assurance/Information System Security Engineering • Defense in Depth principles and technology including access/control, authorization, Identification and authentication, public key infrastructure, network, and enterprise security architecture• DISA STIG and SRR compliance test and verification • DoD and Army Information Security regulations, publications, and policy Requires one of the following Certifications at start and other within 90 days of start:Current DOD 8570 IAT III certification (CISSP, CASP)Current Computing Environment (CCNA, JNCIA, Palo Alto, etc.)

Desired Expertise:

Hardware• Cisco Routers, Cisco Switches• Firewalls: Cisco ASA, Checkpoint, Palo Alto• IDPS: FireEye, Sourcefire, Snort

Server & Operating Systems / SoftwareWindows and Linux system administration, Windows/PowerShell Scripting, Cisco IOS, Nessus


External Referral Bonus:Eligible

Potential for Telework:Yes, 10%

Clearance Level Required:Secret

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-00041764-OTHLOC-PL-2D2824

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.