Cybersecurity Lead

    Fort Meade, MD 20755
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    Job Description


    Job Description:

    The Defense group at Leidos has a career opening for Cybersecurity Lead - Information System Security Manager (ISSM) on a DISA contract. This role is primarily remote but will also require onsite visits to Ft. Meade, MD. One must live within driving distance to Ft. Meade, MD for this role.

    •Perform ISSM 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.
    •Lead a team of Cyber / Information System Security Officer (ISSO) engineers, including mentoring, assigning and reviewing work and planning/scheduling to ensure milestones are completed in accordance with the project schedule.
    •Conduct regular briefings with the customer on cybersecurity status, including preparing briefing materials. Work closely with government Information Assurance team to support Authorization to Operate (ATO) accreditation conditions and requirements. Coordinate and support site visits / audits, including System Readiness Reviews (SRR).
    •Author, review, coordinate and submit required artifacts to eMASS (including change requests) to achieve milestones such as Interim Authority to Test (IATT) and ATO in accordance with the project schedule. Submit and gain approval of Ports, Protocols and Services Management (PPSM) updates, including Further Action (FA) form submissions.
    •Independently develop and maintain system security documentation, including drafting, reviewing, editing and recommending guidance for Standard Operating Procedures (SOP), Tactics, Techniques, & Procedures (TTP), Plan of Action and Milestones (POA&M) and Federal Information Security Management Act (FISMA).
    •Perform information system Assessment and Authorization planning, testing, assessing and liaison activities, including security scans, scan results analysis and audit trail log reviews. Document scan results and findings according to NIST Risk Management Framework (RMF) processes. Conduct regular privileged user management reviews. Evaluate software and hardware during pre-acquisition phases to determine its ability to meet minimum security requirements based on NIST SP 800-53 security controls.
    •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.

    •Requires BS and 12 - 15 years of prior relevant experience or Masters with 10 - 12 years of prior relevant experience.
    •Prior team lead experience, including experience leading a cybersecurity team.
    •Ability to multi-task, self-assign work, and lead a geographically distributed team in a dynamic, 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.
    •Candidate is expected to have technical knowledge and skills in one of the following areas: systems administration, network engineering, software development, integration and testing, data analytics or security operations.
    •Technical understanding of supporting security initiatives, conducting security monitoring, reporting and maintaining security compliance following security regulations and policies.
    •Demonstrate potential and willingness to learn and adapt to rapid changes in technology.
    •Hold and active security certification that meets DOD 8570 IAT level II or higher, such as Security+ CE or CISSP.
    •Requires a US Citizenship and Top Secret Clearance.

    •Hands-on experience with Linux and Windows Server Operating Systems and networking.
    •Experience with Information Technology (IT) hardware & software support and troubleshooting.
    •Experience with operating IT security tools, such as ACAS, HBSS, DISA STIGs, MicroFocus Fortify and Splunk.
    •NIST RMF Assessment and Authorization (A&A) experience.
    •Computer system logging and auditing experience, data search and parsing using basic data analytics skills.
    •2+ years of directly relevant experience with of NIST Special publications 800-37 and 800-53.
    •Prior experience working Cybersecurity in accordance with US Government (USG), Department of Defense (DOD).
    •Ability to obtain TS/SCI.
    •Cloud/AWS accreditation experience.

    External Referral Bonus:Eligible

    Potential for Telework:Yes

    Clearance Level Required:Top Secret

    Travel:Yes, 25% of the time

    Scheduled Weekly Hours:40


    Requisition Category:Professional

    Job Family:Information AssuranceLeidos

    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 33,000 employees support vital missions for government and commercial customers. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, Leidos reported annual revenues of approximately $10.19 billion for the fiscal year ended December 28, 2018. For more information, visit

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    Commitment to Diversity

    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.

    Posting ID: 559416431Posted: 2020-07-14