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in Merrifield, VA

Estimated Pay
$49 per hour
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Job Description:

This Principal Cyber Security Engineer will be responsible for implementing and maintaining cyber security devices for the customer’s information systems and networks protecting them from potential cyber-attacks. The Cyber Security Engineer must display an excellent understanding of technology and utilization of Firewalls (Security Groups), VPNs, Data Loss Prevention (DPS), IDS/IPS, Web-Proxy, Security Vulnerability, auditing and system health tools.

Primary Responsibilities:

In this role, you will work directly with Team leads, developers and operations personnel throughout a DevSecOps life cycle both on policy and technical implementation of technologies.

• Plan, implement, manage, monitor, and upgrade security measures and tools for the protections of information systems and networks and automate repeatable tasks in a consultative role

• Design, configure, implement, troubleshoot, and maintain all security platforms and their associated software, such as firewalls (Security Groups), intrusion detection/intrusion prevention, anti-virus/malware (HBSS), cryptography systems (Vormetric), SIEM (Splunk), Solarwinds, Nagios, and MDM

• Formulate systems and methodologies as well as respond to security related events and assist in remediation efforts of cyber security incidents (system and/or network breaches, malware attacks)

• Participate in the change management process

• Coordinate, and monitor log analysis for our managed services offerings, to ensure customer policy and security requirements are met

**Due to the nature of the government contracts we support, US Citizenship is required.**

**A TS/SCI with Poly required for consideration.**

Basic Qualifications:

Must have a BS degree and 12+ years of prior relevant experience or a MS degree and 10+ years of prior relevant experience

• Experience with at least two of the following tools: Splunk, HBSS/McAfee, Rapid7, Nagios, SolarWinds, CISCO IDS/IPS

• Knowledge of networking protocols, such as TCP/IP, LAN/WAN concepts

• Experience with automation (e.g., Ansible, CloudFormation)

• Strong attention to detail with analytical mind outstanding problem-solving skills

• Experience with Agile Software Development

Preferred Qualifications:

• Experience with additional security tools and processes such as IDS/IPS, VPN, Webinspect, Appdetective

• Experience with implementing and managing Network and Application Firewalls\

• Experience with incident detection, incident response and forensics activities

• Experience with scripting languages (Python, Power Shell)

• Experience with Cloud Computing Technologies/Amazon Web Services (AWS)

AWS Certification

• Experience maintaining virtual private networks, firewalls, web protocols

• Experience with SAFe Agile Framework 

• Knowledge of potential attack vectors such as XSS, injection, hijacking and social engineering

Pay Range:Pay Range $118,300.00 - $182,000.00 - $245,700.00

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.