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Estimated Pay $53 per hour
Hours Full-time
Location Ashburn, Virginia

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Looking for an opportunity to make an impact?

Unleash your potential at Leidos, we deliver innovative solutions through the efforts of our diverse and talented people who are dedicated to our customer’s success. We empower our teams, contribute to our communities, and operate sustainably. Everything we do is built on a commitment to do the right thing for our customers, our people, and our community. Our Mission, Vision, and Values guide the way we do business.

If this sounds like an environment where you can thrive, keep reading!

Are you passionate about cybersecurity and eager to make an impact on national security? The Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Security Operations Center (SOC) is in need of a skilled Cloud Penetration Tester to join their team. As part of the US Government program responsible for safeguarding CBP networks from cyber threats, you'll play a crucial role in preventing, identifying, containing, and eradicating security breaches. With a focus on monitoring, intrusion detection, and protective security services for a range of information systems, including LAN/WAN, commercial internet connections, wireless, mobile/cellular, cloud, security devices, servers, and workstations, the CBP SOC provides an exciting and challenging work environment. In this role, you'll serve as the cloud pentesting SME, ensuring that CBP's systems remain secure. If you're ready to take on this critical and rewarding role, apply now to join the CBP SOC team!

Your greatest work is ahead!

The Mission
The Leidos Intelligence Group uses a wide range of capabilities in Digital Modernization, , and enabling technologies like Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning to support our customers’ mission to defend against evolving threats around the world. Our team’s focus is ensuring our intelligence customers have the right tools, technologies, and tactics to keep pace with an ever-evolving security landscape and succeed in their pursuit to protect people and critical assets. From scanning for illicit material at ports and borders to predicting future events and instability up to five years in advance, our products help customers make the world safer. To explore and learn more, click !

Are you ready to join a team dedicated to a mission? Begin your journey of a flourishing and meaningful career, share your resume with us today!

The Challenge:

  • Perform cloud pentests and act as the cloud pentesting SME for the team.
  • Perform internal and external pentest against systems to determine vulnerabilities and offer mitigation strategies.
  • Perform web app pentests.
  • Perform vulnerability risk assessment.
  • Perform physical pentests and social engineering.
  • Perform cyber incident response as needed for programs.

What Sets You Apart:

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college in a related discipline or equivalent experience/combined education, with 8 to 12 years of professional experience; or 6 to 10 years of professional experience with a Master's degree.
  • At least six (6) years pentesting experience with at least two (2) years of cloud pentesting experience.
  • Applicant should be proficient in Kubernetes, Docker, and AWS infrastructure testing, with knowledge from testing other cloud providers.
  • At least one mobile pentesting certification, such as: SANS, GMOB, CISSP, GISF, GPEN, GWAPT, GXPN, OSCE, OSCP, OSEE, or OSWP.

You Might Also Have:

  • Understanding of Cyber Kill Chain & Intelligence Defense.
  • Ability to brief senior officials on pentesting requirements and results.


  • Secret Clearance required, with ability to obtain a Top Secret SCI. 
  • In addition to specific security clearance requirements, all CBP SOC employees are required to successfully complete a CBP Background Investigation to support this program.

At Leidos, the opportunities are boundless. We challenge our staff with interesting assignments that provide them with an opportunity to thrive, professionally and personally. For us, helping you grow your career is good business. We’d like to learn more about you, apply today!

Original Posting Date:2024-01-26

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 $81,250.00 - $146,875.00

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.