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Information Assurance Engineer

Closing date
31 May 2024

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Information Assurance
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Seeking a career with a sense of purpose, work life balance, and growth opportunities There's a place for you at Leidos!

At Leidos, we are committed to making the world safer, healthier, and more efficient through technology, engineering, and science. You would be a valued member of global team providing services across civil, defense, health, and intelligence business lines. At Leidos, team member career development, flexibility, and well–being are priority and is supported by consistent leadership engagement, an experienced human relations staff, and numerous employee support programs.

Use your unique talents and make an immediate impact

The Leidos Defense group has an opening for a highly motivated individual. The Information Assurance Engineer position at MacDill AFB, FL supports the Global Solutions Management–Operations II (GSM–O II), Joint Communications Support Element (JCSE). The JCSE team provides en–route, early entry, scalable C4 support to Regional Combatant Commands, Special Operations Command, and other agencies. In this role, you will be responsible for ensuring that the systems security meets all DoD/JCSE requirements and design, facilitating system assessments, documentation and providing hands–on security engineering support. Key elements of this position include: Capture and refine information security requirements and ensure their integration into information technology components and information systems: Perform vulnerability assessments, to determine weaknesses and exploit methods in systems/networks; Perform cybersecurity analysis and hardening of complex IT systems; and conducting cybersecurity mitigations on design solutions to comply with Risk Management Framework (RMF) cybersecurity requirements.

Responsibilities include:

  • Develop Security plan of action and milestones (POA&M) for all open security findings identified during the development phase of modernization on the end –to–end enterprise infrastructure (Data Center, SATCOM Gateway, and deployed kits).

  • Identifying what cybersecurity STIG, checklist, or control requirements apply during development of new components and software that is implemented into the enterprise infrastructure (Data center, SATCOM Gateway, and deployed kits)

  • Ensure proper configuration management procedures are followed prior to implementation and contingent upon necessary approval. Coordinate changes or modifications with the security manager, ISSM, and J5 directorate.

  • Track information for assurance directed guidelines for all hardware and applicable software ensuring proper security for the JCSE Enterprise.

  • Provide tracking and summary reports based on findings to leadership. Modernization actions include but are not limited to STIGs, compliant patch implementation/management, Information Assurance Vulnerability Management (IAVM) compliance, integration/ implementation of any approved hardware and software, and react appropriately to cyber threats.

  • Support DoD Risk Management Framework (RMF) in accordance with CNSSI 1253 and NIST 800–53 (all revisions) for IA controls; 8570/8140 for IA Workforce training and DCID 6/3 for protection of sensitive compartmented information. This also includes the updates required for the JCSE packages and all updated instructions which support the Assessment and Authorize (A&A) process.

  • Provide technical support and guidance in an effort to maintain the JCSE IA processes and procedures in support of computer network defense in–depth protection for the JCSE enterprise infrastructure.

  • Recommend network configuration, policy, training, operational or other changes/updates based on assessed risks.

  • Coordinate with internal and external organizations, agencies and activities to support resolution of security issues, accreditation and waiver requests that impact the ability to obtain connection approval.

  • Recommend connection approval, disapproval or modification based on security risks and system vulnerabilities.

  • Develop Security Test and Evaluation (ST&E) and Certification Test and Evaluation (CT&E) plans, as required.

  • Develop configuration documentation for the JCSE Enterprise to include: network diagrams, technical sensor/administrative & policy POCs, and related information.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Current DoD 8570 IAT Level III certification (CISSP, CASP+ CE, CCNP Security, CISA, GCED, GCIH, CCSP, etc.)

  • CISSP Preferred

  • Education: BS Degree and +4 years of prior relevant experience. Specific experience, education and training may be considered in lieu of degree.

  • Clearance: Top Secret / SCI

Intrigued? There's more! Leidos understands that there are many factors that contribute to a career decision, but pay and benefits are fundamental factors.

Compensation: Very competitive, with a robust rewards and recognition program

Health and well–being: Comprehensive coverage with many programs (ex. HSA, FSA, Dental, Vision, 24/7 EAP) to ensure the well–being of you, eligible family members, and registered domestic partners.

Income Protection: Programs to help navigate life events: Company–provided Term Basic Life, Group Universal Life, Optional Dependent Life, Accidental Death and Dismemberment, and Business travel accident

Leave: Leidos is committed to work life balance, with competitive leave options.

Retirement: Leidos 401k plan, with company match determined by fringe benefit package

Employee Stock Purchase plan: 10% discount for all enrollees

Family Benefits: Center–based and in home back–up childcare, free access to Sittercity, and Dependent (Daycare) Flexible Spending Accounts

The Leidos values are integrity, inclusion, innovation, agility, collaboration, and commitment. It's under these values that we feel we are able to provide a safe work environment where we foster equality, growth, and creativity. If you feel Leidos is a fit you and can meet your needs, please submit your application and join our team in our commitment to excellence.


Original Posting Date: 2024–05–02

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.

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