Leidos Sr Information Assurance Security Engineer / Information System Security Engineer in SUITLAND, Maryland


Leidos has an immediate opportunity for a Senior Information Assurance Security Engineer/Information System Security Engineer in Suitland, MD. This position requires a candidate with an active TS/SCI clearance.

The Senior Information Assurance Security Engineer (IASE) provides direct security engineering support to the execution of the customer’s Information Assurance (IA) Certification and Accreditation (C&A)/Assessment and Authorization (A&A) mission.

The Senior IASE will be responsible for:

Design, development, integration, testing, implementation, deployment and operations & maintenance (O&M) of tools for the automation of security testing in support of C&A/A&A.

Architectural design, integration, installation, configuration, testing, and administration of systems and capabilities to support the scanning, monitoring, and reporting of Information Assurance Vulnerability Alerts (IAVA)/Intelligence Community Vulnerability Alerts (ICVA) for the Naval Intelligence (NAVINTEL) Community.

Integration, installation, configuration, testing, administration of C&A Management tools and capabilities to implement A&A business processes, workflow, ICD-503, NIST 800-53 security controls mappings, and FISMA reporting.

Integrating and testing new features and functions within the A&A Management solution. This includes, but may not be limited to, DoD 8500.2, and NIST 800-53 Security Controls mappings; implementing updates business processes, workflow, and templates; and direct support to Fleet customers.

System administration and O&M support for the A&A Management capability.

Performing security assessments; design reviews; and providing guidance on new technologies for Fleet customers. New technologies may include, but are not limited to, Cloud technologies, Cross Domain Solutions, Hardware, Operating System, Web technologies; and Databases.

Providing Security Engineering, on an as needed basis, to support to the Security Controls Assessors (SCAs) and Validators for A&A and C&A efforts, respectively.

Design, development, integration, testing, documentation, system administration, ISSO responsibilities, and O&M for systems that support hidden/malicious file content analysis and reporting; Reliable Human Review (RHR) workflow functionality, enforcement, and audit; and cross-domain transfers.

External Referral Eligible




Minimum Required Experience:

Active TS/SCI clearance

Candidate must meet DoD 8570.1M requirements and possess an active CISSP certification.

BS in CS, IT, Cyber Security, Information Assurance or a related field

11+ years of related experience

8+ years of Security Engineering experience with DIACAP, DCID 6/3, ICD-503, and/or NIST Risk Management Framework

Experience in system/software design, development, integration, testing, system administration, O&M.

Experience implementing and executing software and security engineering practices in the SDLC process.

Experience with DoD, DISA, FLTCYBERCOM, DoDIIS, and IC tools, systems, reporting mechanisms and requirements for C&A.

Technical knowledge of the DoD, IC, and national level system security initiatives and Secure Information/LAN/WAN/Cloud Technologies/Cross, Domain Solutions (CDSs) technologies

Knowledge of development in an Oracle Solaris or Red Hat Enterprise Linux

Experience designing, developing and using host based and network based scanning tools.

Experience with SCAP based tools and specifications.

Experience in OS hardening; securing systems/software IAW IC, DoD, and industry best practices; development of security controls, testing methodologies, and procedures for systems, cloud based architectures and CDSs. (RHEL) environment.

_Preferred Qualifications:_



Experience developing in a MS Windows 2012R2 or Windows 10

Knowledge of OpenOffice or LibreOffice integration or development

MS in CS or IT with IA

Project Management experience.

Active ISSEP certification

Leidos Overview:

Leidos is a global science and technology solutions 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 pro forma annual revenues of approximately $10 billion for the fiscal year ended January 1, 2016 after giving effect to the recently completed combination of Leidos with Lockheed Martin's Information Systems & Global Solutions business (IS&GS). For more information, visit www.Leidos.com. The company’s diverse employees support vital missions for government and commercial customers. Qualified women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and protected veterans are encouraged to apply. Leidos will consider qualified applicants with criminal histories for employment in accordance with relevant Laws. Leidos is an Equal Opportunity Employer.