Lead Cyber Security Engineer


2018-10-10 17:33:36

Job location Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland, United States

Job type: fulltime

Job industry: Engineering

Job description



The Leidso Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) Mission Equipment Package/ Product Equipment Package (MEP/PED) Systems Division of Leidos currently has a career opportunity for a Lead Cyber Security Engineer in Aberdeen, MD.

The selected candidate will serve as a technical lead on an Engineering Team and support multiple projects across the division, focused on the cyber security of mission systems within or in support of aircraft platforms. As a subject matter expert you will inject into each phase of the Systems Development Lifecycle to include but not limited to design, integration, testing, and associated documentation. Primary duties are technically hands on and include standup and maintenance of vulnerability and compliance scanning tools, performing security scans, report development and analysis, and development of technical solutions and documentation.

The individual will have a strong background in cyber security engineering or related information technology field.


The position involves the following tasks:

  • Lead Cyber Security projects, delegate tasks to junior engineers, and communicate status to leadership
  • Train junior engineers on cyber security roles and responsibilities
  • Utilizing compliance and vulnerability security scan tools (e.g. ACAS, SCC), Security Technical Implementation Guides (STIGs), NIST RMF workflows and processes
  • Generating and analyzing security reports and briefing to customer and company leadership
  • Develop technical and written solutions to cyber security vulnerabilities (e.g. AD Group Policy, Local Security Policy, Windows/Unix scripts, documented mitigations)
  • Assists ISSM in the development and maintenance of multiple accreditation packages
  • Contributes to pre, peri, and post Security Control assessments
  • Assists with other IA compliance activities as directed by supervisor
  • Must be able to travel 25% annually

External Referral Eligible




  • Security Clearance: Top Secret/SCI
  • Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering or related discipline; 4-8 years of related experience. Additional years of experience may be considered in lieu of a degree
  • Certifications: Any DoD 8570 certifications of IAT Level II or higher or IAM Level I or higher (e.g. Security+ CE, CISSP, CISM)
  • Be able to travel 25% annually (OCONUS travel may be required)
  • Ability to meet minimum CONUS Replacement Center (CRC) requirements, obtain a valid US Passport, and obtain entry visa
  • Hands on experience with compliance and vulnerability scanning tools (e.g. ACAS, SCC, Nessus)
  • Hands on experience with developing and integrating technical security solutions
  • Experience with NIST RMF SP 800-53
  • Proficient with MS Office products to include Visio
  • Proficient written and verbal communication skills
  • Proficient interpersonal skills as part of a team and capable of working independently


Experience with virtualized environments, multi-level security solutions, and cross domain solutions

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