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Senior Security Engineer ( R-00086498 )





Fairmont, West Virginia, United States


Job Description:

Leidos is seeking a Senior Security Engineer on a Cyber Security Center contract supporting a variety of complex assignments associated with managing and controlling computer information systems. The position will be part of a growing IT team working on multiple information systems in a high-demand setting ensuring the uninterrupted and secure day to day operation of the cyber security program. The Senior Security Engineer will be responsible for O&M along with engineering tasking.

The candidate will be a subject matter expert skilled in network security applications and tools, especially data streaming platforms, security information and event management (SIEM) platforms, and security orchestration, automation, and response (SOAR) tools.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Design, develop, plan, deploy, Integrate, and test enterprise-level security applications and tools with minimal oversight.
  • Provide executive summary briefings and technical deep dives with senior program management.
  • Provide design and vendor recommendations to senior customer management.
  • Maintain network security platforms, to include data streaming platforms (i.e. Kafka Confluent, Cloudera, Azure Stream Analytics, etc.), SIEMs (i.e. Elasticsearch, ArcSight Splunk), and SOARs (i.e. Cortex XSOAR) throughout all design, development, deployment, and integration phases.
  • Work directly with internal and external stakeholders, including vendors, customers, and partner organizations, throughout the planning, designing, and deployment of enterprise-level network security applications.
  • Participate in and/or lead team meetings, providing guidance, input, and suggestions to junior team members.
  • Provide technical recommendations and oversight for system upgrades, technical refreshes, and new builds per requirements set by stakeholders
  • Develop detailed documentation to describe OS and COTS product deployment, configuration, upgrading, and maintenance for Change Management requests and Knowledge Content libraries
  • Develop and maintain technical documentation and diagrams related to any systems within scope.

Basic Requirements:

  • Experience managing Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) and deploying on Platform as a Service (PaaS).
  • Experience managing Infrastructure as Code (IaC) using tools such as Terraform, Ansible, etc.
  • Expertise building data pipelines and managing streaming platforms such as the Confluent Platform and Apache Kafka.
  • Experience as a SME on designing, implementing and configuring systems infrastructure
  • Experience providing O&M support to complex/distributed mission-critical systems
  • Experience working independently and collaboratively to troubleshoot and correct operational issues
  • Experience working closely with customers and users to troubleshoot and resolve complex user issues
  • Ability to work and brief customers to include senior management
  • Have strong communication skills
  • Be a team player
  • Experience with Information Assurance (IA) hardening and compliance, i.e. STIG & DSS compliance, documentation, etc.
  • Must be able to work collaboratively with other system administrators, system engineers, and network engineers in a team environment
  • Strong organizational skills and ability to multi-task and successfully manage competing/changing priorities.
  • Extensive experience configuring, designing, implementing and troubleshooting with following technologies:
    • Distributed Security Information Event Management (SIEM) technologies such as the Elastic Stack, Micro Focus ArcSight, Splunk, etc.
    • Security Orchestration, Automation, and Response (SOAR) Integrations
    • Knowledge of scripting languages (BASH, PowerShell, Python, Ruby etc.)
    • Knowledge managing distributed storage solutions.
  • BS degree and 8 - 12 years of prior relevant experience or Masters with 6 - 10 years of prior relevant experience.
  • 4+ years of design, development, integration, implementation, operation and analysis of cyber security technologies.
  • 4+ years administering network appliances, security appliances, or Linux devices
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain security clearance, specifically DoD/Secret Clearance

Preferred Requirements:

  • Demonstrated experience and formal leadership training
  • Demonstrated experience in cyber security design, engineering and operations
  • Experience with System Administration, Network Administration Network Security, Networking Standards, Network Protocols, NIST/FISMA standards and controls, SIEM platforms and security tools, Network Hardware Configurations
  • Cyber Security Training or Certification (ie Security+, Network+, Elastic Certified Engineer, CISSP)
  • Knowledge of NIST SP 800 53 series or ISO 27000 series documents

Job Type:

  • Full-Time

Work Location:

  • Fairmont, WV
  • Boulder CO
  • Remote eligible pending customer approval, however onsite is preferred

Pay Range:Pay Range $94,250.00 - $145,000.00 - $195,750.00

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.