Jr. Systems Security Engineer

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Cyber Security
Day Job
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Clearance Level Must Currently Possess:
Clearance Level Must Be Able to Obtain:
Top Secret/SCI

Leidos has an excellent opportunity for a Jr. Systems Security Engineer located in our San Diego, CA offices.


Candidate will be supporting the sustainment of naval tactical networks along with other direct and indirect tasks as required, working collaboratively with lead system engineers and program managers of the respective programs.


Candidate will provide technical support and documentation from change request concept and design through development and integration for deployment in large complex IT systems.


The successful candidate will be responsible or assist with the following:


Examining assigned change requests and determining what is being asked for, including determining applicable cross references to Security Technical Implementation Guide (STIG) tests and fixes. The engineer drafts and proposes a design change to implement the requested adjustment of functionality, followed by developing specific processes, scripts, and technical documentation for implementing the change in a repeatable way by a non-expert third party, consistent with mission of the environment and regulations.


Consideration of procedural failure scenarios, designing for variations in environment, and proactive thinking and communication are essential to meet customer requirements.


Developing methods, processes, procedures, and checklists by which lesser-skilled third parties may independently implement changes at remote sites and determine whether the system meets the requested criteria.


The successful candidate will have the following skills/experience:


Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Computer Science or related technical field and 1 plus years of experience. (Equivalent experience in systems engineering, security engineering, network engineering, DOD information assurance, and IT-related fields are all desired considerations.)


Must be IAT 2 or higher certified (DoD 8570) such as CompTIA Security+ or CISSP with at least one accepted Operating System certification such as:  Linux, CCNA, MS Windows Server 2012.


Excellent written and verbal communication, problem-solving, and analytical skills, as well as experience effectively working within a team environment.


Proficiency/Significant experience in security engineering, network engineering, network security, Information Assurance,  and DISA STIGs, e.g. STIG 'check text' and 'fix text'


Proficiency in server operating systems and Linux shell scripting; vi, diff, patch.


Proficiency with MS Office Products (Word, Excel, & PowerPoint).


Proficiency with DoD Security Tools: SCAP, Retina/SCCVI, or ACAS Security Center, HBSS, or equivalent.


Candidate must possess an active Secret clearance, and be eligible to obtain a Top Secret clearance or higher.




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 is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
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