Cyber Security Principal Architect

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Leidos Computer Information Systems group is looking for a Cyber Security Principal Architect. This position can be supported from anywhere within Washington DC Metro area.

As a Cyber Security Principal Architect you will apply critical cyber security expertise to initiatives across all Leidos lines of business and the CAO office. As part of the Cyber Enablement Team in the Office of the Chief Information Security Officer you will be able to employ your knowledge to a variety of projects and challenges. In this role you will have the opportunity to contribute to proposal solution development and program operations as well as contributing to the defensive posture of Leidos itself. This role will require a broad technical background in cyber security technology and a proven ability to apply that knowledge to computer network defense solutions. The ability to manage multiple simultaneous projects is critical. The most successful candidates will be self-starters who are able to demonstrate intellectual curiosity specific to the cyber domain and are able to create concrete solutions from abstract challenges. This position may function as a team lead for multi-disciplinary teams when required.     
- Utilize expertise in cyber security architecture, engineering and defensive operations to support Leidos lines of business and corporate objectives.
- Direct the creation or modification of cyber defense architectures, cyber engineering plans, and team construction for programs and proposals.
- Lead the recovery of programs suffering from cyber security deficiencies requiring technical, management and policy/governance expertise.
- Support direct customer engagement to present cyber solutions or cover overall approach to cyber defense.
- Proactively identify information security deficiencies or opportunities for improvement to better enable business security.  Facilitate the development of pragmatic solutions across Corporate Information Security.
- Provide regular, timely reporting on the information security topics as required to supported business groups.
- Support acquisition due diligence for information security risks and support control design for integration.
- Participate in Group reporting requirements, monthly/quarterly status meetings and offsites as appropriate. 
- Assist Groups in managing and preventing cyber incidents and providing incident coordination as required.
- Provide subject matter expertise on various global cyber threats to Group leadership.
- Represent Director, Cyber Integration at meetings and act on behalf of as requested.

- Authority to create cyber security architectures, engineering documentation and marketing materials in accordance with Leidos overall corporate vision for cyber defense.
- Authority to direct resources to respond to information security incidents or critical deficiencies to ensure secure operations of Leidos information systems.

- Accountable to Director, Cyber Integration for the efficient and effective execution of position responsibilities.
- Accountable to Senior Director, Cyber Business Enablement and CISO to meet all performance objectives.
- Accountable to Leidos business units for timely support for programs and proposals.
- Accountable to subordinate and peer employees to ensure all job resource requirements are met and appropriate performance feedback is delivered in a timely manner.

Required Qualifications:
- Bachelor's degree with 12 years of experience relevant to Cyber Security. Additional years of relevant experience will be considered in lieu of a Bachelor's degree.
- Experience in the design and implementation of information security solutions for organizations with annual budgets >$100M USD
- Ability to document and address an organization's information security, cybersecurity architecture, and systems security engineering requirements throughout the acquisition life cycle.  Proven ability to apply recommendations, lead deficiency resolution and creation of technical roadmaps for security enhancement.
- Perform security reviews, identify gaps in security architecture, and develop a security risk management plan.  Additionally provide input to the Risk Management Framework process activities and related documentation (e.g., system life-cycle support plans, concept of operations, operational procedures, and maintenance training materials).
- Ability, in close coordination with system security officers, advise authorizing officials, chief information officers, senior information security officers, and the senior accountable official for risk management/risk executive, on a range of security-related issues (e.g. establishing system boundaries; assessing the severity of weaknesses and deficiencies in the system; plans of action and milestones; risk mitigation approaches; security alerts; and potential adverse effects of identified vulnerabilities). 
- Excellent communication skills and ability to effectively engage from Senior Executives through individual technical staff.  Additionally excellent written communication skills are required.
- Self motivated and willing to take on challenges while adapting to an every changing operational environment.
- Expert level understanding of information security requirements and best practices across the globe including NIST Risk Management Framework, NIST 800-171 controls, ISO27000 series, UK Cyber Essentials and ASD cyber security strategies.  Knowledge of PCI DSS and HIPAA a plus.
- Expert level understanding of key network and technical security controls.  Experience with malware analysis, network security architecture development, Cyber Kill Chain applications and enterprise security solutions a plus.
- Experience participating in security incident response and coordinating activities
- Ability to demonstrate security experience via significant career accomplishments or certifications
- Demonstrated ability to apply organizational information security policies at an operating group level
- Knowledge and experience working within the Intelligence or Defense markets will be considered a significant advantage.
- Must be willing to travel up to 25% of the time.
- Must hold minimum US SECRET security clearance.

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.
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