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Cyber Security SME


Job Requisition:Cyber Security SME

Job Description:

Are you someone concerned with the security of our nation?  Are you driven to protect and serve?  Are you skilled in cyber defense?  Then Leidos is the place for you.  We are ensuring our nation’s security in a partnership with the Department of Homeland Security.  Our partnership focuses on the DHS Security Operations Center (SOC) Support Services Program where we provide around the clock cyber support focusing on some our nation’s toughest threats. This is highly visible cyber security single-award IDIQ vehicle that provides security operations center (SOC) support, cyber analysis, application development, and a 24x7x365 support staff.  

Leidos has an immediate need for a technical subject matter cyber expert to support the DHS Enterprise SOC Program. This engineer

will be a self-starter with excellent analytical and problem-solving skills, flexibility, good judgment, and the ability to coordinate multiple,

concurrent tasks in an effective manner. This engineer will have responsibility for participating in security engineering tasks that will:

create technology roadmaps; evaluate technology options for the evolution of the DHS ESOC; make proposals for improving the DHS

security posture; participate and engage in DHS-wide technology forums; conduct risk assessments; integrate and evaluate cyber solutions;

evaluate and compare vendor technology solutions; create white papers; advise DHS senior leadership; provide direction to other DHS SOC

functional areas such as Threat Hunting, Forensics, and Incident Response; be engaged in APT Threat Hunting activities; make proposals for

lower cost solutions; creating and making training presentations to staff; and participate in the SOC

transformation efforts to next generation capabilities.

This engineer will be required to lead technical activities across functional areas for complex technical solutions. This engineer must be have a breadth of

technical and people skills to effectively perform this role. Good teamwork with other senior and junior subject matter experts is an expectation.

Excellent communication and writing skills are a requirement for this position as crisp and accurate communication with Senior Leadership will be required.


A Bachelors Degree in Science, Technology, Engineering, Math or related field and a minimum of 12 to 15 years of relevant IT/cyber technical/systems engineering or related experience is required or a Masters degree with 10 to 13 years or prior relevant experience. Previous experience with DHS is desirable but not required.


Experience with one or more of the following is highly desirable: APT, IOC, Netwitness, Splunk, ArcSight, FireEye, BlueCoat, OpenStack, RSA/Archer, JIRA,

TICs, security policies, firewalls, Routers, Palo Alto, and others.


BS degree in Science, Technology, Engineering, Math or related field or

Masters degree with 10 years of prior relevant experience with a focus on cyber security


Desired Skills: One or more of RHCSA/RHCE and CISSP or one of GCWN, GISF, GSSP, GICSP, CCSP, CSSLP, SSCP, CCSNP, CCIE-Security, ECSP, MCSE-Security Expert.

Security Clearance: Active TS

In addition to the specific clearance requirement, all personnel supporting DHS must obtain Suitability Clearance.

Location: Washington, DC - across from Metro; or at CBP HQ


External Referral Bonus:Eligible

Potential for Telework:No

Clearance Level Required:Top Secret


Scheduled Weekly Hours:40


Requisition Category:Professional

Job Family:Cyber Security



Leidos is a Fortune 500® information technology, engineering, and science solutions and services 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 annual revenues of approximately $10.19 billion for the fiscal year ended December 28, 2018. For more information, visit

Pay and benefits are fundamental to any career decision. That's why we craft compensation packages that reflect the importance of the work we do for our customers. Employment benefits include competitive compensation, Health and Wellness programs, Income Protection, Paid Leave and Retirement. More details are available here.

Leidos will never ask you to provide payment-related information at any part of the employment application process. And Leidos will communicate with you only through emails that are sent from a email address. If you receive an email purporting to be from Leidos that asks for payment-related information or any other personal information, please report the email to [email protected]

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, race, ethnicity, age, national origin, citizenship, religion, physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, pregnancy, family structure, marital status, ancestry, domestic partner status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran or military status, or any other basis prohibited by law. Leidos will also consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories consistent with relevant laws.

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