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Principal Cyber Security/System Health Monitoring Tool Engineer

Great Falls, Virginia
30 Aug 2023


We have an IMMEDIATE NEED for a Principal Cyber Security / System Health Monitoring Tool Engineer. In this role, you will be responsible for implementing and maintaining cyber security and system health monitoring devices for the customer's information systems and networks protecting them from potential cyber-attacks. The Cyber Security Engineer must display an excellent understanding of technology and utilization of Firewalls (Security Groups), VPNs, Data Loss Prevention (DPS), IDS/IPS, Web-Proxy, Security Vulnerability, auditing and system health tools

Primary Responsibilities:

Work directly with Team leads, developers and operations personnel throughout a DevSecOps life cycle both on policy and technical implementation of technologies.

Plan, implement, manage, monitor, and upgrade security measures and tools for the protections of information systems and networks and automate repeatable tasks in a consultative role (including mitigation of security scan findings)

Design, configure, implement, troubleshoot, and maintain all security and health monitoring platforms and their associated software, such as firewalls (Security Groups), intrusion detection/intrusion prevention, anti-virus/malware (HBSS), SIEM (Splunk), Solarwinds, Nagios, native cloud services and MDM

Formulate systems and methodologies as well as respond to security related events and assist in remediation efforts of cyber security incidents (system and/or network breaches, malware attacks)

Participate in the change management process

Generate Splunk dashboards to display Cyber Security and System health status alerts.

Coordinate, and monitor log analysis for our managed security services offerings, to ensure customer policy and security requirements are met

Basic Qualifications:

Must have a MS degree and 15+ years of prior relevant experience

Experience with at least two of the following tools: Splunk, HBSS/McAfee, Rapid7, Nagios, SolarWinds, CISCO IDS/IPS

Knowledge of networking protocols, such as TCP/IP, LAN/WAN concepts

Experience with maintaining systems on Linux and Windows platforms

Experience with automation (e.g., Ansible, CloudFormation)

Strong attention to detail with analytical mind outstanding problem-solving skills

Experience with Agile Software Development

**Due to the nature of the government contracts we support, US Citizenship is required.**

** Candidate must have an active TS/SCI with polygraph.

Preferred Qualifications:

Experience with additional security tools and processes such as IDS/IPS, VPN, Webinspect, Appdetective

Experience with implementing and managing Network and Application Firewalls\

Experience with incident detection, incident response and forensics activities

Experience with scripting languages (Python, Power Shell)

Experience with Cloud Computing Technologies/Amazon Web Services (AWS)

AWS Certification

Experience maintaining virtual private networks, firewalls, web protocols

Experience with SAFe Agile Framework 

Knowledge of potential attack vectors such as XSS, injection, hijacking and social engineerin

Pay Range:

Pay Range $142,350.00 - $219,000.00 - $295,650.00

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.

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  • Job Reference: 1101146196-2
  • Date Posted: 30 August 2023
  • Recruiter: LEIDOS
  • Location: Great Falls, Virginia
  • Salary: On Application
  • Sector: Engineering