Lead Mark-up based Systems Engineer (XML) with TS/SCI and Poly
Lead Mark-up based Systems Engineer (XML, ISM: Information
Security Mark-up Specialist)
Our highly visible program supports stakeholders in National
Intelligence on a great team of highly-regarded professionals. This
position is 50% coding, and 50% reviewing standards and creating
policy for the National Intelligence Community. You will have
freedom to solve problems and create solutions within a great team
Location: you pick! You can work at any Leidos Maryland or
Northern Virginia location !
This program offers very competitive pay and recently enhanced
benefits. We have flexible start and end work times (Mon-Fri you
can work between the hours of 6am and 7pm). We are BIG believers in
promoting from within. So much so, we strategically go after
similar programs to keep you gainfully employed and hopefully
become a Leidos Life-r, as we say. In a nutshell, the opportunities
for you to grow here are VAST!
You will support a large customer organization. Candidates must
currently possess a TS/SCI Polygraph security clearance.
This position is 50% coding, and 50% reviewing standards and
creating policy for the National Intelligence Community.
Manage an end-to-end process for the publication of data
exchange standards, including technical specifications, from
creation to approval.
Prioritize standards and technical specifications for inclusion
within an enterprise baseline and help resolve issues between
agencies that may have competing requirements.
Provide outreach for and education in technical specifications,
including a 10 minute executive brief, and work with developers to
help them implement technical specifications.
Assist with providing service architecture, standards, and
specifications to enable the enterprise to architect and implement
interoperable and reusable services across the enterprise.
Evaluate and ensure that programs are adhering to technical
specifications. Assist with strategy, architecture, policy
recommendations, development, and configuration management of XML
data encoding specification used for security, content discovery,
retrieval, and audits.
Speak to internal and external customers on behalf of the
organization and work on long-range programs and objectives.
Candidates must currently possess a TS/SCI security clearance
with a CI polygraph.
At least 10 years of experience as a subject matter expert in
one or more of the following areas: systems architecture,
engineering, and integration with focus on intelligence production
and dissemination, markup-based (e.g., XML) systems, data
processing pipelines, content management, workflow processes,
enterprise services, data interoperability standards, and data
standards policy and compliance in support of DoD and IC
Experience within the IC helping to set strategic direction,
develop budget and program plans, craft technical responses to
actions assigned by the CIO's office.
Experience with XML technologies to include: Schema development
Developing Extensible Stylesheet Transforms (XSLTs)
Experience with developing software tools/scripts (e.g. JAVA,
Experience with Unix command line and associated tools
Ability to be a team player and work in a collaborative
Information Security Mark-up
Degree in Cybersecurity, Computer Engineering, Computer Science,
Electrical Engineering, Information Systems, or Information
Experience using DocBook XML for creating, maintaining, and
Experience with using Agile methodologies (e.g. Scrum)
Experience using task management tools (e.g. JIRA)
Experience using and configuring continuous integration systems
Experience using software repositories (e.g. SVN and Git)
Experience with software build tools (e.g. Ant, Maven, etc.)
Experience with translating policy (including Intelligence
Community Directives (ICDs), Intelligence Community Standards
(ICSs), and Intelligence Community Policy Guidance (ICPGs)) into
requirements for technical specifications
Experience with creating Microsoft PowerPoint presentations and
articulating work to a multitude of audience levels: technical,
developers, management, and executive/senior leaders
Ability to work autonomously to complete loosely defined tasks,
including operating without an SOP or user manual
Ability to perform technical tasks while also thinking
strategically about policy, governance, and communicating
Ability to go from abstract concepts to concrete implementations
and vice versa
Possession of excellent problem solving skills
External Referral Bonus:
Potential for Telework:
Clearance Level Required:
Top Secret/SCI with Polygraph
Yes, 10% of the time
Scheduled Weekly Hours:
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 www.Leidos.com .
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
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also consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal
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