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Cybersecurity Network Engineer

Company: Leidos
Location: Reston
Posted on: June 2, 2021

Job Description:


Job Description:

Come put your cybersecurity skills into action! Leidos has openings for a talented Cybersecurity Network Engineer to work in Springfield, VA or our headquarters in Reston, VA.

Job Description:
At Leidos, everything we do is built on our commitment to do the right thing for our customers, our employees, and our communities. Learn more about the values and culture that are the foundations of our business. Our mission is to make the world safer, healthier, and more efficient through information technology, engineering, and science. We offer a robust benefits package including competitive salaries; company matching 401K Retirement Plan; comprehensive medical, dental and vision coverage; flexible work schedule to allow for life/work balance; tuition reimbursement and more.  The Cybersecurity Engineer will lead the design and implementation for zero trust architecture, cybersecurity maturity processes, and hybrid cloud integration for advanced software defined networking.

Primary Responsibilities
•Participate in design and planning for evaluation and integration of vendor solutions
•Lead requirements and backlog management for cybersecurity related software development activities
•Evaluate technologies and solutions to increase network security posture, decrease trust zones, mitigate insider threat, and identify high risk behaviors
•Configure and manage next generation firewalls, intrusion detection, endpoint protection, routers, and switches
•Collect, normalize, and analyze network log data
•Manually analyze network data for trends and anomalies to compare and adjust machine learning models
•Provision, configure, deploy, and administer secure cloud resources using AWS and Azure
•Evaluate systems and solutions for compliance with relevant cybersecurity standards (e.g. NIST SP 800-171, NIST SP 800-207, NIST SP 800-53, RMF)
•Evaluate software coding practices for compliance with STIGs and other cybersecurity best practices
•Participate in agile planning and estimation activities to break down large tasks into smaller tasks
•Participate in agile scrum meetings and work within SecDevOps best practices
•Mentor other engineers in cybersecurity and networking best practices

Basic Qualifications
•Bachelor's Degree in computer science, engineering, or related field and 8+ years of  networking and cybersecurity experience. Additional years of experience may be considered in lieu of a degree.
•Proficiency in networking, firewalls, TCP/IP, zero trust, and comprehensive knowledge of cybersecurity principles
•Hands-on experience configuring and managing firewalls, intrusion detection, endpoint protection, routers, and switches
•Experience analyzing network log data
•Understanding of software engineering and secure coding practices using C++, Java, Python, or other object oriented languages
•Understanding of interface standards such as REST, JSON, XML, and SAML
•Excellent written and verbal communication skills
•Strong, self-motivated desire to learn new programming languages, tools, frameworks, and techniques
•Must be able to obtain a DoD Secret Security Clearance (US citizenship)

Preferred Qualifications
•Recent experience with cybersecurity and information assurance accreditation processes for DoD or IC customers
•Understanding of Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC)
•Experience with Elasticsearch, Splunk, and AI/ML platforms
•Hands-on experience with Security Orchestration, Automation, and Response (SOAR) tools
•Knowledge of agile development processes and DevOps tools such as Jira, Bitbucket, Confluence
•Knowledge of continuous integration, delivery, and automated test tools such as Jenkins, SonarQube, JUnit, Cucumber, Selenium, JMeter
•Current cybersecurity, cloud, and network product certifications (e.g. CISSP, CCNE, AWS)
•Active DoD security clearance

External Referral Bonus:


Potential for Telework:

Yes, 100%

Clearance Level Required:



Yes, 10% of the time

Scheduled Weekly Hours:




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Job Family:

Software Engineering

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Keywords: Leidos, Reston , Cybersecurity Network Engineer, Other , Reston, Virginia

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