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Cybersecurity Analyst II

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

Job Description:


Job Description:

The Defense Group of Leidos has a career opportunity for a talented, mid-level Cybersecurity Analyst to support a critical modernization effort of the Advanced Field Artillery Tactical Data System (AFATDS) in order to satisfy the vision of Program Executive Office (PEO) Command Control Communications - Tactical (C3T) and Project Manager Mission Command. This position will be 80-90% telework.  On-site support to Aberdeen Proving Ground to review classified material will be required once every week or two. Additionally, this position will require the individual to already possess a Secret clearance.

The AFATDS is a multi-service, automated command, coordination, communication, and computing system that provides automated fire support and coordination to all echelons, from firing unit through theater level, at Army, Marine Corps, Naval Firing Platforms, Navy Command and Amphibious Assault Ships, Air Force Operations Centers, and Joint Command and Control Centers. AFATDS enables the automatic application of the Force Commander’s guidance in the Fires Warfighting Function to plan, execute, and deliver effects at all levels of command within the current and future force. AFATDS can automatically tailor the selection of fire support assets (field artillery, mortars, close air support, naval gunfire, attack helicopters, and offensive electronic warfare assets) based on the Commander’s guidance, thereby enabling maximum effective use of all available fire support assets across the full spectrum of conflict.

This effort is to meet the government’s objective to modernize the underlying AFATDS architecture, update the AFATDS front-end user interface, and update the safety and security posture of the system.

Primary Responsibilities

  • This position is for a risk management focused cybersecurity engineer

  • Conduct a Risk Management Framework (RMF) self-assessment on an Army Automated Tactical Information System.

  • Review systems engineering design documentation to identify the impacts of modernization tasks on the system’s security posture.

  • Execute security tests, holder interviews, and review technical documentation to evaluate compliance of NIST 800-53 controls, DISA Control Correlation Identifiers (CCIs), Security Technical Implementation Guide (STIG) vulnerability identifiers (V-IDs).

  • Review of Microfocus Fortify static code analysis reports to identify false positives, group findings with similar solutions, recast risks based on existing countermeasures, suggest technical and policy mitigations, and prioritize code fixes.

  • Review software requirements to identify security and safety critical software functions

  • Design and test application and system-level insider threat mitigations

  • Design positive and negative test scenarios to confirm functionality of safety and security critical software mitigations

  • Perform module and unit testing of cyber security features, including manipulation of data for analysis of security requirements

  • Support creation and updating of all relevant documentation and specifications for secure design, secure development and security testing, including assisting with cyber security subsystem requirements decomposition

Basic Qualifications

  • BS degree and 8-12 years of prior relevant experience or Masters with 6-10 years of prior relevant experience. May possess a Doctorate in technical domain or

  • Candidate must obtain advanced cybersecurity management certificate such as CISSP, CISM, GISP, CASP or equivalent certification within six months of hire

  • Experience with all phases of the NIST Risk Management Framework (RMF)

  • Experience with small team leadership to accomplish short-term projects  

  • Experience with writing and reviewing security-compliant documentation

  • Experience evaluating, scoring, and documenting security compliance of RMF controls, DISA CCIs, and STIG vulnerability IDs

  • Good verbal and written skills

  • Proficiency with MS Office Products (Word, Excel, Visio, SharePoint, & PowerPoint)

  • Currently possess an active DoD SECRET security clearance

  • US Citizenship is required

 Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience with RMF in a software development environment is strongly preferred

  • Experience with software or system vulnerability analysis reports (HP Fortify, SonarQube, BurpSuite Pro, Metasploit Pro, OpenVAS, ACAS, or SCAP)

  • Experience conducting code reviews

  • Experience with static code / dynamic code analysis

  • Experience in penetration, web app or security scanning testing

  • Experience with PowerShell scripting

  • Experience in applying Security and Technical Implementation Guides (STIGs) to software technologies

  • Experience with standards 800-171, 800-53, and 882E

  • Experience with AFATDS, Army Common Operating Environment (COE), VMF messaging or other PEO C3T systems

External Referral Bonus:


External Referral Bonus $:


Potential for Telework:

Yes, 75%

Clearance Level Required:



Yes, 25% of the time

Scheduled Weekly Hours:




Requisition Category:


Job Family:

Information Assurance

Pay Range:

Pay Range $91,000.00 - $140,000.00 - $189,000.00


Keywords: Leidos, Reston , Cybersecurity Analyst II, Other , Reston, Virginia

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