Leidos Cyber Security Engineer in ARLINGTON, Virginia


The Mission Systems Integration Division currently has an opening for a Cyber Security Engineer in Arlington, VA. The selected candidate will serve as a member of a Systems Engineering Team and support a full spectrum of project activities specifically focused on cyber security related to unmanned mission systems within or in support of maritime platforms. The candidate will inject into each stage of the Systems Engineering Lifecycle the NIST defined security phases including Initiation, Acquisition/Development, Implementation/Assessment, Operations/Maintenance and Disposition. Primary duties may also include compliance and vulnerability scanning, report generation and analysis, development, implementation, and documentation of fix actions, and routine maintenance of multiple systems security posture.


The position involves the following tasks:

  • Utilizing compliance and vulnerability security scan tools (e.g. ACAS), Security Technical Implementation Guides (STIGs), NIST RMF workflows and processes

  • Generate and analyzes security scan tool reports and reports

  • Develop technical and written solutions to cyber security vulnerabilities

  • Develop technical and programmatic assessments, evaluates engineering and integration initiatives and provides technical support to assess security policies, standards and guidelines.

  • Support engineers of other disciplines in the security posture of products

  • Assist in the development and maintenance of multiple accreditation packages

  • Contribute to pre, peri, and post Authority to Operate (IATT/ATT/ATO) assessments

  • Assist with other IA compliance activities as directed by supervisor



  • Active Top Secret

  • Bachelor of Science in an Engineering discipline and 4-8 years of related experience; additional years of experience may be considered in lieu of a degree

  • Any DoD 8570 certifications (e.g. Security+ CE, CISSP, CISM) for Linux and Windows environments as appropriate

  • Strong background in cyber security engineering or related information technology field to include the ability to integrate, troubleshoot, and test hardware and software

  • Clear knowledge and detailed experience with compliance and vulnerability scanning tools (e.g. ACAS, HBSS)

  • Clear knowledge and detailed experience with NIST RMF SP 800-53

  • Proficient with MS Office products

  • Proficient written and verbal communication skills

  • Expert interpersonal skills when working as part of a team and capable of working independently when required

  • Knowledge of both Windows and Linux Platforms



Clear knowledge and detailed experience with multi-level security solutions, and cross domain solutions

Leidos Overview:

Leidos is a global science and technology solutions 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 pro forma annual revenues of approximately $10 billion for the fiscal year ended January 1, 2016 after giving effect to the recently completed combination of Leidos with Lockheed Martin's Information Systems & Global Solutions business (IS&GS). For more information, visit www.Leidos.com. The company’s diverse employees support vital missions for government and commercial customers. Qualified women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and protected veterans are encouraged to apply. Leidos will consider qualified applicants with criminal histories for employment in accordance with relevant Laws. Leidos is an Equal Opportunity Employer.