Mar 17, 2023

Lead Cyber Security Architect

  • Leidos
  • Fort Meade, MD, United States
Full time Information Technology

Job Description


Job Description:

Are you ready to make an impact and join a creative, forward-thinking team? We’re looking for innovators and forward-thinkers to help us do great things.
Leidos is seeking a Lead Cyber Security Architect to join our Defense Enclave Services (DES) team at Ft. Meade, MD. 

Leidos has an exciting opportunity for a Lead Cyber Security Architect in our Cybersecurity Solutions and Services Practice. In this role, a successful candidate will be a Cybersecurity Subject Matter Expert (SME) with experience leading a team and providing security architecture support and interfacing across the program. This includes, but is not limited to, cybersecurity solutions, business development support, creating presentations and presenting at both internal and client engagement meetings, and providing technical strategy for solutions, guidance, policy, and implementations. The successful candidate for this position is a highly motivated person, with a strong IT security background who excels integrating, operating, and deploying security technology and solutions and interacts well with both internal teams and clients.  

•Must hold an active Secret security clearance. (US Citizenship required)

•Lead a team of security architects and engineers.
•Complete performance management activities, mentor team members, create individual development plans, along with performing other management responsibilities.
•Develop security solutions and architectures for clients.
•Evaluate information assurance/security standards and procedures.
•Support Authorizing Official (AO) actions by developing and delivering security solutions that include supporting documents and artifacts in accordance with RMF as defined in NIST 800-37 revision 2 and related agency specific RMF requirements.
•Provide input into an Audit and Accountability Plan containing methods, procedures, and planned reviews for the continuing accreditation and authorization against AU (Audit and Accountability) family controls per NIST SP 800-53 guidance.
•Provide input to and guide implementation and/or verification and validation of an organizational access control policy and plan reflecting various cybersecurity solutions in compliance with risk-levels defined in the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) 800-53, rev 4, Access Control family of controls to include auditing annually, at a minimum.
•Develop integrated solutions, processes, and procedures for evaluating, monitoring, remediating, and/or documenting information system security vulnerabilities IAW DoD Instruction (DoDI) 8510.01 (RMF for DoD IT).
•Oversee and support integration and implementation of Asset Management, Identity, Access Control Systems/Solutions, Compliance Monitoring and Remediation, Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA) and/or single sign-on (SSO) solutions in addition to other cybersecurity and/or cyber operations tools and solutions IAW DoDI 8520.02, DoDI 8520.03, and other applicable policies and regulations.
•Develop security architectures and designs addressing a variety of cybersecurity needs using existing and emerging technologies to provide secure enterprise solutions.
•Review and recommend updates to existing security architectures, designs, and/or solutions.

•Bachelor’s degree and 8+ years of experience; additional years of directly applicable experience may be accepted in lieu of a degree.
•Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP).
•8+ years experience designing or implementing security solutions, including all related documentation and artifacts.
•Analytical ability, problem-solving skills, and ability to break down complex problems into actionable steps.
•Extensive work history in design and development of enterprise security architectures, to include a wide range of work in creating diagrams and documentation with all components that comprise IT systems including network topology.
•Strong knowledge and experience in secure enterprise architecture design, especially with regard to IAM, NDR, EDR, SIEM, AI/ML, and other cybersecurity tools and resultant applications.
•Experience selecting effective methods, techniques, and evaluation criteria to achieve desired outcomes.
•Comprehension of federal cybersecurity guidance such as FISMA NIST SP 800-37 - Guide for Applying the Risk Management Framework to Federal Information Systems: a Security Life Cycle Approach and NIST 800-137 - Information Security Continuous Monitoring (ISCM) for Federal Information Systems and Organizations.
•Prior work history developing architectures, strategies, strategic plans, roadmaps, and technical standards for the federal IT enterprise environment.

•Vulnerability Assessment testing and/or Penetration Testing.
•Robotic Process Automation/Intelligent Automation. 
•Business case development supporting security technology solutions.
•Additional certifications demonstrating cybersecurity/technical mastery.


External Referral Eligible

Pay Range:

Pay Range $118,300.00 - $182,000.00 - $245,700.00

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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