May 19, 2023

Chief Cyber Security Architect

  • Leidos
  • Washington, DC, United States
Full time Information Technology

Job Description



At Leidos, we deliver innovative solutions through the efforts of our diverse and talented people who are dedicated to our customers’ success. We empower our teams, contribute to our communities, and operate sustainably. Everything we do is built on a commitment to do the right thing for our customers, our people, and our community. Our Mission, Vision, and Values guide the way we do business. Protect yourself and your family with the benefits of working for a world-class employer. When you join Leidos, you join a Fortune 500 company and one of Ethisphere Institute’s “World's Most Ethical Companies.”

Are you ready for your next career challenge?

Leidos has an opening for a Chief Cyber Security Architect will support the operations for the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) Office of the Chief Information Officer (OCIO). The ideal candidate will provide leadership, direction, and hands-on management for delivery of mission enabling cybersecurity services of critical national security importance.

If this sounds like the kind of environment where you can thrive, keep reading!


The successful candidate will provide integrated Information & Cyber Security Services including Enterprise Operations, End User Support, Software Engineering, Cloud technologies and Cybersecurity.


  • This role is also responsible for,
  • The development and evaluation of innovative solutions in support of business needs, to include evaluating tradeoffs of solutions against cost, schedule, function, quality, and other evaluation criteria.
  • Provide support in the evaluation of currently deployed security measures, rearchitect, integrate, deploy, and optimize to improve cyber resiliency.
  • Actively and participate in Architectural Review Boards and provide oversight to Engineering teams.
  • Schedule and prioritize in accordance with organizational needs and establishing leadership buy-in for the prioritization and activities.
  • Facilitate the solution design and architecture, information assurance, advisory, compliance, and risk management support.
  • In addition, the position involves establishing and maintaining the schedule for delivery, deliver regular reporting, and track improvements across the environment.


  • DoD 8570 IAT or IAM Level III certification
  • Master's degree in a cyber related discipline and 15 years of prior relevant work experience within IT/Cybersecurity. However, additional years of experience and certifications will be considered in lieu of a Master's degree
  • 5+ years of experience leading cybersecurity teams or projects
  • Experience in security architecture and the proven ability to effectively conceptualization, design, build, and maintain multiple current and future enterprise support tools and platforms.
  • Facilitate Continuity of Operations, Disaster Recovery design and testing
  • Ability to communicate with senior executive leadership regarding matters of strategic importance to the organization/project
  • Perform root-cause analysis and provide recommendations
  • Knowledge, experience, and scripting skills (PowerShell, Python, Ruby, PERL, Bash, Node, etc.)
  • Excellent communication skills with all levels of stakeholders
  • Knowledge and familiarity with the fundamental of agile project management
  • Experience with Windows and Linux Operating Systems
  • Security and network engineering expertise in areas of networking technologies, security monitoring solutions, and system performance engineering.
  • Ability to work closely with senior engineers, other team members and application owners to timely solve technical problems at the network, system, and application levels.
  • Manage multiple assignments, changing priorities, and work independently with little oversight.
  • **Must be a U.S. Citizen with an Active DOE Q or Top-Secret Clearance (or higher) to be considered for this role.**


  • CISSP Certification or ability to obtain within 6 months of start
  • DOE and/or NNSA site experience strongly preferred
  • Knowledge and familiarity with the fundamental of agile project management
  • Knowledge of DOE and/or NNSA security policies and procedures
  • Experience working in both Classified and Unclassified operations
  • Knowledge of and/or experience with SD 205.1
  • Travel up to 10%


Pay Range:

Pay Range $142,350.00 - $219,000.00 - $295,650.00

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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