Leidos Information Systems Security Engineer in ANNAPOLIS JUNCTION, Maryland


_Program/Job Summary:_

The Senior Information Systems Security Engineer (ISSE) will support a global Enterprise IT support program charged with ensuring a compliant security profile for developmental or operational systems. The Sr. ISSE performs, or reviews, technical security assessments of computing environments to identify points of vulnerability, non-compliance with established Information Assurance (IA) standards and regulations, and recommends mitigation strategies. The Sr. ISSE applies system security engineering expertise in one or more of the following: system security design process; engineering life cycle; information domain; cross-domain solutions; commercial off-the-shelf and government off-the-shelf cryptography; identification; authentication; authorization; system integration; risk management; intrusion detection; contingency planning; incident handling; configuration control; change management; auditing; certification and accreditation process; principles of IA (e.g., confidentiality, integrity, non-repudiation, availability, and access control); and security testing. This is a full life cycle system requirement. The Sr. ISSE will interact with customers and IT staff at all levels of the organization as well as high level corporate officers to define and achieve required IA objectives.

External referral eligible



The Sr. ISSE:

-- provides expert guidance and work product evaluation to one or more security engineers that support engineering teams for the design, development, implementation, evaluation, and integration of secure networking, computing, and enclave environments

--advocates and recommends system-level solutions to resolve security requirements. Monitor and suggest improvements to IA policy

-- interacts with customers, IT staff, and high-level corporate officers to define and achieve required IA objectives.

-- provides the Government with assistance to ensure that the architecture and design of all assigned information systems are functional and secure, including program-of-record systems and special purpose environments with platform IT interconnectivity.

--supports security authorization activities in compliance with the customer Information System Certification and Accreditation Process and DoD Information Assurance Certification and Accreditation Process (DIACAP) process, the NIST Risk Management Framework (RMF) process, and prescribed customer business processes for security engineering.

--reviews Certification and Accreditation (C&A) documentation, providing feedback on completeness and compliance of its content.

--assists architects and systems developers in the identification and implementation of appropriate information security functionality to ensure uniform application of customer security policy and enterprise solutions.

--supports the building of security architectures.

--enforces the design and implementation of trusted relations among external systems and architectures.

--assesses and mitigates system security threats/risks throughout the program life cycle.


BS or Master’s in Computer Science, Information Assurance, Information Security System Engineering or related discipline. Twenty years’ (18 years for a Master’s) of experience as an ISSE (or equivalent) in a program(s) of similar scope and complexity are required. DoD 8570 compliance with IASAE Level 3 is required. Both Information Systems Security Engineering Professional (ISSEP) and CISSP Certifications are required. 4 years’ of additional ISSE experience may be substituted for a Bachelor’s degree.

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.