Lead Software Assurance/Cyber Security Engineer
Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Security Operations Center (SOC) is a US Government program responsible to prevent, identify, contain and eradicate cyber threats to CBP networks through monitoring, intrusion detection and protective security services to CBP information systems including local area networks/wide area networks (LAN/WAN), commercial Internet connection, public facing websites, wireless, mobile/cellular, cloud, security devices, servers and workstations. The CBP SOC is responsible for the overall security of CBP Enterprise-wide information systems, and collects, investigates and reports any suspected and confirmed security violations. Leidos has an immediate need for a Lead Software Assurance (SA) Security Engineer to join our CBP Team.
The Lead SA Security Engineer will be responsible for the following:
Identify security issues around steady state operation and management of software.
Incorporate security measures that must be taken when a product reaches end of life.
Perform integrated quality assurance testing for security functionality and resiliency attacks.
Perform secure programming and identify potential flaws in codes to mitigate vulnerabilities.
Recognize security implications in the software acceptance phase, including completion criteria, risk acceptance, and documentation, common criteria and methods of independent testing.
Perform penetration testing as required for new or updated applications.
Apply defense functions (ie:
encryption, access control, identity management) to reduce exploitation opportunities of supply chain vulnerabilities.
Analyze user needs and software requirements to determine feasibility of design and within time and cost constraints.
Apply coding and testing standards, security testing tools, threat modeling and conduct code reviews.
Conduct trial runs of programs and software applications to ensure the desired information is produced and instructions are correct. Identify common coding flaws.
Apply comprehensive knowledge of Information Security issues to include cloud technology, internet servers, web-enabled database application, network security, security engineering, data integrity, intrusion detection, firewalls management, forensic and legal information security, virtual private networks, public key/infrastructure/digital signature, encryption, network security architecture and DHS Policy.Required Skills and Education:
BS degree in Science, Technology, Engineering, Math or related field and 12 ? 15 years of prior relevant experience with a focus on cyber security or Masters with 10 ? 13 years of prior relevant experience.
Must have an active Secret Clearance. In addition to the specific clearance requirement, all personnel supporting CBP must have a current background investigation (BI) or obtain a favorable BI before joining the program.
Must have comprehensive knowledge of Information Security issues to include:
Cloud technology, Internet servers, Web-enabled database application, Data integrity, Intrusion detection, Firewalls management, Forensic and legal information security, Virtual private networks, Public key/infrastructure/digital signature Encryption Network security architecture.
Must have a least one of the following Certifications:
CASP, GCIH, GCWN, GISF, GISP, GSSP, GICSP, GSSP, SEI, CCSP, CISSP, CSSLP, SSCP, CCNP, CCNP Security, CCIE Security, CEH, ECSP, MCSE, RHCA, RHCE, VCA, VCP, VCAP, VCIX, VCDX, Converged Infrastructure Specialist, Certified Implementation Engineer Specialist, Certified Data Administrator Professional, Certified Storage Associate, Certified Splunk Architect
Network Security background
Experience developing security test &
External Referral Bonus:
Potential for Telework:
Clearance Level Required:
Scheduled Weekly Hours:
Leidos is a Fortune 500® information technology, engineering, and science solutions and services leader working to solve the world\ 's toughest challenges in thedefense, 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 annual revenues of approximately $10.19 billion for the fiscal year ended December 28, 2018. For more information, visit www.Leidos.Com.
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