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Leidos Information Systems Security Officer (ISSO) in Columbia, Maryland


Job Description:

Leidos is currently looking for a talented Information Systems Security Officer (ISSO) to join a long-standing development program. You will enjoy great benefits such as 5 weeks of Paid Time Off, Flexible Schedules, Discounted Stock Purchase Plans, Unlimited Education and Training Support, Paid Parental Leave, Paid Disability Leave, Safe Work Environments AND a $20k Sign-on Bonus for this position upon funding and hire onto the program!

Program Summary:Leidos is currently seeking experienced individuals for exciting opportunities on a TTO-based contract that supports the customer's Capabilities organization. One key TTO delivers a platform that hosts an expanding set of core services, analytic tools, data compliance, and security services to the TechSIGINT community. Incorporating DevOps, SAFE, and other best practices to design, develop and deploy software, we adhere to a rigorous release schedule for the SDK. In addition, we provide software maintenance and enhancements, systems engineering and administration, and quality assurance to an operational system of critical importance to SIW. The team works collaboratively across various organizations implementing the latest technology (AWS, containerization, DevOps, metrics and monitoring, etc.) to support the mission and meet the customer's needs in a proactive manner.

Responsibilities:- Provide support for implementing, and enforcing information systems security policies, standards, and methodologies - Assist with preparation and maintenance of documentation (U) Assist in the evaluation of security solutions to ensure they meet security requirements for processing classified information (U) Assist with the CM for information system security software, hardware, and firmware - Maintain records on workstations, servers, routers, firewalls, intelligent hubs, network switches, etc. to include system upgrades - Propose, coordinate, implement, and enforce information systems security policies, standards, and methodologies - Develop and maintain documentation for C&A in accordance with ODNI and DoD policies - Provide CM for security-relevant information system software, hardware, and firmware (U) Develop system security policy and ensures compliance - Evaluate security solutions to ensure they meet security requirements for processing classified information- Maintain operational security posture for an information system or program - Develop and update the system security plan and other IA documentation - Assist with the management of security aspects of the information system and perform day-today security operations of the system - Administer the user identification and authentication mechanism of the Information System (IS) - Obtain C&A for ISs under their purview - Provide support for a program, organization, system, or enclave’s information assurance program - Plan and coordinate the IT security programs and policies - Manage and control changes to the system and assessing the security impact of those changes - Manage and control changes to the system and assessing the security impact of those changes - Serve as the Approval Authority for ISs under their control

Basic Qualifications:- Ten (10) years’ experience as an ISSO on programs and contracts of similar scope, type, and complexity is required. - Experience is to include at least two (2) of the following areas: knowledge of current security tools, hardware/software security implementation; communication protocols; and encryption techniques/tools- Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science or related discipline from an accredited college or university is required. Four (4) years of additional experience as an ISSO may be substituted for a Bachelor’s Degree- DoD 8570 compliance with Information Assurance Management (IAM) Level I or higher is required

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External Referral Bonus:Eligible

Potential for Telework:No

Clearance Level Required:Top Secret/SCI with Polygraph


Scheduled Weekly Hours:40


Requisition Category:Professional

Job Family:Information Assurance

Pay Range:

Leidos is a Fortune 500 ® information technology, engineering, and science solutions and services leader working to solve the world’s toughest challenges in the defense, intelligence, homeland security, civil, and health markets. The company’s 38,000 employees support vital missions for government and commercial customers. Headquartered in Reston, Va., Leidos reported annual revenues of approximately $11.09 billion for the fiscal year ended January 3, 2020. For more information, visit

Pay and benefits are fundamental to any career decision. That's why we craft compensation packages that reflect the importance of the work we do for our customers. Employment benefits include competitive compensation, Health and Wellness programs, Income Protection, Paid Leave and Retirement. More details are available here ( .

Leidos will never ask you to provide payment-related information at any part of the employment application process. And Leidos will communicate with you only through emails that are sent from a email address. If you receive an email purporting to be from Leidos that asks for payment-related information or any other personal information, please report the email to

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, race, ethnicity, age, national origin, citizenship, religion, physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, pregnancy, family structure, marital status, ancestry, domestic partner status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran or military status, or any other basis prohibited by law. Leidos will also consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories consistent with relevant laws.

REQNUMBER: R-00050705

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status. Leidos will consider qualified applicants with criminal histories for employment in accordance with relevant Laws. Leidos is an equal opportunity employer/disability/vet.