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Job #: R-00110218
Location: Remote, GB
Category: Cyber Security Architecture and Engineering
Schedule (FT/PT): Full Time
Travel Required: Yes, 75% of the time
Shift: Day
Potential for Telework: No
Clearance Required: UK - DV


Cyber Security Engineer

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.

Are your ready for your next challenge?

We are in search for a number Cyber Security Engineers with a varied technical background - Required to work at our customer sites in Huntingdon and/or London with occasional travel to other UK sites.  In this role, you will be working in a team of security engineers reporting into the cyber security engineering lead to ensure that the customer sites maintain a strong cyber security posture.

You will have responsibility for ensuring that security enforcing functions and managed and maintained to a high standard whilst securely implementing new capabilities. You will ensure that Leidos can establish and maintain an effective and efficient security in service capability for a programme, and that the designs are implemented and managed will be able to adapt as customer requirements, legislation and accreditation standards change over a programme lifespan.

Your Role and Responsibilities;

  • Work under the direct supervision of the Security Engineering Lead too:

    • Implement and maintain the Security tooling and technical controls

    • Work with the engineering teams to ensure systems remain at the required security posture against baseline requirements

    • Develop and document system security baselines.

    • Work with the Protective Monitoring engineering team to ensure logs are forward to the SIEM capability

    • Work with the customer and appropriate agencies to develop new policies, design processes, and procedures, and develop technical designs

    • Assess system vulnerabilities, implement risk mitigation strategies, validate secure systems, and test security products and systems to detect security weakness

Process Skills/Experience

  • Experience of a taking a defence in depth and multi layered approach to security architecture

  • Experience of implementing detective and preventative security controls to reduce risk to an acceptable level

  • Understanding of the controlling processes for, and experience of a significant portion of, the systems engineering lifecycle (e.g. requirements management, configuration management)

  • Understanding of different lifecycles/methodologies (waterfall, incremental, SAFE agile, DevOps)

  • Experience in performing design trade off working with architects and other engineers to deliver an integrated and coherent solution

  • Understanding of service operations and security operational management planning

  • Experience working in both delivery and proposal environments

  • Experience of Defence Digital and relevant solutions and approaches across MOD

  • Excellent understanding of Confidentiality, Integrity and Availability (CIA) and practical experience in applying that

  • Experience in implementing security requirements for a system:

    • Microsoft OS

    • Linux OS

    • Virtualisation technologies

    • Networking

    • Endpoint Security Products

  • Working knowledge of the accreditation process for secure/sensitive systems

  • Experience in producing/updating Design artefacts

  • Understanding of the implementation, operation and maintenance of SIEM products

  • Understanding of network and boundary protection technologies (firewalls, mail gateways, load balancers, anti-virus)

  • Understanding of authentication and authorisation technologies (SAML, LDAP, PKI, etc)

  • Understanding of security infrastructure in Public and Private cloud, e.g. virtual network infrastructure, hybrid IaaS/PaaS/SaaS solutions

Soft Skills

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills and works well in a team environment

  • Capable of developing and communicating a vision to meet the System Requirements

  • Ability to communicate complex technical ideas across a wide range of different audiences

  • A good level of commercial awareness that will support the bid and delivery environments

Favorable If You Have;

  • Experience working in both delivery and proposal environments

  • Experience working in MOD or Home Office project environments

  • Working within an AGILE environment

Are you ready to make an impact? Begin your journey of a flourishing and meaningful career, share your CV with us today.

What we do for you:

At Leidos we are PASSIONATE about customer success, UNITED as a team and INSPIRED to make a difference. We offer meaningful and engaging careers, a collaborative culture, and support for your career goals, all while nurturing a healthy work-life balance.

We provide an employment package that attracts, develops and retains only the best in talent. Our reward scheme includes:

•    Contributory Pension Scheme

•    Private Medical Insurance

•    33 days Annual Leave (including public and privilege holidays)

•    Access to Flexible benefits (including life assurance, health schemes, gym memberships, annual buy and sell holidays and a cycle to work scheme)

•    Dynamic Working 

Commitment to Diversity:

We welcome applications from every part of the community and are committed to a truly diverse and inclusive culture.  We foster a sense of belonging, welcoming all perspectives and contributions, and providing equal access to opportunities and resources for everyone.  If you have a disability or need any reasonable adjustments during the application and selection stages please let us know, and we will respond in a way that best fits your needs.

Who We Are:

Leidos UK & EUROPE – we work to make the world safer, healthier, and more efficient through technology, engineering and science.

Leidos is a growing company delivering innovative technology and solutions focused on safeguarding critical capabilities and transformation in frontline services, our work in the United Kingdom includes addressing some of the most complex problems in defence, healthcare, government, safety and security, and transportation.

Pay Range:

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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