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Job #: R-00069788
Location: Mobile, GB
Category: Security
Schedule (FT/PT): Full Time
Travel Required: No
Shift: Day
Potential for Telework: Yes, 100%
Clearance Required: Other Clearance


Job Description:

Are you ready for your next career challenge?

We have an exciting opportunity for a dynamic and experienced security professional to join our protective security team as a Security Assurance Specialist. Leidos has a diverse portfolio and pipeline of programmes within various sectors. Security is a critical component of all of these programmes as well as for our internal business functions.

We are seeking a Security Assurance Specialist to support our programmes and functions in interpreting and implementing the appropriate security requirements both internally within our business and also within our supply chain as well as supporting assurance activities on behalf of the Board.

Are you ready for your next career challenge?

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 in the UK to address some of the most complex problems in defence, government, safety and security, and transportation. 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.

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

A Typical Day Might Include the Following​:

The role will comprise both pre-planned and reactive support for existing and new business opportunities. Operating at the centre of our business, you will have a pivotal role in defining how security is applied, ensuring security risks are identified and managed and directly implementing the required controls that enable the business to operate securely.

You will have a central role in maintaining our information security management system that has been certified to ISO 27001 to provide on-going assurance that our contractual obligations and corporate high standards and values are met.

You will be required to:

  • Interpret and implement contractual security requirements across our portfolio and functions
  • Develop and maintain records of contractual and corporate security obligations to allow ease of reference by security colleagues and other key stakeholders
  • Provide expertise as security advisor on security policy requirements, industry security best practice and project security risks
  • Actively implement and manage security aspects letters throughout contract or framework duration
  • Ensure security requirements are appropriately flowed down through the supply chain and suppliers are correctly on-boarded and managed  
  • Conduct annual and ad-hoc assurance activities on in-scope suppliers, ensuring risks are appropriately escalated and managed
  • Integrate ISO 27001 compliant or certified programmes with the centralised Information Security Management System where required
  • Support ISO 27001 internal audits
  • Lead the response to security incidents and conduct security investigations
  • Support capture activities to ensure bid teams establish appropriately secure ways of working and author pre-qualification questionnaire and bid responses
  • Respond to Customer requests for Security assurance
  • Deliver tailored security education and training initiatives appropriate to audience and requirements
  • Participate in internal and external security compliance audits, conducting internal audits per the annual audit plan
  • Develop and maintain relevant relationships with key security personnel within Customer, partner and supplier organisations

Clearance Required:

  • Clearance to Start BPSS
  • Clearance for Role SC

What do 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, childcare vouchers and 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.

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