Information System Security Officer / COLUMBIA MD

  • 01/29/2018

Job Description


Leidos is hiring an Information System Security Officer for a mission critical program.   The selected candidate will act as the primary Information System Security Officer for a large software development program which includes software maintenance and development, IT support (Network/Workstation/Server), systems integration and life cycle support, enterprise application development, network engineering, and information systems security (ISS). He/she will work with other security professionals in developing and implementing strategies to detect and mitigate threats to information systems, protect critical data sets, and provide assessments of system and network vulnerabilities. He/she will analyze threats and develop and implement best practices methodologies for incident detection, reporting, and vulnerability remediation.

• Provide support to senior ISSOs for implementing, and enforcing information systems security policies, standards,  and methodologies
• Assist in the evaluation of security solutions to ensure they meet security requirements for processing classified  information
• Assist with the CM for information system security software, hardware, and firmware
• Assist with preparation and maintenance of documentation
• Maintain records on workstations, servers, routers, firewalls, intelligent hubs , network switches, etc. to include  system upgrades
• Evaluate security solutions to ensure they meet security requirements for processing classified information
• Propose, coordinate, implement, and enforce information systems security policies, standards, and methodologies
• Maintain operational security posture for an information system or program
• Provide support to the Information System Security Manager (ISSM) for maintaining the appropriate operational IA  posture for a system, program, or enclave
• Develop and maintain documentation for C&A in accordance with ODNI and DoD policies
• Develop and update the system security plan and other IA documentation
• Provide CM for security-relevant information system software, hardware, and firmware
• Assist with the management of security aspects of the information system and perform day-today security operations  of the system
• Develop system security policy and ensures compliance
• Administer the user identification and authentication mechanism of the Information System (IS)


• Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or related discipline from an accredited college or university
• At least 8+ years of experience as an Information Systems Security Officer
• DoD 8570 compliance with IAT Level I or higher required
• Demonstrated knowledge of and experience with at least one of the following (preferably more): current security  tools; hardware/software security implementation; communication protocols; encryption techniques/tools
• Must be committed to developing and adhering to best practices
• Must be a solutions-oriented team player, and must possess a high level of self-initiative
• Must have excellent interpersonal skills

• Past or current experience working as an ISSO on a government contract

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 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. ICJBMeta JBLeidos // SKCYB85