Cyber Security Engineer

VAREC, a subsidiary of Leidos, is seeking a Cyber Security Engineer to support a large multi-year, fuels logistics and support services program for the Department of Defense.


The Cybersecurity Engineer will manage all day-to-day cybersecurity operations including administrative functions, assessing risks and identifying unstated assumptions, and resolving interpersonal conflicts for the solution in support of making the program successful.

Duties and Responsibilities:

The Cybersecurity Engineer ensures the cybersecurity of the system is in accordance with the Federal and DOD requirements and:

  • Determines applicable enterprise cyber and security standards
  • Develops and implements defined cyber/security standards and procedures
  • Coordinates, develops, and evaluates security programs for an organization
  • Recommends cyber/security solutions to support customer requirements
  • Identifies, reports, and resolves security violations
  • Establishes and satisfies cyber and security requirements based upon the analysis of user, policy, regulatory, and resource demands
  • Supports customers at the highest levels in the development and implementation of doctrine and policies
  • Applies know-how to Government and commercial common user systems, as well as to dedicated special purpose systems requiring specialized security features and procedures
  • Performs analysis, design, and development of security features for system architectures
  • Analyzes and defines security requirements for computer systems which may include mainframes, workstations, and personal computers
  • Designs, develops, engineers, and implements solutions that meet security requirements
  • Provides integration and implementation of the computer system security solution
  • Analyzes general cyber-related technical problems and provides basic engineering and technical support in solving these problems
  • Performs vulnerability/risk analyses of computer systems and applications during all phases of the system development life cycle
  • Ensures that all information systems are functional and secure

Note:    This position can be based out of Norcross, GA or the DC Alexandria, VA locale.



Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university in related field. Preferred: Degree in computer science, computer engineering, advanced analytics, applied mathematics, or physics. Requires minimum of 8 years of relevant experience.

The Cybersecurity Engineer should demonstrate an understanding of the cybersecurity requirements and system engineering processes, is aware of business objectives, and shall be proficient in advanced internal/external network routing and switching technologies.  Experience includes:

  • CISSP at a minimum with a preference for CISSP- IA Workforce System Architect or Engineer (IASAE)
  • A clear understanding and relevant experience of at least three years with the design, maintenance and operation of highly complex and high secure communications network environments
  • An understanding of embedded systems
  • Multi-discipline experience with Firewall/IPS, Antivirus, host-based protection, security incident (i.e. Contingency/COOP, Investigative forensic) event management, virtual shared computing environments and network/security management
  • A solid understanding of communication protocols, network technologies and the ISO Open Systems Interconnection telecommunications model, solid troubleshooting skills and methodologies
  • Knowledge of Defense Information and Accreditation Risk Management Framework (RMF) and process for system and application controls
  • Knowledge of DOD/DLA security policies and CERT compliance
  • DOD 8570.01 Information Assurance Manager level III Certification

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 is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


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