Applications Automation Engineer - SME


Job Description:

Leidos is seeking a SME Applications Automation Engineer to support a federal customer within the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Security Operations Center (SOC).

This Applications Automation Engineer-SME will bolster the capabilities of a specialized team of Engineers supporting boutique projects for the FEMA Security Operations Center. The team performs new platform and capability assessments, enterprise security assessments, builds out new solutions, and transitions them to the Engineering team while providing support for existing platforms as required. The engineer selected for this position will primarily be identifying and implementing Python automations to streamline operations for the Security Operations Center. The developer should have deep knowledge of enterprise scale security architecture and operations to best identify and prioritize automation and integration efforts for the FEMA Security Operations Center.

Responsibilities include:
  • Find innovative ways to streamline overall Security operations, investigative and incident response tasks
  • Ability to collect customer requirements, design, and automate security controls, data collection, and other processes to enhance operational support and metrics
  • Aid in the integration of monitoring solutions for cloud systems and vendors
  • Quickly adapt to various APIs to support automation needs for SOC engineers and security analyst
  • Leverage python to build, orchestrate, and automate playbooks and integrate with security tools/applications
  • Build automation tooling that enable protected systems to be deployed across a variety of environments, including public/private cloud, virtual machines, or bare metal servers
  • Solve challenging problems involving system and environment internals, to provide solutions that are simple to use, but can be customized to meet customer needs
  • Collaborating directly as a SME with stakeholders related to build releases and ensure builds provide a consistent core foundation for hosting government and commercial applications
  • Coordinate directly with senior customer Leadership on recommendations, planning, and paths forward for cloud automation and transitioning
  • Collaborate with the engineer team to design and develop automation to standardize and secure cloud services
  • Supporting technologies and products, including AWS, Microsoft Azure, RedHat Linux, Satellite, Git, GitOps, Python
  • Integrate directly with a team of SOC Security Engineers to develop customized solutions to customer challenges

  • Top Secret clearance
  • Must have at least 8 years of progressive technical experience that demonstrates relevant skills in automation and orchestration in the cyber security space
  • Bachelor's Degree in a related discipline. Additional applicable military or relevant experience may be considered in lieu of degree
  • Must have hands-on experience with Cloud technologies and service providers such as AWS and Azure
  • Can apply security first principles to solve complex technical challenges
  • Python programming and other scripting languages critical to this position's success
  • Experience with automation development
  • Cybersecurity-related advanced certification considered a must
  • Security Operations experience considered a must
  • Must be able to work independently and within a team environment.

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External Referral Bonus $:


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Clearance Level Required:

Top Secret


Yes, 10% of the time

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Security Architecture and Engineering

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