ESS Lead Engineer


Job Description:

Leidos seek a cyber security engineer that will lead the Enterprise Security Services (ESS) team on the NOAA Cyber Security Center and Department of Commerce ESOC contract. Duties include designing, developing or recommending integrated system solutions ensuring proprietary/confidential data and systems are protected, participating with the client in the strategic design process to translate security and business requirements into technical designs, and configuring and validating secure systems, testing security products/systems to detect computer and information security weakness.

Primary Responsibilities

The selected candidate will lead the team that performs the following tasks, and will be contributing to these and other tasks as assigned:
  • Maintain and administer NOAA's security scanner infrastructure to potentially include.
    • Tenable Security Center
    • WebInspect Enterprise implementation
    • FireEye appliances
    • Archer applications
  • Install, upgrade, and patch security applications
  • Perform vulnerability scans
  • Document ESS processes
  • Create and maintain user accounts for enterprise systems
  • Provide end-user support for all enterprise systems

As the ESS team lead, the selected candidate will also be expected to attend team lead sessions and act as a conduit with the program leadership team, to include weekly / monthly reporting, identification of employees for rewards and recognition, and participation in program planning/annual meetings such as the All Hands.

Basic Qualifications

  • BS degree and 8 - 12 years of prior relevant experience or Masters with 6 - 10 years of prior relevant experience.
  • 4+ year of design, development, integration, implementation, operation and analysis of cyber security technologies
  • 4+ years administering network appliances, security appliances, Windows or Linux devices
  • Strong attention to details, works well with direction.
  • Must possess strong written and verbal communication skills and must be capable of the understanding, documenting, communicating and presenting technical issues in a non-technical manner to audiences with varying degrees of technical expertise
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain security clearance, specifically DoD/Secret Clearance or TS/SCI (Interim Secret acceptable).

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience with System Administration, Network Administration Network Security, Networking Standards, Network Protocols, NIST/FISMA standards and controls, SIEM platforms and security tools, Network Hardware Configurations
  • Experience with one or more of the following:
    • Python, Tenable, Webinspect, RSA Archer
  • Experience in Security Operations Center (SOC)

Active Security+, CISSP, or other relevant Security certification

External Referral Bonus:


External Referral Bonus $:


Potential for Telework:


Clearance Level Required:

Top Secret



Scheduled Weekly Hours:




Requisition Category:


Job Family:

Security Architecture and Engineering

Pay Range:

Pay Range $91,000.00 - $140,000.00 - $189,000.00