DevSecOps Engineer

  • Leidos,
  • Alexandria, VA
Agile, Algorithms, Analysis, Analytical Skills, API, Architecture, Bash, CISSP, CSS, Database, Development, Encryption, Firewall, HTML, Java, JavaScript, Management, Modeling, Networks, PowerShell, Programming, Project, Protocols, Python, Quality Assurance, Release, Security, Source Code, Testing, Visual Basic
Full Time
Telecommuting not available Travel not required

Job Description

Job Description:

Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Security Operations Center (SOC) is a US Government program responsible to prevent, identify, contain and mitigate cyber threats to CBP networks. The CBP SOC is responsible for the overall IT security of CBP Enterprise-wide information systems, and collects, investigates and reports any suspected and confirmed IT security violations.

Leidos has an immediate need for a Security Development Operations (Sec/Dev/Ops) Engineer to support the CBP SOC Program.

The Sec/DevOps Engineer will gather requirements, design, codify, integrate and implement secure solutions that support business functionality as well as the underlying infrastructure required to run and deploy those solutions.

Apply secure development/coding to include; but not limited to, cloud technology, internet servers, application whitelisting, virtualized containers, web-enabled database applications, network security, security engineering, data integrity, intrusion detection, firewall management, forensic and legal information security, virtual private networks, public key/infrastructure/digital signatures, encryption, network security architecture and DHS Policy.

Champion security by injecting security concerns into the existing development workflow; build security thinking into every stage of software development.

Coordinate with teams across the enterprise on the migration of existing IT services to the cloud; identify security technical requirements, potential problems and issues, and participate on agile software development teams.

Develop code (e.g., Python, Powershell, Django, Javascript, HTML, CSS, etc.) to interact with Rest APIs and API driven security technologies to automate security tasks (e.g., VirusTotal, Splunk ES, Tanium, etc.) aimed at removing human errors and human inconsistencies

Support SOC capabilities by customizing tools and automating processes for SOC and IR analysts DHSCyberCBPCyberLeadGenLeadGenCyber


BS degree Science, Technology, Engineering, Math or related field and 7+ years of prior relevant software engineering or devops experience. Familiarity with software development life cycle models and agile programming methodologies

The candidate must possess the technical skills and experiences with Cloud Service (AWS,Azure, etc), continuous delivery systems and enhancing SOC operations through automation. The ideal candidate will also have experience leading and mentoring junior members.

Previous professional experience with performing integrated quality assurance testing for security functionality and resiliency to attacks.

Previous professional experience with secure programming and identify potential flaws in codes to mitigate vulnerabilities.

Applies coding and testing standards, security testing tools (including 'fuzzing' static-analysis code scanning tools), Identify common coding flaws, threat modeling, and conducts code reviews.

Perform or support penetration testing as required for new or updated applications.

Recognize security implications in the software/code acceptance phase, including completion criteria, risk acceptance and documentation, common criteria, and methods of independent testing.

Participate in network and system design to ensure implementation of appropriate systems security policies, designs and implement systems security and data assurance.

Take an approach of; plan, code, build, test, release, deploy and monitor when writing software to automate CBP SOC security tasks.

Knowledge of Source Code Management concepts (code lines, branching, merging, integration, versioning, etc.)

Excellent problem solving, analytical skills and technical troubleshooting skills

Ability to work with customers/stakeholders, developers, testers, project managers, support staff

Experience acquiring in-depth understanding of large complex software systems to isolate defects, reproduce defects, assess risk and understand varied customer deployment

Advanced working knowledge of the following:

Encryption algorithms, secure communications, network and data communication protocols.

Familiar with standard concepts, practices, and procedures within a particular field such as NIST, FISMA and Common Criteria regulations and standards.

Solid Programming skills in the following programing and markup languages:

Java, .Net, Python, Visual Basic, Powershell, Bash, C++, Javascript, html, css


One or more of the following Certifications:


Desired Skills:

AWS Solutions Architect, DevOps Certs, RHCE

Orchestration of Cloud infrastructure (Infrastructure as Code)

Advance Degree in Computer Science or Computer Engineering

Dice Id : SCNCAPI2
Position Id : TR-657849
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