Sr Software Assurance Security Engineer - CBP

  • Leidos,
  • Alexandria, VA
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Architecture, Browsers, C#, CSS, Database, Development, Encryption, HTML, JavaScript, LAN, Management, Modeling, Networks, Programming, Protocols, Quality Assurance, Security, SQL, Supply Chain, Testing, Version Control, WAN, Wireless, XML
Full Time
Work from home not available Travel not required

Job Description

Job Description:

The 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 eradicate cyber threats to CBP networks through monitoring, intrusion detection and protective security services to CBP information systems including local area networks/wide area networks (LAN/WAN), commercial Internet connection, public facing websites, wireless, mobile/cellular, cloud, security devices, servers and workstations. The CBP SOC is responsible for the overall security of CBP Enterprise-wide information systems, and collects, investigates and reports any suspected and confirmed security violations.Leidos has an immediate need for a Senior Software Assurance (SA) Security Engineer to join our CBP Team.

The Senior Software Assurance Security Engineer duties will include:

  • Analyze user needs and software requirements to determine feasibility of design and within time and cost constraints.
  • Apply coding and testing standards, security testing tools, threat modeling and conduct code reviews.
  • Conduct trial runs of programs and software applications to ensure the desired information is produced and instructions are correct. Identify common coding flaws.
  • Identify security issues around steady state operation and management of software.
  • Incorporate security measures that must be taken when a product reaches end of life.
  • Perform integrated quality assurance testing for security functionality and resiliency attacks.
  • Perform secure programming and identify potential flaws in codes to mitigate vulnerabilities.
  • Recognize security implications in the software acceptance phase, including completion criteria, risk acceptance, and documentation, common criteria and methods of independent testing.
  • Perform penetration testing as required for new or updated applications.
  • Apply defense functions (ie: encryption, access control, identity management) to reduce exploitation opportunities of supply chain vulnerabilities.
  • Apply comprehensive knowledge of Information Security issues to include cloud technology, internet servers, web-enabled database application, network security, security engineering, data integrity, intrusion detection, firewalls management, forensic and legal information security, virtual private networks, public key/infrastructure/digital signature, encryption, network security architecture and DHS Policy.


Required Skills and Education:

BS degree in Science, Technology, Engineering, Math or related field and 12 - 15 years of prior relevant experience with a focus on cyber security or Masters with 10 - 13 years of prior relevant experience.

Must have an active Secret Clearance.

In addition to the specific clearance requirement, all personnel supporting CBP must have a current background investigation (BI) or obtain a favorable BI before joining the program.

Must have comprehensive knowledge of Information Security issues to include: Cloud technology, Internet servers, Web-enabled database application, Data integrity, Intrusion detection, Firewalls management, Forensic and legal information security, Virtual private networks, Public key/infrastructure/digital signature, Encryption, Network security architecture.

- Experience working with application development tools, such as version control, defect tracking, build management and test management

- Prior experience with C# and/or development environments similar to Visual Studio

- Experience with Selenium or similar portable testing software for web applications preferred

- Basic understanding of relational database, stored procedures, database functions, and SQL

- Understanding of web browsers, protocols and web services including HTML, CSS, JavaScript, XML, and/or JSON

- Understanding of testing web services and APIs including REST, SoapUI, and/or WebAPI

Desired Skills:

Network Security background and Cloud/AWS experience

Company Information

Leidos is a Fortune 500® information technology, engineering, and science solutions and services leader working to solve the world's toughest challenges in the defense, intelligence, homeland security, civil, and health markets. The company's 31,000 employees support vital missions for government and commercial customers. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, Leidos reported annual revenues of approximately $10.17 billion for the fiscal year ended December 29, 2017. (NYSE: LDOS) All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status.
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