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Cybersecurity Vulnerability Assessment and Prioritization Analyst

Leidos

Leidos

IT
United States · Remote
Posted on Thursday, May 30, 2024

There is so much more to a career in cybersecurity than the stereo typical images of hackers and overworked IT professionals. Our mission at Leidos is to make the world safer, healthier, and more productive through information technology. Come join us for a rewarding experience alongside talented cyber professionals who can help you achieve your career goals!

In this position, you will have the ability to grow through training opportunities, conferences and collaboration with industry peers, and adjacent organizations within our business. You will be challenged and provided with a tremendous opportunity for growth in a highly collaborative and supportive environment.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Stay up to date on emerging cyber threats, including zero-day vulnerabilities
  • Track vulnerability remediation activities to ensure completion according to guidelines
  • Build strong partnerships with technical teams to promote best practices for managing vulnerabilities in an agile manner
  • Mentor and guide team members with vulnerability assessments and mitigation techniques
  • Lead small to large complex projects from start to finish

Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in information security or Equivalent
  • Strong technical knowledge and experience in vulnerability management strategies, standards, procedures, and technologies across infrastructure and application-level vulnerabilities.
  • Experience with vulnerability scanning and reporting tools (Network, Application, Container, Mobile) including analyzing results to effectively prioritize remediation efforts.
  • Demonstrates excellent interpersonal, organizational, and communication skills when meeting with customers.
  • Demonstrate the ability to prioritize and manage individual workloads with minimal assistance. Collaborate effectively with leadership and team members to adjust priorities based on business needs.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in Cybersecurity, IT, Forensics, or Computer Engineering preferred
  • Critical thinking skills
  • Advanced Knowledge of application development cycles (SDLC), network engineering and architecture, operating systems which includes system administration of both Windows and Linux environments, and cloud environments.
  • 5+ years of vulnerability management engineering experience with vulnerability scanners and experience remediating issues with system owners
  • 5+ years of operational IT Security experience required
  • Experience working in a large enterprise environment with diverse teams
  • Advanced Knowledge of operating systems, systems software, and application installation and administration
  • Knowledge of computer networking concepts and protocols, and network security methodologies
  • Ability to identify systemic security issues based on the analysis of vulnerability, configuration, and compliance data
  • Ability to communicate clearly and effectively across all levels of organizational responsibility including Product Managers, Security Engineers, and Senior Leadership
  • Ability to manipulate data using Excel, SQL Queries, and scripting languages such as Bash, Python, Perl, and PowerShell
  • Experience with the vulnerability management lifecycle
  • Experience performing root cause analysis of security events and incidents
  • Ability to organize, manage, and maintain large-scale projects
  • Drive the vulnerability assessment and prioritization team as a leader and subject matter expert.
  • Ability to understand, design, and develop vulnerability mitigation strategies, prioritize identified vulnerabilities, and manage risk associated with vulnerabilities.

Original Posting Date:

2024-04-09

While subject to change based on business needs, Leidos reasonably anticipates that this job requisition will remain open for at least 3 days with an anticipated close date of no earlier than 3 days after the original posting date as listed above.

Pay Range:

Pay Range $65,000.00 - $117,500.00

The Leidos pay range for this job level is a general guideline only and not a guarantee of compensation or salary. Additional factors considered in extending an offer include (but are not limited to) responsibilities of the job, education, experience, knowledge, skills, and abilities, as well as internal equity, alignment with market data, applicable bargaining agreement (if any), or other law.