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Information System Security Manager



United States · Remote
Posted on Tuesday, June 11, 2024

At Leidos, we help our customers execute programs for the world’s most critical missions. We respond to challenges and deliver next generation of agile, cohesive solutions for today’s rapidly changing environment. Leidos is seeking a dynamic Information Systems Security Manager (ISSM) to join the Federal Civil IT team’s within the Digital Modernization Sector. This position will be supporting the cybersecurity program of a federal agency within the Washington DC area.

This is an exciting opportunity to use your experience manage a team of Information Assurance and Information Technology professionals. The ISSM will establish and document standard security procedures in accordance with the NIST RMF, requirements. The ISSM will coordinate with business area managers and technical staff on system security compliance. The ISSM will be responsible for maintaining RMF Information System ATOs. They will conduct periodic reviews to ensure compliance with established policies and procedures. This will include, but not be limited to ensuring that all software, hardware and firmware changes recorded as required by established configuration management procedures. The ISSM will ensure systems are operated, maintained and disposed of in accordance with applicable governing policies and procedures.

Primary Responsibilities

The successful candidate will:

  • Lead a geographically disperse team of Information System Security Officers (ISSOs) managing the RMF process for 60+ systems.
  • Provide support for implementing and enforcing information systems security policies, standards, and methodologies.
  • Assist in the evaluation of security solutions to ensure they meet security requirements for processing multiple types of information.
  • Assist with the Configuration Management for information system security software, hardware, and firmware.
  • Analyze threats and develop and implement best practice methodologies for incident detection, reporting, and vulnerability remediation.
  • Maintain records on workstations, servers, routers, firewalls, intelligent hubs, network switches, etc. to include system upgrades.
  • Evaluate security solutions to ensure they meet security requirements for processing information.
  • Maintain operational security posture for information systems.
  • Develop and maintain documentation for Certification & Accreditation in accordance with specified policies.
  • Develop and update system security plans and other IA documentation.
  • Provide Configuration Management (CM) for security-relevant information system software, hardware, and firmware.
  • Develop system security policy and ensure compliance.
  • Administer the user identification and authentication mechanisms of the Information System.

Basic Qualifications

  • U.S. Citizenship
  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science (CS), Information Management (IM), Information Technology, or Engineering with a minimum of 8+ years relevant technical experience. Additional experience may be substituted for a degree.
  • CISSP Certification
  • Excellent written and verbal communication and interpersonal skills with all levels of stakeholders
  • Knowledgeable with cybersecurity policy oversight and governance
  • Ability to work in a team environment, as well as independently
  • Adaptability to new challenges with a strong motivation to grow and learn in new areas
  • Desire to work in a fast-paced, multi-tasking environment with quick-response deadlines
  • Solid working knowledge of Windows and UNIX operating systems
  • Strong experience with Information Security, supporting processes and procedures.
  • Risk Management Framework (RMF) knowledge and experience.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in Computer Science (CS), Information Management (IM), Information Technology, or Engineering with a minimum of 6+ years relevant technical experience.
  • CISM Certification
  • Technical Operating System (OS) Certifications for Windows and/or *NIX
  • Virtual environment administration experience
  • Prior experience supporting federal government strongly preferred

Original Posting Date:


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 $101,400.00 - $183,300.00

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.