Leidos FIPS 140 Security Engineer in Columbia, Maryland
In joining the Leidos Accredited Testing and Evaluation (https://www.leidos.com/capabilities/cyber/accredited-testing-evaluation) (AT&E, Common Criteria/FIPS) team, you will get an exciting opportunity to work in the growing IT Security field in support of National defense. The products you will touch will be deployed into larger systems and/or deployments to facilitate secure communications for our military in the modern cyber warfare environment. Come be a part of an expanding industry that is integral in ensuring our National Security. You’ll get an opportunity to learn from Industry experts work with various Commercial off the Shelf products across many technology types and be able to use your skillset in a hands-on lab environment.
Below are some of the benefits of working with Leidos on the AT&E team:
Performance based career development – well defined roles with actionable qualifications. Empowering employees to promotions based upon skills and not time.
Flexible hours within the constructs of the workday
Opportunity to attend industry related conferences and seminars.
Maintain Work-Life balance in an environment that values your health and time outside the workplace.
Opportunity to work with and learn from experts in the given discipline in an open environment.
Great team comradery
Tuition reimbursement within appropriate disciplines
What You Will Get to Do:
The selected candidate will work on varied FIPS 140 validation projects.
General security analysis
Design work (product architecture)
Physical security testing
System-level logical analysis
Product evaluations against Technology Type standards (Protection Profiles)
Cryptographic and Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) testing
Cryptographic algorithm testing
Source code review activities
Technical report writing and review.
Testing automation through scripting
Develop applications to support test cases.
You Will Bring These Qualifications:
Cryptographic Validation Program (CVP) Certification
Knowledge of cryptographic encryption algorithms, key exchange algorithms, hashing/message authentication algorithms, PKI, random number generators, etc.
Experience with various programming languages (C, C++, Python or Java) and development environments.
Ability to comprehend security standard requirements and apply them to products.
Experience setting up networks and familiarity with subnetting and routing concepts.
Knowledge of common security related protocols and their design (i.e. SSH, IPsec, TLS, etc.).
Experience building testing environments, performing testing and reporting results (technical writing).
Strong troubleshooting and problem-solving skills.
Strong multitasking and time management.
These Qualifications Would be Nice to Have:
Experience with Python programming language
Experience with debugging (Android debug bridge (adb), WinDBG, Visual Studio, etc.).
Experience with statistical analysis of entropy sources.
Knowledge of OpenSSL and/or OpenPGP.
Vulnerability Analysis and/or penetration testing experience/expertise.
Strong knowledge of computer security principles and best practices.
Strong English (both oral and written) skills.
Related certifications (CCNA/CCNP/CCIE, JNCIA/JNCIS/JNCIP/JNCIE).
Knowledge of Active Directory and Linux.
Hands on experience using tools such as an oscilloscope, function generator, multi-meter, signal generator, etc.
Knowledge of X.509 certificate validation.
EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE:
Typically requires a BS degree with 2 - 4 years of prior relevant experience.
Pay Range:Pay Range $63,050.00 - $97,000.00 - $130,950.00
The Leidos pay range for this job level is a general guideline onlyand 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.
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. Leidos will consider qualified applicants with criminal histories for employment in accordance with relevant Laws. Leidos is an equal opportunity employer/disability/vet.