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Leidos Junior DevSecOps Engineer in Alexandria, Virginia

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 Junior Development Security Operations (Dev/Sec/Ops) Engineer to support the CBP SOC Program.

The Junior Dev/Sec/Ops Engineer will gather requirements, codify and integrate 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.

  • 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.


BS degree Science, Technology, Engineering, Math or related field and 2 to 4 years of prior relevant software engineering or devops experience. Familiarity with software development life cycle models and agile programming methodologies.

Must have at minimum a Secret Level Clearance.

  • Should be familiar with Cloud Service (AWS,Azure, etc), continuous delivery systems and enhancing SOC operations through automation.

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

  • Experience with secure programming and identify potential flaws in codes to mitigate vulnerabilities.

  • Applies coding and testing standards, security testing tools, identify common coding flaws, threat modeling, and conducts code reviews.

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

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

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

  • Problem solving, analytical skills and technical troubleshooting skills

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

  • Should have 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.

  • Should have programming skills in several of the following programming 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

REQNUMBER: R-00012644

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.