Network Security Operations Support Engineer

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Job Description:

Leidos Corporate Group has an immediate opening for a Network Security Support Engineer to join the Network Security Operations arm of our Cyber Information Security team.In this role, you will provide a senior support engineering role to support enterprise network security solutions such as firewalls, IPS, tap aggregation, packet capture, content filtering and cloud security tools. We’re looking for a candidate who can support this role from one of our following locations: Canberra or Melbourne.You will primarily work on complex projects and implement large changes to support the Network Security Engineering team and the larger corporate initiatives. Additionally, you will provide guidance and assistance to junior engineers.

As an engineer on the Network Security Operations team, you will interact regularly with the Network Security Engineering team, CSIRT, Network Operations team, and on-site technical resources to ensure both the security and on-going stability of Leidos’ Corporate network.

Primary Responsibilities:

+ Support the Leidos cyber security mission by building, configuring, troubleshooting, and updating the network security capabilities that protect Leidos’ core networks and information.

+ Follow established network security processes to defend and operate the global Leidos network.

+ Provide technical expertise to large or complex projects

+ Develop network security boundaries and zones

+ Establish and maintain documentation library (CONOPS, Standard Operating Procedures, System Security Plans)

+ Develop technical solutions that require collaboration with internal experts, analysis and understanding of impact

+ Participate in an on-call rotation to provide emergency support for the corporate network security environment.

+ Provide feedback to team leadership to improve existing solutions so they better meet the business’ needs.

+ Provider technical leadership to junior engineers and analysts.

+ Develops solutions to technical problems and issues that are unclear and require deep technical knowledge.

Required Qualifications:

+ Bachelor’s Degree and 4+ years of relevant experience, including 2+ year in an enterprise network or security environment. Additional years of relevant experience, training, and/or professional certifications will be considered in lieu of Bachelor’s degree

+ AU citizenship is required and eligible for federal security clearance

+ Strong knowledge of the OSI 7-layer model

+ Strong knowledge of TCP/IP and common application layer protocols

+ Fundamental knowledge of IP-based networking, including switching and routing

Preferred Qualifications:

+ Experience with common enterprise firewall vendors such as Check Point, Palo Alto, Juniper or Cisco/Sourcefire

+ Experience with common enterprise class packet capture solutions such as Security Analytics and Netwitness

+ Experience with common enterprise forward proxies such as Zscaler, Symantec/BlueCoat, ForcePoint/WebSense, McAfee or F5

+ Experience with a firewall policy management tool such as Tufin, Algosec or Firemon

+ Experience in Linux system administration desired

+ Experience in programming and/or scripting desired

+ Experience in configuration management tools such as Ansible, Puppet, or Chef

+ Knowledge of Microsoft Active Directory desired

+ Experience with cloud IaaS solutions such as Microsoft Azure or Amazon AWS

+ Possess one of the following certifications: Palo Alto Certifications, Juniper Certification, Cisco Certifications (CCNA, CCNP, CCIE), Check Point Certifications, SANS Certifications (GIAC, etc), RedHat Certifications, ISC2 Certifications (CISSP)

External Referral Bonus:Eligible

Potential for Telework:No

Clearance Level Required:None


Scheduled Weekly Hours:38


Requisition Category:Professional

Job Family:Systems Administration

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 38,000 employees support vital missions for government and commercial customers. Headquartered in Reston, Va., Leidos reported annual revenues of approximately $11.09 billion for the fiscal year ended January 3, 2020. For more information, visit

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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.