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Security Analyst Senior

Company: Leidos
Location: Austin
Posted on: July 20, 2021

Job Description:


Job Description:

Leidos is searching for a Security Analyst, Senior for our team at the Austin Information Technology Center.

This is an exciting opportunity to use your experience helping the IOSS mission.  The mission of the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), Office of Information & Technology (OI&T), Information Technology (IT) Operations and Services (ITOPS), Infrastructure Operations (IO) is to support One VA world-class service to Veterans and their families by delivering results-oriented, secure, highly available, and cost-effective information technology services. IO support helps to provide critical services focusing on consistent availability of Veteran-facing applications and quick delivery of benefits for Veterans

A Senior Security Analyst has experience in managing teams of security analysts. May be called upon to be a team lead because of the Senior title.  Need experience in managing a team.

  • Able to effectively leverage vast detailed knowledge and familiarity with security discipline.
  • Has thorough knowledge of security principles, concepts, policy and regulations.
  • Able to identify risks in security systems and work with technical experts to resolve security issues.
  • Possess ability to identify key concepts, factors and risks based on conversations and document these in clear and concise narrative or graphic reports.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Security Analyst Senior will provide enterprise focus on security controls using their background in NIST Framework and Cyber Security Framework.
  • The Security Analyst Senior will utilize their expertise with NIST 800-53 to analyze and to speak to and about security controls with various customers, product owners, program managers, and senior level executives.
  • The Security Analyst Senior will have a strong understanding of NIST Controls and will utilize the GRC Tool (eMASS) extensively in their role. 
  • The Security Analyst Senior will be a System Steward in eMASS.
  • The Security Analyst Senior will maintain subject matter expertise level of a Certified Authorization Professional (CAP®). on related criteria and guidance such as Federal Information Systems Management Act (FISMA), NIST Special Pubs, OMB Memorandum, Privacy Act, HIPAA, applicable VA directives and handbooks IAW 2.0, and local directives and handbooks.
  • The Security Analyst Senior will be responsible for pure Assessment and Authorization (A&A) to include Research, Developing, and Controls.

Basic Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in Engineering, Computer Science, Systems, Business or related scientific /technical discipline, plus 5 years of experience.  15 years of relevant experience may be substituted for degree.
  • Ability to obtain Public Trust Clearance
  • US Citizen Federal Contract requirement  
  • Ability to work in a matrix team environment, actively and effectively managing relationships with customers, build and release managers, technical teams, product development, project managers, and other application managers.
  • Experience leading information technology projects involving innovation and/or modernization.
  • Experience developing and reporting upon metrics relative to operational and financial performance.
  • Excellent organization and analytical skills.
  • Exceptional ability to communicate with leadership, staff and customers

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience with eMass. The Enterprise Mission Assurance Support Service (eMASS) is a web-based government off the shelf (GOTS) solution that automates a broad range of services for comprehensive, fully integrated cyber security management, including controls scorecard measurement, dashboard reporting, and the generation of the risk management framework (RMF) for the Veteran’s Administration. eMASS provides an integrated suite of authorization capabilities and prevents cyber-attacks by establishing strict process control mechanisms for obtaining authorization to operate decisions.
  • Enterprise Focus
  • Security Controls
  • Background NIST Framework
  • NIST 800-53 Expert
  • Strong understanding of NIST Controls
  • Analysis of NIST 800-53
  • Great Communication Skills
  • Ability to speak about Security Controls to Senior Level Management
  • Public Speaking Experience
  • Product experience with GRC Tool (eMASS)
  • System Steward Experience in eMASS
  • Previous VA experience

External Referral Bonus:


External Referral Bonus $:


Potential for Telework:

Yes, 100%

Clearance Level Required:

Public Trust



Scheduled Weekly Hours:




Requisition Category:


Job Family:

Information Assurance

Pay Range:


Keywords: Leidos, Austin , Security Analyst Senior, Other , Austin, Texas

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