Cybersecurity Application Vulnerability Scanning Engineer
Gaithersburg, MD 
Posted 1 month ago
Position No Longer Available
Position No Longer Available
Job Description


Job Description:

Leidos Corporate Group is looking for a Cybersecurity Applications Vulnerability Scanning Analyst to join our remote Cyber Operations team.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Identify gaps or vulnerabilities in computer applications across the company, which includes managing and modifying applications security scan profile and scan policies as per the baseline standards.
  • Experience with maintaining application and database scanning infrastructure (application/product updates, database maintenance, benchmark/audit files, application/server builds, rule pack/content updates, scanner or agent deployment etc.)
  • Experience with Continuous Integration and Continuous Delivery Platforms (Jenkins, Bamboo, Azure DevOPs, TFS, etc)
  • Perform security analysis of the different layers of the systems (application database layers) by performing manual testing and automated system vulnerability assessment scans using various web, application, operating systems and database vulnerability scanners.
  • Perform vulnerability assessments and applications security testing on both native and web based mobile applications on different platforms.
  • Review the systems security architecture and create security test plans based on existing and planned controls and recommendations.
  • Review scanner reports/results and work with the application and/or development teams to remediate issues following a risk based approach. This includes the development of remediation timelines, including recommending and monitoring remediation activities.

  • Continuously monitor the published vulnerabilities for various applications, operating systems, and databases. Based on the publicly disclosed vulnerabilities determine the patching priority and notify the stakeholders. Review the applied patch by re-scanning the disclosed vulnerabilities. (Familiar with OWASP Top 10, etc.)
  • Engineer solutions; perform dynamic and static security testing as part of the Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC).

Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree and at least 4 years of experience in cybersecurity. Additional years of relevant cybersecurity experience may be considered in lieu of Bachelor's degree.
  • Developer experience is preferred in a least one scripting / programming language.
  • Experience with reviewing cybersecurity vulnerabilities for risk and relevance as well as in vulnerability mitigations/remediation planning, for identified systems application and database vulnerabilities
  • Experience with DAST Scanning Tools (AppSpider, WebInspect, Burp Suite, AppScan, Netsparker, Acunetix, OWASP ZAP, etc) required.
  • Experience with SAST Scanning Tools (Checkmarx, Fortify, Sonarqube, etc) required.
  • Able to architect, design, troubleshoot, maintain, and deploy vulnerability scanning solutions.
  • Strong, in-depth understanding of Microsoft Windows and Linux/UNIX operating systems. (various)
  • Experience with middleware / web technologies (apache, tomcat, IIS, etc)
  • Experience with Databases (MS SQL, MySQL, Oracle, etc)
  • Understanding of TCP/IP networking.
  • US citizenship is required and must be able to obtain federal security clearance.
  • Strong communication skills; able to successfully communicate with management personnel, technical personnel and third parties.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Application development background preferred.


External Referral Bonus:Eligible

Potential for Telework:Yes, 100%

Clearance Level Required:None

Travel:Yes, 10% of the time

Scheduled Weekly Hours:40


Requisition Category:Professional

Job Family:Information Assurance

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 .

Pay and benefits are fundamental to any career decision. That's why we craft compensation packages that reflect the importance of the work we do for our customers. Employment benefits include competitive compensation, Health and Wellness programs, Income Protection, Paid Leave and Retirement. More details are available .

Leidos will never ask you to provide payment-related information at any part of the employment application process. And Leidos will communicate with you only through emails that are sent from a email address. If you receive an email purporting to be from Leidos that asks for payment-related information or any other personal information, please report the email to .

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, race, ethnicity, age, national origin, citizenship, religion, physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, pregnancy, family structure, marital status, ancestry, domestic partner status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran or military status, or any other basis prohibited by law. Leidos will also consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories consistent with relevant laws.


Position No Longer Available
Job Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Required Education
Bachelor's Degree
Required Experience
4+ years
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