Chief Cyber Security Engineer/Architect, with Polygraph

Clearance Level
Top Secret SCI + Polygraph
Category
Information Security
Location
Herndon, Virginia

REQ#: RQ103292

Travel Required: None
Requisition Type: Regular

We are GDIT. The people supporting and securing some of the most complex government, defense, and intelligence projects across the country. We ensure today is safe and tomorrow is smarter. Our work has meaning and impact on the world around us, but also on us, and that is important.


GDIT is your place. You make it your own by embracing autonomy, seizing opportunity, and being trusted to deliver your best every day.
We think. We act. We deliver. There is no challenge that we cannot turn into opportunity. And our work depends on a Chief Cyber Security Engineer/Architect joining our team to support Government activities at Herndon, MD.


At GDIT, people are our differentiator. As an ISSO supporting the customer, you will be trusted to be responsible for ensuring the appropriate operational security posture is maintained for an information system. In this role, a typical day will include but not limited to:

  • Work in close collaboration with a small team of ISSOs and ISSE to support the customer’s critical systems
  • Ensure systems are operated, maintained, and disposed of in accordance with security policies and procedures as outlined in the security authorization package
  • Conduct periodic reviews of Information Systems to ensure compliance with the security authorization package
  • Coordinate with systems administrators to perform system scans for A&A and continuous monitoring to include but not limited to network devices, servers, databases, and web services
  • Perform compliance audits, participate in incident handling and lead or assist investigations into security anomalies
  • Perform review of audit logs and continuous monitoring tools for IT systems to identify anomalies, hacking or insider threats

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Education: Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Engineering, or a related technical discipline, or the equivalent combination of education, technical certifications or training, or work experience.
  • Minimum of 15 years related experience.
  • Technical Skills: Demonstrated on-the-job knowledge experience with reviewing security concepts of operations, systems security plans, security control assessments, contingency plans, configuration management plans, incident response plans, vulnerability scanning, and/or vulnerability management plans. ICD-503, FISMA, RMF, NIST, FIPS, CNSSI 1253, Nessus, A&A, Strong Engineering Experience
  • Security Clearance Level: Top Secret/SCI with Polygraph
  • Preferred Qualifications: XACTA, Windows, Linux, Oracle, MySQL, Cisco router, Apache Tomcat

WHAT GDIT CAN OFFER YOU

  • Alignment to a mission-critical role that directly impacts the customer’s ability to effectively execute its mission.
  • Direct engagement with contractor leadership that centers upon career development/mobility, enhanced performance evaluation, and corporate information sharing & networking opportunities.
  • Placement on a dynamic team of talented professionals that organically fosters an environment of innovation, collaboration, and trust.

Monitor and analyze Intrusion Detection Systems (IDS) to identify security issues for remediation.

Recognizes potential, successful, and unsuccessful intrusion attempts and compromises thorough reviews and analyses of relevant event detail and summary information.

Evaluate firewall change requests and assess organizational risk.

Communicates alerts to agencies regarding intrusions and compromises to their network infrastructure, applications and operating systems.

Assists with implementation of counter-measures or mitigating controls.

Develops, tests, and operates firewalls, intrusion detection systems, enterprise anti-virus systems and software deployment tools.

Develops and improves processes and direction for projects.

Conducts investigations of computer security violations and incidents, reporting as necessary to management.

Responds to queries and requests for computer security information and reports.

Safeguards the network against unauthorized infiltration, modification, destruction or disclosure.

Researches, evaluates, tests, recommends, communicates and implements new security software or devices.

Implements, enforces, communicates and develops security policies or plans for data, software applications, hardware, and telecommunications.

Develops materials for computer security education/awareness programs.

Provides recommendations to clients on information assurance engineering standards, implementation dependencies, and changing information assurance related technologies.

Performs periodic and on-demand system audits and vulnerability assessments, including user accounts, application access, file system and external Web integrity scans to determine compliance.

Provides information to management regarding the negative impact on the business caused by theft, destruction, alteration or denial of access to information.

Provides expert guidance and leadership to less-experienced team members.

May serve as a task or project leader. (Not a people manager)

Provides information assurance project management, technical security staff oversight, and development of mission-critical technical documents.

Provides information to management regarding the negative impact on the business caused by theft, destruction, alteration or denial of access to information.

Ensure compliance with regulations and privacy laws.

Recognized as a subject matter expert in information security.

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS: BA/BS (or equivalent experience), 15+ years of experience

This position requires being fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by January 18, 2022 or the start date, if after January 18. Individuals who work in or reside in Texas or Montana or work outside of the United States may be excluded from this requirement.

We are GDIT. The people supporting some of the most complex government, defense, and intelligence projects across the country. We deliver. Bringing the expertise needed to understand and advance critical missions. We transform. Shifting the ways clients invest in, integrate, and innovate technology solutions. We ensure today is safe and tomorrow is smarter. We are there. On the ground, beside our clients, in the lab, and everywhere in between. Offering the technology transformations, strategy, and mission services needed to get the job done.

GDIT is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. 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, or any other protected class.