Senior Cybersecurity Engineer (Active Secret Required)

Clearance Level
Interim Secret
Cyber Security
Beltsville, Maryland

REQ#: RQ98762

Travel Required: None
Public Trust: None
Requisition Type: Regular

The Senior Cybersecurity Engineer will provide technical expertise working independently and/or with other engineers. The primary area of responsibility will be evaluating, integrating, and deploying new cybersecurity tools and capabilities. The individual will evaluate new security technologies and make appropriate recommendations to ensure technical assessment capabilities remain current.

The ideal candidate will have a solid understanding of cyber security in the domains of security operations, security architecture, framework and standards, governance, and threat intelligence.

This effort will require a skilled Senior Integrations Engineer in order to facilitate the implementation of industry standardized and consistent processes in support of systems integration and project management.

The candidate will have excellent communication skills and experience in leading teams of diverse engineers through a technical projects SDLC (System Development Life Cycle); the ideal candidate will have experience in leading daily scrum meetings to facilitate and monitor project progress. The candidate will have experience in effectively and confidently briefing Government leadership with respect to a project(s) progress and technical challenges. 

Experience with and an understanding of technical controls and Federal regulations such as: FIPS-140-2, FISMA, NIST 800-53, Risk Management Framework (RMF), FedRAMP, and familiarization with the process to obtain an ATO (Authority to Operate), is necessary.

The candidate will have a bachelors degree in an IT (Information Technology) discipline or related field.

Daily Responsibilities:

  • Serve as technical lead on assigned projects and interface directly with customers during requirements gather, system design, and implementation.
  • Confidently lead a team of up to eight (8) engineers through a technical projects SDLC (System Development Life Cycle).
  • Lead daily Scum meetings with a team of engineers to track and maintain consistent project development to produce timely and quality results.   
  • Analyze market research and customer requirements; derive high-level system requirements and produce functional and technical requirements.
  • Translate client requirements into major milestones and deliverables
  • Perform system integration activities; Product evaluation, system builds/installation, system assessments, system transition (O&M).
  • Draft supporting system documentation; system design, system diagram, system security plan, etc.


  • 6+ years of Information Security, Systems Integration, Network Engineering, or System Engineering experience
  • Strong troubleshooting skills, analytical problem solving ability, and organizational skills
  • Knowledge of the system development life cycle and Project Management Framework.
  • Excellent communication skills in technical, business, and client interactions
  • Experience working in a dynamic and collaborative environment
  • Linux/Unix system engineering and security hardening experience
  • Windows system engineering and security hardening experience
  • Experience configuring and hardening network switches, routers, and firewalls

Desired Skills:

  • Experience with IDS/IPS products (Ex: Snort, Suricata, Cisco, Zeek, McAfee)
  • Experience with network devices and boundary protections (Ex: Cisco Switching, Firewalls)
  • Experience with Packet Capture & Inspection technology (Ex: RSA Security Analytics, Netwitness, Pandion)
  • Experience working with Automated Dynamic Malware Analysis tools (FireEye)
  • Experience with Information and Event Management technology (SIEM, Splunk, Syslog, RSyslog)
  • Experiencing supporting Accreditation and Authorization process. Mitigating compliance audit and vulnerability findings.
  • Experience working with Hypervisor and Virtualization technologies (VMware, Citrix, Microsoft Hyper, Red Hat)
  • Experience with Domain Service and Central Service management and deployment (Active Directory, DNS, DHCP, WSUS, NTP)

Desired Certifcations (any one or a combination of the following):

  • CISSP (Certified Information Systems Security Professional)
  • CEH (Certifed Ethical Hacker)
  • CCNP (Cisco Certifed Network Professional)
  • CASP+ (CompTIA Advanced Security Practitioner)

** TEMPORARY ** Temporary position currently funded through February 16th.

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.