Cybersecurity Standards, Architect & Engineering Lead

Clearance Level
Top Secret
Cyber Engineering
Washington, District of Columbia
Greenbelt, Maryland

REQ#: RQ101269

Travel Required: Less than 10%
Public Trust: None
Requisition Type: Pipeline

Cybersecurity Standards, Architect & Engineering Lead

We are GDIT. We support and secure some of the most complex government, defense, and intelligence projects across the country. At GDIT, cyber security is not just a singular part of our mission—it connects every one of us because it’s embedded into every aspect of what we do. 

GDIT is your place. You make it your own by bringing your ideas and unique perspective to our culture. By owning your opportunity at GDIT, you are helping us ensure today is safe and tomorrow is smarter. Our work depends on a Cybersecurity Standards, Architect and Engineering Lead joining our team to support NASA activities in Washington D.C.

At GDIT, people are our differentiator. As a Cybersecurity Standards, Architect and Engineering Lead supporting NASA, you will support NASA in designing and developing cybersecurity architecture and engineering in order to improve the Agency’s cybersecurity posture, take advantage of modern technologies such as cloud, meet Federal requirements, and enhance the user experience.  NASA’s cybersecurity architecture is based on NIST’s Cybersecurity Framework.  NASA Cybersecurity and Privacy Program (CSPP) engineering initiatives are driven by the goals of meeting the Agency’s cybersecurity needs and improving the user’s experience for NASA employees.


  • Assist in the development and maintenance of NASA cybersecurity standards, specifications, and handbooks
  • Research, recommend, and revise Agency cybersecurity standards for computing systems, cloud, networking, applications, and data management
  • Ratify standards, specifications, and handbooks via approved NASA governance mechanisms
  • Develop, solicit, and incorporate stakeholder feedback as required by the appropriate governance process
  • Assist in the development, review, and maintenance of the NASA Organization Defined Values (ODVs) for all NIST SP 800-53 controls and enhancements
  • Assist in the development, review, and maintenance of NASA’s baselines of NIST SP 800-53 controls for Low, Moderate, and High impact information systems, and for subsets of control baselines (e.g. for privacy controls), as requested
  • Recommend custom baseline NIST control sets for Low, Moderate, and High impact OT systems at NASA, including appropriate ODVs for OT systems.
  • Create, maintain, and support compliance content that utilizes or feeds into the Agency CDM Toolset to accurately measure target system compliance against Security Configuration Specifications. Engage the appropriate CSPP organizations during the development cycle and adhere to established processes, procedures, agreements, etc
  • Assist with related Agency cybersecurity initiatives and incorporate security into NASA standards and other deliverables
  • Maintain an in-depth awareness of the NASA IT Enterprise Cybersecurity Architecture in order to identify any gaps and understand the causing impacts
  • Identify opportunities for leveraging standards and cybersecurity architecture in support of the NASA         Enterprise Architecture including ICAM
  • Recommend requirements and integration design of enterprise technologies in the NASA Environment  
  • Maintain awareness of next generation technologies requiring advanced cybersecurity controls and implementation strategies including Zero Trust Architectures
  • Track technology trends and other factors in order to recommend, develop, or implement innovative OT security processes, procedures, tools, and mechanisms that help improve and advance the Agency’s OT security posture
  •  Ensure communications are professional, consistent, and support a positive group identity to effectively advertise and promote the technical standards and work products as established
  • Promote and advertise Agency cybersecurity standards for computing systems, cloud, networking, applications, and data management in collaboration with the appropriate NASA organization and in accordance with NASA’s policies and procedures
  • Develop security architecture or system components required to meet customer needs
  • Provide expert consultation and guidance in cloud computing technologies with a focus on cybersecurity
  • Ensure security and availability of the environment for evaluating and testing the integration of services into the NASA environment
  • Track internal and external efforts by utilizing the Cybersecurity Engineering Team’s (CSET) issue tracking system


  • Bachelor’s degree in related field with 12+ years of relevant experience, or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Active TS/SCI clearance
  • One or more DoD 8570.01-M Cyber Certifications
  • Knowledge of laws, regulations, policies, and ethics as they relate to cybersecurity and privacy.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage teams/activities in a geographically diverse, complex federal enterprise large organization 
  • Knowledge of emergent IT technologies and industry trends and the impact on cybersecurity requirements and solutions

●    Full-flex work week
●    401K with company match
●    Internal mobility team dedicated to helping you own your career
●    Collaborative teams of highly motivated critical thinkers and innovators
●    Ability to make a real impact on the world around you

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.