Information System Security Engineer (ISSE) | Secret clearance

Clearance Level
Cyber Security
Norfolk, Virginia
Onsite Workplace
Key Skills For Success


Hands on Work

Information System Security

System Implementations

Systems Security

REQ#: RQ173509
Public Trust: SSBI (T5)
Requisition Type: Regular
Your Impact

Own your opportunity to work with the largest government agency in the nation. Make an impact by advancing the Department of Defense’s mission to keep our country safe and secure.

Job Description

Own your career as an ISSE at GDIT. Here, you’ll have the opportunity to build strong lines of cyber defense using cutting-edge technologies. Your work in cyber security at GDIT will have an impact on securing our clients’ missions and ensuring we anticipate the threats of tomorrow.

At GDIT, people are our differentiator. As an ISSE you will help ensure today is safe and tomorrow is smarter. Our work depends on an ISSE joining our team in Norfolk, VA to support CNIC Programs achieve/maintain Authority to Operate (ATOs) using the Risk Management Framework (RMF) process.


  • Assists ISSO guiding the SDP program thru RMF process expediting control implementation/policy creation to achieve/maintain 3-year ATO

  • Maintains system eMASS records, uploads artifacts, updates security controls, and initiates workflow for steps in RMF process.

  • Validate weekly patching complete and scans results reviewed.

  • Ensure CESC STIG Compliance SOP is sustained on testing guidance for SDP teams

  • Reviews and analyze system implementation plans.

  • Identified corrective actions/mitigation strategies to achieve/sustain RMF compliance.

  • Validates STIG development/implementation. Ensure all STIGS/scans sustained IAW SOP. Includes validation and IssueTrak monitoring

  • Develop/maintain Plans of Action & Milestones (POA&M) which account for confidentiality, integrity, and availability.

  • In eMASS, validate all Assessment Procedures (i.e. security controls) test results reported with proper justification.

  • Validate Reported False Positives. If ACAS findings, create IssueTrak ticket, notify ACAS team, and coordinate to submit ticket to DISA.


  • Security Clearance Level: Secret with Top Secret eligibility or higher

  • Required Experience: 6 years' hands-on experience with a BS Degree in Information Technology OR 8 years of hands-on experience with Cybersecurity, Information Systems development, maintenance and Network Security.

  • Required Certifications: DOD Cyber Security Workforce 8140 Compliant experience and training including: Security+ CE (or higher) certification, 20+ Hours Technical Training per year; CASP+ or CySA+ or higher

  • Required Technical Skills: Cybersecurity, Systems Administration, implementation of RMF tools and processes. ACAS, eMASS, VRAM, SCAP, STIG, Patching

  • Required Skills and Abilities: Strong communication, problem solving

  • Location: Onsite in Norfolk, VA

  • US Citizenship Required


  • 401K with company match

  • Comprehensive health and wellness packages

  • Internal mobility team dedicated to helping you own your career

  • Professional growth opportunities including paid education and certifications

  • Cutting-edge technology you can learn from

  • Rest and recharge with paid vacation and holidays


Work Requirements
Years of Experience

6 + years of related experience

* may vary based on technical training, certification(s), or degree


CompTIA - Security+ - CompTIA

Travel Required

Less than 10%


U.S. Citizenship Required

Salary and Benefit Information

The likely salary range for this position is $85,000 - $115,000. This is not, however, a guarantee of compensation or salary. Rather, salary will be set based on experience, geographic location and possibly contractual requirements and could fall outside of this range.
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About Our Work

We are GDIT. A global technology and professional services company that delivers consulting, technology and mission services to every major agency across the U.S. government, defense and intelligence community. Our 30,000 experts extract the power of technology to create immediate value and deliver solutions at the edge of innovation. We operate across 30 countries worldwide, offering leading capabilities in digital modernization, AI/ML, Cloud, Cyber and application development. Together with our clients, we strive to create a safer, smarter world by harnessing the power of deep expertise and advanced technology.

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.