Cross Domain Solution (CDS) Engineer, Government Clearance Required

Clearance Level
Interim Secret
Cyber Engineering
Sterling, Virginia

REQ#: RQ137048

Travel Required: Less than 10%
Requisition Type: Regular

Join us at the crossroads of two of the coolest emerging technologies: Cloud and Commercial Solutions for Classified (CSfC). 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’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 CSfC Advocate Manager joining our team to support Department of State activities at Sterling, VA.

At GDIT, people are our differentiator. As a CDS Engineer supporting Department of State (DoS) Commercial Solutions for Classified (CSfC) deployment, you will be trusted to help deploy, sustain and develop use cases for DoS Cross Domain Solution (CDS) for CSfC services.  You will collaborate with DoS cybersecurity operations to assure the program defends and protects Government assets.


  •  Principal responsible for successful deployment and sustainment of Forcepoint Cross Domain Solution (CDS)
  •  System Engineer primary duties will be to design, update, and manage a Cross Domain Solution (CDS) to support multiple Commercial Solutions for Classified (CSfC) connections and classification to support mission efforts and goals
  • Successful candidate will perform use case development and prepare systems engineering artifacts
  •  Develop and review of interface documents, system requirements, architectural documentation, system engineering estimates, and author and
  •   Perform formal and informal engineering reviews.
  •  Demonstrate flexibility to support various tasks on short notice.
  •  Provide system/equipment/specialized training and technical guidance.
  •  Provide guidance and leadership to less-experienced staff.
  •  Communicate effectively, clearly and concisely with customers and teammates.
  •  Maintain current knowledge of relevant CSfC technology and demonstrate willingness to contribute to other software deployment and management.
  •   Enable secure data transfer utilizing Linux and scripting expertise to support;
  •  Utilize interpersonal skills to engage directly with the customer to provide advanced design, analysis and implementation of software
  •  Demonstrate competency working hands-on in Linux based environments, troubleshooting on-site technical issues, using and configuring the Forcepoint CDS solution to deliver critical customer-driven requirements
  •  Leverage standard networking concepts to support the design and implementation of the CDS systems to include failover, COOP, and load balancing as well as interoperability with other components within the enterprise.
  •  Work with the Assessment and Authorization (A&A) team to ensure the CDS supports the Authority to Operate (ATO) and meets all FISMA obligations.


  •  B.S. in a Computer Science, Engineering or Information Technology related field is desired but not required. Bachelor's degree in Information Technology/Systems or experience.
  •  2 years (3 preferred) of experience in information technology
  •  1+ year of Forcepoint design and administration | can substitute Linux or Owl technology
  •   Experience (with tangible outcomes and results), a can-do attitude, an ability to influence internal and external customers, and a leadership and communication style required to foster agreement and productive outcomes
  •  Embrace GDIT’s of Commitment to honesty, transparency, alignment and trust
  •  Active Secret Security clearance with ability to obtain TS; work is on-site only; NOT hybrid or remote
  •  Experience with Linux and scripting
  •  Working knowledge of networking concepts (e.g., TCP/IP, firewalls, routers, etc.)
  •  Working knowledge of programming logic and methodologies (e.g., regular expressions)
  •  Experience with security design and architecture of Cross Domain solutions (CDS)
  •  Knowledge of Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI)
  •  Working knowledge of virtualized, networked environments, specifically VMWare and Hyper-converged systems
  •  Experience with security COTS product integration (e.g., firewall, web gateways, Data Loss Prevention)
  •  Strong English communication skills with ability to lead working groups, communicating clearly and succinctly in written and oral presentations
    • Ability to clearly present technical approaches and findings
    • Able to write and implement engineering plans within a project
  •  Possess an understanding of systems engineering process and principles
  •  Experience developing system engineering artifacts (e.g., specifications, Interface Control Documents, Use Cases, System Architecture Descriptions, Trade Studies, etc.)
  •  Experience working in an integrated team environment with other systems, software and specialty engineers to develop solutions
  •  Familiarity with the System Engineering process and knowledge of ports, protocols and interfaces

Desired Skills:

  •  TS Security Clearance
  •  Formal training in Forcepoint
  •  CISSP preferred
  • Technical knowledge of any of; Cisco ICE/UCS, Forcepoint (High Speed Guard), Splunk, InfoBlox, MetricStream, Radiant Logic, Tenable Security Center, Sciencelogic, SonarSource, Appscan HCL
  •  Experience preparing documentation to support Assessment and Authorization (A&A) activities
  •  Previous experience supporting the U.S. Dept. of State

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About Our Work

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.

COVID-19 Vaccination

GDIT does not have a vaccination mandate applicable to all employees. To protect the health and safety of its employees and to comply with customer requirements, however, GDIT may require employees in certain positions to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Vaccination requirements will depend on the status of the federal contractor mandate and customer site requirements.

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.