Cyber Systems Engineer (Firewall)

Clearance Level
Top Secret/SCI
Systems Engineering
Washington, District of Columbia
Reston, Virginia

REQ#: RQ124496

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

  • Provide management and oversight of daily team activities 
  • Act as main touch-point for customer requirements and firewall support functions. 
  • Attend meetings, develop reports, and deliver status updates as required. 
  • Perform system design, testing, deployment, analysis, and sustainment of firewall infrastructure. 
  • Remain proactive in identifying, analyzing, and resolving technical issues involving Palo Alto Next Generation firewalls. 
  • Plan and direct upgrades and system enhancements. 
  • Develop and implement test strategies and document results. 
  • Provide technical OJT training and guidance to less experienced team members. 
  • Maintain current knowledge of relevant technology as assigned. 
  • Participate in special projects as required. 

Required Skills 

  • IP networking experience with switching and routing. 
  • At least 2 years of demonstrated experience with Palo Alto Next Gen firewalls or comparable (Forcepoint Sidewinder, Cisco, Checkpoint, etc…). 
  • At least 3 years of demonstrated experience with team management/leadership. 
  • Ability to communicate effectively (written and verbal). 

Preferred Skills 

  • Direct Routing/Switching experience with a deep understanding of IP networking. 
  • Direct experience with engineering and sustainment of Palo Alto Next Gen firewalls. 
  • Palo Alto Certified Network Security Engineer (PCNSE) 
  • 5 years of demonstrated experience with team management/leadership. 
  • Ability to operate in a high-ops tempo environment. 

Position Qualifications:
BA/BS 8+ years of related systems engineering experience or a combination of: (Education Degree from an Accredited Institute in an Area Applicable to the Position) • High School Diploma + 12 years • Associate's Degree + 10 years • Bachelor's Degree + 8 years • Master's Degree + 6 years • PhD + 4 years
Valid TS/SCI clearance with CI Poly (or able to obtain CI Poly)

Security+ CE or other DoD 8570 baseline certification prior to employment.
DoD 8570 IAT II certification as well as a DoD 8570 CSSP Infrastructure certification . Viable certifications that meet this requirement are CEH, CySA+, GICSP, SSCP, CHFI or CFR.

Benefits of this Position:
Opportunity for Fast Growth within the program

Why Work at General Dynamics IT?
Work with top talent and some of the brightest minds in your field
Support missions that make a difference to our Nation
Become part of an organization that that is committed to the highest ethical standards in all that we do
Thrive in the stability of a large organization, with the ability to move onto new opportunities, supporting different missions, building your career within GDIT
Enjoy a culture that supports work-life balance.

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