Systems Security Engineer - Secret Clearance

Clearance Level
Information Security
Albuquerque, New Mexico

REQ#: RQ66940

Travel Required: None
Requisition Type: Regular

Systems Security Engineer

Here’s an opportunity to work for the US Air Force’s most storied and advanced Distributed Training operation. Winner of numerous US Air Force and US Department of Defense training awards over the last 18 years, the Distributed Mission Operations (DMO) Center (DMOC) at Kirtland AFB, NM is the Air Force’s primary hub for distributed combat training exercises, testing and experimentation. Through the DMOC, warfighters at locations around the globe face realistic environments to practice tactics and procedures in highly-realistic training environments. The DMOC architecture integrates synthetic (virtual and/or constructive) simulations across various networks to support a battlespace that accurately models adversary and friendly weapons and weapons systems, focusing on Command, Control, Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance systems. Integrating live, virtual and constructive (LVC) elements, the DMOC is a major contributor to the US Air Force’s Operational Training Infrastructure (OTI). The DMOC paves the way to bridge the gap for fifth generation training in air, space, and cyber domains. This is your chance to influence an industry leader as the DMOC moves to the next level of exceptional training capabilities.

We are looking for an innovative and forward-thinking Systems Security Engineer to help us support and standardize state-of-the-art training venues. The DMOC is on the verge of moving the Air Force to the next level of advanced distributed training, and the skills we are searching for include:

Primary Duties

Manages the compliance of computer systems running on one or more operating systems. Coordinates with system administration / network administration to ensure the integrity and security of systems. Coordinates with system administration / network administration to develop and maintain system security documentation. Coordinates with system administration / network administration to ensure proper backup and recovery of systems and data. Assists with and potentially implements Security Technical Implementation Guides (STIGs) and patching. Level of direct execution will vary with experience, training, and familiarity with the complex Battle Space environments. Monitors security policies and standards for compliance. Assists team in enclave development to access affects from STIG application and/or patching. Tests and evaluates systems for STIG application and/or patching impacts. Assists teams with enclave hardening as requested and is primary security maintainer of the Test & Evaluation enclave (T&E). Coordinates with software development to enable security incorporation into developed applications. Provides security guidance and compliance status to staff members. Maintains current knowledge of relevant technologies as assigned. Participates in special projects as required.


Bachelor's Degree or higher in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Software Engineering, Systems Engineering, Information Systems or related discipline with at least 5 years of information security experience, or the equivalent combination of education, technical training, or work/military experience.


5 years of directly related experience in systems administration and analysis.

An Information Assurance Manager (IAM) Level II or III certification IAW DoD 8570.01-M, such as Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) (preferred) or Certified Information Security Manager (CISM) certification. The Senior Systems Security Engineer shall maintain certification IAW DoD 8570.01-M continuing education program (CPE) through the Period of Performance of the contract.

Active Secret Clearance with ability to obtain Top Secret security clearance with SCI and SAP/SAR eligibility.

Additional skills

Experience with implementation of Security Technical Implementation Guides (STIGs) and patch compliance.

Familiarity with scripting in multi-platform Linux and Windows environments preferred (PowerShell, Python, or equivalent).

Familiarity with Cisco networking environments preferred (SolarWinds, or equivalent).

Good communication skills and experience working with disparate groups (network, systems, security) to achieve a common goal.

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.