Cybersecurity Engineering Manager

Clearance Level
Cyber Security
Rockville, Maryland

REQ#: RQ66539

Travel Required: None
Public Trust: NACLC (T3)
Requisition Type: Regular

We are seeking a Cybersecurity Engineering Manager who is innovative, dedicated, and highly motivated in order to solve challenging problems for our client, a large scientific and medical research agency.   You will lead a team of 9 cybersecurity engineers, responsible for developing, implementing, and maintaining cybersecurity systems in a large, complex technology environment. This team will also provide cybersecurity consulting services to other project teams (including infrastructure design, custom business and scientific software development, and cloud architecture teams), to ensure that system design and implementation considers current and emerging cybersecurity threats and appropriate cybersecurity defense tactics. This position will serve as the voice of the cybersecurity engineering program at the agency, with responsibility for guiding and transforming the cybersecurity technology activities and priorities of the organization.

The ideal candidate enjoys managing a team and will find the challenges and opportunities provided by a fast-paced, customer-oriented environment satisfying.  If you want to work with a dynamic group of dedicated, technical professionals on a collaborative team that supports a life-saving mission of global importance, we encourage you to apply.  

Position is for full time employment and will be based at our client's office in Rockville, MD. 


  • Lead a team of cybersecurity engineers responsible for the IT security of a large, complex environment
  • Identify cybersecurity challenges, develop innovative technical solutions, and implement and operate these systems.
  • Interface with both contract and government personnel and management on technical and business decisions in the context of cybersecurity
  • Investigate emerging technologies to addresses new cybersecurity threats and evaluate these in the context of organization’s technology posture
  • Collaborate with cybersecurity policy and assessment teams to ensure all compliance requirements are considered and addressed
  • Oversee the involvement of cybersecurity subject matter experts in a consulting role within infrastructure project teams to provide guidance and perspective on security threats and mitigation
  • Promote awareness of strategic initiatives, and encourage self-sustaining security practices and behaviors within delivery teams
  • Provide operations oversight for all cybersecurity systems to ensure proper functioning, compliance, and effectiveness
  • Provide day-to-day operational guidance to team members to ensure required tasks and service requests are completed
  • Mentor team of security engineers on technical and business development

Required Skills:

  • Bachelor’s degree or work experience equivalent and 10+ years total information technology experience
  • 10 years of general information technology experience in one or more of the following areas: Systems Administration, Network Administration, Systems Engineering, Network Engineering or additional Information Security experience.
  • 5+ years of dedicated information security experience, where responsibilities include planning, deploying, managing and maintaining enterprise security systems such as firewalls, intrusion detection/prevention systems (IDS/IPS), Security Information and Event Management (SIEM) systems, anti-virus  systems, vulnerability scanning, etc.
  • Experience leading and/or managing a team
  • Experience with cloud technologies, including Infrastructure as a Service and Software as a Service offerings, and security technologies and considerations surrounding these service models


  • Demonstrates excellent analytical and problem solving skills
  • Experience working in a team-oriented and collaborative environment.
  • Strong organizational, problem solving, analytical, written and communication skills
  • Experience communicating complex technology topics to a varied audience, including both technical and business concepts
  • Strong leadership and people management skills

Desired Skills

  • CISSP, CISA, or CISM Certification
  • Hands on experience with Windows Server, WorkStation, and Linux operating environments
  • Hands on experience with networking (TCP/IP)
  • Hands on experience with firewall systems
  • Hands on experience with Network Access Control
  • Hands on experience with Vulnerability Scanning & management system, such as Nessus
  • Hands on experience with SIEM solutions
  • Hands on experience with intrusion detection/prevention systems
  • Hands on experience with penetration testing and related tools
  • Hands on experience with full network traffic capture systems
  • Hands on experience with cloud hosting technologies and providers

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.