Chief Cyber Security Engineer/Architect, with Polygraph

Clearance Level
Top Secret SCI + Polygraph
Category
Information Security
Location
Herndon, Virginia

REQ#: RQ83848

Travel Required: None
Requisition Type: Regular

We are GDIT. The people supporting and securing some of the most complex government, defense, and intelligence projects across the country. We ensure today is safe and tomorrow is smarter. Our work has meaning and impact on the world around us, but also on us, and that’s important.


GDIT is your place. You make it your own by embracing autonomy, seizing opportunity, and being trusted to deliver your best every day. We think. We act. We deliver. There is no challenge that we can’t turn into opportunity. And our work depends on a Customer Services and Information Technology Officer joining our team to support Government activities in Herndon, Virginia.


At GDIT, people are our differentiator. As a Chief Cyber Security Engineer/Architect directly supporting the customer, you will be trusted to provide both critical technical support in addressing complicated IT-related issues and delivering exceptional customer service. In this role the Security Engineer will work on the creation and maintenance of security relevant documentation (Security Plans, briefings, revisions, and updates, etc) act as an adviser to IT systems engineers, and propose changes to the enterprise technical architecture based on analysis of security requirements and new technology. The candidate will be responsible for providing expert level guidance to projects team members to ensure systems under development are compatible with existing enterprise IT Solutions and adhere to complex security requirements.

  • Working as part of a motivated, high-performing team
  • Resolving critical IT-related issues that negatively impact the customer’s mission
  • Collaborating with teammates and government customers to identify process improvements
  • Lending expertise and institutional knowledge to less experienced engineers to improve the overall technical excellence of the team

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Education: Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Engineering, or a related technical discipline, or the equivalent combination of education, technical certifications or training, or work experience.
  • Minimum of 10 years related experience.
  • Demonstrated experience evaluating security risk of applications, systems, and networks.
  • Demonstrated experience developing, writing and maintaining Security plans for complex applications.
  • Demonstrated experience engineering security solutions for large complex IT development effort involving both software and hardware.
  • Demonstrated experience and knowledge of data protection levels and encryption standards.
  • Demonstrated experience navigating through the customer security A&A process.
  • Security Clearance Level: Top Secret/SCI with Polygraph

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated experience working with security testing tools and mechanisms.
  • Demonstrated experience engineering and securing cloud base solutions
  • Demonstrated experience with engineering security solution for service oriented architecture (SOA) and multi - tier systems
  • Demonstrated experience with the customer information sercuity process and polices.

WHAT GDIT CAN OFFER YOU

  • Alignment to a mission-critical role that directly impacts the customer’s ability to effectively execute its mission.
  • Direct engagement with contractor leadership that centers upon career development/mobility, enhanced performance evaluation, and corporate information sharing & networking opportunities.
  • Placement on a dynamic team of talented professionals that organically fosters an environment of innovation, collaboration, and trust.

Monitor and analyze Intrusion Detection Systems (IDS) to identify security issues for remediation.

Recognizes potential, successful, and unsuccessful intrusion attempts and compromises thorough reviews and analyses of relevant event detail and summary information.

Evaluate firewall change requests and assess organizational risk.

Communicates alerts to agencies regarding intrusions and compromises to their network infrastructure, applications and operating systems.

Assists with implementation of counter-measures or mitigating controls.

Conducts regular audits to ensure that systems are being operated securely, and information systems security policies and procedures are being implemented as defined in security plans.

Develops, tests, and operates firewalls, intrusion detection systems, enterprise anti-virus systems and software deployment tools.

Safeguards the network against unauthorized infiltration, modification, destruction or disclosure.

Responds to queries and requests for computer security information and reports.

Conducts investigations of computer security violations and incidents, reporting as necessary to management.

Researches, evaluates, tests, recommends, communicates and implements new security software or devices.

Implements, enforces, communicates and develops security policies or plans for data, software applications, hardware, and telecommunications.

Develops materials for computer security education/awareness programs.

Provides recommendations to clients on information assurance engineering standards, implementation dependencies, and changing information assurance related technologies.

Performs periodic and on-demand system audits and vulnerability assessments, including user accounts, application access, file system and external Web integrity scans to determine compliance.

Provides information to management regarding the negative impact on the business caused by theft, destruction, alteration or denial of access to information.

Provides advanced guidance and leadership to less-experienced team members.

May serve as a team or task leader. (Not a people manager)

Provides information assurance project management, technical security staff oversight, and development of mission-critical technical documents.

Ensure compliance with regulations and privacy laws.

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS: BA/BS (or equivalent experience), 10+ years of experience

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.