Cyber Security Engineer Sr. / Security Engineering Architect (Active Top Secret Clearance Required)

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

REQ#: RQ48114

Travel Required: Less than 10%
Requisition Type: Regular

Seeking a Cyber Security Engineer/Architect to join our team in Washington, DC... Must have an active TS clearance; SCI eligible. 

The security engineering team culture promotes interaction among team members for determining best direction for both our team and client. Our team culture also promotes individual mentorship and technical career path growth in latest information system technologies. Our team constantly seeks out to provide smart and effective solutions backed by efficient team built system architectures plus team documented and tested process and procedures.

Work is located downtown Washington D.C. with work schedules somewhat flexible to accommodate family and commuting. A top secret clearance and ability to take a CI polygraph examination is required. 

Team Responsibilities:

  • Perform Independent Security Assessment and Reporting (ISAR) as part of application System Development Life-cycle (SDLC)
  • Participate in Life-cycle Management (LCM) Technical Change Control Boards (TCCB) providing technical guidance for security control compliance
  • Participate in Security Architecture Review Boards as part of security system Operations & Management (O&M) sustainment and architecture enhancement
  • Manage and infrastructure service account tracking repositories
  • Operate and maintain (O&M) security assets that include Security Information and Event Management (SIEM), Intrusion detection (IDS), data loss prevention (DLP), and security audit log repositories and databases.
  • Design and manage cloud based security operations processing and storage solutions
  • Design, build, and maintain big data audit log management solutions using traditional and team developed tactics, tools, and repositories

Designs and develops new systems, applications, and solutions for external customer's enterprise-wide cyber systems and networks. Ensures system security needs established and maintained for operations development, security requirements definition, security risk assessment, systems analysis, systems design, security test and evaluation, certification and accreditation, systems hardening, vulnerability testing and scanning, incident response, disaster recovery, and business continuity planning and provides analytical support for security policy development and analysis.

Integrates new architectural features into existing infrastructures, designs cyber security architectural artifacts, provides architectural analysis of cyber security features and relates existing system to future needs and trends, embeds advanced forensic tools and techniques for attack reconstruction, provides engineering recommendations, and resolves integration and testing issues.

May interface with external entities including law enforcement, intelligence and other government organizations and agencies.

BS or equivalent + 5 yrs. related experience, or MS + 3 yrs. related experience

Ideal Candidate: Candidates who are highly motivated, passionate in their IT security trade-craft, and looking to make a positive difference every day are best suited for this position. Candidates should possess a general level of understanding and basic level of experience across all team roles and responsibilities with a concentration of significant experience in at least 3-4 skill sets below.

Preferred Skill Sets:

  • BS degree in Computer Science or Information Technology (5 years’ experience without degree)
  • 3-5 years security system engineering, system operations & maintenance (O&M) Security Information & Event Management (SIEM), firewalls, Intrusion Detection Systems (IDS), Data Loss Prevention (DLP), audit log formatting/databases, and other types of data management technologies such as Splunk, ELK.
  • 3-5 years cloud based solution design and sustainment
  • 3-5 years application development using software development life-cycle (SDLC) process and tools
  • 3-5 years Business Process Re-engineering (BPR) data management and data modeling
  • 3-5 years system and application Certification & Accreditation (C&A), System Assessment & Authorization (SA&A), and/or Independent Validation and Verification (IV&V)
  • 2-5 years security system monitoring, syslog and traffic analysis, and incident response
  • 2-3 years developing and maintaining standard operating procedures and work instructions
  • 2-3 years fulfilling Information System Security Officer (ISSO) and/or Information System Security Representative (ISSR) role
  • 2-3 years fulfilling Windows and/or Unix administrator role or support    
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.