System Security Officer

Clearance Level
Information Security
Remote, Based in the USA

REQ#: RQ134897

Travel Required: None
Requisition Type: Pipeline

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 rusted to deliver your best every day.

We think. We act. We deliver. There is no challenge we can’t turn into opportunity. And our work depends on a System Security Officer joining our team to remotely support the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) activities.

At GDIT, people are our differentiator. As a System Security Officer supporting CMS, you will be trusted to maintain the safety and security of the program’s systems and network database(s) to prevent unauthorized access and avoid data breaches. You will conduct regular maintenance of networks, create update reports, and resolve glitches and security threats. In this role, a typical day will include:

  • Managing Cybersecurity Analysts and/or Cybersecurity Engineers in the analysis, design, and implementation of complex cyber-related systems solutions. Serving as the primary POC for all program security and privacy issues and requirements, and incident response lead.
  • Managing system security audits
  • Providing in-depth technical knowledge of cybersecurity systems and processes
  • Acting as advisor to subordinates to meet schedules and/or resolve technical problems
  • Developing and administering schedule and performance requirements; may have budget responsibilities
  • Developing and implementing strategic, technical, and operational security/infrastructure controls that are properly aligned with business or program goals and objectives
  • Reviewing and prioritizing needs and analyzes project costs and feasibility
  • Maintaining current knowledge of relevant technology
  • Achieving system security operational objectives by contributing information and recommendations to strategic plans and reviews; preparing and completing action plans; implementing production, productivity, quality, and customer-service standards; resolving problems; completing audits; identifying trends; determining system improvements; implementing change.
  • Advising senior management by identifying critical security issues; recommending risk-reduction solutions.


  • Bachelor’s degree and 7+ years of relevant experience
  • 3+ years of experience with AWS Security Services, such as: CloudWatch, CloudTrail, GuardDuty, or Inspector
  • Must have at least one (1) security certification
  • Hands-on experience with information security practices, networks, software, and hardware, computer programming, operating systems and computer desktop packages such as Microsoft Word, Excel, etc.
  • Experience with NIST 800 series of Special Publications, disaster/contingency planning, risk assessment, and the NIST Risk Management Framework
  • Working knowledge of system security intrusion detection, incident handling, configuration control, change management, auditing, Assessment and Authorization, information assurance principles (Confidentiality, Integrity, non-repudiation, availability, access control), and security testing
  • Candidate must be able to obtain Public Trust clearance
  • Candidate must have lived in the United States at least three (3) out of the last five (5) years


  • US citizen or a Green Card holder
  • Experience working with the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and or Health Care IT experience
  • CISSP or CISM certification
  • Excellent communication with the ability to present material to various management levels of leadership and stakeholders


  • 401K with company match
  • Diverse, highly collaborative teams
  • Challenging work that makes a real impact on the world around you


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The likely salary range for this position is $77,875 - $130,062, this is not, however, a guarantee of compensation or salary; rather, salary will be set based on experience, geographic location and possibly contractual requirements and could fall outside of this range.

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About Our Work

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.

COVID-19 Vaccination

GDIT does not have a vaccination mandate applicable to all employees. To protect the health and safety of its employees and to comply with customer requirements, however, GDIT may require employees in certain positions to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Vaccination requirements will depend on the status of the federal contractor mandate and customer site requirements.

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.