Cyber Security Project Engineer - TS/SCI w/Poly

Clearance Level
Top Secret SCI + Polygraph
Cyber Security
McLean, Virginia
Onsite Workplace
Key Skills For Success


Firewall Management



Palo Alto

REQ#: RQ143365
Public Trust: None
Requisition Type: Pipeline
Your Impact

Own your opportunity to serve as a critical component of our nation’s safety and security. Make an impact by using your expertise to protect our country from threats.

Job Description

Own the opportunity as a Cyber Security Project Engineer and help ensure the mission is never interrupted. At GDIT, we deliver clarity with our cloud solutions and provide meaningful work. Your work will be an important part of transforming our clients for the modern age and help them face any obstacle.

At GDIT, people are our differentiator. As a Cyber Security Project Engineer supporting the customer, you will be trusted to solve complex IT issues while delivering outstanding customer service.

Ensure the safety and security of our nation as a Cyber Security Project Engineer at GDIT. You’ll apply the latest technology and provide operational support to deliver actionable intelligence for the Intelligence Community. Here, your work will have meaning and impact as you deliver your best every day.


The Sponsor delivers global communication and services, and supports reliable and responsive IT infrastructure services across departments. The Sponsor requires support specializing in firewall engineering and software development. The work will require organization between multiple stakeholders and multiple customer systems.


  • 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.
  • Required Experience:
  • Demonstrated experience in firewall deployment, and operations and maintenance of firewall hardware.
  • Demonstrated experience with multicast traffic across the firewall. 
  • Demonstrated experience deploying Cisco, Palo Alto and Juniper firewall Manager servers.
  • Demonstrated experience with designing, building, and managing controlled interfaces.
  • Demonstrated experience installing hardware, configuring firewalls, setting up virtual private networks, and implementing updates.
  • Demonstrated experience with working with developers or engineers to determine best technical approach to requirements.
  • Demonstrated experience monitoring security devices and applications for performance problems and providing technical resolutions.
  • Demonstrated experience migrating from antiquated technology to new firewall technology.
  • Demonstrated experience with Cisco, Juniper and Palo Alto devices.
  • Demonstrated experience with load balancers and network security appliances.
  • Demonstrated experience with Linux.
  • Demonstrated experience with Information Assurance hardening and compliance policies.
  • Security Clearance Level: Top Secret/SCI with Polygraph

Preferred Skills:

  • Demonstrated experience with implementing zero-trust networks.
  • Demonstrated experience with firewall vendor transitioning to include design, engineering and deployment of new firewalls.
  • Demonstrated experience with completing assessment and authorization (A&A) through Sponsor’s accreditation process.
  • Location: McLean, VA


  • 401K with company match
  • Comprehensive health and wellness packages
  • Internal mobility team dedicated to helping you own your career
  • Professional growth opportunities including paid education and certifications
  • Cutting-edge technology you can learn from
  • Rest and recharge with paid vacation and holidays



Work Requirements
Years of Experience

10 + years of related experience

* may vary based on technical training, certification(s), or degree

Travel Required

Less than 10%

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.