Desktop Security Engineer

Clearance Level
Cyber Security
Bethesda, Maryland

REQ#: RQ61679

Travel Required: None
Public Trust: NACI (T1)
Requisition Type: Regular

GDIT is currently seeking a Desktop Security Engineer in Bethesda, Maryland to join our team. You will provide endpoint assessment and management support for the National Institutes of Health Center for Information Technology (NIH/CIT) to help ensure the success of the NIH mission. . 

Task and responsibilities in this role include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Administer, maintain and operate end point management utilities (Altiris, BigFix and/or JAMF) to install and maintain software on 2000 workstations in response to vulnerabilities in existing installations
  • Create and administer Group Policy Objects to enforce NIH security baseline configurations
  • Monitor and respond to vulnerabilities reported through Tenable Security Center and other utilities.
  • Research and evaluate new security technologies
  • Stay current on existing cybersecurity risks and threats facing health organizations.
  • Create custom scripts for deployment, for remediation of issues, in conjunction with software deployments, or as standalone utilities
  • Provide tier three support for Desktop Support/Service Desk for application and operating system security incident remediation
  • Document and evaluate security issues and their workarounds or solutions using ServiceNow incidents.
  • Create change records using ServiceNow for all changes made to endpoints
  • Responsible for creating and maintaining certification and accreditation documentation for all endpoint management utilities


  • Bachelors Degree and 5+ years of experience
  • Windows and macOS application packaging and deployment, using large scale system management tools to manage software deployments for a user base of approximately 2000 internal and external customers
  • Ability to correctly read and interpret Windows system, application logs and third-party application log files. 
  • Knowledge of batch file scripting, Windows Powershell Scripting, Visual Basic scripting and Bash/Shell Scripting.
  • Experience using Tenable Security Center
  • Experience using McAfee ePO
  • Experience creating executive summaries of ongoing and potential security risks and threats
  • Experience working with change control in a large enterprise environment
  • CISSP Certification


  • SCCM, Absolute Manage- prior Altiris/Symantec/BigFix/Tivoli experience
  • ITIL v3 certification
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.