Cyber Security Operations Lead

Clearance Level
Cyber Engineering
Remote, Based in Maryland

REQ#: RQ138850

Travel Required: Less than 10%
Public Trust: NACI (T1)
Requisition Type: Pipeline

We are GDIT. We support and secure some of the most complex government, defense, and intelligence projects across the country. At GDIT, cyber security is not just a singular part of our mission—it connects every one of us because it’s embedded into every aspect of what we do.

GDIT is your place. You make it your own by bringing your ideas and unique perspective to our culture. By owning your opportunity at GDIT, you are helping us ensure today is safe and tomorrow is smarter. Our work depends on a Cyber Operations Lead joining our team to support one of our federal customers with locations in Bethesda, Rockville, and Frederick. This will be a hybrid onsite / remote position; however, the successful candidate will be local to the DC Metropolitan area to facilitate onsite presence when needed.

At GDIT, people are our differentiator. As a Cyber Operations Lead supporting GDIT’s federal customer, you will be trusted to lead a team in providing general cybersecurity activities and support.  In this role, a typical day will include leading the team in performing the following activities:

  • Collaborate with the Storage Teams to analyze and recommend server security standards to enhance data confidentiality, availability, and integrity.

  • Collaborate with the Hosting Team to identify and remediate all server security vulnerabilities within mandated timeframes that may change based on incident or priority of the incident encountered, develop, and implement a plan to prevent the vulnerability, and related security issues, from recurrence.

  • Provide the customer with all requested information related to security incidents.

  • Assist as needed with remediation and investigation efforts.

  • Provide the customer with all requested information related to A&A, testing, and auditing activities.

  • Recommend improvements to security standards.

  • Conduct audits of permissions and security.

  • Conduct SA&A activities as needed and prepare FedRAMP compliant ATO for any externally hosted cloud systems or services prior to Prod deployments.

  • Perform an organization-wide risk assessment.

  • Conduct a system-level risk assessment and update the risk assessment results on an ongoing basis.

  • Define and document the security and privacy requirements for the system and the environment of operation, as needed.

  • Determine the placement of the system within the enterprise architecture (review existing application boundaries and inventory).

  • Maintain ATOs and monitor security controls

  • Develop processes and documentation


  • B.S. degree in Information Systems, Security, Computer Science, or relevant field

  • 10+ years of demonstrated Information Security Experience

  • ITIL certification preferred but will consider candidates with proven ITIL experience

  • Experience successfully managing a team in an Information Assurance Program at a Federal agency or large organization.

  • Demonstrated experience in the field of Information Assurance in a federal FISMA/ NIST based environment.

  • Experience reviewing and evaluating information systems against NIST security controls

  • Experience applying security to Cloud Systems

  • CISM, CISSP, or equivalent certification

Desired qualifications:

Experience with NIH information security policies and procedures


Full-flex work week

401K with company match

Internal mobility team dedicated to helping you own your career

Collaborative teams of highly motivated critical thinkers and innovators

Ability to make a real impact on the world around you

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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.