Cybersecurity Operations Lead

Clearance Level
Cyber Security
Washington, District of Columbia

REQ#: RQ126464

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.

As a Cybersecurity Operations Lead, you will be trusted to support work on a program involving Cybersecurity Engineering and Compliance, Risk Management Assessment, Authorization and Accreditation, Threat Intelligence, Threat Detection, Incident Management and Response, Vulnerability Management, Penetration Testing, and Identity and Access Management.

At GDIT, people are our differentiator. In this role, a typical day will include:

  • Manages cybersecurity activities across the enterprise and assist with security policies
  • Responds to Cyber Security Incidents, provides cyber threat analysis and reporting to support SOC and the Program’s situational awareness
  • Supervise security monitoring operations and manage vulnerability and threat assessments, network access control, incident response and maintenance.
  • Create and maintain schedules to ensure 24x7 coverage by operations support personnel
  • Coordinate with threat operations and threat intelligence specialists to resolve high or critical severity level incidents
  • Supervise the assembly and review of security assessment and authorization documentation
  • Support briefings, meetings and communicate recommendations and contract status
  • Manage the scope, schedule, and resource allocation for projects and sustaining activities
  • Support development of policies, strategies, and communications relative to cybersecurity
  • Gather and report on security metrics that demonstrate the relative cost/benefit of the security operations and other cybersecurity initiatives
  • Track the development of Plan of Action and Milestones (POA&Ms) supporting the mitigation of IT security weaknesses and vulnerabilities and support FISMA reporting
  • Ensures network systems are secure and oversees vulnerability scans using Tenable Nessus
  • Manages Endpoint Security and manages detailed assessments of the defensive posture of the network environment
  • Manage cyber situational awareness of the cyber threat landscape and maintain threat monitoring services
  • Ensure cybersecurity policies, procedures, and standards documentation is accurate, current, and relevant
  • Meet security audit mandates, standards, and requirements
  • Effectively manage, monitor, and communicate enterprise security risk by maintaining visibility across the agency enterprise
  • Reduce cost and optimize enterprise cybersecurity posture through efficiencies, reciprocity, security shared services, and automation
  • Effectively communicate and collaborate with internal and external key stakeholders


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Information Technology, or Information Security
  • Eight (8) years of experience on a Computer Incident Response Team (CIRT), Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT), Computer Security Incident Response Center (CSIRC) or a Security Operations Center (SOC)
  • Certifications (One or more of the following): Security+, Certified Penetration CPTE, CEH - Certified Ethical Hacker, CISA - Certified Information Systems Auditor, GCIH - (GIAC Certified Incident Handler) or ECIH - (EC-Council Certified Incident Handler)
  • Public Trust clearance capability with National Agency Check with Inquiries (NACI)


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

The security clearance for this program requires the selected candidate to have resided in the US for the past five years. The selected candidate cannot have left the country for longer than 90 consecutive days and no more than 180 cumulative days.  We can only accept Green Card Holders or US Citizens for this program.

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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.