Cyber Engineer Solutions Architect

Clearance Level
Top Secret/SCI
Solutions Architect
Herndon, Virginia
Remote, Based in Virginia
Hybrid Workplace
Key Skills For Success


Enterprise Architecture Framework

Solution Architecture

REQ#: RQ174075
Requisition Type: Regular
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

Transform technology into opportunity as a Cyber Solutions Architect with GDIT. A career in enterprise IT means connecting and enhancing the systems that matter most. At GDIT you’ll be at the forefront of innovation and play a meaningful part in improving how agencies operate.

At GDIT, people are our differentiator. The Intel and Homeland Security (IHS) Chief Technology Office (CTO) is responsible for technical solutioning with excellence within the division. The Cyber Engineer Solution Architecture role provides cyber security subject matter expertise specific to application architecture, design, and development in solving our customers’ problems and enabling their missions. This role reports directly to the CTO Leadership.

Responsibilities include:

Cyber and Technical:

  • Designs and evaluates end-to-end systems through their entire life cycle with a focus on Cyber Security and Risk Management.
  • Conducts software and systems engineering and software systems research to develop new capabilities, ensuring cybersecurity is fully integrated.
  • Conducts comprehensive technology research to evaluate potential vulnerabilities in cyberspace systems.
  • Advise on and solutioning CNO (D/A/E) functional areas.
  • Ensures products and systems comply with requirements and customer information assurance and cybersecurity standards.
  • Author strategy for and can lead testing, implementation, maintenance, and administration of the security infrastructure hardware and software.
  • Develop cybersecurity engineering architectural artifacts and analyze systems engineering artifacts provided/created by others for future cyber operational concerns.


  • Function as a solutions architect, lead or contributing, within a Business and Proposal Development Process such as Shipley.
  • Conducts software and systems engineering and software systems research to develop new capabilities tailored to customer needs.
  • Identifies solutions based on business and technical criteria, analyzes alternatives based on trade space, and implements designs.
  • Designs and defines high-level system architecture for new or existing Information and Operational Technology (OT and IT) systems.
  • Ensures the logical and systematic conversion of customer or product requirements into total systems solutions that conform to customer mission technical, schedule, and cost constraints.
  • Coach and provide subject matter guidance to proposal and program teams for cyber security and information assurance.
  • Develop Work Breakdown Structures and Basis of Estimate artifacts for proposed solutions.
  • Reviewing and providing constructive feedback to proposal artifacts.


The candidate must possess the following skills:

  • At least three of the following criteria:
    • Expert in cybersecurity processes and operational improvements, 5+ years.
    • Expert in executing or delivering enabling capabilities for Computer Network Defense such as SOC Operations, Threat Hunting, and Incident Response, 5+ years.
    • Expert in systems security architecture and design, 5+ years.
    • Expert in vulnerability research, 5+ years.
    • Experience in CNO, 5+ years.
    • Practical experience with Risk Management Frameworks, specifically NIST, 5+ years and at least two granted ATOs where ISSE functions were performed.
  • Solution and architecture development concepts and processes, 5+ years.
  • Proven ability to lead development of technical data packages such as a system description, Interface Control Document (ICD), CONOPS, related appendices and detail artifacts such as an API (Application Programming Interface) SDD (System Description Documents), OV-1s, and systems and enterprise architecture packages.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication (including executive level interface), work autonomously and in groups, highly organized, deadline-oriented, continuous-improvement mindset.
  • Experience managing the system engineering lifecycle, including trade studies, analysis of alternatives, proofs of concepts, and operational pilots.
  • Education: Bachelor of Science or advanced degree in a relevant technical field or equivalent work experience.
  • Required Experience: 15+ years of related experience in systems engineering related work and must have at least five years leading technical aspects of systems integration programs.

Additional Requirements:

  • Due to the nature of the work performed and the privileged user access for this position, U.S. Citizenship is required.
  • Ability to obtain and maintain a TS/SCI with polygraph, existing clearance preferred.
  • Batcheler’s Degree or 15+ or more years of professional experience in related fields.

Work Requirements
Years of Experience

15 + years of related experience

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


Travel Required

Less than 10%


U.S. Citizenship Required

Salary and Benefit Information

The likely salary range for this position is $178,500 - $241,500. 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. A global technology and professional services company that delivers consulting, technology and mission services to every major agency across the U.S. government, defense and intelligence community. Our 30,000 experts extract the power of technology to create immediate value and deliver solutions at the edge of innovation. We operate across 30 countries worldwide, offering leading capabilities in digital modernization, AI/ML, Cloud, Cyber and application development. Together with our clients, we strive to create a safer, smarter world by harnessing the power of deep expertise and advanced technology.

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.