Principal Cyber Tools Engineer (Active Secret Required)

Clearance Level
Cyber Engineering
Beltsville, Maryland

REQ#: RQ64043

Travel Required: None
Public Trust: None
Requisition Type: Regular

The Principal Cyber Tools Engineer will act primarily as the subject matter expert for Linux-based cyber tool deployments across the enterprise. The successful candidate will demonstrate a broad skill set with a heavy focus on Linux experience.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Lead the charge with planning and implementation of multiple network and endpoint tools across the enterprise.
  • Managing software updates, upgrades, system maintenance, agent deployments, as well as coordinating with stakeholders and system owners.
  • Maintain linux-based tool deployments across the enterprise.
  • Assist in the development of Operating Procedures, Work Instructions, and Play Books to support the cyber tools operational environment.
  • Serve as the primary POC for tuning request submissions on network and endpoint tools.
  • Work closely with customers and end-users on improving enterprise cyber tool operational status.
  • Serve as the Tier 3 escalation point for cyber tools.

Required Qualifications:

  • B.S. in a relevant field. Additional years accepted in lieu of a degree.
  • Minimum ten (10) years combined experience with systems engineering, cyber tools engineering, and infrastructure and platform engineering.
  • Minimum five (5) years experience working with Linux operating systems, particularly RHEL.
  • Experience with Red Hat Satellite, Ansible, and containerization.
  • Experience building and/or maintaining linux-based cyber tools (e.g. Zeek, Suricata, Moloch).
  • Experience writing/inputting Suricata and Snort rules.
  • Understanding of technical fundamentals of networking, Windows and Linux operating systems, web applications, databases, virtualization, and other core IT disciplines.
  • Active secret security clearance with the ability to get top secret.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Experience with FireEye, Tanium, McAfee, and other endpoint products desired.
  • Utility scripting (e.g. bash, PowerShell, VBScript, Python, etc.)
  • In-depth knowledge and experience with networking and administration across multiple operating systems


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.