Junior Security Engineer

Clearance Level
Information Security
Remote, Based in Virginia

REQ#: RQ118776

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

Evaluates firewall change requests and assesses organizational risk

Assists with implementation of countermeasures or mitigating controls

Assists in conducting regular audits to ensure that systems are being operated securely, and information systems security policies and procedures are being implemented as defined in security plans

Assists in developing, testing, and operating routine firewalls, intrusion detection systems, enterprise anti-virus systems and software deployment tools following routine instructions

Safeguards the network against unauthorized infiltration, modification, destruction, or disclosure

Researches, evaluates, tests, and implements new security software or devices

Assists in conducting investigations of information systems security violations and incidents, reporting as necessary to management

Ensures the integrity and protection of networks, systems, and applications by technical enforcement of organizational security policies, through monitoring of vulnerability scanning devices

Performs periodic and on-demand system audits and vulnerability assessments, including user accounts, application access, file system and external Web integrity scans to determine compliance

Communicates alerts to agencies regarding intrusions and compromises to their network infrastructure, applications, and operating systems

Monitors and analyzes Intrusion Detection Systems (IDS) to identify security issues for remediation

Recognizes potential, successful, and unsuccessful intrusion attempts and compromises thorough reviews and analyses of relevant event detail and summary information

Prepares incident reports of analysis methodology and results

Ensure compliance with regulations and privacy laws



  • B.S. or B.A. in Computer Information Systems, Information Technology, Computer Science or Cyber Security.
  • Experience with Palo Alto firewalls and Cloud security a plus.
  • Outstanding analysis skills, including the ability to critically evaluate requirements and determine best solutions
  •  Ability to be a self-starter and work independently and as part of a team
  • Organized and detail-oriented
  • Ability to take initiative and suggest process changes 
  • Possess problem-solving skills
  • Experience with Palo Alto firewalls and Cloud security a plus.

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.