Cyber Security Engineer

Clearance Level
Interim Secret
Cyber Engineering
Leesburg, Virginia

REQ#: RQ121583

Travel Required: Less than 10%
Requisition Type: Regular

GDIT is looking for a Cyber Security Engineer. This position supports a Civilian Agency Cyber Security Operations Center (SOC) organization protecting the network security of tens of thousands of users.  The Intermediate Sensor Maintenance Engineer requires the ability to:

  • Provide the technical expertise required to modify (upgrade) and/or replace existing SOC Firepower/Sourcefire IDS monitoring devices as needed.
  • Install, maintain, monitor and troubleshoot IDS sensor devices.
  • Maintain configuration control of all signatures and test them before being deployed in the operational environment.
  • Evaluate and test all upgrades and patches prior to deployment in production.
  • Identify requirements for additional sensor locations which will enhance the situational awareness capability.
  • Coordinate and assist local personnel in the installation of network intrusion detection systems.
  • Support the DOT in the preparation of site coordination reports for each installation.
  • Develop IDS Life Cycle Plan (LCM) for all IDS, including support with testing of new IDS systems.
  • Lead configuration management and develop processes to track system and signature changes.
  • Lead deployment planning and implementation tasks.
  • Any other duties as requested by the Contracting Officer Representative and SOC management.

Qualities/Additional info:  Intermediate Sensor Maintenance Engineer should be a proven team player with excellent oral and written communications skills, and a fine attention to detail.  He/she should also be a self- starter, capable of working on projects independently, if required. Extremely effective oral and written communications skills are necessary to present strategy and status information to the client in both formal and informal review settings.  Frequent interaction with government client is required.

Occasional local travel. Infrequent (

Job Qualifications:

Required Education and Experience:


  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or Information systems.


  • Minimum six (6) years of relevant professional experience.


  • Minimum three (3) years’ experience of managing an IDS tool.
  • Experience with writing custom signature for IDS.

Preferred Experience:

  • Experience with the following;
    • Cisco Firepower/Sourcefire IDS device configuration management.
    • Windows and Linux networks.
    • TCP/IP (Network System Engineering).
    • Experience with information security devices (e. g., firewalls, and intrusion detection/prevention systems) and applications (e.g. security information management tools (e.g., NetForensics, ArcSight, Splunk)
    • Experience with business processes, capability maturity model, change management, or process improvement.
    • Experience working in a network security environment, such as a Security Operations Center (SOC)

Level of Clearance Required: Department of Defense Secret

US Citizenship Required:  Yes      

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

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