Penetration Tester - TS/SCI with Polygraph

Clearance Level
Top Secret SCI + Polygraph
Cyber Security
McLean, Virginia
Onsite Workplace
Key Skills For Success


Penetration Testing

Risk Management Framework

REQ#: RQ174880
Public Trust: None
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

Seize your opportunity to make a personal impact as a Penetration Tester supporting customer activities. GDIT is your place to make meaningful contributions to challenging projects and grow a rewarding career.

At GDIT, people are our differentiator. As a Penetration Tester, you will help ensure today is safe and tomorrow is smarter. Our work depends on a Penetration Tester joining our highly skilled team to be a premier provider of cyber security services to the customer.  We provide consummate cyber security risk management “as a service” platform across multiple fabrics and centers.  We have responsibility to ensure operational IT capabilities provide the client with necessary timeliness, accuracy and security of information demanded from all our highly professional roles. Be the change, lead our change – join us!


  • Conduct internal and external penetration testing of networks, web applications, databases, and cloud services
  • Manually exploit and compromise networks, web applications, databases, and cloud services to include privilege escalation and lateral movement
  • Write final reports, defend all findings to include the risk or vulnerability, mitigation strategies, and references
  • Ability to meet and coordinate with various audiences to include developers, system administrators, project managers, and senior government stakeholders
  • Provide security recommendations for developers, system administrators, project managers, and senior government stakeholders
  • Report vulnerabilities identified during security assessments
  • Produce actionable, threat-based reports on security testing results
  • Conduct security reviews, technical research, and provide reporting to increase security defense mechanisms  


  • Education: Bachelor's Degree (Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Information Systems, Information Technology, Cybersecurity, or a closely related discipline)
  • Required Experience: 10+ yrs
  • Clearance: TS/SCI with Polygraph
  • Required Technical Skills:
  • Experience with NIST 800-53, NIST 800-115, and Risk Management Framework
  • Desired Certifications:
  • CEH - Certified Ethical Hacker Certification, GPEN - GIAC Penetration Tester, OSCP - Offensive Security Certified Professional, CompTIA Pentest+, PNTP - Practical Network Penetration Tester, eCPPT - Certified Professional Penetration Tester
  • Desired Skills:
    • Strong writing skills
    • Experience with AW and Azure Cloud Security
  • Security Clearance Level: TS/SCI with active polygraph
  • Location: McLean, VA - On Customer Site




  • 401K with company match
  • Comprehensive health and wellness packages
  • Internal mobility team dedicated to helping you own your career
  • Professional growth opportunities including paid education and certifications
  • Cutting-edge technology you can learn from
  • Rest and recharge with paid vacation and holidays
Work Requirements
Years of Experience

8 + 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 $161,500 - $218,500. 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.