Cybersecurity Project Lead (Active Secret Clearance Required)

Clearance Level
Cyber Security
Rosslyn, Virginia
Beltsville, Maryland

REQ#: RQ104175

Travel Required: Less than 10%
Public Trust: None
Requisition Type: Regular

Every day, GDIT impacts the way government serves America and its citizens through smart, future-focused information technology and professional services.  Transforming government requires a technical ecosystem that is dynamic, interconnected, reliable and secure for the people who build it, who manage it and, most of all, who use it.  We are committed to our pursuit of imaginative and mission-driven outcomes.  Together, we are inspiring our clients, our collaborators, and our team members to realize a better tomorrow through next-generation thinking, today.

Project Overview 

The Project supports a major federal customer providing cyber security services including incident response, threat analysis, data analytics and security operations support.

Position Overview 

The Project Lead provides leadership and technical expertise working independently and/or with other engineers in support of the evaluation, design, and integration of new cyber security tools and capabilities. This includes market research, product evaluations, and system integration activities.

The ideal candidate will have a solid understanding of systems engineering life cycle to focus on cyber security in the domains of security operations, security architecture, framework and standards, governance, and threat intelligence.

This effort requires a skilled engineering lead in order to facilitate the implementation of industry standardized and consistent processes in support of systems integration and project management.

Some high-level responsibilities include: 

  • Daily management of team resources to ensure support of priorities, project targeted criteria and timelines
  • Prepare and update project status documents, brief customers on project status, timelines, resources, and obstacles/concerns
  • Interface directly with customers and engineers to support requirements gathering, system/solution architectural design, and implementation
  • Support engineering team with identification of critical path items to progress projects forward and provide support with overcoming barriers to projects
  • Act as quality assurance gate for Engineering team solutions, efforts, and deliverables.
  • Support team with solution design, adherence to agency standards, and resourcing as needed.
  • Displayed initiative, an ability to lead others, develop and mature an engineering team 
  • Leverage business knowledge and interpersonal abilities to build and maintain relationships with customers, stakeholders, and project leadership
  • Lead and support system integration activities; product evaluation, system builds/installation, system assessments, system transition (O&M)
  • Draft supporting system documentation; system design, system diagram, system security plan, etc…


The successful candidate will have demonstrated intimate abilities and/or a proven record of success in the following areas; 

  • A Bachelor’s degree in a technical field 
  • Active Secret Clearance Required
  • Eight (8) years in System Engineering or Cyber Security Engineering disciplines. Including leadership responsibility, developing project timelines, managing and briefing on major mile stones, and allocation of technical resources.
  • Experience managing and mentoring staff, and overseeing vendors to work towards project goals. 
  • Experience with system development life cycle and project management framework
  • Ability to collaborate with multidisciplinary teams and apply robust analytic thinking to identify, diagnose, and resolve complex technical issues
  • Experience supporting architectural design, development, and implementation of IT solutions 
  • Experience with implementation of technical IT, configuration, and security standards. Experience with configuration and baseline identified, change controls, configuration status reporting, and supporting configuration audits. 
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills 
  • Expert knowledge of network and systems engineering concepts 

Nice to have:

  • Agile experience
  • Experience working in AWS is a plus 
  • Experience working in Azure is a plus 
  • CISSP 


Preferred but not absolutely required: 

  • MCSE
  • MCSA
  • CCNA
  • CCNP
  • VCP
  • Security+
  • Network+
  • Linux+
  • ITIL Foundation 


This position requires being fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by January 18, 2022 or the start date, if after January 18. Individuals who work in or reside in Florida, Montana, Tennessee, Texas, or work outside of the United States may be excluded from this requirement.

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.