Chief Security Operations Manager

Clearance Level
Information Security
Remote, Based in Virginia
Hybrid Workplace
Key Skills For Success


IT Security

Security Operations Center (SOC)

Security Operations Management

REQ#: RQ147183
Public Trust: None
Requisition Type: Pipeline
Your Impact

Own your opportunity to work alongside federal civilian agencies. Make an impact by providing services that help the government ensure the well being of U.S. citizens.

Job Description


We are GDIT. We support and secure some of the most complex government, defense, and intelligence projects across the country. At GDIT, cybersecurity is not just a singular part of our mission—it connects every one of us because it’s embedded into every aspect of what we do.

GDIT is your place. You make it your own by bringing your ideas and unique perspective to our culture. By owning your opportunity at GDIT, you are helping us ensure today is safe and tomorrow is smarter. Our work depends on a Security Operations Center Manager joining our team to support a Managed Security Services contract.

At GDIT, people are our differentiator. As the SOC Manager, you will provide oversight for the Security Operations Center, providing real-time, continuous cybersecurity monitoring and triage, uninterrupted event detection, incident analysis, coordination and response, situational awareness, and cybersecurity countermeasure implementation capabilities for maintaining a secure cybersecurity and information assurance posture.

Further responsibilities include:

  • Maintain 24x7x365 comprehensive situational awareness of customer cyber-threat landscape as it relates to security monitoring.
  • Lead a team of technicians with various skill sets that provides operations, maintenance and service support of security operations across the Enterprise.
  • Display a vision consistent with supporting Contract goals and objectives.
  • Deliver expert advice to stakeholders regarding the security status of the customer environment.
  • Prepare various service reports such as cyber-threat intelligence situation reports regarding observed activity from security tools.
  • Develop plans and procedures.
  • Conduct trend analysis.
  • Track, troubleshoot, and report network incidents.


  • Education:
  • Bachelor’s Degree in a related business or technical discipline, or the equivalent combination of education, technical training, or SOC experience.
  • Required Experience:
    • 8+ years of related technical experience.
  • Required Technical Skills:
    • Possess understanding of Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL) principles at a foundational level. 
    • Relevant certification such as CISSP, ISSMP, CISM, or possible GCIH. The CISSP is preferred.
  • Security Clearance Level:
    • none
  • Required Skills and Abilities:
    • Effectively communicate with all parties, especially stakeholder.
    • Apply knowledge of contractual obligations, services provided, company policies and procedures.
    • Create a team environment and improving/sustaining employee morale.
    • Take initiative to complete the mission with excellence and minimum supervision.
    • Multitask and maintain a professional demeanor under pressure.
    • Collaborate effectively across multiple teams.
  • Location:
    • This job is a Hybrid work arrangement based in the Richmond, VA area.  It is currently estimated the work will be on site 25-50% of the time. Some travel to other sites in Virginia will be required.

● Full-flex work week to own your priorities at work and at home
● 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%

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 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.