SIEM Engineer

Clearance Level
Top Secret/SCI
Cyber Security
Washington, District of Columbia
Onsite Workplace
Key Skills For Success

Cyber Defense


Security Information and Event Management (SIEM)

REQ#: RQ143702
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

SIEM Engineer – Active Top Secret/ SCI Eligibility Required

Discover a career that is challenging, impactful, and mission critical.  Join our team as a SIEM Engineer and make an impact in providing security solutions for our government client. While you help us advance the mission, we’ll help advance your career.

At GDIT, people are our differentiator. As a SIEM Engineer, you will help ensure today is safe and tomorrow is smarter. Our work depends on a highly motivated Engineer joining our team to provide administrative and technical expertise for a Cyber Security team that supports the highest levels of government.  When we succeed, you succeed and together our best becomes better.


  • Experienced engineer with expertise in the design, implementation, configuration, and management of SIEM architectures (ex. Splunk, IBM, or Elastic)

  • Experience with vendor modules and solutions such as: SOAR, threat intelligence platforms, and/or User Behavior Analysis (UBA).

  • Has enterprise level experience installing, configuring, and implementing RHEL, Ubuntu or similar Linux platforms.

  • Provides engineering support to ensure the collection and extraction of log data and ensures reporting capabilities are implemented to collect and aggregate data in published reports. 

  • Maintains the health, performance, and tuning of the SIEM platform and coordinates with department stakeholders when new technologies are implemented to ensure appropriate data ingest.

  • Develops correlation rules and customized automated alerting.

  • Experience developing dashboards, data models, reports and performance optimization metrics.

  • Designs and customizes complex search queries and promotes advance searching, forensics, and analytics.

  • Experience developing and documenting configuration standards, policies, and procedures for operating, managing and ensuring the security of a SIEM infrastructure.

  • Provides planning and directing upgrades and system enhancements.

  • Serves as liaison with clients, participating in meetings to ensure client needs are met.

  • Provides guidance and work leadership to less-experienced staff.

  • Communicates with customers and teammates clearly and concisely.


  • Education: Bachelor's Degree

  • Required Experience:  5+ years in SIEM engineering; design, implementation and configuration of SIEM platforms; developing customized dashboards and reporting mechanisms

  • Required Technical Skills: Experience with Microsoft Office including Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Publisher; Linux (CentOS/RHEL); experience with a variety of SIEM products.

  • Security Clearance Level: Active Top Secret with SCI Eligibility

  • Required Skills and Abilities: Excellent oral and written communication skills; attention to detail; knowledge and skill to adapt and apply various analytical and quantitative techniques and to document and justify recommendations; ability to establish and maintain relationships with key internal and external individuals/groups; gather, analyze, and present facts; interpret and apply rules, regulations and procedures.

  • Preferred Skills: Self-motivated and detail oriented.

  • Location: On Customer Site, Washington DC.  Scheduled telework available.


  • 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

5 + years of related experience

* may vary based on technical training, certification(s), or degree

Travel Required

Less than 10%


U.S. Citizenship Required

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.