Cybersecurity Operations Shift Lead

Clearance Level
Interim Secret
Cyber Engineering
Beltsville, Maryland

REQ#: RQ97938

Travel Required: None
Public Trust: None
Requisition Type: Regular

Position Responsibilities 

The Cybersecurity Operations Shift Lead will be the lead operations engineer for a designated shift of 24x7 network and security operations.  As the shift lead, you will provide technical expertise working independently and with other engineers as part of a team focused on providing 24x7 technical support and monitoring to the customers unclassified and classified operating environments.

The primary area of responsibility will be supporting numerous cybersecurity technical capabilities and infrastructure onsite and at several remote locations.  You will be the lead engineer responsible for training employees on operational process, procedures, and tools.  You will also be responsible for setting shift coverage schedules, reviewing shift outputs (e.g. Shift Change Reports), and coordinating assignments for the assigned shift.

The Operations Shift Lead will assist in new security tools deployment. The Operations Shift Lead will be responsible for working with the Project Management and Engineering team on evaluating and accepting new technologies and capabilities.  They will support efforts to develop and maintain documentation for supporting system operations and maintenance.  As the Cybersecurity Operations Shift Lead, they will also assist in the development of training on new tools and operational practices to other operations team members. 

The ideal candidate will have a solid understanding of large scale enterprise IT operations and processes in a 24x7 environment. They will also have experience with cyber security in the domains of security vulnerabilities, malware TTPs, networking protocols, application development, information exchange models, interface and GUI design and development.

This effort will require a skilled cyber security operations engineer to enable standardized and consistent processes, user training, implementation of innovative industry approaches and provide significant improvement to current capabilities.

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelors Degree or equivalent years of experience in relevant field
  • Minimum Five (5) years of experience in enterprise systems lifecycle management, structured system development methodologies (preferably Information Engineering), structured analysis, and/or information systems development or a relevant technical discipline
  • Strong logical/critical thinking abilities
  • Strong knowledge of networking fundamentals such as TCP/IP and basic packet analysis
  • Hands-on Linix/Unix experience
  • Knowledge of Windows Operating Systems, Windows Management Interface (WMI) development, and shell scripting
  • Experience developing and documenting detailed, technical user guides and hands on training.
  • Strong understanding of networking fundamentals
  • Demonstrated experience with direct and remote desktop support
  • Experience developing Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs), job aids, and hands-on training materials.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Desired Certifications: CCNA, RHCE, Linux+, VMWare Certified Associate, CEH
  • Proficiency in process automation using multiple scripting and development tools including, but not limited to: Shell scripting, PowerShell, VBScript Perl, Ruby, or Python
  • Proficiency with Linux, Unix
  • Proficiency in deploying and maintaining open source network security monitoring and assessment tools.
  • Experience in developing test cases for technical certification

 ** TEMPORARY ** Temporary position currently funded through February 16th.

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.