Chief Cyber Security Engineer/Architect, with Polygraph

Clearance Level
Top Secret SCI + Polygraph
Category
Cyber Engineering
Location
Herndon, Virginia

REQ#: RQ108900

Travel Required: None
Requisition Type: Regular

We are GDIT. The people supporting and securing some of the most complex government, defense, and intelligence projects across the country. We ensure today is safe and tomorrow is smarter. Our work has meaning and impact on the world around us, but also on us, and that’s important.


GDIT is your place. You make it your own by embracing autonomy, seizing opportunity, and being trusted to deliver your best every day.
We think. We act. We deliver. There is no challenge that we can’t turn into opportunity. And our work depends on a Chief Cyber Security Engineer/Architect  joining our team to support Government activities at Herndon.


At GDIT, people are our differentiator. In this role, a typical day will include:

  • Engineer, design, implement, and test network intrusion detection system (IDS), network intrusion protection system (IPS), host intrusion protection system (HIPS), web and application protection, enterprise anti-virus suite to protect the following IT components: network, storage, computing, databases, web services, and application
  • Serve as the security subject matter expert for the A&A and Continuous Monitoring processes
  • Work closely with architects, engineers, and developers in the identification and implementation of appropriate information security functionality to ensure uniform application of security policy and enterprise solutions
  • Apply system security engineering expertise in one or more of the following: system security design process; engineering life cycle; information domain; cross domain solutions; intrusion detection; incident handling; auditing.
  • Provide security requirements to architects, engineers, and developers
  • Assess and mitigate system security threats/risks throughout the program life cycle
  • Conducts software and systems engineering and software systems research to develop new capabilities, ensuring cybersecurity is fully integrated. Conducts comprehensive technology research to evaluate potential vulnerabilities in cyberspace systems
  • Designs, develops, tests, and evaluates information system security throughout the systems development life cycle
  • Tests, implements, deploys, maintains, and administers the infrastructure hardware and software
  • Conducts risk assessment and provides recommendations for application design
  • Responsible for the full range of security issues including architectures, firewalls, electronic data traffic, and network access
  • Uses encryption technology, penetration and vulnerability analysis of various security technologies, and information technology security research
  • Designs and develops new systems, applications, and solutions for external customer enterprise-wide cyber systems and networks
  • Ensures the logical and systematic conversion of customer or product requirements into total systems solutions that acknowledge technical, schedule, and cost constraints
  • Integrate new architectural features into existing infrastructures, designs cybersecurity architectural artifacts, provides architectural analysis and relates existing system to future needs and trends, embeds advanced forensic tools and techniques for attack reconstruction, provides engineering recommendations, and resolves integration/testing issues
  • Has developed trusted relationships with customers
  • May coach and provide guidance to less-experienced professionals
  • May serve as a team or task lead

REQUIRED QUALI FICATIONS

  • Demonstrated on-the-job knowledge and experience with Information Assurance/Cyber Engineering requirements, design and implementation to include systems engineering principles, requirements analysis, system development (software and hardware), network security architecture concepts (topology, protocols, components), and/or IT security principles and methods (firewalls, demilitarized zones, encryption).
  • Demonstrated on-the-job knowledge and experience with developing and reviewing security concept of operations, systems security plans, security control assessments, contingency plans, configuration management plans, incident response plans, plan of actions and milestones, risk management plans, vulnerability scanning, and/or vulnerability management plans.
  • Demonstrated on-the-job knowledge and experience cloud security design, requirements analysis, control implementation, and mitigation.
  • Demonstrated experience with ICD-503, FISMA and RMF/A&A processes, NIST SP (800-27, 30, 37, 53, 60, 137, 144,145), FIPS (199, 200), and CNNSSI 1253 technical controls and developing and maintaining associated certification and accreditation documentation.
  • Demonstrated experience with cyber security toolset including anti-virus, Vulnerability Assessment, HIDS and NIDS.
  • Demonstrated experience with performing security system scans for network, platform, database, and web services using different security tools (e.g., Nessus, WebInspect, AppDetective).
     

WHAT GDIT CAN OFFER YOU

  • Alignment to a mission-critical role that directly impacts the customer’s ability to effectively execute its mission.
  • Direct engagement with contractor leadership that centers upon career development/mobility, enhanced performance evaluation, and corporate information sharing & networking opportunities.
  • Placement on a dynamic team of talented professionals that organically fosters an environment of innovation, collaboration, and trust.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: BA/BS or equivalent, 8+ years of experience

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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 the status of the federal contractor mandate and 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.