Cyber Security Engineer

Clearance Level
Information Security
Germantown, Maryland

REQ#: RQ114256

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


GDIT is looking for a Cyber Security Engineer to Provide expertise in scripting/programming to maintain our Cyber operation systems. This is primarily a Linux environment that the systems run on top of.  We need to support the various Cyber Security tools, applications and network and endpoint hardware we support. Builds, designs, tests, and deploys perimeter, cloud security systems to support firewalls, proxy devices and other security systems.

Will administer the core Cyber Security applications that we support such as Syslog and log systems, Splunk, RedSeal, Radius and various other security and system tools. Will interface with fellow Cyber and Firewall engineers to gather additional requirements and details to help support the mission of protecting our federal customers environment. Manage vendor ticket, information gathering, and troubleshooting in the event of a platform issue.  This would cover network application issues, providing root cause determination and recommend resolution options.

Supports the planning, documents, and implements hardware and software refresh and upgrade of Cyber Security Systems. Supports periodic firewall rule set review and auditing for standards and use software.  Attends weekly teleconferences, onsite meetings, and participates in working groups, as related to constant changing security environment.

Attends weekly teleconferences, onsite meetings, and participates in working groups, as related to constant changing security environment.

Required Education/Experience:

Bachelor’s degree in a computer science/computer engineering related discipline or 10 years of work experience.

5 of these years is maintaining Linux systems with use of programming and scripting using Perl, Bash, and Python and other advanced languages

3 of these years in a Cyber Security environment in support of SIEM and or NOC

2 of these supporting IT systems at the enterprise level crossing between Cloud and On-Premises environments

Required Experience/Skills/Attributes:  

Excellent Linux user and admin skills demonstrating competency to maintain our Cyber Security systems.

Expert in scripting/programming in a Linux environment to support the various Cyber Security tools and applications required. This would include use of Shell scripting, Perl, Python 3 or above, Ruby that demonstrates the writing of your own projects and modules.

Good knowledge of JavaScript, PowerShell, and/or Visual Basic

Demonstrate the use of regular expressions

Knowledge of HTML and web scripting.

Great organizational skills

Good to excellent technical writing ability

Knowledge, understanding, and ideally experience with certificate generation and ideally operation of a Certificate Authority.

Excellent Excel skills. This is to help with reporting and to perform log analysis.

Good to excellent technical writing ability (use of language, use of Microsoft Word.).

Use of collaboration tools

Desired Experience/Skills/Attributes:

TCP/IP networking and advanced network concepts

Proficiency with TCP-IP and IPv4; IPv6 desired

Load Balancers

Firewall Experience/Knowledge supporting the configuration and maintenance of Firewall/DMZ infrastructure including Network and Application Firewall Packet Filtering technologies.

Packet Capture and log analysis experience

Core IT technologies

Cloud Environment Knowledge and Admin Experience

Knowledgeable of RFCs (Requests for Comment). 

Knowledgeable of NIST Guidelines

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.