Cyber Engineer Advisor

Clearance Level
Top Secret
Cyber Engineering
Albuquerque, New Mexico

REQ#: RQ138285

Travel Required: Less than 10%
Public Trust: None
Requisition Type: Regular

We are GDIT. We support and secure some of the most complex government, defense, and intelligence projects across the country. At GDIT, cyber security 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 Technology Shared Services (TSS) 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.

At GDIT, people are our differentiator. As a Cyber Engineer Advisor supporting the Defense Threat Reduction Agency, you will be trusted to engineer SIEM solutions, HBSS, and provide backup capabilities. This work will be done from Albuquerque, NM with a hybrid work schedule with onsite at Kirtland AFB.

In this role, a typical day will include the responsibilities below:

  • Designs and develops new systems, applications, and solutions for external customer's enterprise-wide cyber systems and networks.

  • Ensures system security needs established and maintained for operations development, security requirements definition, security risk assessment, systems analysis, systems design, security test and evaluation, certification and accreditation, systems hardening, vulnerability enforcement, incident response, disaster recovery, and business continuity planning.

  • Provides analytical support for security policy development and analysis.

  • Integrates new architectural features into existing infrastructures, designs cyber security architectural artifacts, provides architectural analysis of cyber security features, and relates existing system to future needs and trends, provides engineering recommendations, and resolves integration and testing issues.

  • Perform and automate both vulnerability and compliance scans using industry-standard vulnerability scanning software. 

  • Provide technical leadership to the vulnerability management program, including developing and managing remediation activities. 

  • Engineer and maintain Security Information and Event Management products and processes 

  • Engineer and maintain endpoint protection products and processes 

  • Engineer and maintain access management solutions 

  • Collaborates with end users, infrastructure support teams and other contractors to define and measure security policy and standards across the customer’s environment. 

  • Inspires and fosters confidence in others with ability to effectively communicate with various customer communities to understand their needs and provide them guidance on how to best protect them through your observations and recommendations. 

  • Interfaces directly with the government customer’s technical security teams to collect, integrate, interpret, and report using various tools to demonstrate risk, and advise stakeholders on a course of action. 

  • Maintain documentation repositories related to cyber engineering and maintenance for use by internal staff and technical stakeholders. 

  • Supports the customer’s business activities related risk identification and measurement systems within various technical and usage boundaries. 

Required qualifications:

  • BA/BS or equivalent experience.

  • 8+ years of relevant experience.

  • Must have ACTIVE Top Secret Clearance with ability to obtain SCI

  • Security+ or equivalent 8570 certification.

  • IASAE II certification (CASP+CE or CISSP or CSSLP)

  • HBSS experience - specifically Host based security system administration and documentation support related to McAfee ePolicy Orchestrator (ePO), including knowledge of HostIntrusion Prevention System (HIPS), Data Loss Prevention (DLP), Rogue SystemDetection (RSD), Policy Auditor (PA), and Virus Scan Enterprise (VSE).

  • Experience with tools including, but not limited to, QRadar, Tenable (Nessus) and ACAS,

  • Experience with installing, configuring, and maintaining physical servers

  • Strong communication skills required, and problem-solving ability.

  • Ability to articulate policies applied into executive reports.

  • Knowledgeable of NIST SP 800-53 security and privacy controls.

  • Knowledgeable of FISMA reporting requirements.

  • Ability to successfully accomplish tasks with minimal oversight and management.

Preferred qualifications:

  • Experience with tools including, but not limited to Forescout, CyberArk, and Tanium.


  • Full-flex work week

  • 401K with company match

  • Internal mobility team dedicated to helping you own your career

  • Collaborative teams of highly motivated critical thinkers and innovators

  • Ability to make a real impact on the world around you


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.