Security Support Engineer

Clearance Level
Information Security
Washington, District of Columbia
Arlington, Virginia

REQ#: RQ117350

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

GDIT's DOJ/OJP team is looking for a dynamic and experienced Security Support Engineer for our client’s computer and network systems. As a Security Support Engineer you will be responsible for working closely with Federal leadership to monitor program’s development and production platforms, ensure all security requirements are enforced on our client’s computer and network systems.

Job Requirements:

  • Performs, monitors, tests, and troubleshoots hardware and software Information Assurance (IA) problems pertaining to the Computing Environment (CE), Network Environments (NE), and enclave environments.
  • Collects and analyzes data and events from Computer Network Defense (CND) tools such as system alerts, firewall, and network traffic logs, and host system logs.
  • Assesses and identifies the systems and networks within the NE acceptable configurations and policies.
  • Develops and manages security for more than one IT Functional areas (e.g., data, systems, network and/or web) cross the enterprise.
  • Leads in the development and implementation of security policies and procedures (e.g., user log-on and authentication rules, security breach escalation procedures, security auditing procedures, and use of firewalls and encryption routines).
  • Briefs and presents status reports on security matters to develop security risk analysis scenarios and response procedures.
  • Responsible for the tracking and monitoring of software viruses.
  • Leads in the evaluation of products and/or procedures to enhance productivity and effectiveness.
  • Provides direct support to the business and IT staff for security related issues.  
  • Possess extensive knowledge in networking, databases, systems and/or web operations, and developing enterprise security strategies. 

Required Qualifications

  • 7+ years of experience project leadership in monitoring computer networks and security issues, investigating and resolving  security and cybersecurity incidents.
  • Must have 5-7 years’ experience serving as an ISSO for major information systems.
  • Thorough understanding of NIST 800 – Computer Security, Cyber Security, and Risk Management Framework.
  • Experience in developing system/application certification and accreditation documentation.
  • Experience working with Agile teams and SAFe to perform testing and uncovering system and network vulnerabilities 
  • Experience in interpreting IT vulnerability scanning results.
  • Experience in documenting security incidents and performing security vulnerability assessments
  • Risk assessment experience, threat identification, security categorization, gap analysis, and compliance reporting.
  • Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science, Computer Programming, Computer Engineering or relevant computer based major.
  • Hold active certification: Certified Information System Security Professionals (CISSP) and Certified Authorization Professionals (CAP).
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Ability to work effectively with both technical and non-technical audiences
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a complex, fast paced environment
  • Significant experience across diverse technology stack including COTS and custom software
  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or related field

Desired Qualifications

  • Familiarity with Pega environments and setting up CI/CD pipeline using Pega or similar development tools.
  • Familiarity with cloud based systems.

Contract Requirements

  • This contract requires US citizenship
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain a DOJ/OJP Public Trust clearance

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.