Lead Cybersecurity Engineer

Clearance Level
Cyber Engineering
Washington, District of Columbia

REQ#: RQ126499

Travel Required: Less than 10%
Public Trust: NACI (T1)
Requisition Type: Pipeline

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 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.

As a Lead Cybersecurity Engineer, you will be trusted to support work on a program involving Cybersecurity Engineering and Compliance, Risk Management Assessment, Authorization and Accreditation, Threat Intelligence, Threat Detection, Incident Management and Response, Vulnerability Management, Penetration Testing, and Identity and Access Management.

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

  • Engineers systems and solutions to include the software, hardware, and communications to support the total requirements with emphasis on security as well as provide for present and future cross-functional requirements and interfaces
  • Apply expert knowledge of critical protocols, information assurance/information security architecture, embedded systems, network design processes, risk management, and network security architecture, including Defense-In-Depth principles
  • Identifies, assesses, and presents options for meeting the functional and technical requirements including hardware and software updates or upgrades
  • Deploys and operates cybersecurity tools
  • Performance of penetration testing and security exercises
  • Secures network systems and participates in vulnerability scans
  • Utilizes tools to perform network security monitoring
  • Implements solutions to automate security compliance of systems
  • Collects and reviews security analytic measures and oversees security incident detection activities
  • Responsible for developing high level system design diagrams
  • Ensures systems are compatible and in compliance with the standards for open systems architectures, Agency architectures, and the Open Systems Interconnection
  • Ensures that the operating environment is security compliant
  • Evaluates IT enclave systems and assess risk posture and system security findings and recommends mitigation
  • Evaluates analytical and systematic problems of workflows, organization and planning and develops appropriate corrective action


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Information Technology or Information Security (with 9 years information security experience); or Master’s Degree in Computer Science, Information Technology or Information Security (with 7 years information security experience)
  • Seven (7) years of experience engineering and designing IT security solutions
  • Certifications (One or more of the following): Security+, Certified Penetration CPTE, CEH - Certified Ethical Hacker, or CISA - Certified Information Systems Auditor
  • Public Trust clearance capability with National Agency Check with Inquiries (NACI)


  • Full-flex work week 
  • 401K with company match 
  • Challenging work that makes a real impact on the world around you 
  • Diverse, highly collaborative teams

The security clearance for this program requires the selected candidate to have resided in the US for the past five years. The selected candidate cannot have left the country for longer than 90 consecutive days and no more than 180 cumulative days.  We can only accept Green Card Holders or US Citizens for this program.

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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.