Chief Security Engineer

Clearance Level
Cyber Security
Washington, District of Columbia

REQ#: RQ77320

Travel Required: Less than 10%
Requisition Type: Regular

Functional Responsibilities: Serve as the Government’s IT enterprise network security primary point-of-contact and provides overall security leadership and guidance for all contractor personnel assigned. Ultimately responsible for the design and implementation of IT services that adhere to DOS required security guidelines and configurations. Shall assign security taskings to contractor personnel and supervise on-going technical security efforts.  This person shall be readily available to respond to Government questions, concerns, and comments, as well as be proactive in alerting the Government to potential contractual or programmatic issues.

Coordinates with DOS security leadership to ensure that security objectives are supported in the development, operation, and maintenance of DOS IT services. Satisfies highly challenging and complex system-wide information security requirements based upon the analysis of user, policy, regulatory, and resource demands. Provides leadership and guidance in the development, design and application of solutions implemented by more junior staff members.

Coordinates with senior representatives within the customer organizations to establish and define programs, resources and risks. Applies expertise to government and commercial common user systems, as well as to dedicated special purpose systems requiring specialized security features and procedures. Examples could include classified intelligence and command and control - related networks. Provides guidance and direction to other professionals, acts in a consulting and/or advisory capacity; coordinates resolution of highly complex problems and tasks, possesses ability to meet and operate under deadlines.

Minimum/General Experience: This position requires a minimum of 15 years’ experience, of which 10 years must be specialized experience including leadership roles in developing and implementing INFOSEC technology, programs and policy for major industry and Government programs/efforts. Also requires an expert understanding of security policy advocated by the U.S. Government including Department of Defense and appropriate civil agencies, e.g., NIST, as well as commercial “best practices”. General experience includes development of both common user and special purpose command and control/ information systems with increasing responsibilities in the scope and magnitude of the systems for which solutions have been implemented. Experience should include:

  • Experience in planning, directing, and managing complex IT security architectures of a nature similar in size and scope;
  • Knowledge and experience in infrastructure design and engineering; up-to-date knowledge of current and emerging network security and infrastructure technologies;
  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience in securing critical infrastructures of a nature similar in size and scope;
  • Knowledge and experience in operating and maintaining critical infrastructures;
  • Experience with the management and supervision of a significant number of IT security staff ;
  • Demonstrated written and oral communication skills, including experience in presenting material to senior Government officials;

Minimum Education and Certifications:

  • Master’s Degree in computer science/systems, information systems/technology, engineering/engineering technology, software engineering/programming, management, natural sciences, social sciences, mathematics, or business/finance
  • Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) certified;
  • PMP Certified or equivalent preferred; and
  • ITIL Certified (current) or equivalent preferred.

Education and experience requirements may be substituted with:

A PhD Degree (in subjects described above) and 15 years of general IT experience of which 12 must be specialized experience. A Bachelor’s degree and three years of additional applicable experience may be substituted for Master’s degree.

This position requires being fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by December 8, 2021 or the start date, if after December 8.

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.

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.