F-35 Systems Engineer, Senior (Information Systems Security Engineer) - Secret Clearance Required

Clearance Level
Systems Engineering
Arlington, Virginia

REQ#: G2019-65183

Do you hold an active US government security clearance? Are you interested in work that gives you the opportunity to use your skills to solve complex problems?  Would you like to join a team that encourages ingenuity and is mission driven?  Would you like to join an organization that makes a difference for our warfighters and our citizens?


GDIT was recently awarded the Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) F-35 IT program support contract.  We are providing knowledge-based, information assurance and cybersecurity IT services to the F-35 JSF Virtual Enterprise (JVE) network in support of the F-35 Lightning II Joint Program Office (JPO). Our services include program management, enterprise performance management, enterprise architecture, implementation of emerging capabilities and requirements, life cycle management, operations & maintenance, enterprise data management, service desk support and IT training. 


We are building a team of dedicated professionals and are currently seeking an Information Systems Security Engineer, Senior (ISSE).

  • Directs overall system level testing.
  • Ensures and coordinates security-related activities with information security architects, senior information security officers, system developers, information system owners, common control providers, and information system security officers utilizing application of RMF and NISPOM as related to Certification and Accreditation.
  • Interfaces with air systems engineers to ensure F-35 IT systems meet with applicable governance policies. 
  • Has programmatic or technical knowledge identifying, formulating, designing and/or testing practical solutions to engineering problems and guide the engineering development of modern systems; and to employ systems engineering methods and tools in the development of systems.
  • Integrating, planning, coordinating, and facilitating information system related activities such as upgrade of hardware and software, program and system design development of computer network software, and implementation of internet and intranet site software. 
  • Assists in the upkeep, maintenance and security of networks.








Minimum Education Required:

·        MS degree in Computer Science, Engineering or Information Technology

·        ALLOWABLE SUBSTITUTION:  A BS/BA and an additional four (4) years of experience; or AA/AS and an additional 6 years can be substituted for an MS or MA degree. 



Minimum Experience Required:


  • Ten (10) years of experience in designing and developing organizational information systems or upgrading legacy systems, employing best practices when implementing security controls within an information system including software engineering methodologies, system/security engineering principles, secure design, secure architecture, and secure coding techniques.
  • Five (5) years of the foregoing total experience shall have been as a team leader or supervisor. 
  • Eight (8) years' experience in system security Certification &Accreditation (C&A).
  • Two (2) years' experience in major defense acquisition programs.
  • Eight (8) years' experience in Vulnerability Assessment and/or Risk Analysis.

ALLOWABLE SUBSTITUTION:  Specific F-35 IT systems experience / JPO experience can be substituted for the above experience to meet specific program needs on a case by case basis.


IAT Level III certification in the Security Provision Category in accordance with DoD 8570.01-M, Information Assurance Workforce Improvement Program, (or achieve within six months of TOA or hiring).



Security Clearance Required: Top Secret/SCI.  ALLOWABLE SUBSTITUTION: Secret (or interim secret).  Secret clearance required at time of hire based upon a SSBI or SSBI-PR completed within the past five years. 


" 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.