Cyber Security Engineer

Clearance Level
Top Secret/SCI
Cyber Engineering
Arlington, Virginia
Hybrid Workplace
Key Skills For Success

Cyber Defense


Information Assurance

Information Technology Security

Network Security

REQ#: RQ174864
Requisition Type: Regular
Your Impact

Own your opportunity to work with the largest government agency in the nation. Make an impact by advancing the Department of Defense’s mission to keep our country safe and secure.

Job Description
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. How the Cyber Security Engineer will make an impact:
  • Designs and evaluates end-to-end systems through their entire life cycle.
  • Ensures products and systems comply with requirements and customer information assurance and cybersecurity standards and practices through formal verification methods with specific emphasis on network and cyber operations.
  • Maintain coordination with customers and stakeholders to ensure realistic schedule milestones are achieved.
  • Deliver all required documentation as directed and needed.
  • Collaborate with key stakeholders to identify additional controls that are applicable to ensure positive security postures.
  • Identify, track, and report security requirements throughout security process of all information systems which are assigned.
  • Provide timely and detailed responses to all requested information requests.
 What you'll need to succeed (Required):
  • Bachelor’s Degree and a minimum of 5 years related technical experience required.  An additional 4 years of experience may be substituted in lieu of degree.
  • Active Top Secret security clearance required.
  • DoD 8570/8140 IAT Level II certification (Security+ CE or higher) required
  • Computing Environment certification (Examples include but are not limited to: CEH, GIAC certs, Linux environment certs) required.
  • Previous experience designing, developing, testing, and evaluating information system security throughout the systems development life cycle.
  • Previous experience working in shared security infrastructures such as Joint Regional Security Stacks (JRSS).
  • Deep understanding and knowledge of core network security tools such as IDS/IPS, Firewalls, Web Content Filters, SIEM, DLP, etc.
  • Knowledge of DoD end point security technologies (HBSS, ACAS, Tanium).
  • Experience developing customer or product requirements into total systems solutions that acknowledge technical, schedule, and cost constraints.
  • Possess flexibility to operate in a highly dynamic environment while ensuring a high level of operational effectiveness.
  • Detail oriented with ability to work well in a team environment.
 What you'll need to succeed (Desired):
  • Understanding and knowledge of DoD/NIST RMF documentation/frameworks and DoD STIG guides.
  • Experience with scripting languages to build required automation and tools (using Ruby, Python, Bash, Powershell, Java, etc.).
  • Experience with DevSecOps concepts, tools, and automation skills.
Work Requirements
Years of Experience

5 + years of related experience

* may vary based on technical training, certification(s), or degree


Security + - CompTIA

Travel Required

Less than 10%


U.S. Citizenship Required

Salary and Benefit Information

The likely salary range for this position is $101,566 - $120,750. This is not, however, a guarantee of compensation or salary. Rather, salary will be set based on experience, geographic location and possibly contractual requirements and could fall outside of this range.
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About Our Work

We are GDIT. A global technology and professional services company that delivers consulting, technology and mission services to every major agency across the U.S. government, defense and intelligence community. Our 30,000 experts extract the power of technology to create immediate value and deliver solutions at the edge of innovation. We operate across 30 countries worldwide, offering leading capabilities in digital modernization, AI/ML, Cloud, Cyber and application development. Together with our clients, we strive to create a safer, smarter world by harnessing the power of deep expertise and advanced technology.

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.