The Cyber Security Engineer Manager provides senior leadership and technical subject matter expertise to a small team focused on a wide array of IT projects. The team works to evaluate new technologies and ensures that the technology meets security objectives. Frequently, the Cyber Security Engineer Manager provides a detailed evaluation to securely incorporate new technologies into the customer’s IT capabilities, with a focus on network security implementation and risk management. These recommendations are provided both verbally and in writing to senior government management officials, in order to assist them in making informed risk-based decisions.
The Cyber Security Engineer Manager will support the team’s regular evaluation of proposed changes to the customer’s IT infrastructure, including updates to perimeter cybersecurity protections. The Cyber Security Engineer Manager will additionally oversee the evaluation of proposed IT changes (e.g., cloud adoption) to ensure that security protections remain effective.
The Cyber Security Engineer Manager will focus on providing network expertise. This will include methodical architecture evaluation, firewall rule evaluation, intrusion detection and prevention sensor (IDPS) deployment, and wireless monitoring. The Cyber Security Engineer Manager will also provide the requisite training on new tools and operational practices for other team members.
The Cyber Security Engineer Manager must be able to lead specific projects and support the projects of their fellow team members, from the inception phase through full implementation. The ideal candidate must share project responsibility and communicate openly with peers, in order to best support the team. The individual must be able and willing to mentor junior team members.
The ideal candidate will have a comprehensive understanding of large-scale enterprise networking and IT operations. The individual should have experience with cybersecurity in the domains of network security architecture, firewall management and optimization, vulnerability management, malware TTPs, networking protocols, and cyber incident management.
Provide senior mentorship to a team focused on formal and informal evaluation of technologies for cyber risks to a major federal agency
Evaluate proposed network architecture and protection changes to determine effectiveness and evaluate potential risks
Provide briefings to senior leadership on major new technologies, issues, and changes that impact cyber risks
Provide technical expertise working independently and with team members to ensure maximum cybersecurity protections
Prepare and provide written and verbal recommendations for mitigating cyber risks across a wide array of technologies
Support numerous cybersecurity technical capabilities and infrastructure, both onsite and at remote locations; assist in new security tool deployment.
Document the Standard Operating Procedures for supporting each capability, as well as recovering from any system degradation
Provide the requisite training on new capabilities and operational practices to other operations team members
Bachelors Degree in relevant field
Minimum nine (9) years of experience (7 years with MS) in enterprise systems lifecycle management, structured system development methodologies (preferably Information Engineering), structured analysis, and/or information systems development or a related technical discipline
Proficiency in network protocol analysis, firewall, and related technical protection rule analysis
Strong logical/critical thinking abilities, particularly analyzing existing database layouts, application architectures, schemas and developing a good understanding of the application model
Strong understanding of network security monitoring principles, including IDS placement
Experience mentoring engineers and analysts
Experience developing and documenting detailed, technical user guides and hands-on training
Excellent customer service skills
Experience developing Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs), job aids, and hands-on training materials
Experience in developing test cases for technical certification
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.