Host Based Security System (HBSS) Administrator - Secret clearance required

Clearance Level
Information Security
Keyport, Washington

REQ#: RQ88167

Travel Required: None
Requisition Type: Regular

Who we are: 
Come Join Our Team! GDIT is a government contractor providing professional and technical services to various government agencies (i.e. defense). We are currently looking for a HBSS Systems Admin/Engineer to join our winning team. The individual hired for this position will provide support for our government customer located in Keyport, WA. This is your opportunity to work with a technically advanced environments and users.

Job Description:

The HBSS Systems Admin/Engineer will work as part of a team to install, configure and maintain systems.   The individual in this position will work as part of a team to evaluate and recommend new technologies and to enhance current capabilities of established networked systems.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for installing, managing, maintaining and configuring the Host Based Security System (HBSS) and associated agents and endpoint products.
  • Create, deploy, and manage custom HBSS signatures
  • Monitor HBSS for intrusions, failures and other issues
  • Monitor HBSS software to ensure that the clients/servers are operational and reporting properly
  • Provide system requirements development.
  • Plan, design, and evaluate various components of a networked system *Provide advanced technical analyses of network challenges and problems and be able to develop/implement technical solutions.
  • Conduct analysis of malicious events and know exploits/vulnerabilities for the creation of custom signature rule sets for the accompanying modules, as necessary.
  • Provide detailed reports on system status, module deployments and event trends.
  • Create custom reports as necessary to meet mission requirements.
  • Perform troubleshooting of local and remote installation of HBSS components and deployments of HBSS products and policies.
  • Install updates to McAfee software as released and in compliance with STIG requirements
  • Deploy, maintain, and tune McAfee HBSS products so that clients meet current and future standards


​Awarded and current certification(s) sufficient to be designated an Information Assurance Technician (IAT) Level II or higher in accordance with DoD 8570 requirements

BA/BS (or equivalent experience), 5+ years of experience

Secret clearance required to be considered, interim Top Secret clearance required to start. Must have final adjudicated secret.  Onboarding will be delayed for award of interim Top Secret normally 3-5 Weeks.


Prior Navy NGEN or Marine Corps MCEN experience

Windows Server 2012, 2016, 2019 experience

Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL) certifications a strong plus

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.