Firewall Systems Administrator

Clearance Level
Top Secret/SCI
Category
Systems Administration
Locations
Reston, Virginia
Washington, District of Columbia

REQ#: RQ55300

Travel Required: None
Requisition Type: Pipeline

When it comes to Cyber, GDIT is looking for people with enthusiasm, curiosity, and a thirst for knowledge.  Are you the person with the passion, intellect, and skills to learn the procedures and tools to become a great cyber analyst?   We are looking for people with the ability to learn new concepts and introduce new ideas that propel GDIT to the next level of cyber operational efficiency and help our customers reduce their exposure to cyber threats. 

 

Join a team that leads in cyber with the top technical cyber talent, range of customer experience, and emerging technology to address tomorrow's cyber threats. Our service model approach to secure, operate, and defend is predicated on ensuring the skill-set of our staff remains on the cutting edge of technology with virtual training platforms, vendor-specialized training, and Industry conference participation.

Responsible for strengthening the defensive posture and cyber defense operational readiness of an IT Enterprise our Enterprise Cyber Network Defense (ECND) program defends and protects Government assets from external Cyber Security attacks and Insider Threats that can potentially cause or create data, systems, networks, and personnel vulnerabilities.

Functional duties:

  • Manage the functionality and efficiency of Palo Alto firewalls.
  • Remain proactive in identifying, analyzing, and resolving technical issues involving Palo Alto firewalls.
  • Maintain current knowledge of relevant technology as assigned.
  • Participate in special projects as required.
  • Assist in the planning of system enhancements and upgrades.
  • Assist in the development of documentation on new or existing systems.
  • May provide technical OJT training and guidance to less experienced team members.
  • May serve as liaison with clients, participating in meetings to ensure client needs are met.
  • May provide leadership to less-experienced team members.

Position Qualifications:

  • BA/BS and 8+ years of related systems engineering experience or any of the following combinations of education and experience • High School Diploma + 12 years • Associate's Degree + 10 years • Bachelor's Degree + 8 years • Master's Degree + 6 years • PhD + 4 years
  • A TS/SCI clearance with CI Poly (or able to obtain CI Poly)
  • Security+ CE or other approved DoD 8570 IAT II certification prior to employment. 
  • Ability to obtain an 8570 IASAE II certification within six months from the date of hire.  Viable certifications that meet this requirement are CASP+CE, CISSP (or Associate) or CSSLP.

Benefits of this Position:

  • Opportunity for Fast Growth within the program
  • Professional Development Assistance –  Covering the Cost of Obtaining Professional & Technical Certifications (depending on program)
  • Educational Reimbursement –  toward degree programs and individual coursework
  • 401K Match – with 100% vesting on day one
  • Health, Dental and Vision Coverage to keep you healthy, starting your first day
  • We know work-life balance is important, GDIT offers Paid Time Off, Plus 10 Paid Holidays
  • Parking and transit commuter benefits

Why Work at General Dynamics IT?

  • Work with top talent and some of the brightest minds in your field 
  • Support missions that make a difference to our Nation
  • Become part of an organization that that is committed to the highest ethical standards in all that we do 
  • Thrive in the stability of a large organization, with the ability to move onto new opportunities, supporting different missions, building your career within GDIT
  • Want to move, or find a job close to home? We have positions in several locations in the United States and the world
  • Enjoy a culture that supports work-life balance 

General Dynamics is a Fortune Blue Ribbon Company and Clearance Jobs Top 10 Government Contractor.

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.