CDS Engineer

Clearance Level
Interim Secret
Cyber Engineering
Sterling, Virginia

REQ#: RQ128342

Travel Required: Less than 10%
Requisition Type: Regular

Cross Domain Solution (CDS) Engineer

Sterling, VA

We are GDIT. We support and secure some of the most complex government, defense, and intelligence projects across the country. At GDIT, cyber security is not just a singular part of our mission—it connects every one of us because it’s embedded into every aspect of what we do. 

GDIT is your place. You make it your own by bringing your ideas and unique perspective to our culture. By owning your opportunity at GDIT, you are helping us ensure today is safe and tomorrow is smarter. Our work depends on a CDS Engineer joining our team to support Department of State activities at Sterling, VA.

At GDIT, people are our differentiator. As a CDS Engineer supporting Department of State (DoS) IL4 ServiceNow deployment, you will be trusted to enable a CDS from a GCC IL4 to Private Red Cloud service.  Reporting to the Cybersecurity Operations Lead, you will be responsible for strengthening the defensive posture and cyber defense operational readiness with DoS cybersecurity operations to assure the program defends and protects Government assets.


  • System Engineer primary duties will be to design, implement, and manage a Cross Domain Solution (CDS) to support multiple connections and classification to support mission efforts and goals.
  • Utilize interpersonal skills to engage directly with the customer to provide advanced design, analysis and implementation of our software
  • Demonstrate competency working hands-on in Linux based environments, troubleshooting on-site technical issues, using and configuring the Forcepoint CDS solutions to deliver critical customer driver requirements
  • Leverage standard networking concepts to support the design and implementation of the CDS systems to include failover, co-op, and load balancing as well as interoperability with other components within the enterprise


  • Degree in a Computer Science, Engineering or Information Technology related field is desired but not required.
  • 5+ years of experience in information technology
  • 3+ years of ForcePoint design and administration
  • Demonstrate knowledge of ServiceNow, GCC, IL4 and private red clouds
  • Demonstrate proven experience (with tangible outcomes and results), a can-do attitude, an ability to influence internal and external customers, and a leadership and communication style required to foster agreement and productive outcomes
  • Embrace and embody GDIT’s of Commitment, Impact, Integrity, Imagination, and Agility
  • Active Interim Secret Security clearance with ability to obtain TS/SCI
  • Experience in collaborating with multiple technical teams to drive solutions that requirement driven including technical subject matter experts, including hardware and software designers, operations personnel, and test engineers and communicate potential security risks and mitigations
  • Experience using Microsoft Office including MS Visio, MS Word, MS Excel and other appropriate tools.
  • Strong English communication skills with ability to lead working groups, communicating clearly and succinctly in written and oral presentations
  • Ability to work 100% on-site

About Our Work

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.

COVID-19 Vaccination

GDIT does not have a vaccination mandate applicable to all employees. To protect the health and safety of its employees and to comply with customer requirements, however, GDIT may require employees in certain positions to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Vaccination requirements will depend on the status of the federal contractor mandate and customer site requirements.

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.