At GDIT, people are our differentiator. As a Function Area Expert II supporting the VA Enterprise Security Architecture (ESA) Modernization Support project, you will be trusted to work actively with GDIT security and Cyber-Security professionals to support our VA customer.
Our mission within the VA is to ensure Veteran’s information, VA information systems and infrastructure is cybersecurity ready. GDIT will accomplish this while ensuring the resiliency of VA’s cybersecurity infrastructure through proactive monitoring, adaptive responses, adherence to Federal requirements and best practices, and the recruitment, retention, and development of a world-class cybersecurity workforce.
The ideal Functional Area Expert II will have significant IT digital architectures and security domain knowledge and experience. The right candidate will have worked with and in the security environment and have a solid understanding of security protocols.
Security or cybersecurity certifications, although not required, shows a solid understanding of what it takes to run and manage a team of security experts. This is a key position on the project. As such, this resource must be located in the Washington, DC metro area so easily facilitate visits to VA offices to meet with the ESA project management team.
Supporting legacy and new health IT digital architectures including Zero Trust, cloud, mobile, IoT, APIs, and AI technologies.
Conducting analysis and research of complex problems, and processes relating to the subject matter
Provide Subject Matter Expertise support for security impact analysis relating to the implementing/changing of enterprise baselines and providing recommendations to reduce and manage risk to the VA
Create reference architectures and implementation recommendations for the purpose of proving solutions, mentoring, and educating teams.
Develop implementable architecture blueprints and playbooks that align with customer enterprise needs.
Work collaboratively with stakeholders (e.g.: VA’s Privacy Service, product line managers, and others) to promote enterprise cybersecurity and privacy capability standardization and integration of these standards across the VA enterprise.
Provide ESA artifacts that satisfy and guide the design, engineering and implementation of required cybersecurity capabilities taken into consideration from NIST SP 800-53 Security Controls, NSS and High Value Asset (HVA) baselines.
Leverage the existing ESA Concept of Operations and refine it as new charters, organizations stand up, and existing ones reorganize and ensure the ESA CONOP is actionable and supports ESA strategic benefit
Work with ESA leadership to develop the ESA Organization Playbook and
identify, assess, facilitate, and incorporate mappings to cybersecurity processes, policies, and standards to create architecture reference models, architecture flows and diagrams.
Ensure the Enterprise Security Architecture Framework (ESAF) is consistent with and supports the NIST Cybersecurity Framework.
Work closely with the IT, OT, and Technical Lead for mobile/ medical device to execute the ESA and higher organizational strategies, concept of operations, and reference architecture for secure mobile solutions.
Work closely with fellow contracting teams to develop a Future Network Security Architecture that will define and coordinate the deployment of cybersecurity capabilities, security protections to secure the VA network to ensure it corresponds with its responsible requirements.
Required Skills and Experience
Engineering Degree or related scientific or technical discipline with at least ten (10) years of experience. Eight (8) years of additional relevant experience may be substituted for education
Experience supporting legacy and new health IT digital architectures including cloud, mobile, IoT, APIs, and AI technologies.
Experience in analysis and research of complex problems, and processes relating to the subject matter
Ability to obtain a Public Trust clearance
US Citizenship is required
Desired Skills and Experience
Possess one or more of the following certifications
GIAC Defensible Security Architecture (GDSA)
CISSP-ISSAP, ISSEP, CEH
Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer
VMWare Certified Professional
Cisco Certified Design Expert
AWS Solution Architect Professional
Azure Solutions Architect Expert
Strong knowledge of IT Development, Engineering, Integration & Testing processes
Experience managing enterprise networks, network devices and cybersecurity core services
Active VA clearance
Familiarity working with VA information systems
Strong verbal and written communications skills
Ability to effectively plan and prioritize tasking and communicate clearly regarding technical options and trade-offs
Knowledge of technology integration processes
Ability to brief technical and non-technical audiences and communicate on security threats, vulnerabilities, and risks
This position requires being fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by January 18, 2022 or the start date, if after January 18. Individuals who work in or reside in Texas or Montana or work outside of the United States may be excluded from this requirement.
The likely salary range for this position is $118,400 - $177,600, 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.
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.