Cyber Security Engineer

Clearance Level
Interim Secret
Cyber Security
Beltsville, Maryland

REQ#: RQ51611

Travel Required: Less than 10%
Public Trust: None
Requisition Type: Regular

As a member of the Cyber Protection Team, the Cyber Security Engineer will be responsible for maintaining multiple security tools in a secure environment. Primary responsibilities also include:

  • Installing and configuring security tool solutions
  • Updating rules, signatures, and content for security tools and applications
  • Provide Tier 3 support for security tools

Basic Requirements:

  • Experience with Red Hate Enterprise Linux 6/7
    • Must be able to build a Linux server (architecture irrelevant) from scratch.
    • Must understand the basic file system architecture and partitioning best practices.
  • Basic concepts of Linux security (permissions, selinux, ldap authentication, etc.).
  • Basic concepts of network security and protocols (OSI model, best practices, etc.).
  • VMWare or similar virtualization.  Must have experience at least creating a base VM according to system requisites.
  • Experience writing basic scripts, bash preferred.
  • Must be able to work independently and with a team, verbal and written communication skills are an absolute must.
  • Must be able to troubleshoot/research issues when tasked with minimal guidance but report progress regularly.

Preferred Skills:

  • Experience with server hardening, STIG and tools applying STIGs preferred.
  • Experience with remote configuration tools, Ansible preferred.
  • Experience with containerization technology, Docker/Podman preferred.

Desired Skills:

  • Experience using Red Hat Satellite.
  • Experience deploying/maintaining open source security tools, IDS/IPS solutions preferred.
  • Switch configuration concepts, Cisco preferred.
  • Experience working with a ticketing system, Remedy preferred.

Education and Experience:

  • BS degree in relevant field desired
  • 4+ years experience required


  • Linux:  Linux+/LPIC-1, RHCSA preferred
  • Security:  Security+ or CEH preferred
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.