Security Tools Administrator

Clearance Level
Information Security
Washington, District of Columbia

REQ#: RQ132252

Travel Required: Less than 10%
Requisition Type: Regular

Monitors and analyzes Intrusion Detection Systems (IDS) to identify security issues for remediation

Recognizes potential, successful, and unsuccessful intrusion attempts and compromises thorough reviews and analyses of relevant event detail and summary information

Evaluates firewall change requests and assesses organizational risk

Security Tools Administrator

We are GDIT, one of the largest IT and mission services providers to the government. We offer our customers the power of choice through a vast cloud ecosystem. 

GDIT is your place. You make it your own by bringing your passion for accelerating the cloud. By owning your opportunity at GDIT, you are helping to ensure our mission is never interrupted.

At GDIT, people are our differentiator. As a Security Tools Administrator supporting Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC). In this role, a typical day will include:

  • Providing technical expertise and recommendations to support and enhance existing security applications systems
  • Testing and implementing all software updates and patches for security tools
  • Performing application modification, testing and acceptance testing needed to maintain degree of currency of security tools
  • Troubleshooting any anomalies, errors and warnings identified for all IT Security tools. Documents troubleshooting efforts via ITSM incident and escalates if unable to resolve internally
  • Identifying and recommending configuration changes (via CRQs) to security tools and processes that will resolve issues or baseline non-compliance, and improves efficiency, effectiveness, and timeliness of SOC activities 


  • IT fundamentals including, but not limited to: server administration, networking, database support/administration, infrastructure support, and IT security design
  • Proven ability to investigate, troubleshoot and resolve complicated technical issues
  • Azure and AWS security and infrastructure experience
  • Monitors the status of designated activities, identify, and resolve relevant issues, provide updates, and implement corrective actions as required
  • Scripting experience is a must.  Preferably PowerShell, but Python could be accepted.
  • Experience in security tools including but not limited to Microsoft Defender for Endpoint, Microsoft Sentinel, Splunk, Tenable sc and io, DB Protect, Websense…


Windows OS/Linux/UNIX/OEL

Cloud architecture - AWS/Azure/Oracle

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: BA/BS or equivalent, 2+ years of experience

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.