Cyber Application Engineer

Clearance Level
Systems Engineering
Beltsville, Maryland

REQ#: RQ62926

Travel Required: None
Public Trust: None
Requisition Type: Regular

The IT Systems Administrator provides management for cyber applications and infrastructure support across a collection of cyber security tools used to provide cyber monitoring for a major federal agency. 

Specific duties include, but are not limited to the following:  

  • Managing the operations of the EnCase and Forcepoint applications, with a person having some Windows patching and server management experience. Their focus is on Encase and Forcepoint functionality to maintain the systems.  
  • Performs and may lead the design and test of complex security related systems to support ongoing deployment on classified and sensitive but unclassified (SBU) networks. 
  • Perform testing of infrastructure changes in lab environment to simulate effects on production systems, prepare test plans, and properly document test results.  
  • Proactively monitor system performance and improve system architecture to maximize performance and eliminate potential problems.  
  • Plan, monitor, and implement backup and recovery of Windows OS.  
  • Troubleshoot and/or provide technical support in the event of an issue.  
  • Work closely with vendors, database architects/administrators, other systems engineers, project/program managers, and government customers to develop, implement, maintain and upgrade IT infrastructure.   
  • Other support includes licensing administration, troubleshooting application and system issues, reviewing vendor provided support materials and monitoring system performance and data recoverability in accordance with customer Information Technology policies and procedures. 

Daily Responsibilities: 

  • Provide third party application support (e.g. EnCase and Forcepoint) 
  • Support mission-focused infrastructure to ensure performance and availability of system and environment 
  • Perform system build-outs, patch management, STIG/Security Compliance/Accreditation, Risk Management Framework, and Group Policy Administration 
  • Schedule and coordinate system maintenance activities to reduce impact to production environment 
  • Provide desktop support, manage users/ administrators’ permissions, security groups, access requests, and associated documentation  
  • Develop and maintain independent Virtual Server Infrastructure and administer storage, networking, compliance, & best practices. Build virtual workstations and servers & maintain resource pools. 

Required Qualifications: 

  • Bachelor's Degree 
  • Interim Secret Required to Start (TS Preferred) 
  • Minimum of five years in the information security field 
  • Minimum of three years of applied systems engineering experience 
  • Enterprise administrative support and deployment of multiple operating systems (e.g. Windows 2008, 2012, Linux) 
  • Experience in configuring and troubleshooting EnCase and Forcepoint applications 
  • Experience in configuring and troubleshooting Windows servers  
  • Understand and utilize Active Directory Domain Services, DHCP, DNS, WINS, TCP/UDP Ports and Protocols 
  • Experience working in a virtualized environment (e.g. VMWare) 
  • Possesses an understanding of networking fundamentals 
  • Possesses working knowledge of firewall administration  
  • Possesses working knowledge of MS Office Suite and can provide deliverables to support project deployment on an as-needed basis.  

Desired Qualifications: 

  • Experience with Direct Attached Storage/SAN and RAID. 
  • Experience with hardware and input/output evaluation and optimization 
  • Experience with Dell hardware 
  • Proficiency in process automation using multiple scripting and development tools including, but not limited to: Shell scripting, PowerShell, Perl, Ruby, or Python 
  • Working knowledge of information security and IT standards like ISO 27002, NIST 800-53, ITIL, etc.  
  • Understanding of data privacy principles and regulations (breach notification, etc.)  
  • Advanced written and verbal communication skills  
  • Excellent leadership and teaming skills  
  • Demonstrated integrity within a professional environment  

Certifications: Preferred but not absolutely required. 

•CompTIA Security+  



•Cisco CCNA  

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.