Arlington, Virginia

Responsibilities for this Position
Location: USA VA Arlington - 3434 N Washington Blvd (VAC442)
Full Part/Time: Full time
Job Req: RQ118660

Type of Requisition:

Clearance Level Must Currently Possess:
Top Secret

Clearance Level Must Be Able to Obtain:
Top Secret/SCI


Public Trust/Other Required:

Job Family:
Cyber Security

Job Description:

GDIT is seeking an experienced Chief Security Engineer to join its Intelligence and Homeland Security (IHS) Group. In this role you will perform technical planning, system integration, verification and validation, cost and risk, and supportability and effectiveness analyses for total systems. Perform analysis at all levels of total system product to include: concept, design, fabrication, test, installation, operation, maintenance and disposal. Responsible for the full range of security issues including architectures, firewalls, electronic data traffic, and network access. You will bring your demonstrated ability to understand government expectations and partner it with technology for desired business results. The qualified candidate will perform the following tasks:

Collaborate with Government Counterparts in solution planning to effectively gain buy-in from applicable stakeholders. Then oversees execution by working closely with architects, engineers, and developers in the identification and implementation of appropriate information security functionality to ensure uniform application of security policy and enterprise solutions
Drive security execution strategy across multiple technical domains and advancing cyber resiliency capabilities' maturity and consults with fellow technical subject matter experts to develop technical solutions.
Work closely with technical teams to assess security and develop/design solutions that align with federal's cyber resiliency, security strategies, and compliance needs
Researches and evaluates emerging technology, industry, and market trends to assist in project development and/or operational support activities.
Apply system security engineering expertise in one or more of the following: system security design process; engineering life cycle; information domain; cross domain solutions; intrusion detection; incident handling; auditing.
Assess and mitigate system security threats/risks throughout the program life cycle
Conducts software and systems engineering and software systems research to develop new capabilities, ensuring cybersecurity is fully integrated. Conducts comprehensive technology research to evaluate potential vulnerabilities in cyberspace systems
Designs, develops, tests, and evaluates information system security throughout the systems development life cycle
Test, implement, deploy, maintain, and administer the infrastructure hardware and software
Conduct risk assessment and provides recommendations for application design
Use encryption technology, penetration and vulnerability analysis of various security technologies, and information technology security research
Ensure the logical and systematic conversion of customer or product requirements into total systems solutions that acknowledge technical, schedule, and cost constraints
Integrate new architectural features into existing infrastructures, designs cybersecurity architectural artifacts, provides architectural analysis and relates existing system to future needs and trends, embeds advanced forensic tools and techniques for attack reconstruction, provides engineering recommendations, and resolves integration/testing issues
Develop trusted relationships with customersDomain knowledge expert with demonstrated experience providing cybersecurity subject matter expertise in various technical domains (i.e., Network Security, Endpoint/Server Security, Application Security, Cloud Security, Cyber Security Operations, Identity Management, etc.) in relation to cyber threats detection, prevention, and response capabilities. Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) certification
Experience driving discussions with senior government personnel regarding trade-offs, best practices, project management and risk mitigation
Demonstrated ability to collaborate with stakeholders and business owners to provide guidance and recommendations on improving IT infrastructure
A proactive approach to identifying issues and problems, areas for improvement, and performance bottlenecks along with an ability to offer and implement solutions to address these.
Experience creating dashboards to track service health that appeal to both technical and non-technical audiences preferably with Splunk.
Excellent written and verbal communication skills, with a strong attention to detail and superior ability for problem solving.
Skilled at providing direction for a large team, and executing responsibilities without direct supervisor.
Coach and provide guidance to less-experienced professionals
Serve as a team or task lead

- 20+ years IT experience

Education: Masters degree

Successful candidate will have completed one or more of the following certifications:

ISC2 - Certified Cloud Security Professional (CCSP)

ISC2 - Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP)

ISC2 - Certified Secure Software Lifecycle Professional (CSSLP)

ISACA - Certified Information Security Manager (ISSM)

SANS - Global Information Assurance Certification (GIAC) Cloud Security Essentials (GCLD), Cloud Security Automation (GCSA), Security Essentials (GSEC)s

Scheduled Weekly Hours:

Travel Required:

Telecommuting Options:

Work Location:
USA VA Arlington

Additional Work Locations:

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.

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.


Arlington, Virginia

General Dynamics is a global aerospace and defense company.

Our portfolio spans the realm of the world's most technologically advanced business jets, wheeled combat vehicles, command and control systems and nuclear submarines. We offer these through our five business groups: Aerospace, Combat Systems, Information Technology, Mission Systems and Marine Systems.

General Dynamics employs thousands of people across the globe, with locations in more than 45 countries. We rely on the skills of our employees and their knowledge of customer requirements to deliver best-in-class products and services.

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General Dynamics is seeking military veterans and military spouses across the country who bring a deeply rooted skillset that includes team-oriented approaches to problem-solving, demonstrations of leadership and an overall commitment to the mission of the organization.  We recognize the knowledge and skills gained during your military experience are invaluable to the success of a team. We’re proud of the thousands of veterans and military professionals who have chosen to apply their leadership, teamwork and problem-solving skills to a career at General Dynamics and to continue supporting the mission of those serving today.

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