Firewall Engineer Advisor - Commercial Solutions for Classified (CSfC), Government Clearance Require - Military Veterans

at General Dynamics

Sterling, Virginia

Responsibilities for this Position
Location: USA VA Sterling - 22626 Sally Ride Dr (VAS111)
Full Part/Time: Full time
Job Req: RQ137880

Type of Requisition:

Clearance Level Must Currently Possess:
Interim Secret

Clearance Level Must Be Able to Obtain:
Top Secret

Public Trust/Other Required:

Job Family:
Network Engineering

Job Qualifications:

Integrated Solutions, Network Components, Networks

8 + years of related experience
US Citizenship Required:

Job Description:

Project Overview

Join us to help build a secure cloud from the ground up. We need someone who has established firewalls before from start through development to production.

Program Description

This program supports a new initiative at a cabinet level agency to improve and enhance information sharing efforts. To support this effort, the Senior Firewall Engineer will build, implement, and maintain multiple client networks including unclassified and classified network components.

This includes installing firewalls, establishing rules and troubleshooting network connectivity. This position will also troubleshoot and resolve connectivity issues.

The ideal candidate will have in depth experience in building, implementing, managing, and maintaining multiple firewalls. The selected candidate will serve as a generalist and will need to be able to balance supporting multiple task lanes.

Functional Duties

The Firewall Engineer Advisor should be able to:

Design and implement enterprise solutions for our network infrastructure

Document network infrastructure and support playbooks

Maintain and optimize networks

Key Personality traits that will do well in this environment

Inquisitive by nature; you know where to look to find answers

You enjoy collaboration and sharing information with other highly technical people

Environment you will work in

The intersection of Cybersecurity and data analytics. No better place to be.

Highly technical and fast-paced environment.

Daily Responsibilities

Lead installation of EMC pure storage hardware and configure network

Conduct network analysis and resolve inefficiencies on the network.

Perform day to day network maintenance which will include configuring, upgrades, installation and troubleshooting.

Monitor network performance and troubleshoot problems and outages.

Schedule and perform upgrades to all switches and firewalls

Define, document, and enforce industry standards.

Design, recommend and implement new solutions to improve the resiliency of the network

Coordinate with other teams and vendors to resolve issues affecting our network.


B.A. or B.S. in computer science, information technology or relevant degree from accredited institution of higher education or the equivalent work experience

To fit into our environment, you must have these core skills:

Minimum of 8 years of experience (** 10+ years preferred and ability to elevate position to Senior Advisor level as appropriate**)with the government, public, or private industry

Experience with cloud-native and 3rd party network solutions to protect information hosted across multiple Cloud Service Providers (CSPs), (e.g., AWS, Microsoft Azure), web application firewalls, and application delivery solutions

Experience with firewall, network security, or network monitoring solutions, including leading firewall vendors, such as Palo Alto, Checkpoint, Fortinet, Cisco Firepower, or ASA

Experience with Git, Jenkins, and Ansible for implementing CI/CD pipeline solutions, infrastructure as code, and automation solutions

Knowledge of network security concepts, including packet-capture, intrusion detection, encryption in transit, break-and-inspect, and OWASP

Knowledge of the OSI model, TCP/IP, TLS, FISMA, FedRAMP, PCI, RMF, DoD cybersecurity policies and control frameworks, modern encryption algorithms, IPSec, and TLS

Ability to analyze requirements, design, implement, and operate highly available and scalable firewall and network security solutions in cloud environments

Ability to lead a team of engineers in the development of complex integrated solutions

Ability to lead a team of engineers in the development of complex integrated solutions

Minimum of active Secret security clearance and clearable to TS level

Highly desired skills

Cisco AnyConnect

V-Center, v-sphere

Aruba VPN

Mesa VPN


PKI knowledge

VMware experience


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Scheduled Weekly Hours:

Travel Required:
Less than 10%

Telecommuting Options:

Work Location:
USA VA Sterling

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.


Sterling, 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.

Who We Are Looking For 

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.

Should I Apply?

At General Dynamics, our employees are the heart of our company. We rely on their dedication to excellence and their intimate knowledge of customer requirements to meet the needs of customers around the globe, day in and day out. Our employees' unique blend of skill, innovation and agility drives our continued success, and we take our responsibility to them seriously. If you are a military veteran or military spouse ready to advance your career, view our available career opportunities to the right for more information and to apply today!

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