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Cyber Security Principal Systems Engineer (Firewall) in Washington at General Dynamics Information Technology

Date Posted: 1/2/2019

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Job Description

As a trusted systems integrator for more than 50 years, General Dynamics Information Technology (GDIT) provides information technology (IT), systems engineering, professional services and simulation and training to customers in the defense, federal civilian government, health, homeland security, intelligence, state and local government and commercial sectors. With approximately 32,000 professionals worldwide, the company delivers IT enterprise solutions, manages large-scale, mission-critical IT programs and provides mission support services.

Responsible for strengthening the defensive posture and cyber defense operational readiness of an IT Enterprise, our Enterprise Cyber Network Defense (ECND) program defends and protects Government assets from external Cyber Security attacks and Insider Threats that can potentially cause or create data, systems, networks, and personnel vulnerabilities.

As such, GD Information Technology (GDIT) seeks a Principal Systems Engineer with advanced knowledge in applying in-depth sustainment support of enterprise network cyber defense capabilities to prevent sophisticated cyber threats and vulnerabilities, or detection of them when prevention fails.

Desired system engineering experience with 80/443 web content filters/proxies, email security capabilities, IDS, IPS, SIEM, DNS security practices, advanced log analysis, network monitoring, network flow analysis, packet capture analysis, network proxies, anti-virus, Linux/UNIX command line, and access control lists preferred.

Functional duties consist of:

  1. Performing complex system development, design, modeling, analysis, and sustainment of network-based sensor systems.
  2. Identifying, analyzing, and resolving technical problems involving Palo Alto firewalls.
  3. Planning and directing upgrades and system enhancements.
  4. Developing and implementing testing strategies and documenting results.
  5. Developing documentation on new or existing systems.
  6. Providing system/equipment/specialized training and technical guidance
  7. Serving as liaison with clients, participating in meetings to ensure client needs are met.
  8. Providing guidance and work leadership to less-experienced staff.
  9. Communicating with customers and teammates clearly and concisely.
  10. Maintaining current knowledge of relevant technology as assigned.
  11. Participating in special projects as required.
  12. May have supervisory responsibilities.

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Job Requirements

The contract position requires:

  • 8 years of systems administration and analysis experience.
  • A TS/SCI clearance
  • Candidate's willingness to obtain and maintain CI Poly.
  • An approved DoD 8570 IAT II certification prior to employment.  Viable certifications that meet this requirement are Security+ CE, CCNA Security, CSA+, GICSP, GSEC, or SSCP.  Most candidates obtain the Security+ CE certification.
  • The candidate to obtain an 8570 IASAE II within six months from the date of hire.  Viable certifications that meet this requirement are CASP CE, CISSP (or Associate), or CSSLP.

Benefits of this Position:

  • Opportunity for Fast Growth within the program
  • Professional Development Assistance –  Covering the Cost of Obtaining Professional & Technical Certifications (depending on program)
  • Educational Reimbursement –  toward degree programs and individual coursework
  • 401K Match – with 100% vesting on day one
  • Health, Dental and Vision Coverage to keep you healthy, starting your first day
  • We know work-life balance is important, GDIT offers Paid Time Off, Plus 10 Paid Holidays
  • Parking and transit commuter benefits

Why Work at General Dynamics IT?

  • Work with top talent and some of the brightest minds in your field 
  • Support missions that make a difference to our Nation
  • Become part of an organization that that is committed to the highest ethical standards in all that we do 
  • Thrive in the stability of a large organization, with the ability to move onto new opportunities, supporting different missions, building your career within GDIT
  • Want to move, or find a job close to home? We have positions in several locations in the United States and the world
  • Enjoy a culture that supports work-life balance

General Dynamics is a Fortune Blue Ribbon Company and Clearance Jobs Top 10 Government Contractor.

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When it comes to Cyber, GDIT is looking for people with enthusiasm, curiosity, and a thirst for knowledge.  Are you the person with the passion, intellect, and skills to learn the procedures and tools to become a great cyber analyst?   We are looking for people with the ability to learn new concepts and introduce new ideas that propel GDIT to the next level of cyber operational efficiency and help our customers reduce their exposure to cyber threats.

As a trusted systems integrator for more than 50 years, General Dynamics Information Technology provides information technology (IT), systems engineering, professional services and simulation and training to customers in the defense, federal civilian government, health, homeland security, intelligence, state and local government and commercial sectors.With approximately 32,000 professionals worldwide, the company delivers IT enterprise solutions, manages large-scale, mission-critical IT programs and provides mission support services.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.



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