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Cyber Security Sr. Systems Administrator in Washington at General Dynamics Information Technology

Date Posted: 1/2/2019

Job Snapshot

Job Description

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 Administrator to apply in-depth sustainment support of enterprise network cyber defense capabilities to prevent sophisticated cyber threats and vulnerabilities, or detection of them when prevention fails.

Windows and Linux experience a must. Experience in Fire-eye, Fidelis, Gigamon, Bro, Snort, or Suricata preferred.

Functions include:

  1. Demonstrates ability to independently understand, troubleshoot, and resolve cyber security incidents involving Tier-2 monitoring and sustainment of Windows and Linux Operating Systems, vendor based Cyber Defense systems like, Fire-Eye, Fidelis, Gigamon, and custom Cyber Defense systems like Bro, Snort, and Suricata.
  2. Creating administrator and service accounts.
  3. Communicate with customers and teammates clearly, concisely, and professionally.
  4. Create functional documentation, standard operating procedures, and granular process checklists.
  5. Provide input for documentation on new or existing systems.
  6. Provide peer training, User training, and technical guidance.
  7. Participate in the upgrading of operating systems and design of systems enhancements.
  8. May interact with Users and evaluate vendor products.
  9. May develop and implement testing strategies and document results.
  10. May make recommendations to procure hardware and software, as well coordinate installation and provide backup recovery.
  11. May serve as a technical team or task leader.
  12. May program in an administrative language.
  13. Maintain knowledge of relevant and emerging CND technologies.
  14. May participate in special projects as required.

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Job Requirements

The contract position requires:

  • 6 years of related 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 CEH, CSA+, GICSP, or SSCP. Most candidates obtain the CEH certification.

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.





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. 

General Dynamics Information Technology solves our customers’ challenges through future-focused technology and services, ingenuity and deep mission-knowledge. Partnering with government, defense, the intelligence community, industry leaders and cutting-edge technology companies, we deliver solutions that make a difference – helping our customers to advance mission performance, transform operations and discover opportunities to build a better future.