Cybersecurity Project Lead (Active Secret Clearance Required) in Beltsville, MD at General Dynamics Information Technology

Date Posted: 8/12/2019

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Job Description

Every day, GDIT impacts the way government serves America and its citizens through smart, future-focused information technology and professional services.  Transforming government requires a technical ecosystem that is dynamic, interconnected, reliable and secure for the people who build it, who manage it and, most of all, who use it.  We are committed to our pursuit of imaginative and mission-driven outcomes.  Together, we are inspiring our clients, our collaborators, and our team members to realize a better tomorrow through next-generation thinking, today.

Project Overview 

The Project supports a major federal customer providing security services including cyber incident response, threat analysis and security operations support.

Position Overview 

The Engineering Lead for the Cybersecurity Engineering team will provide leadership and technical expertise working independently and/or with other engineers in support of the evaluation, design, and integration of new cybersecurity tools and capabilities. This includes market research, product evaluations, and system integration activities.

The ideal candidate will have a solid understanding of systems engineering life cycle to focus on cyber security in the domains of security operations, security architecture, framework and standards, governance, and threat intelligence.

This effort will require a skilled engineering lead in order to facilitate the implementation of industry standardized and consistent processes in support of systems integration and project management.

Some high-level responsibilities include: 

  • Daily management of team resources to ensure support of priorities, project targeted criteria and timelines
  • Prepare and update project status documents, brief customers on project status, timelines, resources, and obstacles/concerns
  • Interfacing directly with customers and engineers to support requirements gathering, system/solution architectural design, and implementation
  • Support engineering team with identification of critical path items to progress projects forward and provide support with overcoming barriers to projects
  • Act as quality assurance gate for Engineering team solutions, efforts, and deliverables. Support team with solution design, adherence to agency standards, and resourcing as needed.
  • Displayed initiative, an ability to lead others, develop and mature an engineering team 
  • Leveraging business knowledge and interpersonal abilities to build and maintain relationships with customers, stakeholders, and project leadership
  • Lead and support system integration activities; product evaluation, system builds/installation, system assessments, system transition (O&M)
  • Draft supporting system documentation; system design, system diagram, system security plan, etc…


The successful candidate will have demonstrated intimate abilities and/or a proven record of success in the following areas; 

  • A Bachelor’s degree in a technical field 
  • Active Secret Clearance Required
  • Eight (8) years in System Engineering or Cybersecurity Engineering disciplines. Including leadership responsibility, developing project timelines, managing and briefing on major mile stones, and allocation of technical resources.
  • Experience managing and mentoring staff, and overseeing vendors to work towards project goals. 
  • Experience with system development life cycle and project management framework
  • Ability to collaborate with multidisciplinary teams and apply robust analytic thinking to identify, diagnose, and resolve complex technical issues
  • Experience supporting architectural design, development, and implementation of IT solutions 
  • Experience with implementation of technical IT, configuration, and security standards. Experience with configuration and baseline identified, change controls, configuration status reporting, and supporting configuration audits. 
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills 
  • Expert knowledge of network and systems engineering concepts 

Nice to have: 

  • Experience working in AWS is a plus 
  • Experience working in Azure is a plus 
  • CISSP 


Preferred but not absolutely required: 

  • MCSE
  • MCSA
  • CCNA
  • CCNP
  • VCP
  • Security+
  • Network+
  • Linux+
  • ITIL Foundation 


For more than 50 years, General Dynamics Information Technology has served as a trusted provider of information technology, systems engineering, training, and professional services to customers across federal, state, and local governments, and in the commercial sector. Over 40,000 GDIT professionals deliver enterprise solutions, manage mission-critical IT programs, and provide mission support services worldwide. 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.','industry