Incident Response Analyst / Engineer - Active Top Secret required in Washington, DC at General Dynamics Information Technology

Date Posted: 8/12/2019

Job Snapshot

Job Description

GDIT has been a long time provider for the client which has resulted in a true partnership; one in which federal staff and GDIT contractors are viewed as one and the same.  With over 15 years working directly with this client, candidates should expect both a long term and stable work environment.  Flexible hours are available and can be negotiated with the project manager.

This job offers an employee the opportunity to truly make a difference by being part of an exceptional team, working in an exciting work environment, and assisting a client with an outstanding organizational mission.

Success in this position will require the employee meet the following objectives

Gain understanding of the client’s mission, establish working relationships with necessary stakeholders, and develop security focused engineering solutions

Provide innovative security recommendations for complex security issues.

Become knowledgeable of the function, operation, and management of the client's security appliances and related equipment.

About The Project:

  • Qualified candidates will support the information assurance group by actively leading and participating in information security engineering activities, including those related to incident response and security device/appliance management.
  • The Senior Cyber Security Engineer will aid in the development and implementation of incident response capabilities; security application design and implementation; device management and configuration; and security event analysis; malware analysis; cyber intelligence; and technical writing.

Daily Responsibilities:

Qualified candidates will support a wide range of activities within the client’s internal information assurance group.  Specific job responsibilities may change, however candidates may expect to perform the following:

  • Aggregates, monitors and analyzes logs from deployed security devices.
  • Participates in all incident response and risk management activities.
  • Provides daily review and analysis of IDS/IPS and security monitoring equipment and routinely aggregates, monitors, and analyzes logs from deployed security devices.
  • Implements, reviews and evaluates configurations of security devices/appliances deployed on the client infrastructure and recommends changes as necessary.
  • Assists in malware/forensic analysis of identified incidents and prepares incident reports as necessary.
  • Assists in black/gray box penetration testing of internal and external systems and provides recommendations for risk mitigation.
  • Applies and/or assists with security system design and engineering and security device integration and deployment.
  • Assists in the design and/or technical review of in-house or COTS security products.


  • Active Top Secret Clearance
  • Bachelor’s Degree in an IT, Engineering or related field and a minimum of seven (7) years relevant information technology/cyber security experience.  Six (6) years of additional experience required if no degree.
  • Minimum of three (3) or more years of experience utilizing, supporting, configuring or managing security appliances (e.x. TippingPoint, NetWitness, FireEye, ArcSight, Enterasys, Splunk, etc.)
  • Minimum of three (3) or more years of experience with security scanning tools and/or security applications (e.x. Nessus, Nmap, Retina, GoldDisk, Wireshark, Core Impact, Burp Suite, IDAPro, Encase, Ollydbg, etc.)
  • Experience with Windows and/or Linux administration, maintenance, or troubleshooting.

Desired Skills:

  • Experience developing custom security solutions using various scripting languages (i.e. JavaScript, Shell, Perl, etc.) preferred but not required.
  • Experience working with virtualized infrastructures (ie. VMWare, Hyper-V, Citrix, etc.) preferred but not required.


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