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Sr. Systems Engineer - Cyber in Washington at General Dynamics Information Technology

Date Posted: 3/12/2019

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Job Description

General Dynamics Information Technology, Federal and Civil Service Division, has an opportunity for a Sr. Systems Engineer to support enterprise wide systems to include system authentication, cyber security efforts, and enterprise load balancing.  The enterprise operation is responsible for the server, storage and backup infrastructures consisting of the messaging system which supports approximately 30,000 mailboxes; the authentication and monitoring systems; infrastructure for the financial systems; and mobile enterprise offerings serving 12,000 employees.  

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Support cyber security initiatives for the messaging, mobility and Active Directory services
  • Support to address new cyber security measures, specifically those dealing with strengthening the security around the use of privileged account management using two-factor authentication and the security hardening of mobility, messaging and authentication infrastructures
  • Support is needed to gain engineering personnel with background in the use of public key infrastructure, two-factor authentication, third-party proxy administration software, privileged access management and monitoring, and change auditing and alerting that current personnel lack experience in deploying
  • As a member of the team this position requires the incumbent to provide on-call escalation support
  • Development, maintenance and enforcement of operational and functional policies/procedures that govern the authentication and mobility infrastructures and enterprise load balancing of the server infrastructure

Job Requirements


  • 8+ years of related systems engineering experience with management and administration of a large distributed Active Directory enterprise
  • 5+ years’ experience with security hardening and assessment of a large distributed Active Directory enterprise
  • Experience with third-party proxy administration and change auditing tools (i.e. NetIQ Directory & Resource Administrator (DRA); NetIQ Exchange Administrator; NetIQ Aegis IT Automation; NetIQ Advanced Authentication Framework; and NetIQ Change Guardian for Active Directory (including group policy)
  • Experience integrating multifactor authentication technologies using smartcards, security tokens, and/or biometrics
  • Understanding of Microsoft Exchange 2010 & 2013, Active Directory 
  • Understanding of security best practices per NIST, FISMA and CIS guidelines
  • Strong communication and organizational skills
  • Understanding of scripting
  • Have a thorough understanding of Active Directory and configuration of the suite of NetIQ system administration tools (Directory Resource Administrator/Exchange Administrator/Aegis) and change auditing tools (NetIQ Change Guardian for Active Directory) currently in use by  system administration staff 
  • Experience with configuration of both the NetIQ REST-driver enabled web client and the 32-bit desktop client 
  • Experience implementing NetIQ Aegis IT automation workflows and NetIQ Change Guardian for Active Directory to provide real-time alerting of system administration actions
  • Experience integrating RSA SecurID with NetIQ Directory Resource Administrator using NetIQ Advanced Authentication Framework to provide two-factor authentication
  • Strong oral and written communication skills and the capability to handle multiple tasks
  • Must be able to secure and maintain Federal Government security clearances as deemed appropriate
  • Candidates are required to work a diverse schedule and participate as an escalation point in 24x7 support at all data center locations

Preferred qualifications:

  • Understanding of Windows-based server technologies and virtualization technologies using VMware
  • Understanding of public key infrastructure, federated identity management and single sign-on authentication services
  • Experience supporting and securing mobile messaging systems
  • Understanding of load balancing of servers and services and F5 Network’s BIGIP Local Traffic Manager (LTM) technologies 
  • Understanding of Powershell and VB scripting 
  • Experience integrating authentication services within a public key infrastructure (PKI) 
  • Experience with VMWare Virtual Desktop Interface 
  • Experience in automating administrative tasks using scripting languages such as PowerShell and VB scripting 
  • Experience supporting and securing mobile messaging systems 
  • Knowledge of enterprise load balancing solutions (i.e. F5 Big IP Local Traffic Managers, Citrix Netscalers, Barracuda load balancers)

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.