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Wireless Cyber Security Engineer (Full Performance) in Herndon at General Dynamics Information Technology

Date Posted: 2/6/2019

Job Snapshot

Job Description

This position functions as a hands-on wireless security engineer for a continuous monitoring program, with specific focus on Wireless Intrusion Detection Systems (WIDS). This position is responsible for the monitoring of the Enterprise WIDS, and the response to wireless intrusion/violation incidents detected by the WIDS. This position engages in hands-on operation of the various mobile/portable products in response to unauthorized wireless devices detections.

Typical activities performed by this position may include:

  1. Monitor and analyze WIDS data to identify wireless security violations requiring response/remediation.
  2. Conduct wireless incident investigations/response tasks to locate and resolve the wireless security violation.
  3. Coordinate/Interface with other government entities/personnel to resolve wireless incident.
  4. Prepare incident tickets and reports regarding the wireless security investigation/violations.
  5. Analyze successful and unsuccessful wireless intrusion attempts and/or compromises through review and analysis of relevant event detail and summary information.
  6. Conduct wireless security assessments utilizing mobile/portable wireless device detection tools.
  7. Maintains current working knowledge of relevant technology as assigned.
  8. Must be capable of carrying a 15-pound daypack for periods of 2-8 hours over multiple days.
  9. Occasional travel may be required.
  10. Shift work required to support 24/7 monitoring.

Job Requirements

  • 5-8 years of related experience in data or network security administration including one or more of the following:
    • Demonstrated knowledge and hands-on experience with radio frequency (RF) technologies and protocols to include IEEE 802.11, 802.15 protocols, and cellular.
    • Working knowledge and hands-on experience with mobile (portable) and Enterprise-class WIDS and spectrum analysis products.
    • Working knowledge and hands-on experience with wireless network design.
    • Experience and understanding of wireless vulnerabilities and WLAN-specific security threats and mitigation strategies.
    • Experience and understanding of TSCM tools and methodologies.
  • Knowledge of industry and IC policies and procedures with respect to wireless intrusion detection and secure wireless networking is desired.
  • CWNP or SANS wireless certification(s) highly desirable.
  • Effective communications and interpersonal skills.

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.