General Dynamics Information Technology Cyber Security Principal Systems Engineer (HBSS) in Reston, Virginia
As a trusted systems integrator for more than 50 years, General Dynamics Information Technology (GDIT) provides information technology (IT), systems engineering, professional services and simulation and training to customers in the defense, federal civilian government, health, homeland security, intelligence, state and local government and commercial sectors. With approximately 40,000 professionals worldwide, the company delivers IT enterprise solutions, manages large-scale, mission-critical IT programs and provides mission support services worlwide.
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 Engineer with comprehensive knowledge in applying in-depth sustainment support of enterprise network cyber defense capabilities to prevent sophisticated cyber threats and vulnerabilities, or detection of them when prevention fails.
Functional duties consist of:
- Performing complex systems development and designing work that may include logic design, I/O design, firmware development, model formulation, manufacturing and development cost projections, computer architecture analysis and design, and analog or digital systems engineering.
Managing the functionality and efficiency of systems associated with the HBSS framework and product suites.
Providing O&M support to Linux-based appliances and servers.
Maintaining the integrity and security of network devices.
Serving as liaison with clients, participating in meetings to ensure client needs are met.
Maintaining system documentation
Reviewing completion and implementation of system additions and/or enhancements and makes recommendations to management and/or clients.
Interacting with users and evaluates vendor products.
Making recommendations to purchase hardware and software, coordinates installation and provides backup recovery.
Developing and monitoring policies and standards for allocation related to the use of computing resources.
Developing and implement testing strategies and document results.
Providing advice and training to end-users.
Providing guidance and work leadership to less-experienced staff members.
Maintaining current knowledge of relevant technologies as assigned.
Participating in special projects as required.
Bachelors Degree in Computer Science, Engineering or a related technical discipline, or the equivalent combination of education, technical training, or work/military experience.
The contract position requires:
8 years of related systemsengineeringexperience.
A TS/SCI clearance
Candidate's ability 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
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.
Number of Positions1
Job FunctionInformation Technology
Security Clearance LevelTop Secret/SCI
Full/Part TimeFull Time