Information Assurance Engineer - Intermediate

Arlington, VA
Jun 28, 2017
Aug 25, 2017
Engineer, IT, QA Engineer
Full Time
In this role, you will apply your understanding of computer security, military system specifications, and Department of Defense Information Assurance (DoD IA) policies, in the execution of all aspects of the systems and their Cybersecurity posture. You would be responsible for DoD Information Assurance Risk Management Framework (DIARMF), and the implementation of Cyber Security and IA boundary defense techniques and various IA-enabled appliances to facilitate certification and security engineering tasks in support of the customer.


You will partner with IT Security Analysts and Enterprise Architects to establish, understand, and adhere to technical and IT security standards. Involved in all aspects of the technology life-cycle to ensure that non-functional and functional requirements are adhered to in design and build so solutions are stable, secure, resilient, and perform well.


As the Mid-level Assessment and Authorization support, this position will be responsible to plan, develop, and execute automated and manual tests to validate security posture/controls in accordance with DOD 8500.2/8510.01. This position will work directly with teams that support Assessment and Accreditation (A&A – DIACAP/RMF). Candidate shall analyze current documents, and provide detailed reports. Candidate shall assist the government with input, instructions, and guidance as needed for the creation of adequate package documentation and artifacts. You will review test plans and procedures to ensure the test plan addresses the correct level of effort and is sufficiently comprehensive to validate all IA requirements applicable to the IT system or site being assessed and accredited. The candidate shall evaluate IA discrepancies and recommend mitigation measures for reducing or eliminating specific risk items. The candidates may also be tasked to engage the JSP CA Liaisons, SCA Reviewers, and ISSMs to discuss and obtain mitigation guidance. Author DoD IA Assessment and Authorization artifacts. Document a system from an IA perspective using Microsoft Office including MS Visio, MS Word, MS Excel and other appropriate tools. A minimum of 5 years of experience in analyzing and securing DoD or Information Technology systems for compliance with specifications, requirements and policies including hands on support under the application of DIACAP / RMF. Candidate must display and convey an understanding of computer security, military system specifications, DoD IA policies and the ability to communicate clearly and succinctly in written and oral presentations.


Work under general supervision to provide Cybersecurity engineering documentation services to build secure technical documentation for applications, systems, architectures, and infrastructure that are operationally viable and efficient. Assist with leveraging security policies and procedures to protect the organization’s systems and information while enabling achievement of organization’s objectives. Update and maintain core enterprise lifecycle documents, including system security plan, security assessment plan and report, contingency plan, standard operating procedures, remediation plans, and configuration management plan.



Job Duties and Responsibilities:

    Author DoD IA Assessment and Authorization (A&A) artifacts.Document a system from an IA perspective.Derive, document and/or identify system CONOPS for Mission Assurance Categorization per DoDI 8500.2.Lead the research, recommend and document logical and physical solutions that prevent, detect and correct the system to be certified and accredited.Research and apply DISA Security Technical Implementation Guides (STIGs) and NSA recommendations.Lead the identification of disagreements between as built specifications, security requirements and DoD security policies and design implementations to bring the system into compliance.Plan, develop, execute and document results of security test procedures.Lead the preparation and execution an Information Assurance Vulnerability Management (IAVM) Plan.Lead the preparation and production of a System Security Administrator and Operators Manual (SSAOM).Lead the technical support effort in identifying and specifying requirements and performing risk assessments.Ensure IT solutions meet requirements for security, availability, capacity, resiliency, and performance in a way that is efficient and supportable, reducing overall support costs.Understand industry leading solutions and trends for assigned technologies and applying those as appropriate.Understand business needs and partnering with appropriate IT counterparts to recommend technology solutions.Establish and maintain an IT multi-year strategy with a focus on continuous improvement. Create and maintain solutions architecture artifacts and other strategy and system documentation. 
REQUIRED: Computing environment (e.g. Windows, Linux, Cisco, etc.) certification or training.   Certification meeting IAT Level III or IAM Level II.4 years of experience in information technology, required. Experienced in collaborating with multiple technical teams to drive solutions that requirement driven.  Experienced with OS Tier 2 Support in heterogeneous operating system environments (Linux, Windows).  A working knowledge of deployment methodologies and tooling. Oracle


PREFERRED: Due to the sensitivity of customer related requirements, U.S. Citizenship is required.  Applicants selected will be subject to a U.S. Government background investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information: TS/SCI.


Preference to those with experience in coordination of:

  • Knowledge of multiple database architectures:
  • Experience with computer networking and telecommunication architecture, the OSI model, and communications protocolsExperienced in organizing and coordinating deployments of complex systems1 year lead experience in information technology, requiredDegree in a Computer Science, Engineering or Information Technology related field is desired but not required. Bachelor's degree in Information Technology/Systems or experience. Master's degree preferred.

    Management NetworksOut Of Bounds ManagementJoint Regional Security Stack (JRSS) implementationProduction Monitoring Environments Experience with conducting internal security reviews and audits of responsible government systems. Ability to develop and present briefings to technical and senior management audiences and communicate assessment results, risk analyses, mitigation strategies, and forward plansAbility to work with technical subject matter experts, including hardware and software designers, operations personnel, and test engineers and communicate potential security risks and mitigationsExperience in ITIL framework
Special Demands:

Experience with DoD Certification and Accreditation (C&A) process, DoD Authorization & Accreditation including familiarity with Risk Management Framework (RMF) and the process to obtain an Authority to Operate (ATO).

Strong English communication skills with ability to communicate clearly and succinctly in written and oral presentations.





Education Bachelors Degree in Computer Science or a related technical discipline, or the equivalent combination of education, professional training or work experience.

Qualifications 2-5 years of related experience in data security administration.

  As a trusted systems integrator for more than 50 years, General Dynamics Information Technology 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 32,000 professionals worldwide, the company delivers IT enterprise solutions, manages large-scale, mission-critical IT programs and provides mission support services.GDIT is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer - Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities.