Principal Systems Engineer - TS/SCI - Alexandria, VA

Alexandria, VA
Jun 29, 2017
Aug 10, 2017
Full Time
  1. Performs all procedures necessary to ensure the safety of information systems assets and to protect systems from intentional or inadvertent access or destruction.  
  2. Performs comprehensive real-time monitoring and incident response of systems and networks across the globe.Must be proficient with SolarWinds being able to configure, maintain, and modify views and dashboards.May be called upon to analyze system logs and should have an understanding of Splunk logging capabilities to determine root cause analysis of systems failures.Identifies, analyzes, and resolves system problems at the tier II and III level. Performs first level incident response to include documentation of incidents, troubleshooting as required, and coordination with tier II and II personnel.May perform tier II and III troubleshooting and resolution of systems related incidents.Maintains up to date status of all incidents on various networks and can provide status updates to contractor and government personnel.Creates After Action Reports (AARs) and briefs senior contractor and government leadership on an ad hoc basis.Reviews completion and implementation of system additions and/or enhancements and makes recommendations to management and/or clients. Recommends upgrades of operating systems capabilities. Develops documentation on new or existing systems. May provide system/equipment/specialized training and technical guidance. May perform Computer Security Incident Response activities and coordinate with other government agencies to record and report incidents. Monitor and analyze Intrusion Detection Systems (IDS) to identify security issues for remediation. Recognizes potential, successful, and unsuccessful intrusion attempts and compromises thorough reviews and analyses of relevant event detail and summary information. Communicates alerts to agencies regarding intrusions and compromises to their network infrastructure, applications and operating systems. Assists with implementation of counter-measures or mitigating controls. Ensures the integrity and protection of networks, systems, and applications by technical enforcement of organizational security policies, through monitoring of vulnerability scanning devices. Performs periodic and on-demand system audits and vulnerability assessments, including user accounts, application access, file system and external Web integrity scans to determine compliance. Prepares incident reports of analysis methodology and results. Provides guidance and work leadership to less-experienced technical staff members. Maintains current knowledge of relevant technology as assigned. Requires familiarity with domain structures, user authentication, and digital signatures. Requires understanding of firewall theory and configuration. Requires understanding of DHS/DoD policies and procedures, including FIPS 199, FIPS 200, NIST 800-53, DHS 4300A SSH and other applicable policies. Participates in special projects as required. Must possess and maintain a US Top Secret Security Clearance and be eligible for SCI. This position may be required to complete short-term deployments to austere locations worldwide.
Education Bachelors Degree in Computer Science, Engineering or a related technical discipline, or the equivalent combination of education, technical training, or work/military experience.



8-10 years of related systems engineering experience.



    Must meet DoD 8570 requirements and be eligible for IAT level II access on day one. Must achieve ITIL V3 Foundation Certification within six months of hire. MSCA/MCSE 2012/2016 highly desired.

The work is typically performed in an office environment, which requires normal safety precautions; work may require some physical effort in the handling of light materials, boxes or equipment.


The above job description is not intended to be, nor should it be construed as, exhaustive of all responsibilities, skills, efforts, or working conditions associated with this job. 

  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. #DPOST #CJPOST