Cyber Security Engineer

Expiring today

Oakton, VA
Sep 08, 2017
Sep 25, 2017
Engineering, Security
Full Time
General Dynamics Information Technology (GDIT) has an immediate opening for a Senior Cyber Security Engineer.  This position provides an opportunity to further advance the cutting-edge technology that supports some of our nation’s core defense/intelligence services and systems.  GDIT employees work closely with esteemed customers to develop solutions that allow them to carry out high-stakes national security missions in a development team environment.


Representative duties and tasks:

  • performs or leads security requirements analysis, security requirements definition, system security design, security architecture generation, security trade studies, and security verification and validation with little or no supervision
  • performs customer security requirements analysis, develops system security requirements and defines allocations to lower levels (subsystem, elements and components)
  • contributes to detailed security analyses at the system of system (SOS) level
  • synthesizes security solutions within the contest of the system to meet customer expectations while staying within schedule and cost constraints
  • researches and analyzes data, such as vendor products, COTS components, GFE/CFE, specifications, and manuals to determine security of design
  • effectively chooses the appropriate standards, processes, procedures, and tools throughout the system development life cycle to support the generation of the security engineering products
  • executes or leads the execution of the development of program required security documentation, including items such as security control assessments, security test plans and procedures in compliance with the IA policy
  • executes the security testing and evaluation to ensure the correct implementation of security requirements
  • executes security scanning and the analysis of the scan results
  • assesses and mitigates system security threats and risks throughout the project life cycle
  • leads technical security tasks for development project(s)
Education Education:

  • Bachelors Degree in Computer Science, Software Engineering or a related technical discipline plus a minumum of 8 years of relevant experience; or a Master's degree plus a minumum of 6 years of relavant experience.
Qualifications Required Qualifications:

  • 8+ years of related software development experience
  • strong understanding of cyber security specifications such as Risk Management Framework (RMF), DIACAP, STIGs and other government security specifications and guidelines
  • strong ability in reporting relevant cyber systems engineering design

Applicants selected will be subject to a US Government security investigation and must meet elgibility requirements for access to classified information.  Due to the nature of the work performed within our facilities, US citizenship is required.


Preferred Qualifications:

  • work with these vulnerability and static code analysis tools:  Nessus, Foundstone, Retina, Fortify, App Scan, Brakemen, Burpe
  • experience with Jira
  • experience with SharePoint
  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.