Cloud Security Engineer (remote) at General Dynamics Information Technology

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We are GDIT. We support and secure some of the most complex government, defense, and intelligence projects across the country. At GDIT, cyber security is not just a singular part of our mission-it connects every one of us because it's embedded into every aspect of what we do.

We are seeking a Cloud Security Engineer to support the National Library of Medicine (NLM) in Bethesda, Maryland.

At GDIT, people are our differentiator. As a Cloud Security Engineer supporting the National Library of Medicine, you will be trusted to work on commercial clouds to secure the configuration management of NLM applications. In this role, a typical day will include:
  • Developing and deploying infrastructure as a code scripts to implement and optimize security controls and mechanisms of a cloud infrastructure
  • Acting as the subject matter expert for cloud security and tools such as Security Information and Event Management (SIEM), access control mechanisms, Intrusion Detection and Intrusion Prevention Systems (IDS/IPS).
  • Monitoring Cloud infrastructure and pro-actively mitigate potential incidents before service degradation occurs
  • Providing guidance to our DevOps teams developing on public cloud platforms, advising on security standards for cloud deployment, and working to identify common patterns for template provisioning
  • Conducting assessments of security controls for new and existing cloud systems; creating and maintaining as-built system documentation, architecture diagrams, and online collaborative documentation
  • Determining security modes of operation and recommending new or revised security measures and countermeasures for current security challenges
  • Collaborating with other NLM team members to continue to evolve and implement a state-of-the-art secure cloud infrastructure.

  • BS/BA (or equivalent) and 8 years experience or a MS and 6 years experience
  • Contract requirement: 7 years of overall IT experience with degree; 11 years without degree; 5 years with MS.Also 5 years of system administration experience; 5 years of system security administration experience
  • Experience in designing and implementing an enterprise-wide Cloud security architecture
  • Proficiency with SIEM and vulnerability management solutions
  • Experience using common networking tools to aid in troubleshooting, including nmap, Wireshark, tcpdump, etc.
  • Proficiency in one or more scripting languages, such as Python, Perl, Powershell, OR Bash
  • Proficiency with TCP/IP/UDP ports and protocols, IDS/IPS, Network Access Control List (NACL) Access Control Lists (ACL) and Security Group (SG) applications
  • Must have CISSP or ability to obtain within first six months of employment
  • Must have strong written and verbal communications skills
  • Ability to obtain Level 2 Secret (ANACI) clearance if required

  • Experience in creating and editing AWS Cloud Formation scripts
  • Experience in securing and monitoring Kubernetes
  • Experience in managing, and monitoring a centralized AWS logging architecture
  • AWS Certified Security - Specialty, ISC2, or Cloud Security Alliance

  • Full-flex work week
  • 401K with company match
  • Internal mobility team dedicated to helping you own your career
  • Collaborative teams of highly motivated critical thinkers and innovators
  • Ability to make a real impact on the world around you



More Information on General Dynamics Information Technology
General Dynamics Information Technology operates in the Aerospace industry. The company is located in Falls Church, VA. General Dynamics Information Technology was founded in 2022. It has 21625 total employees. It offers perks and benefits such as Flexible Spending Account (FSA), Disability Insurance, Dental Benefits, Vision Benefits, Health Insurance Benefits and Life Insurance. To see all 372 open jobs at General Dynamics Information Technology, click here.
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