Security Operations Lead at General Dynamics Information Technology (Huntsville, AL)

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We are looking for a Security Operations Lead that will provide direction, purpose, and motivation to a team of 3 Cybersecurity Analysts and 2 Firewall Engineers to help align cybersecurity with the business strategy of the Alabama Supercomputer Authority. This position will be responsible for following a cybersecurity framework that supports the security architecture, oversees continuous monitoring and maintenance of our SIEM tools in order to analyze, planning/maintaining, troubleshoot and investigate security related issues and to improve the cybersecurity posture. This position will work collaboratively with Cybersecurity Analysts and Network Firewall engineers to remediate or mitigate security-related issues. Evaluate new and emerging technologies to determine if they will meet the needs of our security infrastructure. Plan, implement, and maintain a Security Operations Center (SOC) program. The SOC will be responsible for providing cybersecurity services to customers and clients. Uses data collected from a variety of cyber defense tools (e.g., SIEM, IDS alerts, firewalls, network traffic logs) to analyze events that occur within their environments for the purposes of mitigating threats. Advises clients on incident response and threat mitigation. Provides cyber security consulting to clients. Should have experience with vulnerability scanning tools, and some knowledge of firewalls. Evaluates, tests, recommends, coordinates, monitors, and maintains cybersecurity policies, procedures, and systems, including access management for hardware, firmware, and software.

Ensures that cybersecurity plans, controls, processes, standards, policies, and procedures are aligned with cybersecurity standards. Identifies security risks and exposures, determines the causes of security violations, and suggests procedures to halt future incidents and improve security. Develops techniques and procedures for conducting cybersecurity risk assessments and compliance audits, the evaluation and testing of hardware, firmware and software for possible impact on system security, and the investigation and resolution of security incidents such as intrusion, frauds, attacks or leaks.

Additional Duties:

o Communicates alerts to agencies regarding intrusions and compromises to their network infrastructure, applications, and operating systems.

o Assists with implementation of countermeasures or mitigating controls.

o Conducts regular audits to ensure that systems are being operated securely, and information systems security policies and procedures are being implemented as defined in security plans.

o Develops, tests, and operates firewalls, intrusion detection systems, enterprise antivirus systems and software deployment tools.

o Researches, evaluates, tests, and implements new security software or devices.

o Conducts investigations of information systems security violations and incidents, reporting as necessary to management.

o Ensures the integrity and protection of networks, systems, and applications by technical enforcement of organizational security policies, through monitoring of vulnerability scanning devices.

o 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.

o Prepares incident reports of analysis methodology and results.

o Monitor, evaluate, and maintain systems and procedures to safeguard internal information systems, network, databases, and Web-based security.

o Performing network security scans and responding to external audit findings

o Scanning client networks and providing recommendations for remediation or mitigation actions.

o Work closely with system and network administrators.


Required Qualifications:
• Bachelor's Degree with 5-10 Years of Security Operation experience.
• Cybersecurity certification (ie. Security+ ).
• Experience leading small groups of 3-5 people.
• Basic level Linux or Windows administration experience.
• Experience with detecting, remediating, and reporting on cyber security events.
• Basic firewall knowledge of Palo Alto, Juniper, and Cisco.
• Configuration Management - STIG/SCAP compliance baselines for Windows, Mac, Linux.
• Penetration Test Response and Remediation.
• Ansible automation planning and implementation.
• Experience with Nessus vulnerability scanning service.
• Familiarity with IDS/IPS.

Desired Qualifications:
• CISSP or CISM certification.

About Our Work

We are GDIT. The people supporting some of the most complex government, defense, and intelligence projects across the country. We deliver. Bringing the expertise needed to understand and advance critical missions. We transform. Shifting the ways clients invest in, integrate, and innovate technology solutions. We ensure today is safe and tomorrow is smarter. We are there. On the ground, beside our clients, in the lab, and everywhere in between. Offering the technology transformations, strategy, and mission services needed to get the job done.

COVID-19 Vaccination

GDIT does not have a vaccination mandate applicable to all employees. To protect the health and safety of its employees and to comply with customer requirements, however, GDIT may require employees in certain positions to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Vaccination requirements will depend on the status of the federal contractor mandate and customer site requirements.

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.
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 325 open jobs at General Dynamics Information Technology, click here.
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