Information Technology Security Engineer

  • General Dynamics
  • Lanham, MD 20706, USA
  • Nov 09, 2020
[Information Technology]

Job Description

Responsibilities for this Position

Information Technology Security Engineer

Job ID: 2020-44539


Required Clearance: No clearance

Posted Date: 6/4/2020

Category: Engineering-Systems

Employment Type: Full Time

Hiring Company: General Dynamics Mission Systems

Basic Qualifications

Bachelor's degree in systems engineering, a related specialized area or field is required (or equivalent experience) plus a minimum of 5 years of relevant experience; or Master's degree plus a minimum of 3 years of relevant experience. Agile experience preferred.

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

Responsibilities for this Position

GDMS has an immediate opening for an Information Technology 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. GDMS employees work closely with esteemed customers to develop solutions that allow them to carry out high-stakes national security missions.


  • As a member of the security team, supports the system security design effort, security requirements analysis, and security requirements flow down to the program elements
  • Executes or supports execution of the development of program required security documentation, including items such as security plans, contingency plans, and security tests plans and procedures in compliance with NASA policy
  • Generates or supports the generation of Assessment and Authorization (A&A) documentation for the program
  • Assesses potential security issues and impacts, develops remediation measures that account for project requirements and success
  • Provides technical input to Project or Engineering Management in linking task-related strategy to achieve business goals
  • Understands and interprets the technical, organizational and process aspects of the task assigned and can relate them to the technical needs of the overall large project or organization
  • Plans and executes small projects or task elements within larger projects, organizations, or for groups of projects
  • Responsible for the completion of assigned engineering tasks or small projects within budgetary and scheduling guidelines
  • Actively uncovers technical and organizational risks and ensures they are included in risk mitigation plans
  • Participates in continuous process improvement efforts
  • Communicates regularly with project security personnel, system administrators, and other relevant POCs
  • Supports the Assessment and mitigation of system security threats and risks throughout the program life cycle
  • Occasional contact with Business Development
  • Travel may be required
  • Work performed without appreciable direction
  • Provides resolution to a diverse range of complex problems which require the use of ingenuity and creativity
  • Contributes to the development of new theories and methods


  • Demonstrates self-directed/ self-starting ability and can lead experienced engineers and technicians
  • Skilled at executing complex tasks
  • Proficient knowledge of other related disciplines
  • Communicates well with managers and teammates, and customers if required
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office applications
  • Proficient with Adobe Acrobat Professional
  • Proficient written and verbal communications skills
  • Ability to think creatively
  • Ability to multi-task
  • Proficient motivational skills
  • Proficient with NIST SP 800-53 and other related special publications
  • Proficient with the NIST Risk Management Framework
  • Knowledgeable of System Assessment and Authorization process
  • Strong analytical skills (i.e. document analysis and inference)
  • Produce documents and templates based on customer requests
  • ISC2 certifications (CAP, CISSP) or other cyber security certifications are a bonus
  • Continuous Diagnostics and Mitigation (CDM) knowledge is a bonus
  • NASA IT security policy knowledge is a bonus
  • Flexibility to adapt to new requirements and tasks
  • Solid IT Security Mindset
  • Vulnerability scan experience


Systems Engineering, Information Technology or other relevant technical discipline

Company Overview

General Dynamics Mission Systems (GDMS) engineers a diverse portfolio of high technology solutions, products and services that enable customers to successfully execute missions across all domains of operation. With a global team of 12,000+ top professionals, we partner with the best in industry to expand the bounds of innovation in the defense and scientific arenas. Given the nature of our work and who we are, we value trust, honesty, alignment and transparency. We offer highly competitive benefits and pride ourselves in being a great place to work with a shared sense of purpose. You will also enjoy a flexible work environment where contributions are recognized and rewarded. If who we are and what we do resonates with you, we invite you to join our high performance team!

General Dynamics is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer that is committed to hiring a diverse and talented workforce. EOE/Disability/Veteran

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