Firewall Operations Engineer in Arlington, VA at General Dynamics Information Technology

Date Posted: 6/19/2020

Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type:
    Full-Time
  • Location:
    Arlington, VA
  • Job Type:
  • Experience:
    Not Specified
  • Date Posted:
    6/19/2020
  • Job ID:
    RQ59322

Job Description

We are GDIT. The people supporting and securing some of the most complex government, defense, and intelligence projects across the country. We ensure today is safe and tomorrow is smarter. Our work has meaning and impact on the world around us, but also on us, and that’s important. GDIT is your place. You make it your own by embracing autonomy, seizing opportunity, and being trusted to deliver your best every day. We think. We act. We deliver. There is no challenge we can’t turn into opportunity. And our work depends on a Firewall Operations Engineer for the FDIC infrastructure program in Arlington, VA.   

The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation [FDIC] mission is to preserve and promote public confidence in the U.S. financial systems by insuring deposits in banks and thrift institutions for up to $250,000; by identifying, monitoring, and addressing risks to the deposit insurance funds; and by limiting the effect on the account and the financial system when a bank or thrift institution fails. GDIT provides the day-to-day operational services to FDIC in support of infrastructure, facilities, hardware, software, and systems. GDIT supports operational security, client support/help desk, data center operations, asset management, and systems engineering service areas.

Level of Clearance Required: U.S. Citizenship and background investigation is required; you must have a current clean financial background to obtain an agency specific Public Trust.

To qualify, you must meet these basic qualifications: 

Masters: 4 years experience
BS:  6 years experience
No Degree: 10 years experience


•        Minimum of 4 years of enterprise network security experience (firewall, Intrusion Detection and Prevention (IDPs), log management/reporting solutions)
•        Planning and deployment of new network security systems.
•        Resolution of tier 2 trouble incidents for firewalls, secure e-mail gateways, email encryption technologies, intrusion prevention systems (IPS), and network forensics tools.
•        Communicate and support security policy, deployment, and support needs.  This role must work in a team environment to manage the security posture of an enterprise network, and enforce policies by updating and configuring security devices.
•        Communicate the security challenges associated and provide solutions to mitigate them.
•        Work with other engineers on technical requirements and communicate to management.
•        Knowledge of routing and switching fundamentals and products is essential.
•        Practical experience working in complex LAN/WAN environments
•        Practical experience supporting Palo Alto, Cisco Firepower/Sourcefire, and/or Cisco ASA firewalls
•        Practical experience with Splunk or comparable logging system for troubleshooting 
•        Ability to work with minimal supervision, set priorities, and give attention to detail and quality, flexible, strong organizational and time management skills, ability to multi-task, ability to work individually and with a team, positive attitude, self-motivated, reliable, trustworthy, strong interpersonal skills, diplomacy, and ability to handle stress in professional manner.
•        Excellent interpersonal skills and effective in interfacing with internal and external customers fostering collaboration and establishing strong partnerships and relationships

It would be great if you also had:
•        Cisco and Juniper firewalls, routers, switches are a plus.
•        Practical experience supporting Cisco ESA email security appliance and FireEye is a plus
•        Knowledge of various operating systems and hardware (Linux, Windows).
•        Desired Certifications: Palo Alto Certifications, CCNP, CCNA, JNCIS-SEC, JNCIA-Junos, ITIL, v3, and CISSP.

This role is not yet funded.

WHAT GDIT CAN OFFER YOU

Autonomy, career mobility, challenging work, and team environment.

As a trusted systems integrator for more than 50 years, General Dynamics Information Technology provides information technology (IT), systems engineering, professional services, 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. 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.

GDIT CAREERS

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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.

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.