General Dynamics Information Technology Cybersecurity Scanning Engineer in Arlington, Virginia

Clearance Level Must Currently Possess:

Interim Secret

Clearance Level Must Be Able to Obtain:

Top Secret


No Suitability Required

Job Family:

Information Technology

Job Description:

GDIT is currently seeking a Cybersecurity Scanning Engineer in Rosslyn, VA. This position supports continuous network vulnerability and compliance scanning for the Department of State’s Bureau of Diplomatic Security. The duties include, but are not limited to, conducting compliance and vulnerability scans on workstations, servers, databases, web servers and DMZ assets as well as reporting metrics, generating contract required deliverables, researching cyber security issues, and providing customer service. The Enterprise Scanning team is responsible for weekly vulnerability and compliance reporting on over 120,000 assets across 300 foreign posts and hundreds of domestic locations.

Position Description Duties:

  • Use active vulnerability scanners to perform high-speed discovery, configuration auditing, asset profiling, sensitive data discovery, and vulnerability analysis of the enterprise security posture. Support full life-cycle vulnerability and configuration management. Communicate recommendations to the responsible parties, track remediation’s and verify security patches and required configurations. Scan the entire enterprise, to include DMZs, and physically separate networks

  • Develop and maintain policy and SOP updates

  • Analyze available security information including results of configuration compliance verification, vulnerability assessment, security and system patch information, field reports, OIG reports, and intelligence information to assess the status of remote organization’s cyber security posture

  • Operate, maintain and configure the configuration compliance verification tool; apply regular updates from the vendor; provide operation, troubleshooting, training and helpdesk support

  • Operate, maintain and configure the vulnerability assessment tool suite; apply regular updates from the vendor; provide operation, troubleshooting, training and helpdesk support

  • Operate, maintain and configure the web security assessment tool suite; apply regular updates from the vendor; provide operation, troubleshooting, training and helpdesk support

  • Maintain and operate all hardware supporting the configuration compliance verification and vulnerability assessment activities including system administration, configuration management, technical troubleshooting, backup/recovery, training and user support

  • Develop configuration benchmarks and vulnerability checks based on established configuration standards and CVEs (Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures) using the Security Content Automation Protocol (SCAP)

  • Perform liaison activities with other bureaus and offices

  • Support incident response, threat analysis, forensics and penetration testing teams by performing on-demand and targeted vulnerability scans


Working knowledge of and experience in the federal information systems methodology, policy, and standards environment of information security, especially in government is desirable. Excellent written and oral communications skills desired. Ability to work collaboratively with a broad range of constituencies essential. A demonstrated ability to work with diverse groups of people is required. Experience with current tools (McAfee ePolicy Orchestrator, Policy Auditor, and Rapid 7 Nexpose vulnerability Scanner and App Spider – Web URL)

  • Active Secret clearance required

  • Three years of experience in information security, information technology, or related field

  • Technical knowledge of information technology and cyber security standards and issues is required for this position

  • Center for Strategic and International Studies: Twenty Critical Controls for Effective Cyber Defense

  • NIST Special Publication 800-53

  • The CVE (Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures) standard

  • ITIL and ITSM methodology

  • Experience performing vulnerability and/or compliance scanning in an enterprise network environment

  • Effective written and verbal communication skills

  • Persistent and polite follow-up with clients in order to maintain project schedule

  • Problem solving and attention to detail

Desired Skills, Preferred but not required:


  • Certified Ethical Hacker


  • SANS GCIH and/or GCIA

  • Security+ and/or Network # of Openings:


Scheduled Weekly Hours:


T elecommuting Options:

Telecommuting Not Allowed

Work Location:

USA VA Arlington - 1801 N Lynn St (VAC181)

Additional Work Locations:

CSRA is committed to creating a diverse environment and is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.


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