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Information Security Officer

General Dynamics Mission Systems - Oakton, VA

Posted 23 days ago

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Job Description

Basic Qualifications

Bachelors degree in a related specialized area or equivalent is required plus a minimum of 5 years of relevant experience; or Master's degree plus a minimum of 3 years of relevant experience.


This position requires a minimum of an active TS/SCI clearance. Must be willing and able to obtain a polygraph within a reasonable amount of time after hire, with acceptable timing determined by manager. 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.


This position requires a minimum of a IAT Level II (DoD 8570.1M) certification: e.g. GIAC Security Essentials - GSEC; CompTIA Security+ CE; Security Certified Network Professional - SCNP; Systems Security Certified Practitioner - SSCP

Responsibilities for this Position

At General Dynamics Mission Systems, we create the technologies, products and services that help our nations heroes keep our nation safe. The work we do is so advanced, we are continuously moving the boundaries of whats possible. Here youll work with the best and your talent will be front and center on projects that impact the world. Are you up to the challenge? We apply advanced technologies such as Artificial Intelligence, Blockchain, AR/VR, Cloud Native and Quantum Physics to solve our customers missions in cyber, RF, undersea, interstellar and everything in between.Leading and overseeing the information security budget, staffing, and contracting, youll direct a team that handles a wide range of security issues including architectures, electronic data traffic and network access. As the Information Security Officer, well rely on you to apply defensive functions (e.g., encryption, access control, identity management) to reduce exploitation opportunities of vulnerabilities, as well as conduct import/export reviews for acquiring cryptographic systems. Youll also apply current computer science technologies to the design, development, evaluation, and integration of computer systems and networks to maintain system security. Are you ready to make a difference

What youll experience:

  • Technologies that arent just top-notch, theyre often top-secret
  • A team of bold thinkers committed to exploring whats next
  • Opportunities to gain new knowledge - as its discovered

What you bring to the table:

  • Bachelors degree in a related specialized area or equivalent plus a minimum of 5 years of relevant experience; or Master's degree plus a minimum of 3 years of relevant experience
  • Develops and executes security controls, defenses and countermeasures to intercept and prevent internal or external attacks or attempts to infiltrate system email, data, and web-based systems
  • Researches attempted or successful efforts to compromise systems security and designs countermeasures
  • Maintains hardware, software and network firewalls and encryption protocols
  • Administers security policies to control physical and virtual access to systems
  • Provides information to management regarding the negative impact on the system/mission caused by theft, destruction, alteration or denial of access to information and systems
  • Provides security engineering and integration services to customers
  • Shows initiative on assignments, exercises independent judgment and professionally executes projects with little direction
  • Acts independently to determine methods and procedures on new or special assignments
  • May provide work direction to other employees
  • Involved in a wide range of security issues including architectures, electronic data traffic and network access
  • Very strong knowledge of the following:
    • disaster recovery and continuity of operations plans
    • response and handling methodologies
    • resource management principles and techniques
    • server administration and systems engineering theories, concepts, and methods
    • system life cycle management principles, including software security and usability
    • information security program management and project management principles and techniques
    • network systems management principles, models, methods (e.g., end-to-end systems performance monitoring), and tools
    • security architecture concepts and enterprise architecture reference models
    • applicable business processes and operations of customer organizations
    • system software and organizational design standards, policies, and authorized approaches relating to system design

The successful Information Systems Security Officer (LINUX) must have:

  • Experience working with DoD classified IT systemsecurity configuration and processes
  • Working technical knowledge of UNIX/LINUX and Windows operating systems commands and utilities
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Experience in government IT security standards, policies and directives
  • Proficiency in UNIX/LINUX audit analysis
  • Data Center experience
  • Microsoft Office Application experience
  • Ability to multi-task
  • Experience conducting forensic analysis on audit log data for security incidents a plus
  • Hands on Splunk application experience highly desired
  • Applicants must meet DoD 8570.1 certification requirements for IAT-II or higher


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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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