Cyber Security Principal Systems Engineer

General Dynamics Information Technology

Functional duties consist of:

Performing complex systems development and designing work that may include logic design, I/O design, firmware development, model formulation, manufacturing and development cost projections, computer architecture analysis and design, and analog or digital systems engineering.

Managing the functionality and efficiency of systems associated with the HBSS framework and product suites.

Providing O&M support to Linux-based appliances and servers.

Maintaining the integrity and security of network devices.

Serving as liaison with clients, participating in meetings to ensure client needs are met.

Maintaining system documentation

Reviewing completion and implementation of system additions and/or enhancements and makes recommendations to management and/or clients.

Interacting with users and evaluates vendor products.

Making recommendations to purchase hardware and software, coordinates installation and provides backup recovery.

Developing and monitoring policies and standards for allocation related to the use of computing resources.

Developing and implement testing strategies and document results.

Providing advice and training to end-users.

Providing guidance and work leadership to less-experienced staff members.

Maintaining current knowledge of relevant technologies as assigned.

Participating in special projects as required.


Bachelors Degree in Computer Science, Engineering or a related technical discipline, or the equivalent combination of education, technical training, or work/military experience.


The contract position requires:

8 years of related systems engineering experience.

A TS/SCI clearance

Candidate's ability to obtain and maintain CI Poly.

An approved DoD 8570 IAT II certification prior to employment.  Viable certifications that meet this requirement are Security+ CE, CCNA Security, CSA+, GICSP, GSEC, or SSCP.  Most candidates obtain the Security+ CE certification.

The candidate to obtain an 8570 IASAE II within six months from the date of hire.  Viable certifications that meet this requirement are CEH, CSA+, GICSP, or SSCP. Most candidates obtain the CEH certification

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Mid-level industry position


Reston , United States


United States



Mid-level industry position