Senior Network Engineer
General Dynamics AIS - Fort Meade, MD

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General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems (GDAIS) is part of General Dynamics and has been a trusted partner to the U.S. intelligence, maritime, space and homeland communities for more than 50 years. With the expertise to lead, the insight to deliver and the commitment to succeed, we staff each mission with a carefully selected team of seasoned professionals. Headquartered in Falls Church, Va., General Dynamics employs approximately 91,000 people worldwide. The company is a market leader in advanced information systems, intelligence collection and processing, business aviation, land and expeditionary combat systems, armaments and munitions, shipbuilding and marine systems, and information systems and technologies.

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

Responsibilities for this Position:

General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems (GDAIS) has an immediate opening for a Senior Principal Engineer to join our Network team. The position provides an opportunity to develop and advance the cutting-edge technology that supports some of our nations fundamental defense services. GDAIS employees work closely with esteemed clients to develop solutions that allow them to carry out high-stakes national security missions. The selected candidate will work with collaborative teams to deliver end-to-end solutions in mission systems integration, development, and operations support to clients and the organization. In addition to receiving a competitive salary and generous health and personal benefits, the Senior Principal Engineer will enhance their skill set among a talented and technically accomplished group of colleagues. The employee will also enjoy a flexible work environment where contributions are recognized and rewarded.

Key Responsibilities

Analyzes and evaluates network/system architectures and implements Defense in Depth practices. Develops system baselines and conducts periodic analysis to validate that integrity of the system has not been compromised thru unauthorized means. Implements appropriate mitigation rule sets for signature and behavior based anomalies in an effort to gauge and define suspicious activity. Researches and develops mitigation strategies for latest reconnaissance, scanning and gaining access techniques. Utilizes various open source and COTS tools to conduct vulnerability analysis. Mentors team members on use of mission resources. Consolidates findings and creates formal reports for appropriate audience.

This job requires a unique rotational shift schedule which allows many days off within the month.

Additional Responsibilities
  • Network hardware and multiple OS experience (Routers/Switches/Firewalls, Windows, Linux)
  • Understanding for Defense in depth architectures
  • Experience with monitoring platforms
  • Detect anomalies (signature and behavior based/gauge and define suspicious trends)
  • Experience with open source tools, vulnerability analysis tools
  • Ability to consolidate findings into various report formats for appropriate audiences
  • Provide training to team members on use of mission resources as they mature for effort
  • Understanding/familiar with six phases of hacker methodology (reconnaissance, scanning, gaining access, escalation of privilege, maintaining access, covering tracks/backdoors
  • Tier two/three NOC or SOC experience desired
  • SIGINT experience a plus

Basic Qualifications:

The Senior Principal Engineer position requires either a bachelors degree in a specialized area with a minimum of ten years of related experience, or a masters degree and at least eight years of related experience. Applicants must exemplify excellent analytical and troubleshooting skills and demonstrate progressive thinking, effective communication skills, and an interest in advancing the business and their careers.

Department of Defense Top Secret security clearance with poly is required at time of hire. Applicants selected will be subject to a U.S. Government security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements.

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General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems is a provider of end-to-end ISR solutions to help ensure our customers have the right...