Federal - Lead Cyber Security Engineer

Engineering Reston, Virginia Washington, District Of Columbia


GuidePoint Security provides trusted cybersecurity expertise, solutions, and services that help organizations make better decisions and minimize risk. By taking a three-tiered, holistic approach for evaluating security posture and ecosystems, GuidePoint enables some of the nation’s top organizations, such as Fortune 500 companies and U.S. government agencies, to identify threats, optimize resources, and integrate best-fit solutions that mitigate risk.

The Lead  Cyber Defensive Services Engineer at GuidePoint Security will take ownership of the branch network and cybersecurity experts, will help design, engineer, procure, implement, operate, sustain, and enhance networks and cybersecurity posture. and oversight of a day-to-day operations for Cyber Protection and Readiness.

The position will oversee Network and EndPoint Security Services, Cyber Data Analytics, Orders and Directives, Audit Support, Exercise, and Performance validation services. The successful candidate will have the ability to provide daily direction and manage a fast pace, high ops tempo environment. The candidate will have the ability to communicate customers’ requirements needed to secure, protect, and defend an enterprise network environment. This position is contingent upon successful contract award.  It may or may not be performed at a client site in a classified setting. The successful candidate must be willing to go onsite when required.

What You Will Do:

  • Oversee multiple teams that provide daily operational support for various types of cybersecurity technologies and related devices to include installing, troubleshooting, modifying, and testing.

  • Lead organizational projects to drive the integration of new cybersecurity capabilities to include building test networks, system prototypes, performing equipment set-up, testing, and participating in test report writing.

  • Develop and facilitate attack programs to verify security assurance and identify cybersecurity weakness within the enterprise.

  • Gather and organize technical information about an organization's missions, goals, and requirements, existing security products, and ongoing programs in the IA arena.

  • Perform a variety of routine project tasks applied to specialized technology problems.

  • Lead the integration of electronic processes or methodologies to resolve total system problems, or technology problems as they relate to IA requirements.

  • Lead security assessments, security consulting services, the analysis of information security requirements, and the certification process for the accreditations of systems.

  • Manage vulnerability analysis and assessments using either government or commercial off-the-shelf technologies.

  • Brief senior leadership on a recurring basis to include the status of current organizational projects and drive the long term cybersecurity vision for the organization.

You'll Bring These Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree with 6+ years of experience or bachelor’s degree and 8 years of experience in a relevant field related to IT, Cybersecurity, Engineering, or Management.
  • 3 years of experience supporting cybersecurity or Information Security programs (e.g. Cybersecurity Infrastructure, SOC Operations, or operational Information Assurance.
  • DoD 8570 IAT level II certification and CSSP Infrastructure Support certification required.
  • Ability to manage over 80 people while providing technical direction.
  • Demonstrated exceptional leadership, communication, time management, facilitation, and organizational skills.
  • Technical understanding of Network Security (Firewall, IPS, Web Gateway, Mail Gateway, Malware Detection, Traffic Agg, Break & Inspect Services, PCAP Services, Netflow Services) and knowledge of managing enterprise requirements.
  • Technical understanding of Data Analytics (SIEM, Log Aggregation, EUBA) and knowledge of software development lifecycle to include managing weekly requirements request.
  • Technical understanding of End Point Security (HBSS and EDR) and knowledge of managing enterprise requirements.
These Qualifications Are Nice To Have:
  • Understanding of Risk Security Services (Threat Emulation, Network Mapping, Vulnerability Management, Threat Intelligence) and managing data inputs and metric reporting to Sr. Leadership.
  • Familiar with NIST 800-53 and the DoD ATO process
  • Familiar with Cyber Exercise Planning and Evaluation Services to include running exercises and verify process were followed correctly.
  • Familiar with JFHQ-DoDIN Orders and Directives (Cyber Task Order, TASKORD, EXORD, WARNORD, OPORD, GENADMIN, FRAGORD, SIGACT) and managing reporting of data point to JFHQ DoDIN and IC-SCC
  • Familiar with Performance Evaluation Services (SOC-CMM, Quality Assurance, and other KPI’s) to include creation of KPI’s based upon Cyber Maturity and deployment of Business Intelligence dashboards as required
  • Familiar with Audit Support Services (CCRI, CCORI, FISAM, CSSP) to including managing audit requirements across the enterprise

An active clearance may be required for this position.

Why GuidePoint?

GuidePoint Security is a rapidly growing, profitable, privately-held value added reseller that focuses exclusively on Information Security. Since its inception in 2011, GuidePoint has grown to over 440 employees, established strategic partnerships with leading security vendors, and serves as a trusted advisor to more than 1,000 clients.

Firmly-defined core values drive all aspects of the business, which have been paramount to the company’s success and establishment of an enjoyable workplace atmosphere. At GuidePoint, your colleagues are knowledgeable, skilled, and experienced and will seek to collaborate and provide mentorship and guidance at every opportunity.  This is a unique and rare opportunity to grow your career along with the one of the fastest growing companies in the nation.

Some added perks….

  • MacBook Air or Pro
  • Healthy mobile phone and home internet allowance
  • 100% employer-paid medical and dental with generous employer family contributions
  • Eligibility for retirement plan after 2 months at open enrollment

Equal Opportunity Employer

GuidePoint Security, LLC is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability status, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility.