General Dynamics Information Technology Palo Alto Firewall and/or Blue Coat Proxy Administrator in Hampton, Virginia

Job Description

Duties:

  • Administer, manage, operate, maintain, install and configure 690 COG AOR network boundary devices and technologies.

  • Working with Communications Squadrons and other base-level authorities to maintain and administer security boundary components at locations IAW DoD and AF standards and guidance, using industry best practices

  • Changing, upgrading, and patching boundary devices requiring two-person compliance through established change management procedures

  • Participating in project management, planning, implementation and installation to ensure configuration and integration conforms to baseline architecture

  • Identifying potential threats

  • Managing resolution of security violations

  • Maintaining and operating Intrusion Prevention Systems (IPS)

  • Troubleshooting and correcting IPS induced service issues

  • Maintaining physical infrastructure to include troubleshooting and operating system patching

  • Granting and restricting administrative access to boundary devices according to authorization rules

  • Working with communication units to maintain and administer security boundary components at locations IAW DoD and AF standards and guidance

  • Identifying potential threats and managing resolution of security violations

  • Monitoring and troubleshooting intrusion prevention boundary devices using Government provided toolsets (such as SCOM, SolarWinds, SMARTS and NETCOP/NETCOOL)

  • Monitoring network boundaries to provide intrusion detection, identification, and internal/external IT threat analysis

  • Preserving, protecting, recovering and reconstituting friendly cyberspace capabilities before, during and after network attacks

  • Making changes/upgrades/patches to boundary devices requiring two-person compliance through established change management procedures

  • Responding to and accomplishing change request actions and documenting changes, upgrades, patches

  • Responding to outages and resolving and documenting priority incident tickets

  • Accomplishing network maintenance during the Government-prescribed maintenance windows

  • Troubleshooting web connectivity problems

  • Granting and restricting administrative access to boundary devices according to authorization rules

  • Installing, configuring, operating, maintaining, monitoring, administering, and troubleshooting of network and network defense technologies (e.g., firewalls, application-based firewalls, intrusion detection systems, web proxy devices and servers, and associated software)

  • Participating in project management, planning, implementation and installation to ensure configuration and integration conforms to baseline architecture

  • Making changes, upgrades, and patches to boundary devices requiring two-person compliance through established change management procedures

Please Note: Shift work is possible.

Education

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

Qualifications

5-8 years of directly related experience in systems administration and analysis.

Requirements:

  • Current 8570 IAT II Level Certification (CNA-Security, GICSP, GSEC, Sec+ CE, SSCP) or higher

  • Experience working with Palo Alto Firewalls and/or Blue Coat Proxies

Additional industry certifications may be required within specific time frames.

As a trusted systems integrator for more than 50 years, General Dynamics Information Technology provides information technology (IT), systems engineering, professional services and simulation and training to customers in the defense, federal civilian government, health, homeland security, intelligence, state and local government and commercial sectors.With approximately 32,000 professionals worldwide, the company delivers IT enterprise solutions, manages large-scale, mission-critical IT programs and provides mission support services.GDIT is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer - Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities.