Information Systems Security Officer (Linux)

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General Dynamics Mission Systems
Full Time

Job Description

Basic Qualifications

Bachelor's degree in a related specialized area or equivalent is required plus a minimum of 8 years of relevant experience; or Master's degree plus a minimum of 6 years of relevant experience.


This position requires an active TS/SCI security 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.

Responsibilities for this Position

Imagine a world-class engineering environment. Now add a team of exceptional talent along with technologies that are so advanced they're often classified. That's what you'll find at General Dynamics Mission Systems. Here you'll lead amazing engineers as they invent the technologies, products and services that help our service members, intelligence analysts and first responders keep our nation safe. If you want the chance to lead, it's time to bring your talent to General Dynamics Mission Systems.

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.

Providing security engineering and integration services to customers, you'll develop and execute security controls, defenses and countermeasures to intercept and prevent internal or external attacks or attempts to infiltrate company email, data, e-commerce and web-based systems. You'll also research attempted or successful efforts to compromise systems security and design countermeasures, maintain hardware, software and network firewalls and encryption protocols and administer security policies to control physical and virtual access to systems.

What you'll experience:

  • Technologies that aren't just top-notch, they're often top-secret
  • A team of bold thinkers committed to exploring what's next
  • Opportunities to gain new knowledge - as it's discovered

What you bring to the table:

  • The Information Systems Security Officer (LINUX) will be a working member of the overall ISSO team providing Cross Domain Security Engineering services. He/she will:
    • Review, analyze, investigate cross domain audits
    • Set-up, maintain, archive cross domain accounts
    • Use LINUX command-line level activities to configure, troubleshoot, analyze and navigate system level actions
    • Assign access level and or privileges based on user's need to know
    • Enforce Enterprise level established security policies
    • Validate Cross Domain profiles against site security levels of processing
    • Participate, as required, in National level accreditation activities
    • Enforce Cross Domain security policies and procedures
    • Generate incident reporting documentation
  • Ability to develop, test, debug and deploy code or processing routines that support security protocols for an established system or systems
  • Ability to apply current computer science technologies to the design, development, evaluation, and integration of computer systems and networks to maintain system security
  • 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

What sets you apart:

  • Creative thinking with the ability to multi-task
  • Team player who thrives in collaborative environments and revels in team success
  • Commitment to ongoing professional development
  • Hands on experience with command line UNIX/LINUX security audits
  • Experience working with DoD classified IT system security 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
  • Help Desk experience
  • 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

Target salary range: USD $115,100.00/Yr. - USD $124,600.00/Yr. This estimate represents the typical salary range for this position based on experience and other factors (geographic location, etc.). Actual pay may vary.

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

Company Information

At General Dynamics Mission Systems, a business unit of General Dynamics, we develop mission critical C4ISR solutions across the land, sea, air, space and cyber domains, but that doesn’t tell our whole story. When downed pilots are isolated in enemy territory, our equipment gives them a lifeline to call home. When a student opens a textbook to learn about the universe, they’re looking at data and pictures sent using our technology. When the government needs to share crucial top-secret information, our products help them keep this information out of the wrong hands. When sailors need to locate underwater mines, our technology allows them to find explosives with unmanned underwater vehicles.

Delivering C4ISR technology is what we do but we think why we do it is more important

Dice Id : 10379933
Position Id : 2022-57215
Originally Posted : 2 months ago

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