Cyber Security Software Engineer


Cyber Security Software Engineer


Position Description:

  • CGI Federal is seeking a Cyber Security Software Engineer to support our CDM DEFEND program.
  • This is a dynamic position on a highly performing team working to deploy the next generation of cybersecurity technologies for a strategic federal customer.
  • Here, you will draw on your IT and engineering experience to help solve complex technical problems and provide thought leadership.
  • This position will furnish extensive tools and systems training as you grow your existing skills while you master and deploy new emerging cyber tools and techniques.
  • In this role, you will contribute to enhancing the security posture of the customer’s networks by implementing best in class solutions that comply with the relevant cybersecurity standards, directives, and policies.
  • Specifically, in this role, you will draw on your previous experience as an experienced technologist to implement current solutions, and you will learn and explore new solutions to solve emerging problems for the customer.

Your future duties and responsibilities:

  • Serve as a cybersecurity subject matter expert.
  • Support a team of cybersecurity Engineers in developing, analyzing and maintaining tools that support processes for the DHS Continuous Diagnostics and Mitigation (CDM) program.
  • Work with new technologies, documentation and implementation strategies.
  • Analyze the technological solution set and assist with providing guidance to improve the solution.
  • Work with data integration across multiple products to include scripting, data management and product integration.
  • Analyze and draft critical analysis for requirements and functionality.
  • Provide technical knowledge and analysis of highly specialized applications and operational environments.
  • Provide functional systems analysis, design, integration and implementation and solve exceptionally complex problems that need cybersecurity knowledge.
  • Support all phases of software development with emphasis on the planning, analysis, testing, integration, documentation and presentation phases.
  • Apply principles, methods and knowledge of cybersecurity to approach difficult and narrowly defined technical problems to arrive at automated solutions.
  • Provide mentorship and guidance to help develop other team members.
  • Help shape the team’s strategy and approach to solution development and implementation.
  • Support distributed team operations.


Required qualifications to be successful in this role:

  • Due to the nature of the contract requirements, US citizenship and successful passing of CGI background check is required prior to beginning work. In addition, candidates must have ability to obtain and maintain a DHS EOD/Public Trust clearance.
  • BS degree and 2 to 5 years (or equivalent) of experience in either information security, software development or systems engineering. This could include academic lab work, contributions to the open source community, or a strong portfolio of work displayed in an industry-standard forum.
  • Experience in security assessments and audits, deploying secure code and analyzing data.
  • Experience identifying and mitigating security risks.
  • A good understanding of security policy compliance.
  • Data conversion experience to/from any or all of these: CSV, XML, JSON, similar data formats.
  • Script experience with Python, C# .NET Core, PowerShell and other scripting/interpreted languages.
  • Experience with SQL queries and building and updating SQL stored procedures.
  • Able to pick up new tools/technologies and quickly to implement emerging and innovative solutions.
  • Good troubleshooting experience.
  • Good understanding of ports, payloads and protocols.
  • Good written and verbal communications skills.
  • As a Federal Contractor, all members of CGI Federal, regardless of role or work location are required to be fully vaccinated effective January 18th 2022 under the current policy, and be willing to provide proof of status, with the exception of those with approved medical or religious accommodations

Desired Qualifications:

  • Experience with source control systems such as Git (BitBucket), etc.T
  • Exposure to Cloud Native development/deployment technologies.
  • Experience with multiple Extract, Transform, Load (ETL) tools.
  • Exposure to container technologies such as Docker and Kubernetes.
  • Database experience including ability to write ANSI compliant SQL queries, develop and troubleshoot views and stored procedures.
  • Experience interacting with Web Services and APIs using REST, JSON, SOAP and other protocols using scripts and other consuming clients.
  • Experience with log aggregation and search tools such as Splunk and/or Elastic.
  • Experience with NoQL environments and SQL.
  • Experience with Java development and Java application containers.
  • General experience with PKI concepts (especially X.509 certificates), understanding of HSPD-12 and general FICAM elements.
  • Experience with Identity and Access Management (IAM) and governance.
  • Understanding of the DHS Continuous Diagnostics and Mitigation (CDM) program.


  • ETL
  • Security

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Location: Lafayette, LA
Date Posted: April 22, 2022
Application Deadline: May 23, 2022
Job Type: Full-time