Senior Tripwire Administrator ITC# 1099 - Military veterans preferred

General Dynamics Information Technology (


Bossier City

REQ#: RQ48354

Travel Required: None
Public Trust: Other
Requisition Type: Regular

We are GDIT. The people supporting and securing some of the most complex government, defense, and intelligence projects across the country. We ensure today is safe and tomorrow is smarter. Our work has meaning and impact on the world around us, but also on us, and that’s important. GDIT is your place. You make it your own by embracing autonomy, seizing opportunity, and being trusted to deliver your best every day.

We think. We act. We deliver. There is no challenge we can’t turn into opportunity.

The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation [FDIC] mission is to preserve and promote public confidence in the U.S. financial systems by insuring deposits in banks and thrift institutions for up to $250,000; by identifying, monitoring, and addressing risks to the deposit insurance funds; and by limiting the effect on the account and the financial system when a bank or thrift institution fails. GDIT provides the day-to-day operational services to FDIC in support of infrastructure, facilities, hardware, software, and systems. GDIT supports operational security, client support/help desk, data center operations, asset management, and systems engineering service areas. The FDIC Enterprise network provides its engineers with access to a plethora of cutting-edge technologies in the network field. It has a state of the art development lab to test new functionality, architectures, and equipment. Engineers are tasked with developing and deploying innovative solutions to meet business requirements - not managing day to day, same technology operations.

GDIT seeks a Senior Tripwire Administrator in Bossier City, Louisiana for the FDIC Infrastructure Operations team. U.S. Citizenship and background investigation is required; you must have a current clean financial background.  (Though the position is 8-5 M-F, the role requires flexibility to support issues or planned activities after hours, weekends and holidays as needed.) Successful candidate must possess and be able to demonstrate technical skills and engineering attitude for success, dedication and commitment.

Task and responsibilities in this role include, but are not limited to the following:

Candidate must have strong analysis and decision-making skills with the ability to identify opportunities to manage Tripwire tool, participate in technical cross-functional sessions, and ensure adherence to change and configuration management principles. Assesses issues and develops resolutions to meet productivity, quality, and client-satisfaction goals and objectives. Must be comfortable interacting with staff at all levels within the organization, as well as taking direction from, and providing recommendations to (as appropriate).

Scope of Work

  • Experience configuring and troubleshooting Tripwire security application.
  • Guide and support application teams with on boarding, troubleshoot and resolve implementation issues by working with system administrators, and vendor support.
  • Experience configuring Tripwire to operate and discover security, application, and operating system related items.
  • Must have experience in optimizing Tripwire to capture data and events, filter out unneeded items, and configure tripwire application itself to run efficiently.’
  • Help with investigating connectivity issues and recommend corrective action.
  • Experience in documenting Tripwire operations, configurations, and changes.
  • Experience to test, troubleshoot, and recommend changes for TripWire operation and security.
  • Experience in configuring Tripwire to report and alert thru external systems (like ServiceNow).
  • Work with Federal Staff, vendors, contractors working with systems using Tripwire.
  • Experience in configuring and review Tripwire to filter out, confirm, and/or identify false positives.
  • Patch and test new and old versions of Tripwire.
  • Liaise with security, compliance & application teams to understand and implement monitoring solutions to comply with required standards.
  • Provide audit evidence for monitored systems.
  • Handle product version upgrades and agent upgrades while adhering to change management guidelines.
  • Identify and implement automation of repetitive tasks.
  • Document, publish and maintain a knowledge base of information pertaining to the functionality, processes and procedures related to the tool.

 To qualify, you must meet these basic qualifications: 

  • Basic OS knowledge and server administration experience in a range of platforms (Unix, Windows, Solaris)
  • Basic knowledge of NIST/PCI DSS and SOC standards
  • Critical analysis, troubleshooting and problem solving capabilities
  • Prior experience of troubleshooting and managing projects in an operations setting
  • Ability to work independently, set goals and prioritize to achieve desired results
  • Working knowledge of Tripwire Enterprise
  • BA/BS, or equivalent experience and 10+ years experience

It would be great if you also had:

  • Experience with tools such as ServiceNow
  • Familiarity with APIs and scripting
  • Fundamental understanding of firewalls & end-to-end IT architecture
  • Knowledge of compliance and regulatory policies

We are GDIT. The people supporting some of the most complex government, defense, and intelligence projects across the country. We deliver. Bringing the expertise needed to understand and advance critical missions. We transform. Shifting the ways clients invest in, integrate, and innovate technology solutions. We ensure today is safe and tomorrow is smarter. We are there. On the ground, beside our clients, in the lab, and everywhere in between. Offering the technology transformations, strategy, and mission services needed to get the job done.

GDIT is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or veteran status, or any other protected class.