SRA International, Inc., A CSRA Company Senior Tripwire Administrator in Arlington, Virginia

Clearance Level Must Currently Possess:

Public Trust

Clearance Level Must Be Able to Obtain:

No Active Clearance Required


Public Trust

Job Family:

Information Technology

Job Description:

General Dynamics Information Technology and CSRA have united to create the premier provider of high-tech IT solutions to the government IT market. Together as General Dynamics Information Technology, we deliver cost-effective, next-generation IT solutions and services to the Department of Defense, the intelligence community and federal civilian agencies as they modernize their information systems.

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. CSRA provides the day-to-day operational services to FDIC in support of infrastructure, facilities, hardware, software, and systems. CSRA 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/CSRA seeks a Senior Tripwire Administrator 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 onboarding, 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

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

Picture yourself in a place where your work can make a real difference in your life and the lives of those you love; where teams successfully collaborate and you have access to an array of resources to ensure your ideas can thrive. That place is CSRA - the largest provider of next-generation IT solutions and services to the U.S. government. As a CSRA employee, you get to be part of exceptional team supporting our nation’s most critical missions. We give you the tools to be successful; all you need to do is bring your best ideas, your energy and a desire to develop your skills, experience and career.

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T elecommuting Options:

Telecommuting Not Allowed

Work Location:

USA VA Arlington - 3701 N Fairfax Dr (VAC016)

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CSRA is committed to creating a diverse environment and is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.


CSRA is tomorrow’s thinking, today. To “Think Next. Now.” is to imagine a better future and to deliver it, today. For our customers, our partners, and ultimately, all the people our mission touches, CSRA is realizing the promise of technology to change the world through next-generation thinking and meaningful results.

We understand that our customers' missions require new methods and imaginative thinking. We bring together government IT professionals, emerging technologies, and the brightest, cutting-edge advisors in the industry to deliver a broad range of innovative, next-generation IT solutions and professional services to help our customers modernize their legacy systems, protect their networks and assets, and improve the effectiveness and efficiency of mission-critical functions for our warfighters and our citizens.

Everywhere you look, CSRA is there. We’re in our nation’s infrastructure, in training and education, in cyber security, in serving veterans who served us—and, so much more. Take some time to learn more about CSRA. You might be surprised to learn how we touch your life.

We are a company of 18,000+ smart, talented individuals, yet we enjoy a start-up culture that inspires us to make a difference while delivering results in this rapidly evolving world. Join our team and use your skills and expertise to support the safety, security, health and well-being of the nation.