System Engineer, Senior

Clearance Level
Systems Engineering
Rensselaer, New York

REQ#: RQ44948

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. And our work depends on an experienced L&D Professional joining our team activities. 

At GDIT, people are our differentiator.

We are looking for a systems engineer to be responsible for helping manage a program of projects by working with project leads, helping to define requirements, as well as manage and track projects to completion.

The Systems Engineer is expected to understand project lifecycle methodologies, help introduce best practices, and transform lessons learned into process improvements. Experience producing strong technical documentation, organization, and communication skills is a large part of the role. The ability to communicate effectively with both technical and management teams is required. They must be comfortable working independently with little to no supervision and be committed to helping create and foster a collaborative and transparent organization. System Engineers may be called upon to create slide packages and documents that communicate key concepts or technical capabilities in a clear, easy to understand manner.

Other responsibilities

  • Working with team/project leads to assist in organizing and tracking a portfolio of projects
  • Identifying gaps and recommending improvements for project/program management
  • Developing and drafting project plans to execute new projects
  • Providing support to technical teams by reviewing/drafting slide decks or technical documents.
  • Briefing management on project status Provide training/documentation on a variety of topics as required


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or other related technical discipline, or the equivalent combination of education, technical training, or work/military experience.
  • 5-8 years of related systems engineering experience
  • Experience with some of the following (AD, Citrix, Veeam backup and replication ,Centrafy, SCCM, PDQ)

  • Experience executing Project Lifecycle methodologies, particularly Agile
  • Experience with Project Management, to include topics like requirements elicitation, task definition, scheduling, prioritization, and task dependencies.
  • Understand Configuration Management and how to evaluate and apply CM best practices in an organization
  • Strong Technical writing and communication skills
  • Familiar with technical tools like JIRA and SharePoint for managing projects
  • Proficient in Excel , MS Project, and MS PowerPoint


  • Master’s Degree in Systems Engineering PMP certification
  • Experience with VMware (certification highly desired)
  • Experience applying PMBOK (PM Body of Knowledge) processes to projects or programs
  • Strong understanding of process improvement and the importance of taxonomy
  • Prior experience with managing and defining processes for a major phase of the project lifecycle.
  • Familiarity with modern tools, standards, processes and languages commonly used by software engineering and IT admins

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.