Systems Engineer (Active TS/SCI w/Poly)

Clearance Level
Top Secret SCI + Polygraph
Systems Engineering
McLean, Virginia
Onsite Workplace
Key Skills For Success






REQ#: RQ146502
Public Trust: None
Requisition Type: Pipeline
Your Impact

Own your opportunity to serve as a critical component of our nation’s safety and security. Make an impact by using your expertise to protect our country from threats.

Job Description

Own the opportunity as a Systems Engineer and help ensure the mission is never interrupted. At GDIT, we deliver clarity with our cloud solutions and provide meaningful work. Your work will be an important part of transforming our clients for the modern age and help them face any obstacle.

At GDIT, people are our differentiator. As a Systems Engineer supporting the customer, you will be trusted to solve complex IT issues while delivering outstanding customer service.

Ensure the safety and security of our nation as a Systems Engineer at GDIT. You’ll apply the latest technology and provide operational support to deliver actionable intelligence for the Intelligence Community. Here, your work will have meaning and impact as you deliver your best every day.


The Sponsor operates as a frontline resource, protecting its parent organization equities from internal and external security threats. The Sponsor supports a diverse set of corporate goals across the organization by conducting technical risk assessments and providing technical risk mitigation guidance on the use of various enabling technologies supporting the broader organization’s enterprise and operational activities. These technologies range from commercial to customized IT-based products and solutions, to include endpoint devices, applications, networked systems and supporting infrastructures, and system architectures. The Sponsor requires support specializing in technical risk analysis of enterprise and operational mission systems, networks, devices, and applications. across a myriad of Sponsor’s initiatives.


  • Education: Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Engineering, or a related technical discipline, or the equivalent combination of education, technical certifications or training, or work experience.

Required Experience:

  • Demonstrated experience performing computer forensics and security analysis including the use of commercial or specialty forensic tools such as EnCase, FTK, X-Ways, Magnet IEF, or BlackLight.
  • Demonstrated experience understanding system kernel level processing to detect and report on significant kernel events such as root kits, hooked functions, call tables, and data structures.
  • Demonstrate experience with data extraction from various data sources including files, directories, and custom databases.
  • Demonstrated experience detecting suspicious data types, COVCOM tools, modified software and other malicious content using data identification, reduction, and analysis.
  • Demonstrated experience using various types of electronic media such as SSD/HDD, Thumb Drives, Volatile Memory, or Compact Disks.
  • Demonstrated experience understanding network vulnerabilities, analysis and penetration testing using both open-source and commercial tools, such as Nmap, Wireshark, Metasploit, Canvas, Kismet, or BackTrack.
  • Demonstrated experience with multiple OS’s, including Windows, Linux, and OSX.
  • Demonstrated experience performing technical risk assessments and providing technical risk mitigation guidance.
  • Demonstrated experience ensuring appropriate risk mitigation considerations are baked in early in the project development cycle, and risks and vulnerabilities are well understood and appropriately mitigated.
  • Demonstrated experience analyzing procurement processes of hardware, software and services to comply with cyber security and operational needs.
  • Demonstrated experience creating concise and well-structured written assessments of projects describing the potential security concerns and recommended mitigations to enhance the security posture of the project.

  • Security Clearance Level: Top Secret/SCI with Polygraph

  • Preferred Skills:
  • Demonstrated experience with IT system security.
  • Demonstrated experience with Microsoft Windows 7, 8, 10, 2008R2, 2012, 2012R2, 2016.
  • Demonstrated experience with hypervisors such as HyperV, VMWare ESX, and Virtual Box.
  • Demonstrated experience with network design (LAN & WAN), including backup systems and disaster recovery architectures (DR).
  • Demonstrated experience providing recommendations in technical standards, security standards, and operational assurance.
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Engineering, or a related technical discipline, or the equivalent combination of education, technical certifications or training, or work experience.

  • Location: McLean, VA


  • 401K with company match
  • Comprehensive health and wellness packages
  • Internal mobility team dedicated to helping you own your career
  • Professional growth opportunities including paid education and certifications
  • Cutting-edge technology you can learn from
  • Rest and recharge with paid vacation and holidays



Work Requirements
Years of Experience

10 + years of related experience

* may vary based on technical training, certification(s), or degree

Travel Required

Less than 10%

About Our Work

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.

COVID-19 Vaccination

GDIT does not have a vaccination mandate applicable to all employees. To protect the health and safety of its employees and to comply with customer requirements, however, GDIT may require employees in certain positions to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Vaccination requirements will depend on customer site requirements.

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.