Systems Engineer, with Polygraph

Clearance Level
Top Secret SCI + Polygraph
Systems Engineering
Herndon, Virginia

REQ#: RQ96281

Travel Required: None
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 that we can’t turn into opportunity. And our work depends on a Systems Engineer joining our team to support Government activities at Herndon, Virginia.

At GDIT, people are our differentiator. As a Mission Software Developer supporting the customer, you will be trusted to work in a Research and Development environment developing mission centric code. In this role, a typical day will include:

  • Candidate will work in a collaborative team environment
  • Work with mission partners in a collaborative environment to design, develop, test and implement solutions.
  • Cloud solution architect providing transition support to customers in the investigation, planning, design and prototyping of existing and new cloud-based solutions to a community-wide cloud platform.
  • Key focus areas: Security and PKI, enterprise monitoring, storage services, cloud automation, network integration, identity and access management, standards development, governance definition, generation and presentation of reference architectures.
  • Guides the successful completion of major engineering programs and may function in a project leadership role.
  • Develops advanced solutions to highly complex engineering problems which require the regular use of ingenuity and creativity.
  • Performs advanced systems design, development, and integration from the start of a systems life cycle to the end.
  • Provides and applies advanced engineering to highly complex infrastructures including installing, configuring, testing and maintaining operating systems, application software, and system management tools.
  • Provides and applies advanced engineering skills to highly complex systems modeling, simulation, and analysis.
  • Performs continual maintenance and provides advanced solutions for continual and highly complex security, backup and redundancy problems.
  • Prepares and maintains all documentation for processes and procedures related to engineering projects.
  • Provides guidance to less-experienced Systems Engineers.
  • Maintains current knowledge of rapidly changing technology, always on the lookout for new technologies, and works with management to evolve current processes.
  • May coach and review the work of less-experienced professionals.
  • May serve as a team or task leader. (Not a people manager)
  • Performs complex systems development and design work that may include logic design, I/O design, model formulation, computer architecture analysis and design, and digital systems engineering.
  • Invents innovative ways to drive production operational efficiency.
  • Drives scalability and operability of supported systems/infrastructure.
  • Implements, manages and enhances Continuous Integration and Delivery (CI/CD) pipeline tools.
  • Creates, maintains, and reviews Infrastructure as Code (IaC) using Desired State Configuration (DSC) and/or Puppet configuration management tools to support the provisioning infrastructure.
  • Provides system/equipment/specialized training and technical guidance.


  • Project and/or Program Management expertise
  • Amazon AWS Services: S3, EC2, EBS, CloudWatch, IAM, CloudFormation, RDS (MySQL)
  • Distributed Computing: Cloudera CDH4, Cassandra, Ganglia, Nagios or comparable
  • Deployment and Management Tools: VMWare vCenter Operations Manager, HPSA 7, Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM), Microsoft System Center Operations Manager (SCOM)or comparable
  • Operating Systems:WindowsServer2008, 2003, 2000; Vista; XP; Solaris; HP-UX; RHEL 6 or comparable
  • Virtual Infrastructure: VMWare vSphere 5.0, 4.1, Sight Recovery Manager (SRM), Windows Server 2008 R2 Hyper-V or comparable
  • Development Platforms: Visual Studio .Net, PowerBuilder 6.5 or comparable
  • Messaging Platforms: Exchange Server 2007 or comparable Storage Platforms: NetApp DataONTAP, OnCommand Suite, VSC 2.1.1, System Manager or comparable
  • Languages: C#, Visual Basic .Net, VBScript, Java, JavaScript, XML, UML, JSP, HTML, LotusScript
  • Databases: MySQL; MS SQL Server 2005, 2008; Oracle; Access
  • Business Process Automation: K2.Net Blackpearl Application Server: IBMWebsphere, Tomcat, IIS
  • Messaging Technology: MQSeries, Biztalk Server 2008
  • Portal Technologies: Microsoft Office SharePoint 2010, 2007, 2003, 2001
  • Security Clearance Level: Top Secret/SCI with Polygraph
  • Preferred Qualifications: Microsoft Office, Microsoft Project, Microsoft Visio, Lotus Notes Domino Server, PVCS Version Tracker Rational Rose, COM+, NetCool OmniBus, Virtual Server 2005, System Center Operations Manager, LiveCommunication Server, IDV Solutions Visual Fusion Server, Microsoft Virtual Earth, Handysoft Bizflow
  • Reporting: SQL Reporting Services COGNOS, Crystal Report
  • Security Clearance Level: Top Secret/SCI with Polygraph


  • 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.
  • Minimum of 10 years related experience.

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS: BA/BS (or equivalent experience), 10+ years of experience


  • Alignment to a mission-critical role that directly impacts the customer’s ability to effectively execute its mission
  • Direct engagement with contractor leadership that centers upon career development/mobility, enhanced performance evaluation, and corporate information sharing & networking opportunities



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.