Acoustic Design Engineer

Clearance Level
Interim Secret
Test Engineering
Alexandria, Virginia
Hybrid Workplace
Key Skills For Success

Performance Testing

Testing Methodology

Test Planning

REQ#: RQ144615
Requisition Type: Regular
Your Impact

Own your opportunity to work alongside federal civilian agencies. Make an impact by providing services that help the government ensure the well being of U.S. citizens.

Job Description

GDIT is seeking an experienced Acoustic Design Engineer to join our team. 

Responsibilities include designing, planning, and evaluating emergency notification/public address systems in accordance with Department of State policies and procedures. 

Provides innovative methods and technical solutions using the engineering design process, including documentation. 

  • Designs and evaluates new emergency notification systems solutions to expand the security posture, in line with the Diplomatic Security requirements.  
  • Evaluates gaps in and provides documentation for currently in place systems.  
  • Analyzes new requirements and addresses documentation and equipment support as the requirements apply to them.  
  • Provides tier 3 and tier 4 troubleshooting support for existing systems. 
  • Evaluates and tests new security solutions that fit within the Departments requirements.  
  • Provides strategic recommendations to the Department based on current outlook of market technologies.  
  • Provides troubleshooting and technical direction for work on the various electrical components and systems including digital and analog electronic systems and control systems.  
  • Consults with training personnel to develop training courses on emergency notification systems.  
  • Coordinates systems and applications integration.  
  • Analyzes customer requirements and solves unusually complex technical problems and provides solutions which are highly innovative.  
  • Provides expert knowledge for maintenance and upgrade of emergency notification systems.  
  • Provides knowledge for system integrity while ensuring compliance with policies and maintains system backup and recovery capability.   
  • Coordinates the acquisition of hardware and software as well as subcontractor services as needed.   
  • Evaluates new technologies to enhance capabilities of the system.  
  • Maintains current and advanced knowledge of progressive and advancing technology as assigned.   
  • Provides guidance and leadership to less-experienced personnel.  
  • May serve as a task or project leader. (Not a people manager).  
  • May consult with executives and customers to deliver complex solutions.   
  • Be deployed to a field site to install, troubleshoot, and train personnel on emergency notification systems. 


  • Bachelor's degree (Master’s degree preferred) in engineering from an accredited university (e.g., Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Electrical and Computer Engineering, or Electromechanical Engineering, Computer Science or System engineering) preferre.  
  • 10+ years of experience, minimum 3-5 years of acoustic system design experience  
  • Minimum Secret level clearance issued by the Defense Security Service (DSS), Department of Defense (DoD) prior to contract performance 
  • User level proficiency of Microsoft Office products (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, AutoCAD/Visio) preferred 
  • Ability to lift 50 lbs. 


  • 25% travel may be required in support of contract 
  • International travel may be required 

● 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

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Work Requirements
Years of Experience

8 + years of related experience

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

Travel Required



U.S. Citizenship Required

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.