Senior Performance and Monitoring Engineer (TS/SCI CI Poly required) - Fort Belvoir, VA

Clearance Level
Top Secret/SCI
Systems Engineering
Fort Belvoir, Virginia

REQ#: RQ87249

Travel Required: 10-25%
Public Trust: None
Requisition Type: Regular

We are GDIT. Contributes to the completion of major engineering programs and may function in a project leadership role.

The scope of the program is to deliver Enterprise Information Technology as a Service (EITaaS) to satisfy classified IT requirements, improve the user experience/productivity, and increase mission effectiveness. The customer desires to consolidate multiple disparate expenditures and IT projects into a consolidated enterprise while still allowing users the ability to tailor their services and service levels to meet mission requirements. Under this service model the customer recognizes that EITaaS will drive changes in how IT services are established, invoiced, delivered, and consumed.  The customer seeks to achieve an enduring, robust, efficient, responsive, agile, extensible, and secure IT architecture that is appropriately staffed and resourced to meet the demands of current and future programs and users.

The Senior Performance and Monitoring Engineer will be responsible for the monitoring, analysis, troubleshooting and reporting for overall operational performance. This includes but not limited to Infrastructure, Application, Network and Security. This individual will take an active role in driving performance enhancements, and leading targeted process improvement initiatives.  The role defines the metrics, data collection methods, and reporting mechanisms as well as implementation of an overall performance management strategy. Ensures the effective capture of all logging and monitoring of all aspects of system and application behavior to facilitate fast detection and resolution of issues.

This role will be the SME in troubleshooting all performance issue across the Enterprise. Training or experience interacting with or configuring Azure Stack Hub would be highly desirable. Additionally, the position will require an individual experienced in system design and integration, identity life-cycle management, and process automation and improvement. The ideal candidate will be a motivated self-starter with excellent written and verbal communication skills, who exceeds as an individual, as well as, excels among peers in a team environment.  The individual should possess a passion for operational excellence and a high level of interpersonal and soft skills.

General Dynamics Information Technology has an immediate opportunity for Senior Performance and Monitoring Engineer with the following duties and responsibilities included (but not limited to):

  • Participates in designing and defining system architecture for new or existing VDI computer systems.

  • Analyze users requirements concept of operations documents and high level system architectures to develop system requirements specifications.

  • Analyze system requirements and leads design and development activities for the VDI environment.

  • Guide users in formulating requirements, advises alternative approaches, and conducts feasibility studies.

  • Provide technical leadership for the integration of VDI requirements, design, and technology.

  • Incorporate new plans, designs and systems into ongoing operations.

  • Develop VDI system architecture and system design documentation.

  • Guide system development and implementation planning through assessment or preparation of system engineering management plans and system integration and test plans.

  • Interact with the Government regarding Systems Engineering technical considerations and for associated problems, issues or conflicts.

  • Responsible for the technical integrity of work performed and deliverables associated with the Systems Engineering area of responsibility.

  • Communicate with other program personnel.

Additional details:

  • Contributes to completion of specific engineering programs and projects.

  • Develops solutions to a variety of complex engineering problems of moderate scope and complexity.

  • Performs complex systems design, development, and integration from the start of a systems life cycle to the end.

  • Oversight of complex infrastructure including installing, configuring, testing and maintaining operating systems, application software, and system management tools.

  • Performs complex systems modeling, simulation, and analysis.

  • Performs continual maintenance and provides complex solutions for security, backup and redundancy problems.

  • Prepares and maintains a range of documentation for processes and procedures related to engineering projects.

  • May provide guidance to less-experienced Systems Engineers.

  • Maintains current knowledge of rapidly changing technology.

  • May coach and review the work of less-experienced professionals.


  • Position requires a TS/SCI (DCID 6/4 eligible) clearance is required for this position.  The candidate also needs to be willing to take a CI polygraph.  Employment will be contingent until candidate is deemed eligible for SAP access by the government customer.

  • DoD 8570 Baseline Certification Requirement: IAT Level II (Security+CE or equivalent) required.

  • Travel 20%. 

  • Ability to translate conceptual requirements into business and functional requirements.

  • BA/BS degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, Engineering, Mathematics, or other related scientific or technical discipline is preferred

  • Allowable Substitution: Six (6) years of related experience or four (4) years of related experience with an AA/AS degree

  • 5+ years of experience related to Performance analysis and monitoring across multiple areas including Infrastructure, Application, Network and Security for medium to large scale Enterprises.

  • Expert knowledge of IT performance metrics. Experience with data management, report design, data visualization and presentation techniques

  • Expert experience with Application and Network Performance Management Tools

  • Experience with Network or Security Operations Center

  • Candidate must have expert knowledge of at least one scripting language such as JavaScript, bash, or PowerShell

  • Expert experience with networking fundamentals, including TCP/IP, UDP, DNS, DHCP, VLANS, routing

  • Candidate should have advanced knowledge of troubleshooting performance issues with complex large-scale multi-tier and distributed application infrastructures.

  • Ability to work with little supervision in high stress / high visibility environments with time sensitive requirements. Ability to work independently and as part of a team.  Ability to take direction and retain information

  • Applies advanced methods, theories and research techniques in the investigation and solution of the complex system requirements and problems. Develops training tools and documentation; oversees implementation of same

  • Provides technical consultation on current and proposed systems to other organizations and clients

  • Assist in the planning and performing of analytical research, design development, and other assignments in conformance with design, engineering and customer specifications

  • Applies new solutions through research and collaboration with team and determines course of action for new application initiatives

Desired Certification(s):  SolarWinds Certified Professional, ScienceLogic Certified Professional, GIAC Continuous Monitoring Certification, Microsoft Azure Administrator (AZ-104) or equivalent

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