Systems Engineer, with Polygraph

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

REQ#: RQ87466

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 in Tyson’s, VA.

At GDIT, people are our differentiator. As an AWS DevOps Engineer, you will be trusted to manage the customers Dev/Test/Production and AWS environments and development pipeline.


  • Direct engagement with contractor leadership that centers upon career development/mobility, enhanced performance evaluation, and corporate information sharing & networking opportunities.

  • Placement on a dynamic team of talented professionals that organically fosters an environment of innovation, collaboration, and trust.

  • 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.

  • Alignment to a mission-critical role that directly impacts the customer’s ability to effectively execute its mission.

  • Experience working in DevOps environments for agile projects

  • Strong scripting and deployment skills (Python, Bash, Java/Groovy, NodeJS/Typescript etc.)

  • Strong knowledge of IP Networking including VPCs, VPNs, VRF, DNS, load-balancing, and firewalls.

  • Design and implement fully automated enterprise pipelines using a suite of DevSecOps tools including HashiCorp (Consul, Vault, Terraform), Jenkins, Terraform, Puppet, Github

  • Creating users and groups using AWS security groups and IAM;

  • Creating and managing EC2 instances;

  • Developing and executing cloud formation scripts;

  • Creating and managing elastic bulk storage; creating and managing S3 storage;

  • Evaluating systems and making recommendations to increase availability and efficiency.


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

  • Minimum of 10 years related experience.

  • Technical Skills: Experience with automated deployment and other integration tools such as Jenkins. Hands on experience AWS Services like EC2, VPC, S3, RDS, IAM,KMS, Lambda, CloudWatch. AWS DevOps Engineer certification desired.

  • Security Clearance Level: Top Secret/SCI with Polygraph

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


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.