Systems Engineer

Clearance Level
Top Secret/SCI
Systems Engineering
Virginia Beach, Virginia
Onsite Workplace
Key Skills For Success

Complex Systems

Microsoft Windows Server

Systems Engineering


VMware VDI

REQ#: RQ174282
Requisition Type: Regular
Your Impact

Own your opportunity to work with the largest government agency in the nation. Make an impact by advancing the Department of Defense’s mission to keep our country safe and secure.

Job Description

Systems Engineer Senior

Deliver simple solutions to complex problems as a Systems Engineer Senior at GDIT. Here, you’ll tailor cutting-edge solutions to the unique requirements of our clients. With a career in application development, you’ll make the end user’s experience your priority and we’ll make your career growth ours.

At GDIT, people are our differentiator. As a Systems Engineer Senior you will help ensure today is safe and tomorrow is smarter.

Job Description

As a systems engineer, you’ll be expected to design, configure, and troubleshoot of server, storage, and application architectures.  Perform the administrative operation and maintenance of server hardware and software. Manages Microsoft Active Directory objects, Group Policy Objects, and DNS zones/records. Maintains system security and executes practices and procedures, monitors usage statistics and logs, and monitors and remedies vulnerabilities. Build and maintain baseline configurations and perform modification of configuration settings. Institute troubleshooting and incident response procedures.  Troubleshoot system related problems. Provide team leadership and guidance to less experienced administrators.  Able to understand the networking architecture at a deep level for server and application design and troubleshooting.  Remain current in operating systems/software analysis and technological developments and applications. Recommend future direction or projects to management. Provide expertise and direction in the development, modification, and documentation of software programs and applications to enhance an operating system.   


  • BA/BS or equivalent experience
  • DOD 8570 compliant (Network + / Security + certified) 

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: 

  • 5+ years of experience in Systems Engineering 
  • Experience with VMWare vCenter/vSphere 6.7 or higher
  • Experience with VMware Horizon VDI Desktops and Applications
  • Experience with NAS/SAN storage architectures and protocols
  • Experience with Microsoft Server 2016/2019/2022 
  • Understands Microsoft Active Directory, Group Policy, DNS, and DHCP
  • Understands networking at a high level
  • Able to work at a high technical level on all phases of systems engineering activities 
  • Excellent communication and briefing skills; shows tact, effective listening skills and follow through 
  • Anticipates questions and is prepared with answers 
  • Detail oriented and organized; able to understand information systems and ensure accuracy of work 
  • Provides technical guidance and leadership to engineers and administrators with less experience 

Desirable Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: 

  • Experience with Cisco UCS Fabric Interconnects and Servers 
  • Experience with NetApp AFF/FAS Storage
  • Experience with F5 Load Balancers
  • Experience with Azure Cloud services
  • Experience with Rubrik Backup solutions
  • MCITP or equivalent preferred 
  • ITIL v3 Foundation certification 

Security Requirements: 

  •  TS/SCI Clearance Required

Physical Demands:

  •  Lift over 35 LBS 

● Location: On Customer Site

● US Citizenship 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

Work Requirements
Years of Experience

5 + years of related experience

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


Travel Required



U.S. Citizenship Required

Salary and Benefit Information

The likely salary range for this position is $93,500 - $126,500. This is not, however, a guarantee of compensation or salary. Rather, salary will be set based on experience, geographic location and possibly contractual requirements and could fall outside of this range.
View information about benefits and our total rewards program.

About Our Work

We are GDIT. A global technology and professional services company that delivers consulting, technology and mission services to every major agency across the U.S. government, defense and intelligence community. Our 30,000 experts extract the power of technology to create immediate value and deliver solutions at the edge of innovation. We operate across 30 countries worldwide, offering leading capabilities in digital modernization, AI/ML, Cloud, Cyber and application development. Together with our clients, we strive to create a safer, smarter world by harnessing the power of deep expertise and advanced technology.

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.