Senior Data Engineer - TS/SCI w/Poly

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

REQ#: RQ113370

Travel Required: None
Requisition Type: Regular

GDIT is looking for a Senior Data Engineer to support complex scalable data platforms that provide business intelligence, analytics and data products to the mission. This person should embody a passion for continuous improvement and innovation.


  • Proactively maintain and develop Linux infrastructure technology to maintain a 24x7x365 uptime service

  • Engineer systems administration-related solutions for various project and operational needs

  • Employ best practices on managing systems and services across all environments

  • Fault finding, analysis and of logging information for reporting of performance exceptions

  • Proactively monitoring system performance and capacity planning

  • Manage, coordinate, and implement software upgrades, patches on servers and workstations

  • Create and modify scripts or applications to perform tasks

  • Provide input on ways to improve the stability, security, efficiency, and scalability of the environment

  • Collaborate with team members to develop automation strategies and deployment processes


  • Ability to build and optimize Linux servers

  • Ability to perform root cause analysis on external and internal processes and data to identify opportunities for improvement and answer questions

  • Excellent analytic skills associated with troubleshoot Linux systems

  • Experience performing configuration management (e.g., package installation, starting of services, installing scripts or config files)

  • Experience with Infrastructure as code


  • Bachelor’s degree in information systems, informatics, statistics, or computer science/software engineering

  • Minimum of eight years of experience using some of the below software and tools:

  • Experience with NiFi, Hadoop & Spark

  • Hands on experience with MySQL, Elastic search, etc.

  • Experiences using Puppet, Ansible, and/or Chef

  • Experience with Terraform and auto-deploy software

  • In depth knowledge of Linux: RedHat, CentOS

  • Familiarity with VMware and AWS platforms

  • Expert in Shell and/or Python scripting

  • Solid knowledge of protocols such as DNS, HTTP, LDAP, SMTP and SNMP

  • Additional Linux certifications (RHCT, RHCE and LPIC) will be considered an advantage

  • Strong problem solving and communication skills


  • 401K with company match

  • Customizable health benefits packages

  • Collaborative teams of highly motivated critical thinkers and innovators

  • Internal mobility team dedicated to helping you own your career

  • Rewards program for high-performing employees

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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 the status of the federal contractor mandate and 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.