Senior Systems Engineer - Secret clearance

Clearance Level
Functional Experts
Arlington, Virginia

REQ#: RQ90144

Travel Required: Less than 10%
Public Trust: None
Requisition Type: Regular

GDIT is seeking a Senior Systems Engineer to help support our Joint Service Provider - Engineering and Development for the Enterprise (JSP ED-E) contract in Arlington, VA.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Build Engineer - (Server): Provide technical expertise, requirements development, build and implementation for complex to extremely complex systems in the subject matter area. Work collaboratively with other build engineers, system engineers, security engineers, platform engineers, automation engineers, and software testers providing system engineering services for core applications services, implementation, and modernization of customer applications (e.g., web-based apps, mobile apps) and discoverable enterprise services; the customization, configuration, and integration of Commercial-Off-The-Shelf (COTS) and Government-Off-The-Shelf (GOTS) software products and services; end-to-end managed service capabilities; and professional services (e.g., help desk, network management and operations, program management, leased data circuits and transport, and operating equipment and facilities). 

  • Candidate must demonstrate a high degree of expertise in the areas of active directory, Domain Name System (DNS), Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol, Domain File Services, print services, server backup services, antivirus, server operating systems, monitoring tools, and other specialty IT systems. Expertise in the area of creating, maintaining, auditing, and improving systems to meet particular needs, often as advised by the architect, testing software systems to diagnose and resolve system weaknesses and make recommendations for future developments. 

  • Install new hardware and software making sure that all components (hardware and software) interface correctly with each other and the network – including new servers, backup drives, MS server operating systems, etc. to include base software and applications installed on servers such as antivirus, system monitoring tools, etc.  

  • Design and implement new solutions for IT systems to include Active Directory, Windows based Servers, and COTS applications.   

  • Research technologies and solutions based on customer requirements and provide analysis and recommendations. 

  • Perform tier 3 technical support for developed solutions both individually and as a working group. 

  • Develop technical briefings and reports for written and oral presentations.  

  • Perform long range planning to ensure technology refresh requirements are timely.  

  • Write research documents detailing possible solutions addressing customer requirements to include pros and cons, estimated materials and costs, and high-level work breakdown schedule associated with each solution.  

  • Provide detailed engineering plans for systems design and implementation. Systems may encompass multiple areas of technology such as local and wide area networking, infrastructure, distributed server architecture, operating systems, and applications.  

  • Provide technical leadership for IT projects to implement or update IT infrastructure. 

Position Requirements/Qualifications: 

  • 7+ years of experience  

  • BA/BS or equivalent years of experience  

  • Active Secret Clearance

  • MCSE or other Microsoft engineering level certification 

  • Microsoft Active Directory administration and deployment experience 

  • Microsoft Windows Server engineering and administration (2012, 2016, and 2019) 

  • Experience with ScienceLogic or similar system monitoring tools 

  • IT services disaster recovery planning and administration  

  • Experience researching new technologies and developing options/plans for customers 

  • Experience using enterprise change management processes and procedures 

  • Various Monitoring Tools – Riverbed, Solarwinds, etc.  

  • Develop and coordinate detailed proposals for implementation of new technologies  

  • Excellent communication skills  

  • Experience leading IT projects 

  • Collaborative engineering with other team members  

Desired Experience 

  • DoD TOP SECRET/SSBI eligible  

  • DevSecOps deployment model - Understanding of Agile methodology. CMMI, ITIL a plus 

  • Remote Access Technologies – mobile (Apple/Android), VPN, DMVPN, IPSec, VDI (Citirx/AWS Workspace/Azure) 

  • RedHat Certified Engineer (RHCE)  

  • Understanding of DoD, DISA cybersecurity requirements  

  • DISA Experience  

  • JSP Experience  

  • Microsoft Server 2016 and 2019  

  • Redhat 7/8

  • VMWare

  • Linux


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.