Systems Engineer

Clearance Level
Top Secret
Systems Engineering
Springfield, Virginia
Onsite Workplace
Key Skills For Success




REQ#: RQ171984
Requisition Type: Regular
Your Impact

Own your opportunity to serve as a critical component of our nation’s safety and security. Make an impact by using your expertise to protect our country from threats.

Job Description

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 we can't turn into opportunity. Our work depends on a Systems Engineer joining our team to support our Department of Defense (DoD) customer in Springfield, VA.

The Systems Engineer will be a hybrid position consisting of remote and onsite work at Springfield, VA. The Systems Engineer shall perform detailed system engineering and will be directly involved in various system design and requirements generation/maintenance of legacy and emerging DoD software and hardware baselines. You will be responsible for working with a highly functional team developing, integrating, testing, and deploying custom solutions to the client's hardware baselines and maintaining legacy and new versions of the system and its sub-systems. Other responsibilities will include working with the team, including integrators, to define system requirements and effort estimates related to satisfying said requirements.


  • Plans and performs engineering research, design development, and other assignments in conformance with design, engineering, and customer specifications
  • Responsible for major technical/engineering projects of high complexity and importance
  • Coordinates the activities of engineers assigned to specific engineering projects; and may perform other duties as assigned
  • Assess and manage systems level requirements, develop operational systems concepts, originating design concepts or performing systems level integration and test for highly complex systems
  • Review architecture designs and plans and provide actionable feedback to stakeholders and team personnel
  • Interacts with system users to translate their requirements into systems, hardware, and software requirements and design
  • Contribute to the Planning and Requirements phases of the development life cycle
  • Ensure designs are in compliance with specifications
  • Solves engineering problems in the functional area to which assigned
  • Recommend changes to improve established application processes
  • Provide technical support and consultation for systems engineering questions
  • Produce white papers and briefings as required

Required Skills:

  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Engineering, Mathematics, or other business-related field plus 5+ years of experience in a related discipline
  • Strong understanding of systems architectures, system design, employment of systems and dependent sub-systems, systems administration, and system networking
  • Experience with SQL and NoSQL data stores
  • Demonstrated ability to creatively solve technical problems
  • Background in requirements analysis, design, and coding methodologies, DoD software policies; and DoD test and evaluation requirements
  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with a small team
  • Thoroughly understands systems engineering for client-server based architectures supporting broad base of applications
  • Must have or be able to obtain TS/SCI Clearance
  • US Citizenship Required
  • Must Possess a US Passport​

Desired Skills:

  • Experience with geospatial software products utilizing ESRI's suite of mapping products (ArcGIS, ArcGIS Server, Portal for ArcGIS, ArcMap, ArcGIS Pro, etc.)
  • Experience with virtualized environments and virtualization software such a VMWare

● 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 $97,257 - $131,583. 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.