Alarm Systems Design Engineer

Clearance Level
Systems Engineering
Alexandria, Virginia
Onsite Workplace
Key Skills For Success

Alarm Installation

Building Alarm Systems

Security Alarm Systems

REQ#: RQ172706
Requisition Type: Regular
Your Impact

Own your opportunity to work alongside federal civilian agencies. Make an impact by providing services that help the government ensure the well being of U.S. citizens.

Job Description

GDIT is seeking an experienced Alarm Systems Design Engineer to join our team.  Responsibilities include designing, planning, and evaluating alarm systems in accordance with Department of State policies and procedures.  Provides innovative methods and technical solutions using the engineering design process, including documentation.

  • Designs and evaluates new intrusion detection systems solutions to expand the security posture, in line with the Diplomatic Security requirements.
  • Evaluates gaps in and provides documentation for currently in place systems.
  • Analyzes new requirements and address documentation and equipment support as the requirements apply to them.
  • Provides tier 3 and tier 4 troubleshooting support for existing systems.
  • Evaluates and tests new security solutions that fit within the Departments requirements.
  • Provides strategic recommendations to the Department based on current outlook of market technologies.
  • Provides troubleshooting and technical direction for work on the various electrical components and systems including digital and analog electronic systems and control systems.
  • Consults with training personnel to develop training courses on intrusion detection systems.
  • Coordinates systems and applications integration.
  • Analyzes customer requirements and solves unusually complex technical problems and provides solutions which are highly innovative.
  • Provides expert knowledge for maintenance and upgrade of intrusion systems.
  • Provides knowledge for IDS integrity while ensuring compliance with policies and maintains system backup and recovery capability. 
  • Coordinates the acquisition of hardware and software as well as subcontractor services as needed. 
  • Evaluates new communications technologies to enhance capabilities of the network.
  • Maintains current and advanced knowledge of progressive and advancing technology as assigned. 
  • Designs and builds the hardware and software components for computer or telecommunications networks. 
  • Provides guidance and leadership to less-experienced network personnel.
  • May serve as a task or project leader. (Not a people manager).
  • May consult with executives and customers to deliver complex network solutions. 
  • Be deployed to a field site to install, troubleshoot, and train personnel on intrusion detection systems.


  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering from an accredited university (e.g., Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Electrical and Computer Engineering, or Electromechanical Engineering, Computer Science or System engineering).
  • 10+ years of experience, minimum 3-5 years of alarm system design experience
  • Minimum Secret level clearance issued by the Defense Security Service (DSS), Department of Defense (DoD) prior to contract performance
  • User level proficiency of Microsoft Office products (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, AutoCAD/Visio) preferred
  • Ability to lift 50 lbs.

Preferred Certifications

  • DoD 8570 IAT Level II certification - Security+ CE, ISC2 SSCP desired


  • 15% travel may be required in support of contract
  • International travel may be required
Work Requirements
Years of Experience

3 + 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 $134,597 - $178,250. 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.
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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.