Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) - Senior Systems Engineer

Clearance Level
Systems Engineering
Raleigh, the USA
Key Skills For Success

Active Directory (AD)

Configuration Management Software

Group Policy

Microsoft Endpoint Configuration Manager

Microsoft PowerShell

REQ#: RQ170752
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

Seize your opportunity to make a personal impact as a Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) Senior Systems Engineer supporting the United States Postal Service. GDIT is your place to make meaningful contributions to challenging projects and grow a rewarding career.

At GDIT, people are our differentiator. As a Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) Senior Systems Engineer, you will help ensure today is safe and tomorrow is smarter. Our work depends on a Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) resource joining our team to analyze design, develop, implement, and support code, working under limited supervision.   


  • Provide operational support of all Windows system administration within the End-user computing (EUC) space including Windows Server and Windows Desktop Operating systems.
  • Deploy and maintain secure desktop images in the VMware virtual desktop Infrastructure in accordance with policies and industry standards
  • Manage, and maintain user preferences and data
  • Manage and maintain VMware AppVolumes managers, databases, App Stacks and writable volumes
  • Respond promptly to incidents in ServiceNow
  • Diagnose and repair system problems
  • Define, monitor, optimize, and troubleshoot system performance of all EUC systems
  • Experience with hardening and improving the security of Windows operating systems and hardware platforms, local area networks, wide area networks, messaging, and client-server applications.
  • Develop and maintain IT documentation.
  • Independently analyzes and develops innovative resolutions for complex problems involving availability and/or performance at the component level. Works with vendors to resolve problems and, implements solutions independently
  • Leads project teams within assigned unit. Develops, plans, and manages project tasks.



  • Bachelor's degree in a Computer Science or related technical discipline (or equivalent)

Required Experience:

  • 10+ years of experience with application development

Required Skills & Abilities:

  • May be asked to lead project teams within assigned unit develop, plan and manage project tasks and participate in the preparation of materials and oral presentations for customers and management
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision or as part of a team
  • Ability to adjust well in constantly changing environments
  • Provide training to less experienced team members on the team.

Technical Skills:

  • Must have a current VMware Certification: a VCP6-DTM or VCP7-DTM or VCAP6-DTM or VCAP7-DTM
  • Strong background in Desktop Virtualization: VMware vSphere, VMware Horizon, Citrix; Microsoft RDS
  • Must have direct experience installing, configuring, and managing VMware software products including Horizon View, App Volumes, User Environment Manager, Workspace ONE, ThinApp, and vRealize Operations for Horizon
  • Dell Wyse Configuration Manager experience and knowledge
  • Knowledge of storage area networks to include network operating systems, storage area network (SAN) protocols, SAN management, and SAN physical configuration.
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Windows Installer (MSI) and Windows Installer technologies for creating ThinApps and App Stack
  • Basic understanding of data center networking (TCP/IP, switching/routing, ports and protocols, firewall concepts, load-balancing)
  • Strong, demonstrable scripting experience in one or more of the following: PowerShell, VBScript, C++, Unix Shell, Python, Perl, Ruby, JavaScript, etc.
  • Basic understanding of storage protocols (e.g. NFS, SMB, S3, FC, iSCSI, NVMe)
  • Good knowledge of Active Directory, DHCP, DNS, Group Policy
  • Knowledge of MS Windows desktop operating systems including Windows 10 and MS Server 2012 & 2012 R2
  • Knowledge of MS database server SQL Server 2008 R2, 2012, 2012 R2 or 2014

Security Clearance Level:

  • Ability to obtain and maintain a Public Trust clearance
  • The security clearance for this program requires the selected candidate to be a U.S. Citizen and to have resided in the US for the past five years. The selected candidate cannot have left the country for longer than 90 consecutive days and no more than 180 cumulative days.


  • Raleigh, NC, remote, hybrid

GDIT Is Your Place:

  • 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

10 + years of related experience

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


VMware Certified Professional - Desktop Management 2022 - VMware

Travel Required

Less than 10%

Salary and Benefit Information

The likely salary range for this position is $88,000 - $132,000. 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.