Storage Engineer (SME) - Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA) - VA, HI or NE (Top Secret Clearance Required)

Clearance Level
Top Secret
Information Security
Arlington, Virginia
Remote, Based in Hawaii
Offutt AFB, Nebraska

REQ#: RQ88700

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

GDIT has an exciting opportunity available for a Storage Engineer (SME) supporting the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA) CECOM in one of three locations - Crystal City, Arlington, VA or Offutt AFB, NE, or Hawaii. This position requires someone with a current and active TS clearance with the ability to obtain an SCI.

This position requires an individual who is self-motivated, suitably experienced, qualified, and able to follow instructions clearly but also able to make decisions on the spot in order to achieve the aims of the organization. Provides senior level Storage Engineering and Virtualization Administrative Support, with a concentration on storage, and virtualization. Primarily responsible for sustaining the NetApp, to include storage support for VMware. Performs all procedures necessary to ensure the security of information systems assets and to protect systems from intentional or inadvertent access or destruction. Monitor, evaluate, and maintain systems and procedures to safeguard internal information systems, network, databases, and Web-based security.

Job Duties Include:

  • Provides tier three technical support and troubleshooting assistance.
  • Serves as Storage Administrator in support of NetApp storage systems.  Lead implementation, design, development and maintenance initiatives of NetApp filers, at multiple sites, worldwide. 
  • Responsible for storage systems on NIPR/SIPR/JWICS networks.  This includes but is not limited to management of CIFS, LUNs, SnapShots, SnapVault, ONTAP updates/upgrades, hardware updates/refresh, and network configurations. 
  • Engineer and maintain COOP site for Agency data.
  • Develop and maintain detailed system documentation. 
  • Responsible for system security hardening per DoD Security and Technical Implementation Guidelines and providing required security documentation.   
  • Supports IAVA patching requirements for storage systems.
  • Interfaces with multiple levels of users to include VIPs, Management, and end users.
  • Assists with other daily administration and maintenance activities, as required.


OS and Applications:

  • Experience with NetApp (7-mode and Cluster mode), and VMware.
  • Experience with Windows Server 2012/2016 a plus.
  • Experience with Red Hat Enterprise Linux a plus. 

Other Skills/Qualifications:

  • Experience with design and development of high availability NetApp storage.
  • In-depth performance monitoring and maintaining of storage systems.
  • Must excel at system documentation, to include in-depth system configuration, topology and development of standard operating procedures.
  • Must excel at communicating with worldwide support team; this includes providing basic NetApp management, maintenance, and hands-on training to team members.
  • Self-Motivated and Self-Monitoring, Exceptional Oral and Written Communications, Technical Communication, Problem Solving, and ability for to  Multi-task.

Clearance Requirements: This position requires a TOP SECRET Security Clearance with the ability to obtain an SCI.

Education and Experience:

  • NetApp Certified Technology Associate certificate is required. 
  • CompTIA Security+ (CE) or other DoD accepted security certification (ie CISSP) is required.
  • NetApp Certified Data Administrator ONTAP certification is desired by not required.    
  • VMware Certified Professional and AWS Certification is a plus.  
  • Experience with Backup Technology is desired but not required.


  • BA/BS (or equivalent experience), 10+ years of experience


  • Problem Solving - Identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner; Gathers and analyzes information skillfully; Develops alternative solutions; Works well in group problem solving situations; Uses reason even when dealing with emotional topics.
  • Customer Service - Manages difficult or emotional customer situations; Responds promptly to customer needs; Solicits customer feedback to improve service; Responds to requests for service and assistance; Meets commitments.
  • Technical Skills - Assesses own strengths and weaknesses; Pursues training and development opportunities; Strives to continuously build knowledge and skills; Shares expertise with others.
  • Teamwork - Balances team and individual responsibilities; Exhibits objectivity and openness to others views; Gives and welcomes feedback; Contributes to building a positive team spirit; Puts success of team above own interests; Able to build morale and group commitments to goals and objectives; Supports everyones efforts to succeed.
  • Analytical - Synthesizes complex or diverse information; Collects and researches data; Uses intuition and experience to complement data; Designs work flows and procedures.


COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement: To protect the health and safety of its employees and to comply with customer requirements, 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.

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.