Lead Systems Engineer (C4ISR)

Clearance Level
Systems Engineering
Camp Pendleton, California
San Diego, California
Newport, Rhode Island

REQ#: RQ88438

Travel Required: 25-50%
Requisition Type: Pipeline

We are GDIT. We support and secure some of the most complex government, defense, and intelligence projects across the country. At GDIT, a Lead Systems Engineer is not just a singular part of our mission—it connects every one of us because it’s embedded into every aspect of what we do.

GDIT is your place. You make it your own by bringing your ideas and unique perspective to our culture. By owning your opportunity at GDIT, you are helping us ensure today is safe and tomorrow is smarter. Our work depends on a Lead Systems Engineer joining our team to support the USMC customer in the preferred locations of Newport, RI or San Diego, CA. (Remote acceptable)

At GDIT, people are our differentiator. As a Lead Systems Engineer supporting a federal government customer, you will be trusted to support a software development and maintenance services team, which is evolving to an Agile environment.  The team supports a C4ISR software suite and backend services that enable development and integration of external applications and data.

In this role, a typical day will include:

  • Scope of work includes requirements, design, implementation, testing, deployment, configuration management, information assurance, and maintenance.   The Lead System Engineer will be authorized to and possess the system knowledge to manage, direct, execute and control all engineering elements on the contract.

  • Lead engineering, software engineering, integration, and testing support efforts. The support shall include technical analysis, technical interchange meetings, collaborative engineering and development of test and analysis tools

  • Develop a Systems Engineering Plan

  • Be familiar and ensure compliance with Department of the Navy and Marine Corps technical documentation that support software engineering, including military standards and specifications; other government documents (e.g., FIPS, FISMA, CJCSI, DoDi); and non-Government documents (e.g., EIA,IEEE, ANSI).

  • Review and provide technical advice on technical documentation submissions for systems development optimization

  • Provide engineering and technical support and advisement regarding problem definition, analysis, requirement development, and implementation for complex systems in the engineering discipline required to meet technical requirements.

  • Provide assessments and recommendations on system development, improvements, optimization, or support efforts.

  • Perform risk assessments and analysis employing modeling and simulation techniques.

  • Support the identification, tracking, and resolution of systems engineering issues related to technical interfaces, technology insertion/design improvements, and other program initiatives.

  • Prepare technical presentations, briefings, and papers to address program management issues in such venues as technical design reviews, technical review boards, and others.

  • Identify technical issues that need resolution.

  • Work with applicable Government team leads to facilitate the resolution of technical issues.

  • Identify risks and develop mitigation plans for identified cost, schedule, and technical issues.

  • Provide weekly reports on significant issues and actions.

  • Support transition of developmental efforts into production, and assist with the technical activities.

  • Conduct assessments and make recommendations for design, testing, and documentation utilizing full knowledge of all phases of application, analysis, and programming and research analysis techniques.

  • Provide engineering solutions in support of continued operational sustainment

  • Act as a point of technical escalation and resolution during the project lifecycle as it relates to technical decisions


Required Qualifications:

  • Minimum 8-10 years as a System Engineer

  • Demonstrated .NET solution development

  • Demonstrated SOA experience

  • Current and relevant expertise with USMC, Joint, and Coalition Tactics Techniques and Procedures (TTPs) for C4I systems and the Information Exchange Requirements (IERs) between these systems 

  • Experience in network administration

  • Experience in MS Windows and Linux operating systems administration

  • Experience in virtual machine administration

  • Programming fundamentals in Java, JavaScript, C++, Python, and HTML/CSS

  • Experience with Geospatial Information Systems (GIS) operation and administration

  • Experience with XML and JSON data schema development

  • Experience with C4I Systems administration

  • Experience with technologies such as Amazon Web Services (AWS), GitLab, GitLab Runner, Jenkins, Terraform, Docker, Kubernetes, Python, Linux, Jira, Confluence

  • Performs duties with opportunity to exercise initiative, independent judgement and discretion under minimal supervision.

  • Ability to oversee the overall technical implementation of applications and frequently interact with internal and external business contacts.

  • Ability to oversee the technical integrity while providing technical guidance to clients and department staff

  • BS in a technical field or equivalent experience (Computer Science preferred)

  • Must have a minimum of fully adjudicated DoD Secret clearance confirmed within JPAS

Preferred Qualifications:

  • DODAF architecture or UML

  • AI

  • Cloud

  • PaaS

  • Team Leadership

Certification Requirements

•            Information Assurance Technical Level II (IAT II)

•            One of the following:

  • Certification in the Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL) framework for information technology (IT) infrastructure, development, and operations and demonstrate knowledge and possess an awareness of the standards, including ISO/IEC 20000 the international standard covering the IT Service Management elements of ITIL.

  • CMMI (Associate or Professional)

  • Agile Professional Scrum Master (preferred)


  • Full-flex work week

  • 401K with company match

  • Internal mobility team dedicated to helping you own your career

  • Collaborative teams of highly motivated critical thinkers and innovators

  • Ability to make a real impact on the world around you

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This position requires being fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by January 18, 2022 or the start date, if after January 18. Individuals who work in or reside in Texas or Montana or work outside of the United States may be excluded from this requirement.

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.