DevOps Systems Engineer, TS/SCI with Polygraph required

Clearance Level
Top Secret SCI + Polygraph
Systems Engineering
Herndon, Virginia
Onsite Workplace
Key Skills For Success

AWS Cloud Computing


Perl Shell

Python Software Development

REQ#: RQ162043
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

Work with cutting-edge applications that help advance the mission as a Systems Engineer at GDIT. Your work will have you fully immersed in our client’s domain in order to deliver simple solutions for their complex needs. At GDIT, you’ll prioritize the client while we prioritize your career.  

At GDIT, people are our differentiator. As a Systems Engineer, you will help ensure today is safe and tomorrow is smarter. Our work depends on Systems Engineer joining our team to impact the client’s mission.


  • Customer is seeking a highly skilled and proactive System Engineer with proven experience in supporting enterprise web applications and software development teams. A successful candidate will need to demonstrate an in-depth understanding of Linux/Unix and a firm understanding of cloud technologies. Candidate must demonstrate on the job experience upgrading, monitoring, troubleshooting and implementing both on premise and cloud technologies.


  • Required Experience:
  • • Support and troubleshoot web applications. This includes deployment of Tomcat applications using AWS and utilizing application and server logs to identify and resolve issues.
    • Demonstrated experience and support for applications hosted in an AWS cloud environment, including deployments, patches, security checks, and maintenance.
    • Upgrade and maintain operating systems and application software on LINUX (Linux (RHEL, CentOS, Scientific Linux) and Microsoft Windows platforms.
    • Perform software installations, including support for COTS applications.
    • Daily monitoring of the network, servers, cloud and applications to ensure full availability and optimum performance. Utilize software tools and logs to monitor network and system health.
    • Track and manage system certificates, privileged accounts, and database passwords.
    • Create and update documentation, including standard operating procedures, administrative instructions, After Action Reports for system outages, task status updates, and customer reports.
    • Support for system and data security requirements, and documented system artifacts required for security certification.
    • Experience with implementing and maintaining encryption technology (PKI authentication, Vormetric, and KMS).
    • Demonstrated experience with web services.
    • Desired Skills & Experience
    • Experience with building AWS infrastructure or migrating private on-premise solutions to cloud hosting environments.
    • Firm Relational Database understanding (Oracle, MySQL, Postgres, Kafka)
    • Working knowledge of CloudFormation, Terraform and Ansible.
    • Experience with scripting languages (Shell, Perl, and Python).
    • Experience with SysOPs/DevOps.
    • Ability to perform cloud performance analysis and optimize distributed cloud systems.
  • Security Clearance Level: TS/SCI + Polygraph
  • Location: On Site, may require pager duty.
  • Hours: Contract Core hours 9-3


  • Full-flex work week to own your priorities at work
  • 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


Travel Required



U.S. Citizenship Required

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.