Chief Engineer/Architect

Clearance Level
Systems Engineering
Washington, District of Columbia

REQ#: RQ123392

Travel Required: Less than 10%
Requisition Type: Pipeline

The Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Information Technology Services Office (ITSO) and Office of Intelligence & Analysis (I&A) have a requirement for Secure Enterprise IT Systems, Services, & Support for the continued operations and maintenance, and evolution of the secure enterprise networks – the Homeland Secure Data Network (HSDN) and the Classified Local Area Network (C-LAN) – to maintain and manage secure classified information sharing among all DHS Components, its Federal, state, local, tribal, territorial, and private sector stakeholders in support of its classified enterprise operations.

The Chief Engineer will direct the engineering team in the architecture and design of solutions to meet requirements and improve service. Key responsibilities may include the following:

Develops advanced engineering ideas and guides their development into a final product

Develops advanced solutions to a variety of highly complex engineering problems

Perform highly advanced systems design, development, and integration from the start of a systems life cycle to the end

Provides and applies advanced engineering to highly complex infrastructures including installing, configuring, testing, and maintaining operating systems, application software, and system management tools

Provides and applies advanced engineering skills to highly complex systems modeling, simulation, and analysis

Performs continual maintenance and provides advanced solutions for security, backup, and redundancy problems

Prepares and maintains documentation for processes and procedures related to engineering projects

Maintains current knowledge of rapidly changing technology, always on the lookout for new technologies, and works with management to evolve current processes

Invents innovative ways to drive production operational efficiency

Drives scalability and operability of supported systems/infrastructure

Coach and provide guidance to less-experienced professionals


a. A Bachelor’s degree in IT, Computer Science, Information Systems, or related field.

b. Certification in security practices such as a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP).

c. At least ten years of experience with engineering/architecting secured enterprise IT solutions.

d. Experience with engineering/architecting secured enterprise telecommunication solutions.

e. Experience providing detailed engineering and technical leadership to engineering staff involving multiple, complex, and interrelated project tasks.

f. Experience effectively communicating at senior levels within a customer organization.

TS/SCI (eligible) clearance will be required and having an active one is highly desired.

About Our Work

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.

COVID-19 Vaccination

GDIT does not have a vaccination mandate applicable to all employees. To protect the health and safety of its employees and to comply with customer requirements, however, 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.

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.