Senior API Management Engineer - Kong Enterprise Deployment

Clearance Level
Top Secret/SCI
Systems Engineering
Springfield, Virginia
St. Louis, Missouri
Onsite Workplace
Key Skills For Success

API Gateway

Cloud Infrastructure

Linux Distributions

REQ#: RQ174357
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

Deliver simple solutions to complex problems as a Senior API Management Engineer – Kong Enterprise Deployment at GDIT. Here, you'll tailor cutting-edge solutions to the unique requirements of our clients. With a career in application development, you'll make the end user's experience your priority and we'll make your career growth ours.

At GDIT, people are our differentiator. As a Senior API Management Engineer – Kong Enterprise Deployment you will help ensure today is safe and tomorrow is smarter. Our work depends on a TS/SCI cleared Senior API Management Engineer – Kong Enterprise Deployment joining our team to support our intelligence customer in Springfield, VA or St. Louis, MO.


Job Summary:

Join GDIT as a Senior API Management Engineer, where technology meets opportunity in the field of enterprise IT. GDIT is a place where innovation thrives, and your contributions will make a significant impact on the efficiency and effectiveness of agency operations. As part of our team, you'll be more than just a technician; you'll be a key player in ensuring both immediate reliability and long-term advancement of our services.

Job Description:

In this role, you'll join our Continuous Operations Release Environment (CORE) team, providing high-quality, cost-effective cloud solutions to our clients. Be part of a dynamic environment where your expertise in API management and cloud operations will drive significant enhancements in the efficiency and effectiveness of our customers' operations. As a Senior API Management Engineer on our team, you will play a pivotal role in the enterprise deployment of an enterprise API gateway, ensuring optimal performance, reliability, and advancement of our services.

Key Responsibilities:

•Lead the deployment, configuration, and management of the API gateway solution in an enterprise environment.

•Ensure high availability, performance, and scalability of API infrastructure.

•Provide expert-level technical support to customers, resolving complex issues related to API management and cloud infrastructure.

•Collaborate closely with engineering teams to enhance API consumption and integration across various applications.

•Monitor and optimize API performance, identifying and addressing potential scalability and reliability issues.

•Develop and maintain comprehensive documentation and best practices for API management and support.

•Drive continuous improvement initiatives in API strategies and cloud operations.

What You'll Need to Succeed:

Education and Experience:

•Bachelor's Degree in IT, Computer Science, or a related technical discipline.

•5+ years of experience in IT, with a strong emphasis on API management, cloud operations, and customer support.

•Proven experience in deploying and managing Kong Enterprise API gateway or similar platforms.

Required Skills:

•In-depth knowledge of enterprise API gateway solution preferably Kong and its integration in cloud environments.

•Expertise in AWS cloud services and infrastructure management.

•Advanced troubleshooting and problem-solving skills, particularly in API and cloud contexts.

•Strong familiarity with Linux distributions (e.g., RedHat, CentOS).

•Proficiency in DevOps practices, Agile/Scrum methodologies, and continuous integration tools (e.g., GitLab CI, Nexus).

•Exceptional communication and collaboration skills, with the ability to lead and mentor junior team members.

Location: Springfield, VA or St. Louis, MO

US Citizenship Required


● 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

7 + years of related experience

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


Travel Required



U.S. Citizenship Required

Salary and Benefit Information

The likely salary range for this position is $101,566 - $131,584. 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.