Enterprise Cyber Operations Support – Systems Engineer - MECM

Clearance Level
Systems Engineering
Falls Church, Virginia

REQ#: RQ135450

Travel Required: Less than 10%
Requisition Type: Regular
Guard Enterprise Cyber Operations Support (GECOS) – Systems Engineer - MECMGDIT has an opening for a Systems Engineer – MECM position supporting the Army National Guard (ARNG) in Chantilly, VA. This is an IT Service Management contract in support of the operation, modernization, expansion, and further evolution of the ARNG’s global Information Technology (IT) services including networking, compute, storage, infrastructure, applications, hosting, and program management services.  The GECOS program supports the ARNG enterprise IT infrastructure, its Wide Area Network (WAN), authentication and directory services, cybersecurity, application hosting, and associated services. GECOS uses ITIL best practices framework as the basis for IT Service Management (ITSM) model. The work includes the following:
  • Operating the DoDIN-Army (National Guard) (DoDIN-A(NG) and DoDIN-A(NG)-Secret (S) networks and maintaining service delivery and cybersecurity of DoDIN-A(NG) and DoDIN-A(NG)-S networks and computing services.
  • Supporting the DoDIN-A(NG) and DoDIN-A(NG)-S networks and associated computing services from requirement identification to service retirement / replacement.
  • Providing support to the 54 supported organizations (i.e., 50 states, three territories, and the District of Columbia) to ensure flexible and responsive operation and defense of the network.  Some OCONUS travel might be required.
  • Adhering to all Department of Defense (DoD) enterprise security requirements to include those required by the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) and the Department of the Army (DA); prepping for and passing Command Cyber Readiness Inspections (CCRIs), obtaining and maintaining Authority to Connect (ATC) and Authority to Operate (ATO) from the Designated Approving Authority (DAA); ensuring compliance with all Secure Technical Implementation Guides (STIGS) and required information assurance (IA) controls.
The Systems Engineer – MECM will:
  • Work with Microsoft's SCCM/MECM to provide user workstation baseline configuration and administration of operating systems
  • Leverage SCCM/MECM to provide security patches, vulnerability patches, hotfixes and other updates to user workstations and servers
  • Administer SCCM software delivery, including various methods such as running advertised programs, machine targeted, user targeted, Application Library, and Software Center
  • Manage and administer SCCM client health, including the process of getting clients healthy
  • Provide expertise with PowerShell for custom reporting
  • Develops advanced technical solutions for the management of networks, software, hardware, configurations, and architectures
  • Troubleshoots highly complex system hardware and software issues
  • Develops training materials for end users on the proper use of hardware and software
  • Develops implementation plans for software installations and upgrades to operating systems and layered software packages
  • Perform In Place Upgrades as needed for servers and laptops
  • Monitors and tunes systems to achieve optimum performance levels
  • Ensures workstation/server data integrity by implementing standard software and hardware solutions
  • Leads efforts to ensure data/media recoverability by following a schedule of system backups and database archive operations
  • Conducts advanced hardware and software audits of workstations and servers to ensure compliance with established standards, policies, and configuration guidelines
  • Develops performance and security plans for computers that meet the needs of network users
  • Evaluates existing systems and plans long-term strategies
  • May coach and provide guidance to less-experienced professionals
  • May serve as a team or task lead
QUALIFICATIONS: Required Skills and Experience: 
  • Bachelors degree or equivalent experience
  • Active Secret clearance required
  • 8+ years experience
  • CompTIA Security+ or similar for IAT Level II DoD 8570 certification
  • Strong Experience with Microsoft Endpoint Manager and it’s management solutions; System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM) and/or Microsoft Endpoint Configuration Manager (MECM)and Windows Server Update Services (WSUS)
  • Experience and/or familiarity with Microsoft Endpoint Manager cloud-based services, such as Intune, Autopilot and Desktop Analytics
  • Experience with Microsoft deployment methodology options to include Microsoft Deployment Toolkit (MDT)
  • Strong Experience with Windows Server 2016, 2019 and 2022
  • Experience with, and strong understanding of, Windows Active Directory
  • Experience with, and strong understanding of, Group Policy Configuration and Management
  • Experience with, and strong understanding of, Windows DNS and DHCP

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.

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