Windows Systems Engineer

Clearance Level
Network Engineering
Washington, District of Columbia

REQ#: RQ115108

Travel Required: None
Public Trust: Other
Requisition Type: Regular

We are GDIT. The people supporting and securing some of the most complex government, defense, and intelligence projects across the country.

We seek a Windows Systems Engineer to support work on our federal client, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission's (CFTC)’s infrastructure operations, maintenance, and support services on site in Washington, DC.

The Windows Systems Engineer will involve working in an Operations and Maintenance (O&M) environment on a federal government contract with a team of systems administrators involving frequent collaborative efforts with network engineering team and Operations and Maintenance (O&M) departments to support a variety of customer environments across multiple data centers. The position will also include regular communication and support responsibilities to both the O&M and customers in multiple geographic regions. This position will perform Microsoft Windows Server administration, monitoring network traffic, capacity planning and testing; install and implement security patches, evaluate systems and implement network management software. Keep abreast of technical developments of importance and participate in developing or setting standards. Manage change control for designated systems. Continuous understanding of the business processes the system(s) support.

Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Develop and maintain a server management strategy.
  • Configure and manage WSUS server and services for Microsoft Server patching
  • Configure and manage MECM deployment for server side application deployment and patches
  • Identify, track, analyze and remediate Windows vulnerabilities in the environment
  • Provide general technical support to the service center and network services staff to resolve end-user issues.
  • Provide technical support for server OS-based issues.
  • Provide technical support for SFTP application and server based issues.
  • Routinely review server OS event logs and mitigate any identified issues.
  • Conduct performance testing and tuning on host and operating systems.
  • Maintain the infrastructure server updates and engine definitions at appropriate levels.
  • Perform operating system vulnerability scans according to NIST 853, 20 Critical Controls.
  • Monitor and maintain hardware for all VM and standalone servers.
  • Review, test, and install appropriate firmware, security patches and upgrades for all Windows-based operating systems at various locations and enclaves.
  • Provide remediation plans for the testing and implementation of third-party firmware and security patches on the infrastructure servers.
  • Develop and maintain a server security profile.
  • Act as secondary for the management and support of VMware ESX.
  • Maintain weekly and monthly Service Level Requirements (SLR) documentation for server status.
  • Monitor and maintain a baseline configuration for development, test and production servers.
  • Provision virtual servers as requested.
  • Facilitate technical support and troubleshooting by third party engineers.
  • Review system requirements and provide recommended designs for optimal server build and configuration.
  • Maintain server OS levels at approved versions.
  • Manage and maintain Windows firewall profiles.
  • Develop, maintain and routinely test an OS recovery process.


  • Bachelor’s degree and 8 years; or without degree 10 or more years of experience related to position, 5 years of experience with Associate degree or 7 years without.
  • Build, install, tune, maintain, support, update, patch, and troubleshoot Microsoft Windows Server 2008, 2012, 2016, 2019
  • Backup and restore related technology experience
  • Knowledge of application servers
  • Knowledge of capacity management
  • Good understanding of security issues surrounding server OS and applications
  • Experience monitoring service thresholds
  • Experience in management of VMware ESX
  • Experience working with EMC SAN or equivalent
  • Web server configuration and management
  • Data manipulation and extraction skills
  • Understanding of infrastructure concepts related to Hosting, Networks, IP Address Management, Firewalls, Certificates, Load Balancing and Proxy.
  • Strong understanding of Internet protocols including HTTP, SSL, TCP/IP
  • Work in a team environment
  • Attention to detail
  • Able to lift up to 50 lbs. for datacenter related duties as required
  • Able to work maintenances planned/unplanned maintenance after work hours as required.
  • On-call responsibility for emergency situations


  • MCSA or MCSE certification


  • 401K with company match
  • Customizable health benefits packages
  • Collaborative teams of highly motivated critical thinkers and innovators
  • Internal mobility team dedicated to helping you own your career
  • Rewards program for high-performing employees


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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.