Software Developer/Systems Engineer, with Polygraph

Clearance Level
Top Secret SCI + Polygraph
Systems Engineering
McLean, Virginia

REQ#: RQ96469

Travel Required: None
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 ensure today is safe and tomorrow is smarter. Our work has meaning and impact on the world around us, but also on us, and that’s important.

GDIT is your place. You make it your own by embracing autonomy, seizing opportunity, and being trusted to deliver your best every day.
We think. We act. We deliver. There is no challenge that we can’t turn into opportunity. And our work depends on a Software Developer/Systems Engineer joining our team to support Government activities at Tyson’s.

At GDIT, people are our differentiator. The Sponsor has an immediate need for a Software Developer/Systems Engineer who shall be directly involved in the enhancement of capabilities and maintenance of a custom production application which provides workflow and research to support the Sponsor and Sponsor’s partners with the ability to review, disposition, build a profile and update and/or nominate candidates to other IC organizations.

The selected candidate will support the development of an updated Angular User Interface and Java based API integrated with an Oracle backend.
This candidate will work as part of an existing multi-disciplinary team to develop and integrate software tools in a mission-oriented, Lean Agile development project in the Sponsors cloud infrastructure to support growth as a data focused analysis provider.

The candidate will work directly with the Program Manager and other technical team members to develop and maintain production software. The candidate will be required to prepare applicable documentation, present on related topics at Sprint meetings, and coordinate and communicate directly with the customer and other development teams.

Work Requirement:

The Contractor shall have experience working with applications in the Sponsor’s cloud environment. The contractor shall provide support for the implementation, design and building enhancements, and long term maintenance of a new application. The Contractor shall design and develop the application in a Web environment. The Contractor shall analyze user needs and develop software solutions as well as design software or customize software for client use with the aim of optimizing operational efficiency. The Contractor shall analyze and design databases within an application area, working individually or coordinating database development as part of a team. The Contractor shall perform testing, debugging and quality assurance of the application. The contractor will play a major role in implementing a modern, high profile, mission enabling application used daily.

The candidate shall have the following required skills and demonstrated experience with:

  • Relational databases
  • Version control systems (Git)
  • The following software development languages: Angular, TypeScript/JavaScript, Java, SQL
  • The following software development Mark Up Languages: XML, JSON, CSS, HTML
  • Linux and/or Unix
  • Front-end web development with Angular 2 or above
  • Agile development methodologies and JIRA
  • Sponsor networks, systems and services
  • Working in a fast-paced, technically challenging area; ability to anticipate and manage changes or problems; assess impacts and recommend sound solutions
  • The Sponsor authentication and authorization (ATO) process
  • Minimum of 6 years related experience
  • Security clearance: TS/SCI w/full scope poly

Other demonstrated experience which are highly desired, though not required include:

  • Delivering solutions with AWS cloud services
  • Oracle Databases
  • AWS Certification
  • Delivering solutions using AWS cloud services
  • Full stack environment
  • Build automation tools (such as Gradle, Maven)
  • The development of system prototypes and proof of concept in order to demonstrate proper application of design principles
  • RESTful interfaces
  • Apache Tomcat
  • Continuous integration systems (Jenkins)
  • Upgrading and refining existing production applications (working with legacy code)
  • Supporting enterprise level production systems


  • Alignment to a mission-critical role that directly impacts the customer’s ability to effectively execute its mission.
  • Direct engagement with contractor leadership that centers upon career development/mobility, enhanced performance evaluation, and corporate information sharing & networking opportunities.
  • Placement on a dynamic team of talented professionals that organically fosters an environment of innovation, collaboration, and trust.

Contributes to the completion of major engineering programs and may function in a project leadership role.

Develops solutions to a variety of highly complex engineering problems of advanced scope and complexity.

Performs highly complex systems design, development, and integration form the start of a systems life cycle to the end.

Oversight of highly complex infrastructure including installing, configuring, testing and maintaining operating systems, application software, and system management tools.

Performs highly complex systems modeling, simulation, and analysis.

Performs continual maintenance and provides highly complex solutions for security, backup and redundancy problems.

Prepares and maintains a wide range of documentation for processes and procedures related to engineering projects.

Provides guidance to less-experienced Systems Engineers.

Maintains current knowledge of rapidly changing technology and works with management to evolve current processes.

May coach and review the work of less-experienced professionals.

May serve as a team or task leader. (Not a people manager)

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS: BA/BS (or equivalent experience), 8+ years of experience





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.

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.