DevOps Engineer - TS/SCI

Clearance Level
Top Secret/SCI
Systems Engineering
Washington, District of Columbia

REQ#: RQ95413

Travel Required: Less than 10%
Requisition Type: Regular
  • Provide technical direction for the development, engineering, interfacing, integration, and testing of all components of complex hardware/software systems to include requirements elicitation, analysis and functional allocation, conducting systems requirements reviews, developing concepts of operation and interface standards, developing system architectures, and performing technical/non-technical assessment and management as well as end-to-end flow analysis
  • Ultimately responsible for the technical integrity of work performed and deliverables associated with the Systems Engineering area of responsibility
  • Establish state-of-the-art techniques for designing, developing, modifying, and troubleshooting highly complex computer operating hardware system
  • Design operating/hardware systems; formulate system concepts and architecture, specific requirements, and develop implementation approaches.
  • Identify and direct resolution of complex hardware/software interface issues; subject matter expert on emerging technologies; direct the development of systems specifications and technical documentation
  • Conduct and/or approve end-to-end system trade analyses to optimize system operations over its life-cycle through the proper balance of non-functional system performance areas
  • Provide expert guidance and direction to Government and Vendor senior level technicians and managers; interact with the Government regarding Systems Engineering technical considerations and for associated problems, issues, or conflicts; communicate with other program personnel, government overseers, and senior executives
  • Provide technical leadership for the integration of requirements, design, and technology; provide recommendations for continuous improvement; work alongside other engineers on the team to sustain and advance the organization’s capabilities
  • Collaborate cross-functionally with data scientists, analyst, project managers, and other engineers
  • May work individually or as a key member of a senior leadership team
  • Possess excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Analyze, design, and develop tests and test-automation suites
  • Guide users in formulating requirements, advise alternative approaches, and conduct feasibility studies
  • Analyze user’s requirements, concept of operations documents, and high-level system architectures to develop system requirements specifications and documentation; analyze system requirements and lead design and development activities
  • Guide system development and implementation planning through assessment or preparation of system engineering management plans and system integration and test plans
  • Design and develop a processing platform using various configuration management technologies
  • Test software development methodology in an agile environment
  • Provide ongoing maintenance, support, and enhancements in existing systems and platforms.
  • Troubleshoot complex problems and provide customer support for software systems and application issues
  • Oversee and monitor performance across several disciplines, and when required, takes steps to resolve issues.


Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Electrical or Computer Engineering or a related technical discipline, or the equivalent combination of education, technical training, or work/military experience 8-10 years of related software development experience. Hands-on development experience.
  • Extensive experience with Redhat and/or Centos
  • Demonstrated experience in server builds using automated mechanism
  • Demonstrated experience with Ansible playbooks or puppet modules for virtual and physical instance provisioning, configuration management, patching, and software development
  • Demonstrated experience with Ansible or Puppet
  • Demonstrated experience with Gitlab
  • Demonstrated experience deploying Docker engines in virtualized platforms for containerization of multiple apps
  • Networking experience; strong understanding, configuration, installation, etc.
  • 8570 IAT II compliance required (CompTIA Security +)
  • TS/SCI with ability to obtain CI Poly

Education and Experience:

  • PhD + 4 years of relevant experience
  • Masters Degree + 6 years of relevant experience
  • Bachelors Degree + 8 years of relevant experience
  • Associates Degree + 10 years of relevant experience
  • High School Diploma + 12 years of relevant experience

Desired Skills/Experience:

  • DevOps experience building and deploying cloud infrastructure with technologies like Ansible, Chef, Puppet, etc.
  • Hands-on experience with data formats including XML, PCAP, images, and media
  • Hands-on experience with Hadoop, Hive, Pig, Map Reduce, Spark, Rabbit MQ, Kafka, Flume
  • Experience with test-driven development and automated testing frameworks
  • Experience with Scrum/Agile development methodologies
  • Capable of delivering on multiple competing priorities with little supervision
  • Possess 3-5 years of experience and familiarity with the following software/tools:
  • Infrastructure automation technologies like Docker, Vagrant, etc.
  • Build automation technologies like Maven, Jenkins, etc.
  • Monitoring technologies like Nagios, Ganglia, etc.
  • Modern programming languages like Java, Python, etc.
  • Building APIs and services using REST, SOAP, etc.
  • Elastic Search and relational databases

This position requires being fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by January 18, 2022 or the start date, if after January 18. Individuals who work in or reside in Florida, Montana, Tennessee, Texas, or work outside of the United States may be excluded from this requirement.

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.