Application Engineer

Clearance Level
Software Engineering
Remote, Based in the USA

REQ#: RQ126084

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

At GDIT we build cutting-edge applications that help the end user accomplish their mission.

GDIT is your place. You make it your own. By owning your opportunity at GDIT, you’ll play an essential part in preparing our nation for the future

At GDIT, people are our differentiator. As an Application Engineer supporting a mission-critical Financial Services Software Modernization program for a state agency, you will bring your creativity to help us find simple solutions to complex problems. This position works under the general guidance of the IT Director, and in a fast-paced, rapidly changing, collaborative environment, and requires strong troubleshooting and analytical skills, strong critical thinking, complex problem solving, appropriate judgment, and decision-making skills. Work can be performed on-site in Rensselaer, NY or Remotely with travel.

The Application Engineer:  

  • Modernizes an enterprise-wide systems and/or applications software.
  • Designs, develops, troubleshoots, and analyzes advanced software programs
  • Develops advanced documentation, flowcharts, layouts, diagrams, charts, code comments and clear code
  • Prepares and installs solutions by determining and designing system specifications, standards, and programming
  • Performs advanced systems modeling, simulation, and analysis.
  • Develops software solutions by studying information needs; conferring with users; studying systems flow, data usage, and work processes; investigating problem areas; and following the software development lifecycle
  • May coach and provide guidance to less-experienced professionals. May serve as a team or task lead


  • Requirements:
    • BA/BS or equivalent, 5+ years of experience.
    • Configuring Workflows and Business rules using low code platforms
    • Building browser-based applications that conform to Section 508 compliance
    • Integration using Representational State Transfer (REST) Application Programming Interfaces
    • Prior experience with containerization and associated toolsets
    • Prior experience with relational databases, preferably Oracle and/or DB2
    • Prior experience in Agile development environments
    • Ability to pass state security investigation.
  • Preferred Skills:
    • Ruby on Rails
    • MySQL
    • Elasticsearch
    • jQuery, React
    • Redis, Resque
    • Java
    • Play
    • Devops and AWS
    • RESTful APIs
  • “Soft Skills” for success in this role:
    • Have the ability to handle demanding situations with clarity, focus and professionalism, and to respond quickly to quick turnaround taskers.
    • Ability to resolve issues with little oversight; ability to gather and analyze information skillfully and develop alternative solutions
    • Excellent oral and written communication skills, with a demonstrated ability to communicate complex topics to management and other stakeholders
    • Strong interpersonal skills to collaborate with customers and internal cross-functional teams
    • Ability to work independently as well as interact regularly with government and non-government stakeholders at multiple levels of authority
    • Excellent analytical skills, including the ability to integrate information from multiple sources
    • Self-motivated, well-organized, and strict attention to detail
    • Identify and resolve problems in a timely manner; gather and analyze information skillfully; develop alternative solutions; Critical thinking and creative problem solving
    • Ability to understand and manage customer expectations and software implementation methodology
    • Ability to prioritize and work on multiple projects at the same time, including the ability to plan, prioritize, and execute multiple initiatives/deadlines autonomously and shift priorities as necessary


●          Full-flex work week

●          401K with company match

●          Internal mobility team dedicated to helping you own your career

●          Collaborative teams of highly motivated critical thinkers and innovators

●          Ability to make a real impact on the world around you

The likely salary range for this position is $92,000 - $138,000, 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. 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.