Systems Engineer, Expert

Clearance Level
Systems Engineering
Springfield, Virginia
Onsite Workplace
Key Skills For Success

Active Directory (AD)

Microsoft PowerShell

Microsoft Windows

Virtual Infrastructure

Virtual Machines (VM)

REQ#: RQ174934
Requisition Type: Regular
Your Impact

Own your opportunity to work with the largest government agency in the nation. Make an impact by advancing the Department of Defense’s mission to keep our country safe and secure.

Job Description

Please take this opportunity to join one of GDIT’s fastest long-standing growing programs!  US Battlefield Information Collection and Exploitation System eXtended (US BICES-X) is a cutting-edge program supporting DoD intelligence information sharing on current and emerging global threats to mission and coalition partners and emerging nations. With an internationally dispersed team supporting each combatant command, the US BICES-X team is in direct support of the war fighter and their missions. We are seeking a creative and driven professional with a passion for solving real world issues on a cross-functional, fast paced team.


  • Securely integrate new COTS and GOTS products into multiple existing Windows-based isolated networks.
  • Automate installation of software using tools such as PowerShell, Desired State Configuration, Ansible, and/or Puppet.
  • Provide operational support and troubleshooting for Microsoft and Linux-based systems as higher-tier support for the Systems Operation teams.
  • Design, develop, evaluate, and modify virtual compute environments throughout the technology life cycle.
  • Participate in system conceptual design and documentation for enterprise solutions to deployment and management of COTS/GOTS software platforms.
  • Determine system specifications, input/output processes, and working parameters for hardware/software compatibility.
  • Provide system/equipment/specialized training and technical guidance as needed.
  • Provide input to briefings, transitioning concepts to execution, course of action (COA) development, and assisting in project technical planning and implementation.
  • Develop standard operation procedures (SOPs) and system documentation.
  • Collaborate with managers, network and systems engineers, team members, and customers on solutions and issues.
  • Review, analyze, and verify current security configuration and effectiveness in response to DoD requirements and emerging threats.
  • Achieve and maintain Security Technical Implementation Guide (STIG) compliance.
  • Mentor and coach less experienced system administrators and engineers.
  • Participate in special projects as assigned.
  • Continuous improvement mindset to ensure quality of delivered services.
  • Design, implement, deploy, support, maintain, troubleshoot, and administering Windows Enterprise Services (Servers, email (Exchange), instant messaging (Chat Server, Openfire, Prosody and Chat Client JCHAT, and SWIFT) Web Services (SharePoint)and other communication tools.
  • Implement and troubleshoot Microsoft applications in a VMware virtual environment, vCenter and Virtual Machines, Virtual Networking configurations, Hypervisor and Virtual Machine Storage, and VMware Operations Manager.
  • Experience in implementing and developing a Windows environment, including but not limited to Active Directory, DNS, DHCP, Group Policy.
  • Experience with anti-spam, encryption and email tracking, TLS configurations, transport rules, and e-discovery.
  • Design and Implementation of Public and Private Key services.

Required Qualifications:

  • 20+ years of IT experience.
  • BA/BS Degree – may substitute additional years of experience
  • Must possess and maintain US Secret Security Clearance Required, TS/SCI Clearance preferred
  • Must meet 8570.1 IAT Level 2 certification and computing environment requirements
  • A minimum of five (5) years’ experience in building, maintaining, and supporting Microsoft technologies and related platforms: Active Directory configuration and management, Windows Server 2012/2016, Exchange, PowerShell, SharePoint, ADFS, Group Policy, DNS, DHCP, TCP/IP.
  • Understanding of Agile, ITIL, DevOps practices.
  • A demonstrated strong working knowledge of Microsoft and Virtual infrastructure technologies.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Proficiency with automation/scripting languages PowerShell, Python, Puppet DSL, etc.
  • Proficiency working in a team with Git source control manager
  • Familiarity with CI/CD practices and tools such as Azure DevOps, Azure Pipelines, or GitLab
  • Experience delivering solutions in accordance with agile and waterfall methodologies
  • Certifications: MCSE, MCSA, MCITP, VMware, ITIL V4 Foundations
Work Requirements
Years of Experience

20 + years of related experience

* may vary based on technical training, certification(s), or degree


Travel Required



U.S. Citizenship Required

Salary and Benefit Information

The likely salary range for this position is $154,960 - $172,500. 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. A global technology and professional services company that delivers consulting, technology and mission services to every major agency across the U.S. government, defense and intelligence community. Our 30,000 experts extract the power of technology to create immediate value and deliver solutions at the edge of innovation. We operate across 30 countries worldwide, offering leading capabilities in digital modernization, AI/ML, Cloud, Cyber and application development. Together with our clients, we strive to create a safer, smarter world by harnessing the power of deep expertise and advanced technology.

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.