Systems Engineer - III

Clearance Level
Top Secret SCI + Polygraph
Systems Engineering
Chantilly, Virginia
Onsite Workplace
Key Skills For Success



Security Practices

REQ#: RQ148749
Requisition Type: Regular
Your Impact

Own your opportunity to serve as a critical component of our nation’s safety and security. Make an impact by using your expertise to protect our country from threats.

Job Description

Discover a career that is challenging, impactful, and mission-critical. Join our team as a Systems Engineer III and make an impact on customer activities. While you help us advance the mission, we’ll help advance your career.

At GDIT, people are our differentiator. As a Systems Engineer III, you will help ensure today is safe and tomorrow is smarter. Our work depends on a Systems Engineer III joining our team and is responsible for developing, engineering, and deploying technical solutions within a dedicated network. This individual will work within a small, mission focused team of network and systems engineers to implement technical solutions to challenging collaboration and data protection problems.


  • Develop / Test / Scale / Deploy / Maintain technology solutions
  • Build solutions with a focus on information security principals
  • Work extensively with Microsoft technologies and virtualization platforms
  • Monitor networks
  • Performs other duties as assigned at the direction of Project Management


Required Qualifications

  • Active TS/SCI with Polygraph
  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field preferred
    • No degree + 10 years relevant experience
    • Associate’s Degree + 8 years relevant experience
    • Bachelor’s Degree + six years experience   
  • Minimum of 6 years of experience in the areas of Computer Science, Engineering, IT, IS (or comparable documented work experience)
  • Ability to travel on an infrequent, but as needed basis, primarily domestic
  • Knowledge of, and hands-on experience with Virtual Desktop technologies
  • Knowledge of, and hands-on experience with Cloud platforms
  • Knowledge of, and hands-on experience with collaboration and ticketing tools
  • Knowledge of high availability technologies and concepts
  • Knowledge of, and hands on experience with networking and network security technologies
  • Experience with managing engineering projects (i.e. design, build, deploy)
  • Knowledge and hands on experience with scripting languages such as Bash, Powershell, Python, etc.
  • Knowledge of and hands-on experience implementing IT and Cyber Security best practices
  • Ability to assess emerging technologies, determine their impact on corporate systems and incorporate them into technical plans
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills; demonstrated ability to analyze complex situations, determine course of action and act promptly and effectively when problems arise
  • Demonstrated outstanding interpersonal skills and strong verbal and written communication skills

Desired Qualifications

  • Active TS/SCI with Poly with most recent BI/Polygraph dates within the last five years
  • Experience building, deploying, and maintaining Windows and RedHat/ CentOS servers
  • Experience building, deploying, and maintaining Citrix VDI Desktops
  • Knowledge and hands on experience with Microsoft Azure and Azure stack hub
  • Experience building, deploying, and maintaining Atlassian products such as JIRA and Confluence
  • Experience building, deploying, and maintaining Microsoft Exchange
  • Experience building, deploying, and maintaining clusters, load balancers, multi-datacenter applications
  • Experience with Cisco Application Centric Infrastructure (ACI)
  • Experience designing, building, deploying, and maintaining sensitive networks
  • Experience with Enterprise database platforms such as MS SQL Server and Oracle databases
  • Experience with One Way Transfer Solutions and data flow management
  • Knowledge of SIEM and security analytical technologies (e.g. Splunk, pcap, Netflow, Solarwinds, etc.)
  • Experience with Active Directory and identity management
  • Experience with hyper-converged infrastructure such as Cisco HX, Microsoft Storage Spaces Direct
  • Knowledge of DevOps/DevSecOps methodologies and tools


  • 401K with company match
  • Comprehensive health and wellness packages
  • Internal mobility team dedicated to helping you own your career
  • Professional growth opportunities including paid education and certifications
  • Cutting-edge technology you can learn from
  • Rest and recharge with paid vacation and holidays

Work Requirements
Years of Experience

10 + years of related experience

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

Travel Required

Less than 10%


U.S. Citizenship Required

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 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.