DevOps Engineer w/ Polygraph

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

REQ#: RQ74876

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 Systems Engineer - Infrastructure Engineer joining our team to support Government activities at Herndon.

At GDIT, people are our differentiator. As a Systems Engineer - Infrastructure Engineer supporting the customer, you will be trusted to act as the message addressing and support coordinator shall be customer focused, working independently supporting the different departments coordinating Organizational messaging activities and functions. In this role, a typical day will include:

  • Participate in cross divisional on projects and system integration across other divisions.
  • Lead technical discussions and solutions across the Infrastructure Branch.
  • Experience with Cloud Services, Integration of AWS, Networking, Storage and Visualization is a must.

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelors degree in Computer Science, System Engineering or related field and 15 years of professional experience which should include either management consulting experience or relevant industry knowledge
  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience with all of the following infrastructure principles:
    • Fault tolerance
    • High availability
    • Scalability
    • Service level agreements (SLAs)
    • Capacity planning
    • Data center organization
    • Backup / Recovery
  • Work with developers/engineers across disciplines to implement customer and system requirements; support a solution that meets the current requirements and is scalable to meet future mission needs.
  • Researches emerging technologies to determine impact on application/system integration and execution
  • Demonstrated experience across all of the following disciplines:
  • Operating systems - Engineering and/or enterprise configuration of Microsoft, UNIX, and/or Linux systems. Must have heavy Linux experience.
  • Networking - Understanding of TCP/IP, basic routing, security zones, controlled interfaces, installation and/or configuration of routers/switches, and experience designing multi-tier networks
  • Application Integration - Experience in the design and integration of multiple COTS products
  • Storage - Understanding of basic storage principles and including types of storage, RAID types, network storage types, and the best practices of when to use each type
  • Virtualization / Cloud - Experience in developing / implementing virtualization systems and the automatic provisioning of components
  • Draft project briefings, conceptual whitepapers, program planning, and other foundation documents
  • Understanding of all phases of the software development lifecycle; the System Engineering Life Cycle; and the ability to comprehend user business needs and concerns and integrate that understanding with technical skills
  • Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of Java and middleware environments
  • Ability to grasp new concepts, technologies and products quickly
  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience with all of the following infrastructure principles:
    • Active Directory
    • Encryption
    • IDS/IPS
    • Firewalls
    • Anti-Virus
    • VPNs
    • SSL
  • Ability to resolve complex hardware/software compatibility and interface design considerations
  • Ability to work within system engineering standards and guidelines
  • Ability to facilitate technical and non-technical discussions among people with differing backgrounds and opinions and lead to consensus

Desired Skills:

  • Ability to work independently; and manage multiple task assignments
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills


  • 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.

Develops advanced engineering ideas and guides their development into a final product.

Develops masterful engineering skills to highly complex engineering problems and provides solutions which are highly innovative and ingenious.

Utilizes masterful engineering skills to perform highly advanced systems design, development, and integration form the start of a systems life cycle to the end.

Provides and applies masterful engineering to highly complex infrastructures including installing, configuring, testing and maintaining operating systems, application software, and system management tools.

Provides and applies masterful engineering skills to highly complex systems modeling, simulation, and analysis.

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

Provides guidance for the preparation and maintenance of all documentation for processes and procedures related to engineering projects.

Provides guidance to less-experienced Systems Engineers.

Maintains current knowledge of rapidly changing technology, always on the lookout for new technologies, and works with management to evolve current processes.

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

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

Performs complex systems development and design work that may include logic design, I/O design, model formulation, computer architecture analysis and design, and digital systems engineering.

Invents innovative ways to drive production operational efficiency.

Drives scalability and operability of supported systems/infrastructure.

Implements, manages and enhances Continuous Integration and Delivery (CI/CD) pipeline tools.

Creates, maintains, and reviews Infrastructure as Code (IaC) using Desired State Configuration (DSC) and/or Puppet configuration management tools to support the provisioning infrastructure.

Provides system/equipment/specialized training and technical guidance.

Recognized as a subject matter expert in a specific technology.

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS: BA/BS (or equivalent experience), 15+ 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.