Engineering & Special Projects/Task Lead (SRF 3543)

Clearance Level
Systems Engineering
Arlington, Virginia

REQ#: RQ75635

Travel Required: None
Public Trust: BI Full 6C (T4)
Requisition Type: Regular

GDIT, a Federal marketplace leader in next-generation IT solutions and services, is seeking highly qualified and motivated IT professionals like you who are eager to contribute to our critical Homeland Security missions. For the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), GDIT provides enterprise IT services for DHS’s biometric identity management system (IDENT) and the Office of Biometric Identity Management (OBIM) to store, match, share, and analyze biometric and biographic data in support of DHS’s strategic mission. GDIT’s O&M services support break-fix of current OBIM functional capabilities, as well as security remediation activities and developmental engineering (such as prototyping new code or configurations of OBIM functionality). At the most critical moments of change, we’re there - bringing the resources, solutions, and expertise to help our clients take on some of the world’s biggest challenges - and GDIT is excited to offer you a unique opportunity to join a best performing O&M team supporting one our nation’s most critical national security, law enforcement, immigration and border management, and intelligence missions.

GDIT is looking for an Engineering & Special Projects/Task Lead to serve on the Special Projects Team for this large, complex task order. The successful candidate will lead, plan, coordinate, and execute special projects implementations, including security, integration, configuration, and testing; manage and document system configurations; oversee project and systems transitions into O&M; and create and maintain technical documentation to ensure efficient project planning and execution. Under the guidance of the Programs technical director and special projects team manager, our Engineering & Special Projects/Task Leads are responsible for the overall management of all assigned projects, ensure that project technical solutions and schedules are implemented in a timely manner, and perform enterprise-wide horizontal integration and  planning (e.g., for interfaces to other functional systems), including: development of systems requirements and systems phasing plans; business application consultation; problem tracking/management; and preparation and presentation of project, engineering, and technical briefs and other artifacts to the client. Additional responsibilities may include but are not limited to:
• Oversees implementations of highly complex infrastructure, operating systems, application software, and/or system management tools
• Provides solutions for security, backup, and redundancy problems
• Leads and/or contributes to the completion of other technical projects or tasks
• Supports development of solutions to a variety of highly complex engineering problems
• Provides engineering support across the full-life cyle of critical and highly complex mission systems
• Prepares and maintains a wide range of documentation for processes and procedures related to projects
• Maintains current knowledge of rapidly changing technology and works with management to evolve current processes
• May review the work of, provide guidance to, and/or coach less-experienced professionals

Required Skills / Qualifications:
• U.S. citizenship
• DHS HQ EOD required to start; must be able to obtain DHS HQ Final Suitability
• BS and 8+ years of experience (or equivalent)

Desired Skills / Qualifications:
• 15+ years of relevant experience
• 5+ years of directly relevant experience in IT project management or leading IT project/task efforts
• Masters degree in computer or systems engineering, computer science, information systems, or related field of study
• Experience with large scale, enterprise IT O&M, technologies, and programs
• Experience in AWS GovCloud
• Certifications: PMP, ITIL v3/v4, and/or AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner or Solutions Architect


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.