Next Generation Desktop Engineer - TS/SCI

Clearance Level
Top Secret/SCI
Systems Engineering
Annapolis Junction, Maryland
Sterling, Virginia
Onsite Workplace
Key Skills For Success

Application Virtualization

Linux Environments

Microsoft Windows

Systems Development

REQ#: RQ147897
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

GDIT is your place.  Make it your own by bringing your ideas and unique perspective to our culture.  By owning your opportunity at GDIT, you are helping us ensure today is safe and tomorrow is smarter.  Our work depends on a Next Generation Desktop (NGDE) Engineer joining our team to support Government activities in Washington, D.C., Sterling, VA, or Annapolis Junction, MD.

At GDIT, people are our differentiator.  As an NGDE Engineer supporting the Government, you will be a part of a team charged with solutioning the NGDE environment for all enterprise distribution consoles, allowing for access to multiple networks and security domains.

In this role, a typical day may include:

  • Responsible for Next Generation Desktop Engineering UNIX/Linux servers, operating systems, and successful integration with the hardware and software of the major computing systems across the organization.
  • Planning, testing, installing, and integrating new and upgraded versions of the relevant desktops on organizational computer systems such as Trusted Thin Client, all third-party software components (ForcePoint solution), and subsystems.
  • Conducting system security engineering activities (Linux focused).
  • Installing, monitoring, and tuning Linux Server operating system software and virtual machine sub-system software.
  • Capturing and refining client requirements and ensuring they are effectively integrated into information technology component products and information systems through purposeful design, development, and configuration.
  • Providing expert level technical consultation to the development team to support the design process including Cross Domain Solution
  • Employing best practices when implementing patch management / vulnerability management in the Linux construct.
  • Performing research, analysis, and design for all Linux computing systems and network infrastructure.
  • Developing, implementing, and documenting formal configuration guides as needed.
  • Providing security controls and maintaining necessary network/data separation.
  • Ensuring that essential services are installed on supported versions of OS and ensuring versions of the services are up to date.


  • Active TS/SCI clearance and ability to obtain and maintain a CI poly.
  • Must meet DoD 8570 IAT Level II requirements including one of the following:  Security+ CE, CND, SSCP, GSEC, GICSP, CySA+, or CCNA Security.
  • Experience with DoD vulnerability analysis and Industry Best Business Practices
  • Hands-on experience with Linux/Unix.
  • Experience in standing up new services/tools on virtual machine within a Linux environment.
  • Experience with Gitlab, Docker, or repo mirrors.
  • Experience with Python. PowerShell, or Bash scripting.
  • Familiar with VMware ESXi and VSphere.
  • Familiar with virtualization network on multiple classifications
  • Familiar with Citrix or VMware VDI architecture

Work Requirements
Years of Experience

8 + years of related experience

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


CompTIA - Security+ - CompTIA

Travel Required



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.