Systems Engineer SME

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

REQ#: RQ67907

Travel Required: None
Requisition Type: Regular

The SystemsEngineer will be responsible for the full systems lifecycle of the IT infrastructure. The SE will work in collaboration with the infrastructure architect to formulate recommendations for infrastructure enhancements and improvements and then be responsible for tailoring and overseeing processes that ensure successful delivery approved changes, as well and ensure a stable and secure ongoing IT infrastructure operations.   

The ideal candidate will have experience performing industry standard Project Management and Engineering Life Cycle tasks, as well as experience in tailoring standard process lifecycles to function effectively in a small, fast-paced environment.  The candidate must also be experienced in optimizing work processes within the operations and support functions of the systems lifecycle.


  • Defines and implements standards-based project management and engineering lifecycles, tailored to function effectively in the environment that ensure successful delivery of new technologies and services
  • Leverages industry/government standards and widely accepted best practices to define processes and procedures that ensure secure and reliably functioning systems and services, to include but not limited to processes for:
    • Managing and monitoring installed systems and infrastructure, proactively ensuring a high level of infrastructure availability based on user needs and priorities
    • Maintaining secure, stable configurations via change and configuration management
    • Maintaining back-up and redundancy per organizational data priorities
    • Overseeing 1st, 2nd and 3rd level support to infrastructure systems
    • Ensuring custom scripts to increase efficiency and lower human intervention are developed, implement and maintained
    • Participates in the design of information and operational support systems
  • Assists with technical planning activities, including roadmap development and systems integration
  • Collaborates with a variety of customers and contractors on a regular basis, which may include technical consultation, meeting coordination and support (e.g., TEMs), and preparation/support of technical briefings
  • Participates in the development of technical project plans, reports, and contract (e.g., PMR) briefings


Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Information Technology Management, or other related technical discipline with 10+ years of Systems Engineering experience. Active TS/SCI clearance with current FS polygraph Demonstrated on-the-job experience in tailoring project management and systems engineering fundamentals in small, but complex environments Demonstrated experience in effectively communicating across programs, with clients, stakeholders and other contractors Demonstrated experience managing priorities across multiple projects


Master’s degree in Computer Science, Information Technology Management, or other related technical discipline

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.