CANES Systems Administrator | Secret clearance

Clearance Level
Interim Secret
Systems Administration
Not Applicable, Bahrain
Onsite Workplace
Key Skills For Success

Information Technology (IT) Systems

IT Troubleshooting

System Administration

REQ#: RQ170930
Public Trust: None
Requisition Type: Regular
Your Impact

Own your opportunity to work with the largest government agency in the nation. Make an impact by advancing the Department of Defense’s mission to keep our country safe and secure.

Job Description

Transform technology into opportunity as a Systems Administrator with CANES experience with GDIT. A career in enterprise IT means connecting and enhancing the systems that matter most. At GDIT you’ll be at the forefront of innovation and play a meaningful part in improving how agencies operate.

At GDIT, people are our differentiator. As a CANES Systems Administrator you will help ensure today is safe and tomorrow is smarter. Our work depends on CANES Systems Administrator joining our MSC Afloat IT (Military Sealift Command - Afloat) team in Bahrain.

This position provides technical support services for the Consolidated Afloat Networks and Enterprise Services (CANES) capabilities aboard the Military Sealift Command (MSC) fleet of ships.  It is a forward deployed position in Bahrain. 

  • This position is responsible for direct technical work on Program of Record (POR) MSC ships.  

  • Works independently and installs, operates, maintains, configures, troubleshoots, and repairs IT systems devices, circuits, cables, components, software, and end-user devices, components, software and connectivity.

  • Assists in the development and management of project plans. This includes the review of task performance and work products for correctness, for adherence to design concepts and user requirements, and for progress IAW schedules.

  • Coordinates with the Contractor's project manager, and Government user representatives to ensure accurate solutions and user satisfaction on technical matters.


  • Security Clearance Level: Active Secret

  • Required Experience: 5 years or more of progressive IT experience in an enterprise-scale environment.

  • Must have SME-level knowledge of Consolidated Afloat Networks and Enterprise Services (CANES).

  • Required Certifications: Current IAT II or higher security certification in accordance with DoD 8570.01M, and be able to get appropriate Computing Environment training within 6 months of hire

  • Required Technical Skills: CANES; MSC C4 Systems.

  • Other Specific skills & Competencies: Must be able to take ship rides if needed for critical work efforts. Must be able to drive a car to destinations as needed.

  • Location: Onsite in Bahrain

  • US Citizenship required


  • 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

5 + years of related experience

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


CompTIA - Security+ CE - CompTIA

Travel Required



U.S. Citizenship Required

Salary and Benefit Information

The likely salary range for this position is $97,750 - $132,250. This is not, however, a guarantee of compensation or salary. Rather, salary will be set based on experience, geographic location and possibly contractual requirements and could fall outside of this range.
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About Our Work

We are GDIT. A global technology and professional services company that delivers consulting, technology and mission services to every major agency across the U.S. government, defense and intelligence community. Our 30,000 experts extract the power of technology to create immediate value and deliver solutions at the edge of innovation. We operate across 30 countries worldwide, offering leading capabilities in digital modernization, AI/ML, Cloud, Cyber and application development. Together with our clients, we strive to create a safer, smarter world by harnessing the power of deep expertise and advanced technology.

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.