Data Center Operations Engineer - TS/SCI clearance

Clearance Level
Top Secret/SCI
Network Administration
Reston, Virginia
Onsite Workplace
Key Skills For Success

Computer Networking

Data Center

Linux Operating Systems

REQ#: RQ141172
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

GDIT is seeking a Data Center Operations Engineer to provide support on our Cloud Support contract in Reston, VA. Due to the nature of work this role entails, telecommuting is not allowed and will require the employee to report full-time onsite.

Key responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Manage troubleshooting and resolve critical technical issues within the datacenter

  • Install and maintain switches, routers, and other large scale networking gear

  • Configure and troubleshoot Linux OS-related issues

  • Participate in on-call rotation to get to the datacenter during off hours

  • Participate in disaster recovery mock drills and procedures

Required Qualifications:

  • Active Top Secret security clearance with eligibility for SCI AND the ability to be upgraded to TS/SCI

  • Able to obtain a DoD 8570 IAT Level II certification within 60 days from start of employment

  • Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science, Network Engineering, a related technical field, OR equivalent experience in lieu of degree

  • 3-5 years of experience in working with computer systems and computer networks, specifically with the Linux operating system

  • Ability to do physical work (lift computer servers, network switches, etc.)

  • Able to report onsite as indicated above

Desired Qualifications:

  • Active TS/SCI Clearance

  • DoD 8570 IAT Level II certification

  • Experience with field-based work in POPs and datacenters

  • Experience in troubleshooting OS, network equipment, and software

  • Experience troubleshooting hardware or network related issues using Linux-based tools


Work Requirements
Years of Experience

3 + years of related experience

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

Travel Required

Less than 10%

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 the status of the federal contractor mandate and 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.