Platform Engineer Level 3

Clearance Level
Top Secret SCI + Polygraph
Systems Engineering
Annapolis Junction, Maryland

REQ#: RQ108529

Travel Required: Less than 10%
Public Trust: Other
Requisition Type: Pipeline

We are GDIT. We stay at the forefront of innovation to solve complex technical challenges. 

At GDIT, we foster a people-centric environment. As a Platform Engineer supporting one of the most technical DoD Agency’s, you will be trusted to work on National Level Technology. In this role, a typical day will include:

  • Load, configure, and patch the operating system
  • Review logs to diagnose systems problems
  • Create and maintain virtual machines
  • Build and install software packages
  • Write scripts, build and maintain storage arrays
  • Direct the work of other Platform Engineers and deployment teams
  • Coordinate installation process, Power/Space/Cooling, hardware movement, network installation/firewalls requests, and system outages
  • Provide hardware, operating systems, and system administration support for highly available Enterprise services being offered by the Government
  • Provide software scripting, software installation, provisioning, and configuration
  • Provide hardware, and software design to meet the physical, virtual, and networking requirements of both globally deployable datacenters and on-campus datacenters
  • Provide troubleshooting, repair, monitoring, testing, and support for deployed and campus-based datacenters
  • Ensure operating systems/applications are patched and the security status is compliant
  • Create and run performance-based test, and evaluation impacts new software will have on the enterprise services
  • Identify new/replacement hardware needs
  • Architect hardware to maximize mission success
  • Run security scans on systems
  • Provide documentation for security accreditation


  • Fifteen (15) years experience as a Platform Engineer is required. Bachelors degree in a computer engineering or in a field related to the computing engineering or computer science disciplines is required. Four (4) years of additional Platform Engineering experience may be substituted for a bachelors degree
  • Five (5) years experience building/installing software packages such as .iso and RedHat Package Managers (rpm)
  • Five (5) years experience supporting three (3) of the following tools/topics: Puppet, Ansible, clustering solutions, writing scripts, building and maintaining storage arrays
  • Ten (10) years’ experience supporting hardware/OS/software in the SIGINT environment
  • Ten (10) years experience supporting and installing the Linus, Unix, Windows, or Cisco OS operating system
  • Five (5) year experience configuring, troubleshooting, monitoring, and testing a messaging service (such as Java Messaging Service, TIBCO, ActiveMQ, Artemis, Kafka)
  • One (1) year experience creating and maintaining virtual machines (for example, using VMWARE)
  • Ability to run Security Scans on systems (such as Nessus)
  • Ability to provide documentation for Security accreditation
  • IAM Level II Certification, IA Baseline Certification
  • Security clearance level( TS/SCI with Poly)

Desired Qualification:

  • Seven (7) year experience using configuration management tools (such as GIT, Confluence, Redmine) for document repository, software repository, and building software
  • Ten (10) years experience configuring, troubleshooting, monitoring, and testing TIBCO EMS or ActiveMQ messaging
  • Ability to write Ansible Playbooks


  • Full-flex work week
  • 401K with company match
  • Customizable health benefits packages
  • Collaborative teams of highly motivated critical thinkers and innovators
  • Internal mobility team dedicated to helping you own your career
  • Rewards program for high-performing employees


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COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement: To protect the health and safety of its employees and to comply with customer requirements, 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.

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.