Payroll Modernization SME

Clearance Level
Washington, District of Columbia

REQ#: RQ134044

Travel Required: Less than 10%
Public Trust: NACI (T1)
Requisition Type: Regular

Seize your opportunity to make a personal impact as a Payroll Modernization Subject Matter Expert (SME). GDIT is your place to make meaningful contributions to challenging projects and grow a rewarding career

At GDIT, people are our differentiator. You will help ensure today is safe and tomorrow is smarter. 


  • Serve as the lead architect for a payroll modernization effort on a very large scale (250,000+ employees) highly complex project
  • Assess the current payroll solution and document gaps
  • Assess integration points and dependencies
  • Define payroll modernization requirements for the next generation solution
  • Document best practices for implementation
  • Review existing processes and develop recommendations for enhancements
  • Serve as a liaison to the customer to guide the customer through the modernization effort



  • BS/BA degree
  • Certified Payroll Professional (CPP) Certification

Required Experience:

  • 10 years of relevant experience in payroll
  • Experience leading a large scale (250,000 employees or more) payroll modernization, involving complex payroll rules (e.g., multiple unions, multiple rate structures, etc.)

Security Clearance Level:

  • Must be able to obtain a Position of Public Trust Clearance
  • The security clearance for this program requires the selected candidate to have resided in the US for the past five years. The selected candidate cannot have left the country for longer than 90 consecutive days and no more than 180 cumulative days. US Citizen or Permanent Resident (Green Card Holder).

Required Skills and Abilities:

  • 10 years of Consulting Experience
  • Experience working on with a SAFe or other Agile framework
  • Ability to meet strict deadlines, multi-task, and extreme attention to detail is essential
  • Excellent communications skills, both verbal and written
  • Strong organizational skills, work ethics, and team player
  • High degree of professionalism
  • Ability to interface well with a variety of employees at all levels
  • Experience in basic accounting principles and solid financial acumen

Desired Skill:

  • Experience with:
    • SAP Payroll
    • Workday Payroll
    • Oracle eBusiness suite
    • Ceridian
  • Experience with Payroll Modernization in the public sector
  • Mastery of Internal Controls
  • Knowledgeable about federal and state payroll regulations and requirements


  • Washington, DC


  • Full-flex work week to own your priorities at work and at home
  • 401K with company match 
  • 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

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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.