Systems Engineer Senior-Secret-Springfield, VA /Ft Meade, MD

Clearance Level
Systems Engineering
Springfield, Virginia
Fort Meade, Maryland

REQ#: RQ117512

Travel Required: None
Requisition Type: Regular

Senior Systems Engineer
SECRET Required, TS/SCI Clearance preferred
Springfield, VA/ Ft Meade, MD

Please take this opportunity to join one of GDIT’s fastest long-standing growing programs!  US Battlefield Information Collection and Exploitation System eXtended (US BICES-X) is a cutting edge program supporting DoD intelligence information sharing on current and emerging global threats to mission and coalition partners and emerging nations. With an internationally dispersed team supporting each combatant command, the US BICES-X team is in direct support of the war fighter and their missions. We are seeking a creative and driven professional with a passion for solving real world issues on a cross-functional, fast paced team. 

Senior Systems Engineer will provide the overall engineering, design, build, implementation /integration and operations support of all existing and new Infrastructure. Sr Systems Engineer will also organize and implement the configuration and operation of information management systems.  Responsible for coordinating with other system administrators to provide the day-to-day system administration to include system and resource optimization, and user assistance.  Conducts capacity and performance analysis and provides system configuration change and upgrade recommendations.  Increases system administrator efficiency and accuracy via the use of automated tools and scripts, develops system administrator procedures, and conducts system administrator training and skills assessments. Manages the functionality and efficiency of a group of computers running on one or more operating systems

Able to perform direct and advisory roles in oversight, planning and implementation of projects and initiatives.  Responsible for the design, planning, & integration of various database development efforts for a variety of applications.  Advise management and team members of risks associated with technologies and implementation approaches and identify methods of risk mitigation. Conduct problem resolution and identify process improvements.  Interface as needed at multiple levels of management, providing information and thought leadership in technical areas.

Responsibilities but not limited to:

  • With minimum guidance provides top-level technical expertise, including performing in-depth and complex software systems programming and analysis. 
  • Design’s architectures to include the software to support the total requirements as well as provide for present and future cross-functional requirements and interfaces. Ensures these systems are compatible and in compliance with the standards for open systems and DoD architectures. 
  • Determines and identifies high level functional and technical requirements based on interactions with the user community and knowledge of the enterprise architecture. Identifies, assesses, and presents options for meeting the functional and technical requirements including software updates or upgrades. 
  • Formulates and defines specifications for operating system applications or modifies and maintains existing applications using engineering releases and utilities from the manufacturer. Creates detailed design specifications for use by software development staff members. Interacts with project management to plan project schedules and technical direction. Develops software design documents and technology white papers. 
  • Instrumental in selection of development tools. Responsible for developing high level system design diagrams and for program design, coding, testing, debugging and documentation. Instructs, directs, and checks the work of other task personnel. Instructs, directs, and checks the work of other task personnel. Responsible for quality assurance review and the evaluation of existing and new software products. 
  • Engineer messaging systems, Windows Server Enterprise supported by the Infrastructure team by performing server builds, virtual machine management, server maintenance, etc. 
  • Install, maintain and monitor equipment, which may include network and server infrastructure, application systems and database systems 
  • Recommend and implement changes to the overall system and messaging environments through following an institutionalized change management process.
  • Act as an escalation point on critical issues for various internal technology groups.

Education Required 

Bachelor’s Degree in related technical discipline, or the equivalent combination of education, technical

Required Qualifications:

  • 5+ years of directly related experience
  • Must possess and maintain US Secret Security Clearance Required, TS/SCI Clearance preferred
  • Must meet 8570.1 IAT Level 2 certification and computing environment requirements
  • Experience in designing, implementing, deploying, supporting, maintaining, troubleshooting, and administering Windows Enterprise Services (Servers, email (Exchange), instant messaging Web Services (SharePoint)and other communication tools.
  • Experience in Implementing and troubleshooting Microsoft applications in a VMware virtual environment, vCenter and Virtual Machines, Virtual Networking configurations, Hypervisor and Virtual Machine Storage, and VMware Operations Manager.
  • Experience in implementing and developing a Windows environment, including but not limited to Active Directory, DNS, DHCP, Group Policy
  • Experience with anti-spam, encryption and email tracking, TLS configurations, transport rules, and e-discovery.
  • Experience supporting as a Storage Administrator and implementing, designing, developing and maintaining in a VMware datacenter.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Chat Server, Openfire, Prosody and Chat Client JCHAT, and SWIFT
  • Design and Implementation of Public and Private Key services.
  • Experience in developing Powershell scripts for administration/automation. Specifically for the automation of Day 1 - Day 3 Operations automation.
  • Experience with one or more programming/scripting languages such as PowerShell, VBScript, Python, etc.
  • Technical lead experience for large scale projects involving Windows technologies is a plus.
  • Cloud and hybrid cloud deployments, is a plus.
  • Certifications: MCSE, MCSA, MCITP, VMWARE

The work is typically performed in an office environment, which requires normal safety precautions; work may require some physical effort in the handling of light materials, boxes or equipment

The above job description is not intended to be, nor should it be construed as, exhaustive of all responsibilities, skills, efforts, or working conditions associated with this job

Requests for reasonable accommodations will be considered to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the principal (essential) functions of this job

For more than 50 years, General Dynamics Information Technology has served as a trusted provider of information technology, systems engineering, training and professional services to customers across federal, state, and local governments, and in the commercial sector. Over 40,000 GDIT professionals deliver enterprise solutions, manage mission-critical IT programs and provide mission support services worldwide.

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