Systems Engineer (System of Systems Engineer)

Clearance Level
Systems Engineering
Fort Walton Beach, Florida

REQ#: RQ95446

Travel Required: Less than 10%
Requisition Type: Regular


As a Systems Engineer the candidate report directly to the Program CTO and will work closely with a team of dedicated multi-disciplined professionals in supporting customer mission objectives. Youll be responsible for working with coworkers, partners, stakeholders and customer representatives to create effective solutions, providing support to organizational Development & Engineering projects to deliver next-generation technologies across a wide-range of services and emerging capabilities, culminating in the delivery of unparalleled sustainment of services that enhance customer mission effectiveness.

In this role you will;

  • Assist Program Management and Project Managers in analyzing and managing complexity and risk

  • Mentor and advise subordinate personnel

  • Be at the heart of creating successful new systems; responsible for the system of systems concept, architecture, and design

  • Analyze and manage complexity and risk

  • Decide how to measure whether the deployed system actually works as intended

  • Ensure the presence of a System of Systems engineering approach that makes success possible – tools, techniques, methods, knowledge, standards, principles, and concepts

  • Be responsible for managing risk, decomposing requirements, integrating software and hardware, verification and validation processes, project leadership and the ever present human factors of engineering

  • Support the migration of legacy on-premises services leveraging established and well-accepted design patterns

  • Commit to staying abreast of both emerging technologies and evolving customer goals and objectives

  • Engage with stakeholders and supporting teams, ensuring customer expectations, satisfaction, risks and cost is managed

  • Guide Development, Integration, Testing and sustainment activities to increase service availability, resilience, and readiness

  • Adhere to standards, policies, protocols, procedures and best practices that embody a “Best of Breed” Development & Engineer

  • Participate in architectural and design discussions

  • Participating in strategic engagements and events, as required

  • Brief stakeholders on planned and active projects and activities

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Requires an expert systems engineering knowledge and transdisciplinary and integrative approaches

  • The ability to integrate IT systems into a comprehensive ecosystems of interdependent capabilities and the ability to understand how the dependencies impact systems within the ecosystem

  • Extensive experienced and working knowledge of information systems and applications, to include Mobile Device Management products, features and benefits and all associated architectures/infrastructure to support the end user

  • Extensive background in RF and Networking technologies

  • Excellent communication skills

  • Exhibit patience and understanding when working with customers

  • Ability to provide technical guidance and leadership

  • In depth understanding of DoDAF 2.0 Architectures

  • General understanding of Software Development Lifecycle (SDLC), to include extensive experience with at least one programming language and/or scripting language

  • General understanding of basic cloud principles

  • Extensive knowledge of Project Management Principles

  • Basic understanding of Agile Frameworks (e.g., Scrum, Kanban, etc.)

Security Requirements

  • Must have a SECRET clearance with the ability to obtain an SCI (TS/SCI)

Work Environment

  • Work environment is administrative office and remote

Education, Certification and Experience Requirements

  • BS Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Computer Science, or an equivalent combination of education and technical experience

  • 10+ years of combined DoD and/or Commercial industry IT service experience

  • The candidate shall have a Amazon Web Services (AWS) Certified Solutions Architect Associate or Professional certification within 6 months of hire for continued employment

  • INCOSE Certified Systems Engineer Professional (CSEP) certification highly desired, but can be waived for up to 6 months after hire for the right candidate.  Obtaining INCOSE CSEP certification is a condition of employment beyond waived period.

  • 8570.01M IAM Level-2 certification highly desired

  • CISCO CCNA certifications highly desired


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.