Senior Systems Engineer

Clearance Level
Interim Secret
Systems Engineering
Alexandria, Virginia
Hybrid Workplace
Key Skills For Success

Computer Systems

Software Applications

Software Packages

REQ#: RQ144323
Requisition Type: Regular
Your Impact

Own your opportunity to work alongside federal civilian agencies. Make an impact by providing services that help the government ensure the well being of U.S. citizens.

Job Description

Systems Engineer Sr Advisor

Job Description 


GDIT is seeking a Sr Systems Engineer to join our team.  Responsibilities include designing, planning, and evaluating physical security systems in accordance with Department of State policies and procedures.  Provides innovative methods and technical solutions using the engineering design process, including documentation. 

  • Develops advanced technical solutions for the management of networks, software, hardware, configurations, and architectures 

  • Troubleshoots highly complex system hardware and software issues 

  • Develops training materials for end users on the proper use of hardware and software 

  • Develops implementation plans for software installations and upgrades to operating systems and layered software packages 

  • Monitors and tunes systems to achieve optimum performance levels 

  • Ensures workstation/server data integrity by implementing standard software and hardware solutions 

  • Leads efforts to ensure data/media recoverability by following a schedule of system backups and database archive operations 

  • Conducts advanced hardware and software audits of workstations and servers to ensure compliance with established standards, policies, and configuration guidelines 

  • Develops performance and security plans for computers that meet the needs of network users 

  • Evaluates existing systems and plans long-term strategies 

  • May coach and provide guidance to less-experienced professionals 

  • May serve as a team or task lead 


Preferred area of expertise and technologies 

  • VMware virtualization technologies 

  • TCP/IP, IPV4 and IPV6 

  • Windows Operating Systems 

  • Linux Operating Systems 

  • Network protocols and standards, HTTP/HTPPS, WINS, DNS, SNMP etc. 

  • TLS standards 

  • OSI Model 

  • Active Directory to include Group Policy management 

  • Security Content Automation Protocol. 



  • Bachelor’s degree in Systems Engineering or similar discipline and 10+ years of related technical security experience or the equivalent combination of education/training and/or experience. 

  • DoD 8570 IAT Level II certification - Security+ CE, ISC2 SSCP desired 

  • User level proficiency of Microsoft Office products (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, AutoCAD/Visio) preferred 

  • Ability to lift 50 lbs.  

  • Minimum Secret level clearance issued by the Defense Security Service (DSS), Department of Defense (DoD) prior to contract performance 


Preferred Certifications 

  • DoD 8570 IAT Level II certification - Security+ CE, ISC2 SSCP desired 



  • 15% travel may be required in support of contract 

  • International travel may be required

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Work Requirements
Years of Experience

9 + years of related experience

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

Travel Required



U.S. Citizenship Required

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 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.