Principal Storage Engineer - Active Top Secret clearance required

Clearance Level
Top Secret
Systems Engineering
Washington, District of Columbia
Hybrid Workplace
Key Skills For Success

Network-Attached Storage (NAS)

Storage Area Network (SAN)

Storage Area Network (SAN) Management

REQ#: RQ141281
Public Trust: Other
Requisition Type: Regular
Your Impact

Own your opportunity to serve as a critical component of our nation’s safety and security. Make an impact by using your expertise to protect our country from threats.

Job Description

Principal Storage Engineer – Active Top Secret/SCI Eligibility Required

Design, manage and expertly apply the latest technologies to advance the mission as a PRINCIPAL STORAGE ENGINEER with GDIT. Your work in Storage Area Networks (SANs), Network Attached Storage (NAS) and Direct Attached Storage (DAS) will help our clients overcome evolving demands and missions. Own the opportunity to accelerate digital modernization for our clients as you accelerate your career.

At GDIT, people are our differentiator. As a Principal Storage Engineer, you will help ensure today is safe and tomorrow is smarter. Our work depends on a Principal Storage Engineer joining our team to bring professionalism and initiative to a fast-paced environment that offers extensive options for training, certification, and career advancement. When we succeed, you succeed and together our best becomes better.


  • Provide operations and maintenance for storage area networks and other storage capabilities including Fiber Channel networking.
  • Working knowledge and application of backup concepts and practices including experience with backup retention, scheduling, and replication for disaster recovery purposes. Including working knowledge of database backups, full and incremental backup technologies and storage de-duplication and changed block tracking.
  • Troubleshoot and restore complex storage problems across the enterprise related to replication strategies and storage strategies across wide area networks.
  • Manage storage allocation, space, and replication strategies.
  • Analyze and resolve problems related to storage systems and network storage solutions.
  • Design virtual storage clusters and physical-to-virtual conversion of servers.  
  • Design the environment for High-Availability and Data Recovery.  
  • Assist with development of disaster recovery plans.
  • Design or Assist with Business continuity plan
  • Work with both VMWare and Hyper-V virtualization technologies. 
  • Work with Windows Server architecture.


  • Education: BS in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or other related technical discipline.
  • Required Experience: 8+ years’ experience with administration of various SAN and NAS storage architectures.
  • Required Technical Skills: Acquire DoD Instruction 8570 Level II Certification within 6 months of assignment.  
  • Security Clearance Level: Active Top Secret/SCI Eligibility
  • Required Skills and Abilities: Strong oral and interpersonal skills with the ability to multi-task in a fast paced, dynamic environment. Ability to convey conceptual ideas both written and verbally; Strong problem-solving skills
  • Preferred Skills: Knowledge of hyper-converged infrastructure technologies
  • Location: On Customer Site, Washington, District of Columbia


  • 401K with company match
  • Comprehensive health and wellness packages
  • 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




Work Requirements
Years of Experience

8 + years of related experience

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

Travel Required

Less than 10%

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.