Systems Engineer- TS/SCI with Polygraph

Clearance Level
Top Secret SCI + Polygraph
Systems Engineering
Springfield, Virginia
Onsite Workplace
Key Skills For Success

Computer Systems Engineering

Systems Engineering

Systems Engineering Process

REQ#: RQ148252
Public Trust: None
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

Deliver simple solutions to complex problems as a Systems Engineer at GDIT. Here, you’ll tailor cutting-edge solutions to the unique requirements of our clients. You’ll make the end user’s experience your priority and we’ll make your career growth ours.

At GDIT, people are our differentiator. As a Systems Engineer you will help ensure today is safe and tomorrow is smarter. Our work depends on a Systems Engineer to join our growing team in Springfield, VA.


As the Systems Engineer on this contract, you will be working with a staff of 60 Operators, maintainers and engineers spread across two locations (Springfield, VA, and Denver, CO) where you will be part of a real-time operation providing special communications to users around the world. Operations are of the highest priority dedicated to the mission and seeing that the user is supported in every way. 


  • The System Engineer will be responsible for understanding the complete end-to-end tasking, processing, evaluation, and dissemination of information to system users. 
  • Familiar with the client’s System Integration Standards and support acquisition milestones from a site perspective.  
  • Partner with our Tier 1 and 2 maintainers staff to evaluate discrepancy reports and provide feedback to acquisition offices to deliver fixes to future deliveries.  
  • Work with the Cross-site operations staff to continually review system CONOPS for efficiencies and enhancements to mission execution.   
  • Providing engineering support to maintain the operational baseline to high availability standards is paramount, and review boards are conducted each month with the various acquisition program offices.  
  • Work with the end customers to discuss performance assessment of current operations and provide insights during user interface meetings.
  • Responsible for integration and test requirements for Image processing of multiple sensor types with emphasis on Synthetic Aperture Processing (SAR) and working with 24/7 operations teams to understand system performance and operability issues and provide feedback to developers to incorporate enhancements in future builds.
  • Participates in special projects as required.


Bachelor’s degree in a Computer Science or related technical discipline, or the equivalent combination of education, technical certifications, or work experience.


  • Active TS/SCI with Polygraph and must be willing able to upgrade to higher level polygraph.
  • Must be operations-oriented and understand the demands of maintaining mission operations, including on-call support.   
  • The system engineer needs to have disciplined technical documentation skills to draft guidance to system operators in the form of temporary procedures (Memograms) and follow up with configuration-controlled documentation.
  • Review system performance and identify system improvement areas, RFCs submitted by acquisition offices, and impact against the site baseline.
  • Maintain a master schedule of integration activity and support factory demonstrations and installation activity.
  • Work with the TIER 1 and 2 personnel to understand system issues and help resolve system discrepancies and feedback information to the acquisition offices, and Perform System Performance Analysis (SPA)
  • Attend user interface TEMs to discuss current mission performance and assess future CONOPs.
  • Review and develop COOP CONOPs and procedures.
  • Experience with configuration management
  • Strong troubleshooting and interpersonal skills in a mission-critical operational environment
  • Monitor and track Discrepancy Reports
  • An understanding of IT fundamentals – hardware (servers, switches, routers, etc.), software, networks, databases, SAN storage, applications, Virtual machines, and with Enterprise Monitoring tools – i.e., Nagios.

Would be Nice to Have:

  • Working and communicating effectively with government project officers and senior leaders.
  • Familiarity with client’s space systems
  • Familiarity with the NSIS process
  • Familiarity of Spacecraft capable of image processing is desired.
  • Good communication and briefing skills are highly desired.

● Education: Computer Science or related technical discipline, or the equivalent combination of education, technical certifications, or work experience.
● Required Experience: 2+ years’ experience
● Security Clearance Level: TS/SCI with polygraph
● Location: Springfield, VA 
●US Citizenship Required

● 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

2 + years of related experience

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


CompTIA - Security+ CE - CompTIA

Travel Required

Less than 10%


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.