Next Generation Desktop Engineer

Clearance Level
Top Secret/SCI
Systems Engineering
Annapolis Junction, Maryland
Colorado Springs, Colorado

REQ#: RQ68400

Travel Required: None
Requisition Type: Regular

Job Description:

  • Responsible for Next Generation Desktop Engineering UNIX/Linux servers, the operating systems software, and its successful integration with the hardware and applications software of the major computing systems across the organization. Plans, tests, installs, and integrates new and upgraded versions of the relevant Desktop systems on organizational computer systems such as Trusted Thin Client, (ForcePoint solution) all third-party software components, and subsystems.
  • Conducts system security engineering activities (Linux Focused). Install, monitor and tune Linux Server operating system software and virtual machine sub-system software.
  • Capture and refine client requirements and ensures that the requirements are effectively integrated into information technology component products and information systems through purposeful design, development, and configuration.
  • Provide expert level technical consultation to the development team to support the design process including Cross Domain Solution
  • Employ best practices when implementing patch management / vulnerability management in the Linux construct.
  • Perform research, analysis, and design for all Linux computing systems and the network infrastructure.
  • Develop, implement, and document formal configuration guides as needed.
  • Provide security controls and maintain necessary network/data separation.
  • Ensure that essential services are installed on supported versions of OS and keep the versions of the services themselves up to date.
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • Experience with DoD vulnerability analysis and Industry Best Business Practices
  • Quick learner, able to learn new software and technologies
  • Must have strong experience with Linux/Unix.
  • Experience in standing up new services and tools on virtual machines within a Linux environment.
  • Experience with Gitlab, Docker, and repo mirrors.
  • Experience with Python. PowerShell, and Bash scripting.
  • Familiar with VMware ESXi and VSphere.
  • Familiar with virtualization network on multiple classifications
  • Familiar with Citrix or VMware VDI architecture
  • 8570 IAT II Certification

Education and Experience:

  • HS/GED + 10 years
  • Associates Degree + 8 years
  • Bachelor's Degree + 6 years
  • Master's Degree + 4 years
  • PhD + 2 years

Security Clearance:

  • TS/SCI with CI Polygraph
  • Candidates must be willing and able to attain a CI Polygraph if one is not already held


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.