Linux Principal Architect - Active Top Secret clearance required

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


Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL)


REQ#: RQ141886
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

Linux Principal Architect – Active Top Secret/SCI Eligibility Required

Transform technology into opportunity as a LINUX PRINCIPAL ARCHITECT with GDIT. A career in enterprise IT means overseeing the development, configuration, and integration of Linux resources into a primary Windows Infrastructure across all domains. At GDIT you’ll be at the forefront of innovation and play a meaningful part in improving how agencies operate.

At GDIT, people are our differentiator. As a Linux Principal Architect, you will help ensure today is safe and tomorrow is smarter. Our work depends on a Linux Principal Architect joining our team who is a visionary that can create and execute a long-term technology vision and forward-thinking capability developments across all dimensions of the agency.  When we succeed, you succeed and together our best becomes better.


  • Integrate Linux Systems (currently, RHEL 7/8 and Ubuntu systems) into a primary Windows environment (workstations & servers) where authentication, authorization, and accounting actives are controlled by Active Directory with PKI certificates and Single Sign On. 
  • Configure new Linux systems for customer use and ensuring that initial configurations meet required enterprise baselines & controls (e.g. proper agents installed, proper configs, etc.).
  • Integrate Linux systems with other enterprise tooling (e.g. ACAS, Splunk, SolarWinds, Backup systems, etc.).
  • Oversee all technology and technological resources, establish the technology vision, strategies, and growth plans.
  • Set strategy and make executive technology decisions that align the agency with its vision and technological needs.
  • Develop objectives and strategies for the implementation of innovative solutions while optimizing existing systems, applications, and information.


  • Education: Masters of Science in Engineering, Computer Science or related technology field.  Experience may be substituted for education.
  • Required Experience: Minimum 12 years of relevant experience supporting projects of similar size, scope and complexity.
  • Required Technical Skills: Thorough experience preferably with Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL), Ubuntu or a derivative. Candidate will be required to acquire DoD Instruction 8570 Level II Certification within 6 months of assignment. 
  • Security Clearance Level: Active Top Secret/SCI Eligible
  • 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 are essential.
  • Location: Washington, District of Columbia; limited telework may be available


  • 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

10 + 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.