Systems Engineer Associate

Clearance Level
Systems Engineering
Rensselaer, New York

REQ#: RQ106003

Travel Required: Less than 10%
Public Trust: None
Requisition Type: Regular

GDIT’s Early Career Program is designed with you in mind!  Our new graduate opportunities are intended for recent college graduates with 0-1 year of professional work experience.  At GDIT, every day, we influence how the government serves the country and its citizens.  Starting your career with GDIT, allows you the opportunity to be a part of critical missions that don’t just shape the world, but the individual.  We ensure today is safe and tomorrow is smarter.

GDIT is your place. You make it your own by embracing autonomy, seizing opportunity, and being trusted to deliver your best every day. We think. We act. We deliver. There is no challenge we can’t turn into opportunity. And our work depends on a Systems Engineer Associate joining our team to support eMedNY and NCMMIS programs at the Rensselaer Data Center in Albany NY.

 At GDIT, people are our differentiator. As a Systems Engineer Associate supporting zseries hardware, multi-LPAR zOS systems operating in a parallel sysplex 4 way date sharing environment, you will be trusted to perform basic problem diagnostics and resolution. In this role, a typical day will include:

  • Participate in service restoration teams, disaster recovery exercises, hardware and software upgrades.
  • Interface with CICS, DB2 and Z/OS engineers in support of the application and architecture teams.
  • Working knowledge of Parallel Sysplex, Sysplex Distributer, Distributed Dynamic VIPAs (DDVIPAs), packet tracing, the OBEY command, Netstat and Digital Certificates.
  • Configure and support z/OS Communications Server: TCP/IP, VTAM, CSSMTP, FTP, OSPF Routing, OSA Configurations, Policy Agent (PAGENT) and TN3270.   Also support SSHD and Netview.
  • Work closely with the programs to ensure they attain SLAs.


  • College Grad
  • Attend IBM Operating Systems Fundamentals Courses
  • Zero – 1 year of relevant experience
  • Configure and support z/OS Communications Server: TCP/IP, VTAM, CSSMTP, FTP, OSPF Routing, OSA Configurations, Policy Agent (PAGENT) and TN3270.   Also support SSHD and Netview.
  • Rexx and Clists
  • Operating Systems infrastructures 
  • Operating System commands
  • System Shutdown and IPL procedures
  • Experience with SMPe
  • Program Products Tools Experience
  • IBM Utilities
  • No Security clearance required
  • Analytical Thinking
  • Team Player
  • Detail Oriented
  • Good Communication Skills (written & oral)


  • Ability to work in a multi-faceted environment with leading edge technology.
  • Mentor with a talented mainframe and storage team with numerous years of experience.
  • Ability to work from home, with periodic trips to the Rensselaer Data Center
  • Flexible work schedule, with 7 x 24 on call support  

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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.