System Engineer Expert (secret required) - Hampton, VA

Clearance Level
Systems Engineering
Hampton, Virginia

REQ#: RQ127899

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

We are GDIT. General Dynamics Information Technology is seeking a System Engineer Expert for our Air Force customer in Hampton, VA. If you are seeking an opportunity to support our nation's military, live in a place with low cost of living, low crime and on a program that has a lot of excellent opportunities within a Fortune 100 company - then this position is perfect for you!

The GDIT Air Defense Communications Service program and its employees have the responsibility of maintaining 99.999% availability for the DoD/Air Force Air Defense Communications Systems, 7 days per week, 365 days per year.


  • Manages the staff and activities of an engineering project, department or program.  Responsible for the employment, training, motivation and evaluation of assigned staff.  May develop and recommend engineering policies and procedures consistent with company objective.

  • Designs and defines system architecture for new or existing computer systems. Coordinates system development to include design, modeling, security, integration, and formal testing

  • Develops advanced engineering ideas and guides their development into a final product

  • Develops advanced solutions to a variety of highly complex engineering problems

  • Perform highly advanced systems design, development, and integration from the start of a systems life cycle to the end

  • Provides and applies advanced engineering to highly complex infrastructures including installing, configuring, testing, and maintaining operating systems, application software, and system management tools

  • Provides and applies advanced engineering skills to highly complex systems modeling, simulation, and analysis

  • Performs continual maintenance and provides advanced solutions for security, backup, and redundancy problems

  • Prepares and maintains documentation for processes and procedures related to engineering projects

  • Maintains current knowledge of rapidly changing technology, always on the lookout for new technologies, and works with management to evolve current processes

  • Performs complex systems development and design work that may include logic design, I/O design, model formulation, computer architecture analysis and design, and digital systems engineering

  • Invents innovative ways to drive production operational efficiency

  • Drives scalability and operability of supported systems/infrastructure

  • Implements, manages, and enhances Continuous Integration and Delivery (CI/CD) pipeline tools

  • Creates, maintains, and reviews Infrastructure as Code (IaC) using Desired State Configuration (DSC) and/or Puppet configuration management tools to support the provisioning infrastructure

  • Provides system/equipment/specialized training and technical guidance

  • Coach and provide guidance to less-experienced professionals

  • Serve as a team or task lead


  • Active Secret clearance (TS eligible)

  • BA/BS (or equivalent experience), 15+ years of experience (or equivalent of total of 19+ years)

  • Must meet the certification requirement of DoD Directive 8140.01 and 8570.01-M or otherwise stated in individual task order.

  • Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP) – RS or Datacenter (Highly Preferred)

  • Onsite in Hampton, Virginia

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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.