U2 Mission Planning Cell Information Technology Lead (TS/SCI), Beale Air Force Base, California

Clearance Level
Top Secret/SCI
Network Engineering
Beale AFB, California

REQ#: RQ90955

Travel Required: 10-25%
Requisition Type: Regular

Join GDIT, an experienced leader in U-2 operations! We are pursuing this new opportunity and are in need of a Leader to supervise a team of IT specialists to support global U-2 operations to protect the US and its interests. Note these requirements are subject to change as the customer is still refining the tasks.

  • Shall provide analytical, advisory, technical expertise and analysis to U-2 MPC and 99 RS activities
  • Primarily responsible for installation, maintenance, upgrades, and security compliance of MPC information technology as well as to ensure up to 24/7/365 uninterrupted operations in support of global U-2 missions
  • Will support the Director for Software in the design, development, fielding, and modifications to future MPC systems/architectures
  • Will be engaged in all aspects of supporting and administering a mixed Windows and UNIX server and desktop environment, with a variety of different storage technologies/methodologies
  • Duties include: Setting up Program Work Environments (PWEs), integrating new capabilities into existing environments, refreshing hardware and software, troubleshooting complex problems, and ensuring up to 24/7/365 continuity of MPC information technology in support of on-going global U-2 operations
  • Will participate in leading critical Mission/Focus Area projects, fostering innovation and best practices, technical mentoring of Program Execution technical staff, and providing emergency technical support throughout the MPC and the 99 RS
  • Travel will not be required more than once annually

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in in Computer Science (or a related technical field) or four years’ relevant work experience
  • Top Secret/SCI clearance with the eligibility for gaining access to Special Access Programs (SAP)
  • The certification in one of the following: Security+ CE (or higher), SSCP, or GSEC. Must be maintained throughout the contract Period of Performance for this TO
  • Experience in multi-disciplined Project Leadership, Management, or Project management in an IT domain

Desired Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree
  • 10+ years experience
  • Valid, current CISSP certification in accordance with DoD 8570.01-M
  • Experience developing requirements for detailed system design in infrastructure technologies including server operating systems, server hardware, computer systems, enterprise-class storage, physical and virtual network components, VMware-based virtualization, and encryption
  • Thorough understanding and experience designing and supporting Protection Level 2 and beyond Information Systems with specific focus on required security controls and shared infrastructure capabilities
  • Strong understanding of Windows and UNIX/Unix operating systems, associated technologies, and interoperability
  • Experience with a variety of information architecture components such as Mobile Device Management (MDM), data warehousing, data quality, business intelligence, metadata management, content management, etc.
  • Knowledge of SQL Server, Oracle, and/or DB2 database preferred
  • Experience with Java/.Net programming
  • In-depth understanding of Microsoft Active Directory, Group Policy, Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP), Domain Name System (DNS), Exchange, Lync, and Symantec NetBackup and Backup Exec

Highly Desired Qualifications:

  • US Air Force ISR experience especially in regards to U2 operations, mission planning, and operation centers
  • Knowledge of DoD Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance (ISR) and/or High-Altitude ISR (HAISR) doctrine, systems, and processes
  • Significant professional experience in leadership
  • CI Poly

General Qualifications:

  • U.S. Citizenship
  • Current passport
  • Pass an industry standard workplace physical examination
  • Ability and willingness to work in a demanding, high-stress environment

This position requires being fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by December 8, 2021 or the start date, if after December 8.

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.