Software Engineer Senior

Clearance Level
Top Secret SCI + Polygraph
Software Engineering
McLean, Virginia
Onsite Workplace
Key Skills For Success

Agile Scrum Development


Software Development

REQ#: RQ163815
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

Software Engineer Senior

Deliver simple solutions to complex problems as a Software Engineer Senior at GDIT. Here, you’ll tailor cutting-edge solutions to the unique requirements of our clients. With a career in application development, you’ll make the end user’s experience your priority and we’ll make your career growth ours.

At GDIT, people are our differentiator. As a Software Engineer Senior you will help ensure today is safe and tomorrow is smarter. Our work depends on Software Engineer Senior joining our team to design, develop, configure, support and maintain Elasticsearch clusters and support the development teams around that ecosystem. The ideal candidate is a hands-on platform builder with significant experience in developing scalable data platforms, with experience in business intelligence, analytics, data science and data products. They must have strong, firsthand technical expertise in a variety of configuration management and big data technologies and the proven ability to fashion robust scalable solutions that can manage large data sets.  This person should embody a passion for continuous improvement and innovation.


  • Designs, develops, evaluates, plans and tests engineering specifications for software programs and applications
  • Support Elasticsearch and/or Elastic Cloud for Kubernetes (ECK) clusters. Analyze, design and develop a processing platform using various configuration management technologies.
  • Design and develop a processing platform using various configuration management technologies.
  • Provide ongoing maintenance, support and enhancements in existing systems and platforms.
  • Collaborate cross-functionally with developers, project managers and other engineers
  • Troubleshoots complex problems and provides customer support for software systems and application issues.
  • Provide recommendations for continuous improvement.
  • Work alongside other engineers on the team to sustain and advance our organization’s capabilities

● Education: Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Electrical or Computer Engineering or a related technical discipline, or the equivalent combination of education, technical training, or work/military experience
● Required Experience: 3-8 years of related Elasticsearch experience
● Required Technical Skills:

  • Hands-on experience working with large SQL or NOSQL database clusters such as Elasticsearch, Greenplum, etc…
  • Experience with designing data models, architecting data systems and standing up or supporting large data platforms.
  • Familiarity with ETL pipelines and how to interface with data stores, and API endpoints.
  • Experience troubleshooting Elasticsearch cluster and query performance issues to include working on query optimization with developers and tracking down slow logs.
  • DevOps experience building and deploying cloud and on premise infrastructures with technologies like ansible, chef, puppet, etc…
  • Experience with Scrum/Agile development methodologies.
  • Capable of delivering on multiple competing priorities with little supervision. Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • We’re looking for someone with 3-5 years of experience and is familiar with the following software/tools:
  • Experience with Elasticsearch and related technologies.
  • Experience with infrastructure automation technologies like Docker, Kubernetes, etc…
  • Experience with build automation technologies like Maven, Jenkins, etc…
  • Experience with modern programming languages like Java, Python, etc.

● Security Clearance Level: TS/SCI with Poly
● Location: On Customer Site
●US Citizenship Required

● 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

5 + years of related experience

* may vary based on technical training, certification(s), or degree


Travel Required

Less than 10%


U.S. Citizenship Required

About Our Work

We are GDIT. A global technology and professional services company that delivers consulting, technology and mission services to every major agency across the U.S. government, defense and intelligence community. Our 30,000 experts extract the power of technology to create immediate value and deliver solutions at the edge of innovation. We operate across 30 countries worldwide, offering leading capabilities in digital modernization, AI/ML, Cloud, Cyber and application development. Together with our clients, we strive to create a safer, smarter world by harnessing the power of deep expertise and advanced technology.

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.