Software System Engineer

Clearance Level
Software Engineering
Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland

REQ#: RQ124839

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

GDIT is looking for a software engineer to work independently on-site with one of our government customers at Aberdeen Proving Ground.  The position requires a person who is self-motivated, can quickly adapt to change, provides thoughtful insight into technical challenges, and is able to quickly derive the root cause of technical issues.

The ideal candidate will have experience with Windows system administration (creation of Windows user accounts and updating of Windows Server OS as required).  Experience building/maintaining servers (proxy, IIS, ADFS) is required.  To perform these tasks, a candidate should possess basic scripting skills using bash, Perl, and Windows Powershell. 

The candidate will be asked to update software to meet security requirements.  Familiarity with DISA STIGS in support of Information Assurance requirements would be considered a plus. 

Experience building/integrating COTS/GOTS software such as Geoserver, Tomcat, PostgreSQL, OpenSSL, Karaf and VM Ware is highly desired.  Experience programming with Java and C++ would be beneficial.

The position requires:

  • Organizational Skills: Can plan and prioritize work, both their own and that of project team. Follows tasks to their logical conclusion and makes sure that everything has been done to the right standard. Good attention to detail
  • Team Work: Comfortable working both individually and as part of a team. Prepared to challenge ideas within a group in a constructive way. Ability to influence others and move a proposal effort toward a common vision or goal
  • Communications: Ability to communicate clearly and efficiently to team members and clients, verbally and in writing. Able to present ideas in a variety of ways depending upon audience and context. Excellent active listening skills
  • Problem Solving: Natural inclination for planning strategy and tactics. Ability to analyze problems and determine root cause, generating alternatives, evaluating/selecting alternatives and implementing solutions
  • Results oriented: Able to drive things forward regardless of personal interest in the task

If this challenging position sounds like you, we look forward to welcoming you aboard. 

Specific roles & responsibilities for the position include but not limited to the following:

  • Maintains the integrity and security of Microsoft servers and systems.
  • Sets up Microsoft administrator and service accounts.
  • Provides input on the development of design, implementation, operations, user guides, and training materials.
  • Makes recommendations to purchase hardware and software, coordinates installation and provides backup recovery.
  • Develops and monitors MilCloud policies and standards for allocation related to the use of computing resources.
  • Develops and implements testing strategies and document results.
  • Maintains knowledge and understanding of current and emerging technologies, equipment and systems. Keeps current on issues, practices and procedures
  • Reviews and provides input to policies and standard operating procedures
  • Performs other related duties as assigned


  • Bachelors Degree in Computer Science or a related technical discipline, or the equivalent combination of education, technical certifications or training, or work experience
  • 5+ years of directly related experience in systems administration and development
  • Secret Level security clearance.

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.