Lead Systems Architect / Integration Engineer

Clearance Level
Systems Engineering
Herndon, Virginia
Hybrid Workplace
Key Skills For Success

Complex Systems

Enterprise Architecture Framework

Information Assurance

Networking Technologies

Systems Integration

REQ#: RQ167581
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

Systems Integration Engineer with Cyber – Expert

Deliver simple solutions to complex problems as a Systems Engineer Expert at GDIT. Here, you’ll tailor cutting-edge solutions to the unique requirements support US Customs and Border Protection. With a career in systems integration and engineering you’ll will support initiatives across the portfolio enabling the overall mission effect of multiple technology solutions in diverse operational models.

At GDIT, people are our differentiator. As a Systems Integration Engineer with Cyber you will help ensure today is safe and tomorrow is smarter. Our work depends on Systems Engineer with systems integration and cybersecurity experience joining our team to provide multi-domain technical leadership and coordination; oversee technical aspects of field deployments and consult with program management on dependency risks; apply systems engineering methodology to solution customization for emerging requirements, technology innovation insertion, and operations and maintenance process/procedures.


● Designs and defines system architecture for new or existing Information and Operational Technology (OT and IT) systems

● Provide technical multi-domain leadership and systems integration expertise in support of customer’s critical mission capabilities

●The System Engineering Chief Architect is responsible for technical coordination of Power Systems, Structural Engineering, Communication and Network Engineering, Subject Matter Experts while incorporating their own expertise to resolve technical challenges to include requirements and dependency management, through collaborative problem solving with all relevant stakeholders.

● Support market growth efforts as a subject matter expert in systems engineering and integration on proposal development.

● Work alongside a team of diverse functional subject matter experts to include Project/Program managers, contract capture teams, technologists, and leadership.

● Lead a small team of field technologists to build, field, and maintain CBP deployed capabilities

● Communicating with program, portfolio, and government leadership on technical status with an understanding of costs and schedule constraints.

● Drive technical and process innovation into solutions creating a culture of innovation through practical roadmaps and planning.

● Provide Cyber and Information Assurance leadership to the portfolio and program.


● Education: Bachelor of Science or advanced degree in a relevant technical field or equivalent work experience

● Required Experience: 15+ years of related experience in systems engineering related work and must have at least five years leading technical aspects of systems integration programs  

● Security Clearance Level: DHS-CBP Background Investigation is preferred, ability to obtain and maintain a TS//SCI clearance with polygraph.

●Required Skills and Abilities:

  • 10+ years in networking technologies.
  • 5+ years of Information Assurance or Cybersecurity experience
  • Candidates should have a functional understanding of a subset of the following technical skills: AI/ML Computer Vision, power systems, structural engineering, wireless networking, sensing technologies such as electro-optical, thermal, fiber optics, radio frequency, LIDAR, and computing systems, large scale systems design, data engineering, information and cyber security, and C2 systems.
  • Communication (including executive level interface), work autonomously and in groups, highly organized, deadline-oriented, continuous-improvement mindset.
  • Proven ability to lead development of technical data packages such as a system description, Interface Control Document (ICD), CONOPS, related appendices and detail artifacts such as an API SDD, OV-1s, and systems and enterprise architecture packages.
  • Experience managing the system engineering lifecycle, including trade studies, analysis of alternatives, proofs of concepts, and operational pilots.
  • Location: Hybrid with 10% travel
  • US Citizenship Required and the ability to obtain and maintain DHS TS//SCI clearance with polygraph.

● Preferred Skills:

  • Prior experience working in US Customs or Border Protection programs or projects highly desired.
  • Advanced networking certifications (active or expired) such as the CCND.
  • Experience working in a DDIL (Denied, Disrupted, Intermittent, and Limited Impact) environment strongly preferred.
  • Active CISSP or equivalent
  • Systems Engineering and/or Enterprise Architecture industry certification(s).


● Full-flex work week to own your priorities at work and at home, with moderate travel to customer sites and local offices.

● 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

15 + years of related experience

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


TOGAF Foundation - The Open Group

Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) - ISC2

Travel Required



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.