Systems Engineer- BUILD Engineer, with Polygraph

Clearance Level
Top Secret SCI + Polygraph
Systems Engineering
Herndon, Virginia

REQ#: RQ78287

Travel Required: None
Requisition Type: Regular

Systems Engineer/Systems Integrator - BUILD Engineer

We are GDIT. The people supporting and securing some of the most complex government, defense, and intelligence projects across the country. We ensure today is safe and tomorrow is smarter. Our work has meaning and impact on the world around us, but also on us, and that’s important.

GDIT is your place. You make it your own by embracing autonomy, seizing opportunity, and being trusted to deliver your best every day.
We think. We act. We deliver. There is no challenge that we can’t turn into opportunity. And our work depends on a Systems Engineer/Systems Integrator joining our team to support Government activities at Herndon, VA.

At GDIT, people are our differentiator. As a Systems Engineer/Systems Integrator supporting the customer, you will be trusted to work with management team and engineering and operational resources. In this role, a typical day will include:

  • Working under minimal supervision the selected candidate will work with a technical group on projects from reviewing requirements to ensure system compatibility for optimal system performance.
  • Collaborate with business users to discuss requirements.
  • Perform current state system analysis.
  • Write functional and technical specifications of current state systems, provide weekly status reports regarding system engineering and integration initiatives.
  • Experience with establishing integrated project team structure and assignments and experience leading, directing and managing enterprise IT system development/engineering efforts, tasking, and schedules through work breakdown structure and program planning.
  • Experience implementing cross domain solutions that support requirements of varying complexity in addition to planning and managing the coordinated effort of a team of different stakeholders, information technology, and related technical professionals, to include personnel with different organizations with competing interest (e.g., customer, cross domain governing bodies, hosting facility, and technology provider).


  • Bachelors degree in Computer Science, System Engineering or related field and 13 years of professional experience which should include either management consulting experience or relevant industry knowledge
  • Understanding of all phases of the software development lifecycle, the System Engineering Life Cycle, and the ability to comprehend user business needs and concerns and integrate that understanding with technical skill
  • Translate business and technical requirements into test cases, test scenarios, and operational script
  • Ability to plan and account for impacts of system development efforts across architectural system components, critical business processes, data, and application
  • Strong background in Linux/Unix Administration
  • Experience with automation / CM (Ansible, Puppet, Chef) and working knowledge of code and scripting (python, perl, ruby, etc)
  • Hands-on experience designing and writing scripts (i.e. power shell, bash, groovy) for the automation of installations, deployments and configuration
  • Ability to Work under pressure and time constraints
  • Demonstrated ability to successfully multi-task simultaneous ongoing assignments and efforts
  • Demonstrated experience performing the setup and configuration of IDE and development servers, use code versioning software, and performing software builds
  • Execute code deployment/migration and system configuration across multiple environments to Linux and Windows servers
  • Use automated deployment tools, packaged RPMs, Maven and Jenkins Jobs
  • Provide full integration support throughout the total system life cycle (including maintenance, administration, and management) across multiple systems/applications/platforms, including a familiarity of relevant policies, standards, methodologies and frameworks
  • Ability and willingness to learn job related material and tasks

Desired Skills:

  • Expert knowledge and experience with Linux/Unix
  • Strong Virtualization skills (vmware, openstack, hyper v)
  • Proven track record of building and deploying an automation framework from scratch using Ansible
  • Knowledge of Big Data tools including Hadoop ecosystem, blur, etc.
  • Experience with Enterprise monitoring tools (i.e Splunk and Nagios)
  • Knowledge of enterprise monitoring and logging solutions
  • Ability to identify gaps in system designs as it relates to enterprise monitoring and logging standards


  • Alignment to a mission-critical role that directly impacts the customer’s ability to effectively execute its mission.
  • Direct engagement with contractor leadership that centers upon career development/mobility, enhanced performance evaluation, and corporate information sharing & networking opportunities.
  • Placement on a dynamic team of talented professionals that organically fosters an environment of innovation, collaboration, and trust.

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

Develops masterful engineering skills to highly complex engineering problems and provides solutions which are highly innovative and ingenious.

Utilizes masterful engineering skills to perform highly advanced systems design, development, and integration form the start of a systems life cycle to the end.

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

Provides and applies masterful engineering skills to highly complex systems modeling, simulation, and analysis.

Performs continual maintenance and provides masterful engineering solutions for continual and highly complex security, backup and redundancy problems.

Provides guidance for the preparation and maintenance of all documentation for processes and procedures related to engineering projects.

Provides guidance to less-experienced Systems Engineers.

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

May coach and review the work of less-experienced professionals.

May serve as a task or project leader. (Not a people manager)

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.

Recognized as a subject matter expert in a specific technology.

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS: BA/BS (or equivalent experience), 15+ years of experience






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.