Systems Engineer V

Clearance Level
Systems Engineering
Chesapeake, Virginia
Onsite Workplace
Key Skills For Success

Complex Systems

Computer Systems

Operating Systems (OS)

Systems Architecture

REQ#: RQ170128
Requisition Type: Regular
Your Impact

Own your opportunity to work with the largest government agency in the nation. Make an impact by advancing the Department of Defense’s mission to keep our country safe and secure.

Job Description

GDIT is seeking to hire a Systems Engineer Expert to support Naval Surface Warfare Center Dahlgren Division Dam Neck Activity (NSWCDD DNA) program. NSWCDD DNA utilizes Research & Development and Engineering to develop innovative, affordable, and effective threat-driven integrated training systems, cyber warfare, fleet readiness and sustainment solutions for the Naval Warfighter.  NSWCDD DNA has a requirement to design, develop, produce, deploy and test prototypes in support of its stated mission.

The following are representative of the possible programs, sponsors, systems and sub-systems to which the required technical support may be applied:  

  • Surface Training Advanced Virtual Environment - Combat Systems (STAVE-CS)

  • Ship Self-Defense System (SSDS) Integrated Combat Systems

  • Chromatic Reaper, Maritime Sensors Program Management Office (MSPMO)

  • Chromatic Kraken, Maritime Sensors Program Management Office (MSPMO)

  • PMS 339 – Surface Training Systems

  • IWS X - Integrated Combat System Document Center

  • PEO IWS 6.0 - Command and Control

  • PEO IWS 80 - Atlanta Integrated Combat Systems

  • Office of Naval Intelligence (ONI) Foreign Operations (FOROPS)  

  • Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) - Office of Special Programs

  • Office of Naval Research (ONR)

Systems Engineer 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 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 Systems Engineer Expert you will help ensure today is safe and tomorrow is smarter. Our work depends on Systems Engineer Expert joining our team to support NSWCDD-DNA.


  • Designs and defines system architecture for new or existing computer systems

  • Communicate with stakeholders to identify what they want to accomplish with a system

  • Use expert-level administration and optimization of hosts and servers to ensure high degree of availability and appropriate resource management

  • Standardize and automate processes using scripting technology

  • Install and configure operating systems, software, and hardware components, and leverage IT staff for routine tasks by clearly documenting design, maintenance, and support procedures

  • Test software routinely for bugs, redundancies, and security issues

  • Conduct high-level root-cause analysis of service interruptions and establish preventive measures

● Education: Master's Degree in Systems, Mechanical, Electrical or Computer Engineering
● Required Experience: 15+ years of related experience as a full time professional in systems engineering, with 2 or more years being full time experience at the system level in any of the following areas: requirements definition, system design parameters, concepts operation, risk assessment, productivity studies/analyses, performance analyses, test and evaluation, post delivery support.
● Required Technical Skills:

  • Experience with or knowledge of programming languages and operating systems, current equipment and technologies, enterprise backup and recovery procedures, system performance-monitoring tools, active directories, virtualization, HTTP traffic, content delivery, and caching

  • Experience in project management, application design and integration, and cloud computing

  • Expertise in creating, analyzing, and repairing large-scale distributed systems

  • Knowledge of Git or other version-control software

● Security Clearance Level: Secret
�� Required Skills and Abilities:

  • Manage and monitor all infrastructure and systems installations, including configuration, testing, and maintenance

  • Implement and maintain strategies for backup, security, and redundancy

  • Identify potential issues and implement solutions proactively

  • Craft custom scripts that reduce the need for human interaction

  • Enable faster and smarter business processes and develop meaningful analytics

  • Engage regularly with upper management, providing reports on project status, activities, and achievements

● Location: Tidewater VA
● 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

15 + 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.