System Engineer - Fort Meade, MD

Clearance Level
Top Secret/SCI
Systems Engineering
Fort Meade, Maryland

REQ#: RQ135727

Travel Required: 10-25%
Requisition Type: Regular

Principal Duties and Responsibilities: 

An I2TS 3 Senior System Engineer: 

  • Responsible for the day-to-day operations, maintenance, and monitoring of the agency's on-prem and cloud server infrastructure
  • Establish monitoring requirements for servers and applications as well as develop and deploy alerting strategies
  • Coordinates all maintenance activities including testing and scheduling for maintenance weekends including ensuring that all change records have been approved prior to maintenance events
  • Assures implementation by working with staff on the goals and objectives of agency-wide programs, implements established goals and objectives, assesses measures that evaluate performance, and makes recommendations for program improvement
  • Develops mitigation strategies when vulnerabilities cannot be remediated, coordinates with IT Security for review and acts on any directed changes
  • Responsible for upgrading and managing all domain services and works with various system owners to coordinate systems upgrades, system backups as well at hardware refreshes
  • Develops and submits change requests and tracks to completion for software upgrades and patches
  • Develops technical architecture documentation that details procedures for installation, maintenance, security, configuration, and disaster recovery
  • Responds to events and incidents with possible security architecture or negative user experience impacts; takes necessary corrective actions promptly
  • Plans, organizes, and conducts research on complex infrastructure and client support issues that involve major areas of uncertainty in approach, methodology, or interpretation to identify appropriate solutions
  • Identifies and resolves unique issues, recommends innovative solutions to address new needs and/or issues and recommends enterprise upgrades, changes, or enhancements


Skills / Experience: 

  • Extensive knowledge administering and managing Microsoft Windows Server operating systems in a physical and virtual environment (Azure min. 3 years’ experience and VMware min. 6 years’ experience)
  • Must have the ability to independently rollout and manage server infrastructure projects, hosting enterprise applications across multi-server farms (min. 6 years’ experience)
  • Expert working knowledge of Active Directory, DNS and Group Policy to manage enterprise environment. Able to architect and deploy Active Directory DC design, Schema, OU design, AD replication topology, and DC backup/restore procedures (min. 6 years’ experience)
  • Expert knowledge of Windows Security for server and policy configurations. (Example: DOD STIG, server hardening, vulnerability remediation, baseline security configurations) (min. 6 years’ experience)
  • Experience with Active Directory Federated Services (ADFS) and Azure AD Connect (min. 3 years’ experience)
  • Proficient knowledge and experience with Azure services: Azure administration portal, resource groups, IaaS, PaaS, and SaaS services (min. 3 years’ experience)
  • Experience with PowerShell and other scripting tools (min. 6 years’ experience)
  • Perform proactive monitoring of system logs, services, scripts, and applications on servers’ systems, storage arrays for internal and customer-facing applications (min. 6 years’ experience)
  • Demonstrated problem solving skills and a consistent record of on-time delivery and customer service to include project planning, budgeting, scheduling, resource management, effective time management, documentation, and organization skills
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, to express and present ideas clearly and concisely
  • Able to work off-hours and weekends as needed for maintenance, upgrades, installations, etc.
  • Candidate will possess at least 3 years of specialized IT experience in Azure Active Directory services



  • High School diploma/GED with 8-years of related experience, or Associate's degree with 6-years of experience, or Bachelor's degree with 4-years of experience 
  • 1 Year DoD experience within total experience 
  • 3+ years of Administration experience with System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM)


Required Certification(s): 

  • DoD 8570.01-M IAT Level II Computing Environment (CE) Certification as determined by the Program Manager is required prior to support on contract (Microsoft MTA or equivalent) 
  • Required Security Environment Certification: CompTIA Security+ CE or equivalent 
  • Please note that certifications requirements are subject to change based on contractual requirements 
  • Azure Solutions architect Expert or MSCE

  Security Clearance: 

  • TS/SCI required 



  • Candidates must be willing and able to attain a CI Polygraph for certain positions as determined by the contract 

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.