Systems Engineer SME - TS/SCI w/ Poly Required

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

REQ#: RQ92564

Travel Required: None
Requisition Type: Regular

Systems Engineer (SME)


The System Engineer will use their proficiency in system engineering and IT operations processes to manage and monitor all installed systems and/or infrastructures.  The ideal candidate will use their expertise to install, configure, test, and maintain operating systems, application software, and system management tools.  A successful engineer will ensure the highest levels of systems and infrastructure availability by tailoring standard process lifecycles to function effectively in a mission focused, fast paced environment.  In addition to providing strong end-user training and resolve technical problems, the system engineer should have the ability to adapt to customer-driven requirements.  This person should embody a passion for continuous improvement and innovation.


Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Engineering or a related technical discipline, or the equivalent combination of education, technical training, or work/military experience 10 to 15 years of directly related experience in System Engineering experience Demonstrated on-the-job experience in tailoring systems engineering fundamentals in small but complex environments Outstanding communication skills Action oriented, detailed, organized, and independent Ability to react positively to changing environments and advance progress with minimal direction


  • Defines and implements standards-based engineering lifecycles, tailored to function effectively in the environment that ensure successful delivery of new technologies and services
  • Leverage industry/government standards and widely accepted best practices to define processes and procedures that ensure secure reliably functioning systems and services, to include but not limited to processes for:
    • Managing and monitoring installed systems and infrastructure availability  based on user needs and priorities
    • Maintaining secure, stable configurations via change and configuration management
    • Maintaining back-up and redundancy per organization data priorities
    • Overseeing 1st, 2nd and 3rd level support to infrastructure systems
    • Ensuring custom scripts to increase efficiency and lower human intervention are developed, implemented and maintained
  • Assists with technical planning activities, including roadmap development and systems integration
  • Participates in the design of information and operational support systems
  • Responds to user requests for system needs and support
  • Proficient in troubleshooting and resolving complex problems
  • Works with vendors and suppliers to negotiate, procure, and implement high-performing solutions

This position requires being fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by December 8, 2021 or the start date, if after December 8.

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.