Principal Systems Engineer - SCCM - Active Top Secret required

Clearance Level
Top Secret
Systems Administration
Washington, District of Columbia
Onsite Workplace
Key Skills For Success

Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM)

Microsoft System Center Suite


REQ#: RQ148047
Public Trust: Other
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

Principal Systems Engineer – SCCM – Active Top Secret Required

Secure and expertly apply the latest technologies to advance the mission as a PRINCIPAL SYSTEMS ENGINEER with GDIT. Your work in enterprise IT will help our clients overcome evolving demands and missions. Own the opportunity to accelerate digital modernization for our clients as you accelerate your career.

At GDIT, people are our differentiator. As a Principal Systems Engineer, you will help ensure today is safe and tomorrow is smarter. Our work depends on a Principal Systems Engineer joining our team to bring professionalism and initiative to a fast-paced environment that offers extensive options for training, certification, and career advancement. When we succeed, you succeed and together our best becomes better.


  • Provide expertise with Microsoft's SCCM/MECM.

  • Leverage SCCM/MECM to provide security patches, vulnerability patches, hotfixes and other updates to user workstations and servers.

  • Administer SCCM software delivery, including various methods such as running advertised programs, machine targeted, user targeted, Application Library, and Software Center.

  • Manage and administer SCCM client health, including the process of getting clients healthy

  • Provide expertise with PowerShell for custom reporting.

  • Develop advanced technical solutions for the management of networks, software, hardware, configurations, and architectures.

  • Troubleshoot highly complex system hardware and software issues.

  • Develop training materials for end users on the proper use of hardware and software.

  • Develop implementation plans for software installations and upgrades to operating systems and layered software packages.

  • Perform In Place Upgrades as needed for servers and laptops.

  • Monitor and tune systems to achieve optimum performance levels.

  • Ensure workstation/server data integrity by implementing standard software and hardware solutions.

  • Lead efforts to ensure data/media recoverability by following a schedule of system backups and database archive operations.

  • Conduct advanced hardware and software audits of workstations and servers to ensure. compliance with established standards, policies, and configuration guidelines.

  • Develop performance and security plans for computers that meet the needs of network users.

  • Evaluate existing systems and plans long-term strategies.

  • Coach and provide guidance to less-experienced professionals.

  • Serve as a team or task lead as needed.


  • Education: BS in Computer Science, Information Systems, Engineering, Mathematics, or other related scientific or technical discipline required.  MS in Computer Science, Information Systems, Engineering or other related disciplines preferred.

  • Required Experience: 10+ years

  • Required Technical Skills: DoD 8140/8570 IAT III compliance

  • Security Clearance Level: Active Top Secret with a T5 or T5R within that last 5 years

  • Required Skills and Abilities: Strong oral and interpersonal skills with the ability to multi-task in a fast paced, dynamic environment. Ability to convey conceptual ideas both written and verbally; Strong problem-solving skills

  • Preferred Skills: Experience with Microsoft Server 2022

  • Location: Washington, District of Columbia; limited telework may be available


  • 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

10 + years of related experience

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

Travel Required



U.S. Citizenship Required

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 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.