Senior Systems Engineer - Remote

Clearance Level
Systems Engineering
Arlington, Virginia

REQ#: RQ95050

Travel Required: None
Public Trust: None
Requisition Type: Pipeline

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 rusted to deliver your best every day.

We think. We act. We deliver. There is no challenge we can’t turn into an opportunity. And our work depends on a Senior Systems Engineer joining our team to support the United States Postal Service (USPS) activities located Remote.

At GDIT, people are our differentiator. In this role, a typical day will include:

  • Be responsible for the day-to-day operations, maintenance, and monitoring of the agencys on-premises and cloud server infrastructure
  • Establish monitoring requirements for servers and applications as well as develop and deploy alerting strategies
  • Coordinate maintenance activities including testing and scheduling for maintenance weekends, including ensuring that all change records have been approved prior to maintenance events
  • Assure implementation by working with staff on the goals and objectives of agency-wide programs
  • Implement established goals and objectives
  • Evaluate systems performance and make recommendations for program improvement
  • Create risk mitigation strategies when vulnerabilities cannot be remedied and work with IT security to review and act on any directed changes
  • Upgrade and managing all domain services and works with various system owners to coordinate systems upgrades, system backups as well at hardware refreshes
  • Develops change requests, and track through approvals to completion, for software upgrades and patches
  • Develop technical architecture documentation that details procedures for installation, maintenance, security, configuration, and disaster recovery
  • Respond to events and incidents with possible security architecture or negative user experience impacts; take necessary corrective actions promptly
  • Plan, organize, and conduct research on complex infrastructure and client support issues that involve major areas of uncertainty in approach, methodology, or interpretation to identify appropriate solutions
  • Identify and resolve unique issues, recommend innovative solutions to address new needs and/or issues, and recommend enterprise upgrades, changes, or enhancements 

Primary Requirements (10 years of experience in the following primary requirements):

  • Extensive knowledge administering and managing Microsoft Windows Server operating systems in a physical and virtual environment (Azure and VMware).
  • Must have the ability to independently rollout and manage server infrastructure projects, hosting enterprise applications across multi-server farms
  • Extensive system monitoring, auditing, and alerting utilizing System Center Operations Manager (SCOM)
  • Administration experience with System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM)
  • 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
  • Expert knowledge of Windows Security for server and policy configurations. (Example: DOD STIG, server hardening, vulnerability remediation, baseline security configurations)
  • Experience with Active Directory Federated Services (ADFS) and AD Connect
  • Proficient knowledge and experience with Azure services: Azure administration portal, resource groups, IaaS, PaaS, SaaS services and, Azure backup
  • Experience with Office 365 to include: Identity Management, licensing, group management and Exchange Online, etc.
  • Experience with PowerShell and other scripting tools
  • Perform proactive monitoring of system logs, services, scripts, and applications on servers’ systems, storage arrays for internal and customer-facing applications
  • 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.
  • PKI:  Design, develop and implement PKI processes. Specify, design, and build a robust PKI infrastructure for authentication, digital signatures, and encryption.  Knowledge of PKI hardware and token issuance support services. 
  • SAN: Assist with storage analysis, capacity planning, and performance planning of storage components.  Perform troubleshooting and performance monitoring of storage environment.  Configuring and administering Storage Area Network (SAN) and associated components.  Perform storage hardware and software maintenance and upgrades. 


  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in a technical field such as Engineering, Mathematics, Statistics, Computer Science, or related fields
  • Microsoft certification


  • Full-flex work week
  • 401K with company match
  • Challenging work that makes a real impact on the world around you
  • Diverse, highly collaborative teams

Note: The security clearance for this program requires the selected candidate to have resided in the US for the past five years. The selected candidate cannot have left the country for longer than 90 consecutive days and no more than 180 cumulative days. 

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The likely salary range for this position is $100,248 - $167,413, this is not, however, a guarantee of compensation or salary; rather, salary will be set based on experience, geographic location and possibly contractual requirements and could fall outside of this range.

View information about benefits and our total rewards program.

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.