Principal Systems Engineer (Special Operations Command)

Clearance Level
Engineering (General)
Fort Walton Beach, Florida

REQ#: RQ116007

Travel Required: Less than 10%
Requisition Type: Regular

ARMA-Global desires a qualified candidate to serve as Principal Systems Engineer that will lead a team Engineers in the Design, Development, Engineering, Integration, Testing and Implementation and Sustainment of critical technologies for the United States Air Force Special Operations Command.


As the Principal Systems Engineer supporting the Architecture and Network Engineering program, the candidate will report directly to the Program Manager and will work closely with a team of dedicated multi-disciplined professionals in supporting customer mission objectives. You'll be responsible for working with coworkers, partners, stakeholders and customer representatives to create effective solutions, providing support to organizational Development & Engineering projects to deliver next-generation technologies across a wide-range of services and emerging capabilities, culminating in the delivery of unparalleled sustainment of services that enhance customer mission effectiveness.

In this role you will:

  • Ensure the presence of a System of Systems engineering approach that makes success possible – tools, techniques, methods, knowledge, standards, principles, and concepts
  • Assist Program Management and Project Managers in analyzing and managing complexity and risk
  • Mentor and advise personnel on engineering related topics
  • Be at the heart of creating successful new systems; responsible for the system of systems concept, architecture, and design
  • Analyze and manage complexity and risk
  • Be responsible for managing risk, decomposing requirements, integrating software and hardware, verification and validation processes, and project leadership
  • Commit to staying abreast of both emerging technologies and evolving customer goals and objectives
  • Engage with stakeholders and supporting teams, ensuring customer expectations, satisfaction, risks and cost is managed
  • Guide Development, Integration, Testing and sustainment activities to increase service availability, resilience, and readiness
  • Adhere to standards, policies, protocols, procedures and best practices that embody a “Best of Breed” Engineer
  • Participate in architectural and design discussions
  • Participating in strategic engagements and events, as required
  • Brief stakeholders on planned and active projects and activities

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Requires mastery of basic systems engineering principles, including transdisciplinary and integrative approaches
  • The ability to systems into a comprehensive ecosystem of interdependent capabilities and the ability to understand how the dependencies impact systems within the ecosystem
  • Extensive experience and working knowledge of one or more operating systems
  • Extensive experience with automated testing, including Unit, Regression, Performance and Load Testing
  • Familiarity with automation frameworks (e.g., Ansible, Chef, etc.)
  • Demonstrable experience in Networking technologies (Enterprise IT, SCADA, ABMS)
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Exhibit patience and understanding when working with customers
  • Ability to provide technical guidance and leadership
  • Understanding of DoDAF 2.0 Architectures
  • Extensive knowledge of Project Management Principles
  • Basic understanding of Agile Frameworks (e.g., Scrum, Kanban, etc.)
  • Model Based Systems Engineering experience highly desired

Security Requirements:

  • Must have a SECRET clearance with the ability to obtain an SCI (TS/SCI)

Work Environment:

  • Work environment is administrative office

Education, Certification and Experience Requirements:

  • BS of Computer, Electrical, Environmental, or Mechanical Engineering/Science, or an equivalent combination of education and technical experience
  • 15+ years of Engineering practice in the DoD and/or Commercial industries
  • Professional Engineering (PE) Licensure or INCOSE Certified Systems Engineer Professional (CSEP) certification highly desired. 
  • 8570.01M IAM Level-2 certification 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 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.