DMDC Lead Systems Engineer

Clearance Level
Systems Engineering
San Antonio, Texas
Hybrid Workplace
Key Skills For Success

Application Migration

Cloud Architectures

Systems Engineering

REQ#: RQ146471
Requisition Type: Pipeline
Your Impact

Own your opportunity to work with the largest government agency in the nation. Make an impact by advancing the Department of Defense’s mission to keep our country safe and secure.

Job Description

Lead Systems Engineer

Deliver simple solutions to complex problems as a Lead Systems Engineer at GDIT. Here, you’ll tailor cutting-edge solutions to the unique requirements of our clients. With a career in application development, you’ll make the end user’s experience your priority and we’ll make your career growth ours. You will be working in a rewarding, mission focused environment providing enterprise IT services and technical solutions to users within the Continental United States (CONUS) and Outside CONUS (OCONUS). Your efforts will help transform the enterprise through automation and migration of mission-critical applications to the cloud.  This position requires minimal travel. 

At GDIT, people are our differentiator. As a Lead Systems Engineer you will help ensure today is safe and tomorrow is smarter. Our work depends on Lead Systems Engineer joining our team to join a group within the Defense Division which is responsible for engineering and delivering enterprise IT and infrastructure solutions across the DoD.  You, as a recognized industry expert, will have the opportunity to not only contribute technical and leadership expertise on this program, but to lead teams and engineering disciplines across the business as your career grows.  You will apply industry best practices and make recommendations on automation tools and capabilities to create efficiencies and reduce overall labor costs. Superior communication, leadership skills, and knowledge of engineering functions and responsibilities are required along with the ability to interface with other teams in program execution.  Leading the engineering team, you will specifically, 


  • Plan, direct, and manage day-to-day activities of the engineering team 

  • Develop systems engineering processes for the planning, integration, test, configuration management, and deployment of customer applications 

  • Provide technical services to identify, test, and document hardware and software solutions 

  • Perform COTS hardware and software market analysis and  

  • Propose upgrades or new hardware and software items to current programs in Engineering Change Proposals 

  • Create status reports and briefings 

  • Assume responsibility for engineering projects and provide input and status to the program Integrated Master Schedule (IMS) 

  • Represent the GDIT team in providing solutions to complex technical problems 


  • Minimum Secret security clearance with ability to obtain a Top Secret clearance.  [Single Source Background Investigation (SSBI) / Tier 5 (T5)]. 
  • Candidates must maintain the clearance. 
  • Ten (10+) years of applicable work experience as a systems engineer  
  •  BA/BS in an engineering or computer science field 
  • Familiarity with cloud architectures, such as Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI) 
  • Self-starter with ability to work independently and with teammates and stakeholders 
  • Experience developing and supporting system integration processes, such as:  Configuration Management, Software Release Management, Patch Management, Change Management, and Deployment Management  
  • Experience managing Integration and Test environments 
  • Experience with cloud service delivery and application migrations (Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI) and AWS Cloud are preferred) 
  • IAT Level II

Preferred Skills:

  • Experience providing systems engineering to DoD organizations in the NIPRNET and SIPRNET environments. 
  • Master’s degree in a technical field 
  • Five (5+) years of experience in the DoD with systems engineering focus 
  • Experience implementing ServiceNow (including tool integration, automation and runbooks) 
  • Experience implementing a Single-Pane-of-Glass (SPoG) or centralized “dashboard of dashboards” 
  • Experience implementing automation to create operational efficiencies across the enterprise
  •  Level III Information Assurance System Architect and Engineer (IASAE) certification (DoD 8570.01-M) 
  • One or more computer environment certifications (e.g., EMC, Microsoft, Juniper, Cisco, VMware, IBM, Oracle, etc.) 
  • Cloud Certifications 
  • ITILv3/4 Foundation 
  • Location: Hybrid
  • US Citizenship Required


  • Full-flex work week to own your priorities at work and at home

  • 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


CISSP: Certified Information Systems Security Professional - (ISC)2

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.