IT Technical Lead

Clearance Level
Software Development
Remote, Based in USA

REQ#: RQ104605

Travel Required: Less than 10%
Public Trust: Other
Requisition Type: Regular

GDIT is your place. You make it your own. Bring your creativity to help us find simple solutions to complex problems. By owning your opportunity at GDIT, you’ll play an essential part in preparing our nation for the future. Our work depends on a Technical IT Lead joining our team to support the Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS) program.  VAERS is a post-marketing surveillance system that monitors adverse events that occur after a vaccine has been administered. 

This is a remote based role; Candidates must live in the US and strong preference for candidates in the DMV.

In this role, a typical day will include:

  • Identify and track issues, concerns, and opportunities for improvement of the VAERS projects
  • Identify and direct resolution of complex hardware/software interface issues
  • Identify customer requirements, analyze alternatives, and conduct product recommendations related to software, platform, and network configurations.
  • Prepare reports on analyses, findings, and project progress, and present results to management and/or customer
  • Conduct Change Control Board (CCB) meetings and maintain project schedule.
  • Serve as subject-matter expert who can easily liaise between IT and other VAERS operations departments.
  • Advise GDIT/TSS hardware engineers on machine characteristics that affect software systems, such as storage capacity, processing speed, memory, and input/output requirements
  • Develop logical and physical technology documentation for existing or proposed systems.
  • Work with the GDIT/TSS team to plan a VAERS cloud migration from an on-premises datacenter
  • Require and support VAERS use of secure coding practices to ensure protection of all PHI/PII.
  • Translate business requirements into architecture and design artifacts that ultimately constitutes the blueprint for a solution.  Recommend solutions that are secure, robust, and align VAERS project roadmap.
  • Work with the solutions development team to design, develop and implement software solutions for the CDC and the FDA that meet business goals and objectives.


  • BA/BS Degree in related field and 5+ years relevant experience
  • Experience leading a team contracting with the US Federal Government
  • Experience with Agile Scrum, Kanban, and Waterfall delivery methods for software systems
  • Experience with a Cloud Migration, especially secure data migration and cost benefit analysis
  • Well-versed in security as it relates to customer applications and services.
  • Experience providing mentorship and training to staff; ability to work in a team environment
  • Excellent written and oral communications skills
  • Experience working with leadership, technical staff, and client to identify best solutions
  • Ability to obtain Position of Trust (POT) clearance required
  • US Citizen or Permanent Resident

Preferred Skills/Qualifications:

  • ColdFusion or Java Background
  • CDC or Federal Health Experience
  • Comfortable working independently and hands-on to prototype and evaluate custom and third-party solutions and improve customer experience


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

This position requires being fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by January 18, 2022 or the start date, if after January 18. Individuals who work in or reside in Florida, Montana, Tennessee, Texas, or work outside of the United States may be excluded from this requirement.

The likely salary range for this position is $124,000 - $186,000, 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.