Data Center Engineer Interim Secret -TS/SCI

Clearance Level
Interim Secret
Data Center Infrastructure
Sterling, Virginia

REQ#: RQ89341

Travel Required: 10-25%
Requisition Type: Regular

Data Center Engineer

Sterling/Rosslyn, VA

We are GDIT. We support and secure some of the most complex government, defense, and intelligence projects across the country. At GDIT, cyber security is not just a singular part of our mission—it connects every one of us because it’s embedded into every aspect of what we do. 

GDIT is your place. You make it your own by bringing your ideas and unique perspective to our culture. By owning your opportunity at GDIT, you are helping us ensure today is safe and tomorrow is smarter. Our work depends on a Data Center Engineer joining our team to support Department of State activities.

Frequent Travel Data Centers. 

At GDIT, people are our differentiator. As a Data Center Engineer supporting Department of State Commercial Solutions for Classified deployment, you will be trusted to work on cyber innovative and future solutions. In this role, a typical day will include: 

  • Collaborating with Department of State to implement Commercial Solutions for Classified (CSfC) Mobility Access (MA) Capability Package (CP)
  • Developing related documentation and training materials
  • Interacting with employees, vendors, and other internal technical teams to resolve technical issues
  • Evaluating, installing, configuring, and managing data center COTS products
  • Ability to contribute to and work with a high performing team in a collaborative effort.
  • Support change management tasking relative to the security policies associated with the endpoint security solutions that you support.
  • Work closely with your manager to ensure tasks are executed on time.
  • Ensure documentation relative to the supported data center products, procedures, services, etc., are written and centrally accessible.
  • Create and monitor reporting for compliance.
  • Ability to understand & troubleshoot complex situations and apply solutions successfully without reducing the security posture of the company.
  • Supply expert knowledge in the move or fit-out of a new classified data center instance.
  • Provide and drive extensive server/appliance racking, installing and baseline configuration hands on support.
  • Have extensive knowledge of the requirements for establishing and maintaining a SCIF approved data center instance.
  • Be able to manage the project from requirements gathering through to final authorization of the center to operate.
  • Have experience with redundancy and load balancing across multiple data center locations.
  • Design, build, maintain, monitor, and support infrastructure environments and data center facilities.
  • Act as technical liaison between the IT Infrastructure team and Business owner to provide insight into upcoming implementations and strategies including validation of ongoing solutions supportability.
  • Work across teams to ensure IT system upgrades, deployments and maintenance are conducted with minimal impact to the operation.
  • Continuously monitor and evaluate IT Infrastructure security, providing ongoing recommendations and reporting any issues when appropriate.
  • Participate in design, implementation and execution of backup and disaster recovery.
  • Define, implement, and monitor solutions and tools that automate and alert on systems and network performance and issues.
  • Plan, develop, organize, write, edit, and keep current documentation including project plans, project proposals, technical operation documentation, procedure documentation, network diagrams, data flow diagrams, technical support documentation, and scope of work documentation.
  • Complete risk management tasks for areas of responsibility or as assigned including but not limited to: required risk assessments are completed and revisited at required intervals; all vendor management due diligence, risk assessments, monitoring and other documentation is completed for new and existing technology vendors as required.


  • Bachelors degree and minimum 8 years of relevant experience, including 6 years in Information technology field. Additional years of relevant experience and/or technology certifications may be considered in lieu of degree. This should include 2+ years of data center move-in experience.
  • Must be eligible to obtain a Top Secret/SCI Clearance at time of hire
  • Experience racking and installing PowerEdge R240/R640, Unity XT 380 NAS, Avocent ACS, Cisco DNA, Juniper SRX, Cisco Catalyst, Firepower, ForcePoint, VMware, and other standard CSfC approved servers and appliances.
  • Experience working at Department of State
  • Proficiency at working in a dynamic and disbursed team-based environment

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.