Desktop Client Engineer

Clearance Level
Top Secret/SCI
Systems Engineering
Annapolis Junction, Maryland
Colorado Springs, Colorado

REQ#: RQ85023

Travel Required: None
Requisition Type: Regular

Job Description:

Responsible for Desktop Client Engineering and Peripheral Testing, the operating systems software, and its successful integration with the hardware and applications software of the major computing systems across the organization. The successful candidate will have expertise in the development, testing, implementation, troubleshooting, and operations of full life cycle Windows desktop environments to include peripheral devices, secure desktop OS images, core and specialized applications. The candidate should have previously built laptop/desktop images that meet STIG standards, and will be developing baseline images on a regular basis to include the OS, security agents, base GPO settings, as well as additional software profiles as required for multiple user groups. The successful candidate should have experience building images via task sequence method using Microsoft Deployment Tool (MDT) or (preferably) System Center (SCCM).  They will manage a Windows domain, using Active Directory, Group Policy, SCCM, PowerShell, and VMware.

Duties and Responsibilities include:

Will work with the Government end-user community, Government specific software applications, and other Service Areas to ensure best integration of end-use compute across the environment as well as diagnosing issues and providing solutions. While the majority of the endpoints are Windows 7/10, the customer operates a small number of Linux/MacOS devices, and you will be responsible for the full life cycle of these endpoints as well

  • Manages the functionality and efficiency of a group of computers running Windows operating systems
  • Maintains the integrity and security of Desktop Images, Servers and systems.
  • Maintains systems documentation
  • Interacts with users and evaluates vendor products Research and recommends hardware and software, coordinates installation and
  • Provides backup recovery Develops and monitors policies and standards for allocation related to the use of computing resources.
  • Evaluates desktop/ software and hardware technologies and determines how they can best be effectively integrated into the customer’s environment.
  • Develops, tests, deploys, and maintains Group Policy Objects (GPOs) in Microsoft Active Directory (AD) for end user devices which implement STIG and other device and account controls.
  • Develops, tests, and deploys desktop/ images including applications and GPO updates.
  • Designs and integrates new software and hardware into the customer’s environment.
  • Manages anti-virus and malware detection, analysis, and remediation. This includes providing installation, configuration, and support for anti-virus and anti-malware software tools.
  • Manages Data Loss Prevention (DLP) tools for the desktop environment, including installation, configuration, and support for DLP tools.
  • Performs regular operating system and application laptop patching of Microsoft operating systems and applications. This requires experience with the installation, configuration, and use of SCCM
  • Maintains current knowledge of relevant technologies as assigned.
  • Perform research, analysis, and design for all OS systems and the network infrastructure.
  • Develop, implement, and document formal configuration guides as needed.
  • Provide security controls and maintain necessary network/data separation
  • Ensure that essential services are installed on supported versions of OS and keep the versions of the services themselves up to date.
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • BS in Computer Science / System Engineering (or related career field)
  • 8570 Compliant / Sec+ (Mandatory)
  • 5+ years’ experience with DoD systems
  • Experience with DoD vulnerability analysis and Industry Best Business Practices
  • Experience with deploying, configuring, and managing enterprise configuration and application management solutions using Microsoft SCCM
  • Experience with deploying, configuring, and managing enterprise solutions for Windows 7 and 10
  • Experience with developing and enhancing operational procedures and new innovative solutions to address current and emerging IT challenges
  • Experience with Python. PowerShell, and Bash scripting.
  • Familiar with VMware ESXi and VSphere.
  • Familiar with virtualization network on multiple classifications
  • Familiar with Citrix or VMware VDI architecture
  • Must Possess Active DoD TS/SCI Clearance and ability to obtain a CI Poly

The likely salary range for this position is $102,244 - $153,366, 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.

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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.