Technical Ops Lead Systems Engineer- TS/SCI w/Poly

Clearance Level
Top Secret SCI + Polygraph
Systems Engineering
McLean, Virginia
Onsite Workplace
Key Skills For Success

People Management


System Engineering

Team Management

REQ#: RQ143131
Requisition Type: Regular
Your Impact

Own your opportunity to serve as a critical component of our nation’s safety and security. Make an impact by using your expertise to protect our country from threats.

Job Description

Technical Ops Lead Systems Engineer

Ensure the safety and security of our nation as a Technical Ops Lead Systems Engineer at GDIT. You’ll apply the latest technology and provide operational support to deliver actionable intelligence for the Intelligence Community. Here, your work will have meaning and impact as you deliver your best every day.

At GDIT, people are our differentiator. As the Technical Ops Lead Systems Engineer, you will help ensure today is safe and tomorrow is smarter. Our work depends on the Technical Ops Lead Systems Engineer joining our team to lead a mission critical team that supports the deployment of systems and capabilities centered on our comprehensive motion imagery software suite. The Technical Ops Lead Systems Engineer will focus on ensuring the mission is met while upgrading to cutting-edge technologies in full motion video (FMV) of the programs technical vision.


  • As the Ops Lead, manage team priorities against daily mission needs in coordination with the Customer’s staff lead
  • Coordinate and work with the customer’s network engineering group, as needed, to resolve any networking or firewall issue.
  • Coordinate and work with the GDIT systems engineering group, as needed, to resolve any system issue.
  • Report information through weekly site communications group meetings, weekly status reports, and monthly logs to team members and management
  • Perform Microsoft SQL Server database maintenance on a mission critical system
  • Support analysts performing Full Motion Video TCPED and various phases of exploitation
  • Generate and manage Public Key Infrastructure certificates
  • Support the following OS and software: MS Windows 10, Windows Server 2019, Active Directory, MS Office Suites, VMWare, vSphere, VCeneter 7
  • Dashboard creation and analytic monitoring using either Splunk or Elastic Stack
  • Create new guidance documents and update existing guidance documents for major efforts.
  • Integrate software monitoring tools that support helpdesk understanding and resolving issues.
  • Utilize the customer’s Test & Training environment with real mission data to test software prior to implementing in production.


  • Skilled at applying and executing highly advanced technologies, principles, theories and concepts
  • Strong ability to work with leadership team to plan and execute tactical and strategic efforts
  • Strong ability to lead, mentor, and motivate experienced technical staff
  • Subject matter expert (SME) in one discipline/field and developing working knowledge in adjacent disciplines/fields
  • Proficient understanding and application of engineering principles, concepts, practices, and standards
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate issues, impacts, and corrective actions
  • Demonstrated ability to easily and effectively communicate project topics to a diverse audience
  • Demonstrated ability to clearly report relevant information
  • Demonstrated ability to anticipate technology, process, and skill needs


  • A Bachelor’s of Science in Engineering, a related specialized area or field and a minimum of 15 years of relevant experience or a Master's degree and a minimum of 8 years of relevant experience
  • Proven problem-solving skills in complex environments
  • Location: McLean customer location


  • 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

15 + years of related experience

* may vary based on technical training, certification(s), or degree

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.