Lead Systems Engineer

Clearance Level
Top Secret/SCI
Systems Engineering
Pensacola, Florida

REQ#: G2019-66672

Travel Required: 10-25%

General Dynamic Information Technology’s (GDIT’s) has an opportunity for a Lead Systems Engineer working within the Defense Division, supporting an exciting new DoD program in Pensacola, Florida.  We are seeking a proven technologist with experience providing innovative approaches to complex information technology (IT) and cybersecurity engineering domains. 

The Lead Systems Engineer will:

  • Develop engineering assessments of different configurations, including the review of work products for correctness
  • Ensure adherence to the design concept and to user standards for progress in accordance with schedules.
  • Makes recommendations, for approval of major systems installations.
  • Coordinates with the Project and/or Program Manager to ensure problem solution and user satisfaction
  • Prepares milestone status reports and deliveries/presentations on the system concept to colleagues, subordinates, and end user representatives

Detailed duties will include providing approaches that embrace:

  • Loose Coupling Engineering Principles
  • Modular Open Systems Architecture Where Practicable
  • Vendor Agnostic Where Practical
  • Data Sharing, Control, and Enrichment
  • Agile Paradigm w/ DevSecOps
  • Ease w/ Mission Scope Transition (as Advised by the Government)

Technologies, techniques and frameworks desired:

  • Requirements definition methodologies including Agile User/System stories and traditional detailed requirements definition specifications
  • CI/CD fundamentals and infrastructure automation using scripting and APIs for automating and orchestrating system instances
  • Virtualization technologies including VMWare, Docker, Kubernetes, VDI
  • Firm knowledge and understanding of networking principles, technologies, and techniques
  • Data and storage management best practices using a variety of commercial and Cloud solutions
  • Understanding of the NIST RMF Framework and familiarity with the DoD ATO/A&A process
  • Best practice in scalability, availability, observability and sustainability of architected solutions
  • Familiarity with Enterprise Architecture constructs including DODAF
  • Understand and can apply PKI and security overlays like Single Sign On to runtime environments


MA or MS in a technical discipline preferred


At least 15 years' experience supporting operations for a global organization

IAT Level III preferred - CASP+ CE or CCNP Security or CISA or CISSP (or Associate) or GCED or GCIH

Significant experience working with Enterprise level customers

Strong communication, leadership, and organizational skills

Clearance level: Top Secret/SCI

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.