Systems Engineer- Secret- Springfield, VA

Clearance Level
Systems Engineering
Springfield, Virginia

REQ#: RQ101877

Travel Required: None
Requisition Type: Regular

Systems Architect
Secret Clearance required, TS/SCI preferred
Springfield/Fairfax, VA

Please take this opportunity to join one of GDIT’s fastest long-standing growing programs!  US Battlefield Information Collection and Exploitation System eXtended (US BICES-X) is a cutting edge program supporting DoD intelligence information sharing on current and emerging global threats to mission and coalition partners and emerging nations. With an internationally dispersed team supporting each combatant command, the US BICES-X team is in direct support of the war fighter and their missions. We are seeking a creative and driven professional with a passion for solving real world challenges on a cross-functional, fast paced team. 


  • Create, configure, and maintain Cisco ISE authentication policies.
  • Troubleshoot device authentication on the network.
  • May perform systems design, development, and integration from the start of a systems life cycle to retirement.
  • Securely configure supplicant, authenticator, and authentication servers.
  • Performs systems modeling, simulation, and analysis.
  • Performs continual maintenance of security, including backup and redundancy strategies.
  • Prepares and maintains documentation for processes and procedures related to engineering and operations projects.
  • Maintains current knowledge of rapidly changing technology.
  • May be required to work outside of “normal” work hours to include weekends and holidays.
  • May be required to support operations in austere and/or remote locations.


Required Qualifications:

  • Must have hands-on experience with Cisco ISE policy servers.
  • Must understand 802.1X ports and protocols.
  • Must understand systems and networks authentication protocols and how they work together.
  • Must understand ICAM principles and enforcement techniques.
  • Must understand certificate services with regard to user and device authentication.
  • Must understand connectivity between devices and be able to troubleshoot problems as they arise.
  • Must demonstrate knowledge of the principles, methods, and techniques used in systems analysis and support.
  • Must possess and maintain a US Secret Security Clearance.
  • Must meet 8570.1 IAT Level 2 certification requirements at time of hire.
  • May require professional certification in one or more specific technologies, depending on job assignment
  • Bachelor’s Degree in related technical discipline, or the equivalent combination of education, technical

Preferred Qualifications:

  • CCNA/CCNP Security certification(s).
  • Experience with authentication principles, methods, and techniques used in Microsoft Server 2016 and above along with RHEL 7 and above.
  • Experience with tools such as Sailpoint, CyberArk, and SecureAuth.
  • Experience with PKI and HSM.

The work is typically performed in an office environment, which requires normal safety precautions; work may require some physical effort in the handling of light materials, boxes or equipment

The above job description is not intended to be, nor should it be construed as, exhaustive of all responsibilities, skills, efforts, or working conditions associated with this job

Requests for reasonable accommodations will be considered to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the principal (essential) functions of this job

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.

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.