Systems Engineer (Active Polygraph Required)

Clearance Level
Top Secret SCI + Polygraph
Systems Engineering
Herndon, Virginia

REQ#: RQ112510

Travel Required: Less than 10%
Requisition Type: Regular

We are GDIT. The people supporting and securing some of the most complex government, defense, and intelligence projects across the country. We ensure today is safe and tomorrow is smarter. Our work has meaning and impact on the world around us, but also on us, and that’s important.

GDIT is your place. You make it your own by embracing autonomy, seizing opportunity, and being trusted to deliver your best every day.

We think. We act. We deliver. There is no challenge that we can’t turn into opportunity. And our work depends on a Systems Engineer joining our team to support Government activities in Herndon, VA. . In this role, a typical day will include:


  • Research customer data protection standards and recommend updates as needed.
  • Provide Operations and Maintenance support for customer’s commercial encryption products and services.
  • Support end users with installation and application issues for supported products to include occasional local travel.
  • Document and perform system updates and configuration changes for customer’s commercial encryption systems.
  • Conduct Technical Exchange Meetings with project teams and Information System Security Managers to recommend encryption applications to satisfy security policies and program requirements.
  • Provide assessments of current or planned implementations of encryption products and services to determine proper application and configuration to provide the intended levels of protection.
  • Perform market research and product evaluations to develop recommendations for commercial encryption products.
  • Support the integration of commercial encryption products into the existing IT structure.
  • Keep up with technological developments and support any new commercial encryption needs.
  • Support the implementation of new technologies and enhancement of enterprise capabilities to support risk governance.
  • Work with other customer organizations to understand workflow and data collection/reporting requirements in order to provide the government with risk governance capabilities.
  • Provide continuity of operations (COOP) support for the customer’s enterprise data protection products.


  • Experience with system administration and networking, including Linux, UNIX, and Windows administration
  • In-depth understanding of the encryption key management life cycle, (e.g., generation, escrow, archive, transport, etc.).
  • In-depth understanding of key creation, distribution, management, and escrow and recovery.
  • Experience operating and maintaining enterprise level encryption solutions in a production environment.
  • Familiarity with various data formats (e.g., xml, rtf, etc.), data fields, and applications interfaces to effectively collaborate with other project teams, and keep up with new technological developments to support ongoing cryptographic needs.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of FIPS 140-1 and FIPS 140-2.
  • Demonstrated experience advising functional and administration teams on design, development, and overall best security practices for encryption products.
  • Knowledge and ability to research, assess, and make recommendations regarding commercial encryption technologies, as well as how to integrate, implement, test, deploy and support within the Sponsor’s environment.
  • Knowledge with and practical experience administering commercial encryption products.
  • Demonstrated experience developing documentation to meet security requirements and guidance.
  • In-depth understanding of commercial encryption, hash and digital signature algorithms to include the following families: AES, DES, RSA, EC, SHA, MD, etc.
  • Ability to support rotating pager duty


  • Demonstrated experience managing relevant operating system security (Windows, Solaris, Linux, etc.).
  • Knowledge of and practical experience with the Sponsor’s Enterprise Encryption solutions.
  • Understanding of Commercial Solutions for Sponsor standards.
  • Demonstrated experience with structured and unstructured databases.
  • Extensive knowledge of theories, principles, and practices in one or more of the technical or engineering fields: computer engineering, electrical engineering, information technology, mathematics, or computer science.
  • Demonstrated experience working with Amazon Web Services (AWS) architecture and other cloud computing environments.
  • Cyber security/Encryption related education and certification(s), such as:
    CISSP – Certified Information Systems Security Professional
     CEH – Certified Ethical Hacker
     MCSE – Microsoft Certified System Engineer
    VCP VMware Certified Professional or similar
  • Demonstrated experience with the Sponsor’s policies, directives, and standards.






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 the status of the federal contractor mandate and 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.