IT Cloud Systems Engineer (Active Polygraph Required)

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

AWS CloudFormation

Cloud Applications



Systems Integration

REQ#: RQ144699
Public Trust: None
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

Seize your opportunity to make a personal impact as an IT Cloud Systems Engineer supporting customer activities. GDIT is your place to make meaningful contributions to challenging projects and grow a rewarding career.

At GDIT, people are our differentiator. As an IT Cloud Systems Engineer, you will help ensure today is safe and tomorrow is smarter. Our work depends on an IT Cloud Systems Engineer joining our highly skilled team to be a premier provider of cyber security services to the customer.  We provide consummate cyber security risk management “as a service” platform across multiple fabrics and centers.  We have responsibility to ensure operational IT capabilities provide the client with necessary timeliness, accuracy and security of information demanded from all our highly professional roles. Be the change, lead our change – join us!


  • Be a part of our team of technical cloud computing professionals by providing highly skilled DevSecOps Engineering experience
  • Participate in iterative software development teams with adherence to all reporting requirements
  • Meet with stakeholders, analyze requirements, user stories, and related artifacts to determine technical specifications for the system environments
  • Coordinate with technical teams responsible for the cloud hosting infrastructures to establish and maintain the environments used by the program for development, testing, and deployment of the demonstration capability and the final production system
  • Administer Linux/Unix systems
  • Review and maintain environments at the latest security posture
  • Ensure environment and server layout and configuration adhere to industry standards and best practices
  • Remediate app/package installations
  • Rapidly prototype to refine system requirements and technical specifications of the system and its operating environments
  • Design and implement cloud application (Azure/AWS) architecture

Develop enterprise and solution-level architectural designs

  • Apply knowledge of infrastructure as code design, management, and version control techniques
  • Utilize project management skills and/or project-based work structures, project lifecycle models, etc.
  • Implement system and software quality assurance best practices and methodologies
  • Confidently use AWS CloudFormation
  • Build, migrate, and test AWS cloud environments and integrations
  • Develop templates or scripts to automate everyday developer or operations functions
  • Create new automation to expand and maintain cloud hosting
  • Monitor and maintain multiple cloud infrastructure environments based on client requirements
  • Identify new tools and processes to improve cloud platforms
  • Develop, test, and monitor connections to interfacing systems such as data feeds from numerous organizations and user interactions from other sponsor organizations
  • Coordinate the integration of enterprise services to be consumed/used by the sponsor system
  • Develop technical documentation and briefing materials to support program status reviews, control gates, and other presentations as directed by program management


  • Education: Bachelors (Computer engineering, Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Information systems, Information Technology, Cybersecurity, or a closely related discipline)
  • Required Experience: 4+ yrs
  • Required Technical Skills:
  • Linux/Unix systems administration
  • Cloud application (AWS/Azure) architecture
  • AWS CloudFormation
  • Large scale system integration
  • Experience with Splunk and Flexnet

Desired Technical Skills:

  • Scripting to automate developer or operations functions
  • Developing enterprise and solution-level architectural designs
  • Experience with JIRA, Confluence, and other project management tools
  • Security Clearance Level: TS/SCI with active polygraph
  • Location: Bethesda, MD - On Customer Site



  • 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

4 + years of related experience

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

Travel Required

Less than 10%


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.