Systems Engineer Expert – TS/SCI + Poly

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

Agile Methodology





REQ#: RQ143205
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

Work with cutting-edge applications that help advance the mission as a Systems Engineer at GDIT. Your work will have you fully immersed in our client’s domain in order to deliver simple solutions for their complex needs. At GDIT, you’ll prioritize the client while we prioritize your career.  

At GDIT, people are our differentiator. As a Systems Engineer, you will help ensure today is safe and tomorrow is smarter. Our work depends on Systems Engineer joining our team to impact the client’s mission.


  • Customer is seeking a Systems Engineer to join our team and work with our engineering team to optimize, implement, and maintain our organization’s cloud-based systems. Responsibilities include deploying and debugging systems, as well as executing new cloud initiatives. Successful candidate will have extensive experience engineering efficient continuous integration and continuous delivery pipelines and developing strategic plans to introduce or improve cloud best practices. Candidate will have documented experience working with Bash, Python and Puppet to provision cloud-based infrastructure.  


  • Required Experience:
  • Ability to design, develop, and deploy modular cloud-based systems.
  • Experience in developing software using languages such as Java, Python.
  • Excellent programming skills to ensure the proper interpretation and implementation of code.
  • Experience with DevOps/Platforms: Amazon Web Services (S3, RDS, EC2, ECS, Lambda, SQS, SNS, CloudFormation, etc.), Docker, Ansible, Puppet. 
  • Documented experience with open-source technology, software development and system engineering.
  • Demonstrated experience utilizing DevOps tools, such as GitHub and Jenkins, to enable continuous integration and continuous delivery.
  • Identify, analyze, and resolve infrastructure vulnerabilities and application deployment issues.
  • Regularly review existing systems and make recommendations for improvements and cost efficiencies.
  • Develop and maintain cloud solutions in accordance with customer best practices and guidance.
  • Demonstrated experience working with Agile Scrum based development team. 
  • Interact with clients, provide cloud support, and make recommendations based on customer needs.
  • Strong understanding of web services, API, REST.
  • Demonstrated experience working with Agile Scrum based development team. 
  • 15+ years of related experience
  • Security Clearance Level: TS/SCI + Poly

Preferred Skills:

  • Familiar with Assessment & Authorization process and associated artifact collection process
  • Able to troubleshoot and support COTS and GOTS applications within a Windows/Azure hosted environment.

Location: On Site


  • Full-flex work week to own your priorities at work
  • 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 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.