Systems Engineer (Networks) - Secret clearance w/SSBI (T5) - Dahlgren, VA

Clearance Level
Network Engineering
Dahlgren, Virginia
Onsite Workplace
Key Skills For Success

Computer Servers

Data Communication

Data Communication Networks

Local Area Network (LAN)

Wide Area Network (WAN)

REQ#: RQ146308
Public Trust: None
Requisition Type: Regular
Your Impact

Own your opportunity to work with the largest government agency in the nation. Make an impact by advancing the Department of Defense’s mission to keep our country safe and secure.

Job Description

As a Senior Systems Engineer (Networks), for our NSWC Dahlgren Corporate IT program in Dahlgren, Virginia you will work as part of an integrated multi-disciplinary team providing comprehensive IT support to the entire NSWC Dahlgren organization.

In this role, a typical day will include:

  • Analyzing customer requirements and provide technical solutions to a wide range of difficult problems

  • Performs maintenance and upgrade of networks including servers, routers, switches, firewalls, remote access systems, and networks

  • Maintain network integrity and connectivity while ensuring compliance with policies and maintains system backup and recovery capability

  • Coordinate the acquisition of hardware and software as well as subcontractor services as needed

  • Create plans and configures systems for data communication networks

  • Design and build hardware and software components for computer or telecommunications networks

  • Evaluates new communications technologies to enhance capabilities of the network

  • Maintains current knowledge of relevant technology as assigned

  • May coach and provide guidance to less-experienced professionals

  • May serve as a team or task lead


  • Active DoD Secret clearance w/SSBI (T5)

  • Bachelor's Degree in IT-related field.  Four (4) years of directly relatable experience (above requirement below) can be used in lieu of a degree.

  • Six (6) years of professional experience in relation to design and implementation in local area network (LAN)/ wide area network (WAN) corporate environments using Cisco, Juniper, TCP/IP and VoIP technologies with routers, switches, fiber optics, firewalls and cable plant designs.

  • This position requires IAT Level 2 or higher certifications (Per DoD Directive 8570.01-M or successor)

Desired Qualifications:

  • Previous experience working with Navy or other Department of Defense contracts.

Work Requirements
Years of Experience

5 + 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.