Software Systems Specialist, with Polygraph

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

REQ#: RQ94166

Travel Required: None
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 Mission Software Developer joining our team to support Government activities at Herndon, Virginia.

At GDIT, people are our differentiator. As a Software Systems Specialist (Splunk) supporting the customer, you will be trusted to work in an operational environment developing recording and monitoring metrics from Splunk. In this role, a typical day will include:

  • Candidate will work in a collaborative team environment
  • Requirements Management and tracking
  • Reviewing and adjusting log collecting procedures.
  • Aiding in consolidating and analyzing log data, and analyzing the group’s baseline network activity.
  • This resource would be integrated into a broader team of developers and engineers who ensure efficient network performance.


  • Education: Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Engineering, or a related technical discipline, or the equivalent combination of education, technical certifications or training, or work experience.
  • Minimum of 10 years related experience.
  • Technical Skills: Splunk (searches and reports, dashboards and pivots, data models, field extractions and tranmsformation, statistical queries, evaluation commands, lookups, tags, macros workflows and Regular Expressions (regex).
  • Experience with various log formats, syslog, JSON, XML, and log transport mechanism.
  • Experience with network logs and their content, eg. tcpdump, firewall logs, access logs.
  • Experience with CVE databases, able to enrich Splunk data with vulnerability reports.
  • Security Clearance Level: Top Secret/SCI with Polygraph

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Self-starter
  • 2 Years experience with a scripting language, Bash, Perl or Python
  • Aws and network security


  • Alignment to a mission-critical role that directly impacts the customer’s ability to effectively execute its mission.
  • Direct engagement with contractor leadership that centers upon career development/mobility, enhanced performance evaluation, and corporate information sharing & networking opportunities.
  • Placement on a dynamic team of talented professionals that organically fosters an environment of innovation, collaboration, and trust.

Analyzes information from system users and develops strategic solutions that meet the scope and objectives of the system along with addressing system needs. May provide guidance to less experienced personnel. Exercises independent judgement and works with very limited supervision.

Prepares highly complex flow charts, models, and procedures and conducts feasibility studies to design possible system solutions.

Advises less experienced employees on form design and layout activities.

Advises less experienced employees on the preparation of systems specification.

Uses advanced knowledge to develop technical documentation to guide system users and to assist with the ongoing operation, maintenance, and development of systems.

Recognized subject matter expert in job area typically through advanced education and work experience. Establishes operational plans. Manages large projects which will have medium to large impact on the company. Problems faced are difficult and often complex. Work performed is critical to the organization.

Independently performs advanced analysis and systems designs along with providing guidance to less experienced personnel.

May coach and review the work of less-experienced professionals.

May serve as a team or task leader. (Not a people manager)

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS: BA/BS (or equivalent experience), 10+ years of experience


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.