Senior Windows Engineer

Clearance Level
Systems Engineering
Rockville, Maryland

REQ#: RQ70170

Travel Required: None
Public Trust: NACLC (T3)
Requisition Type: Regular

We are seeking a Windows Systems Engineer to join our team to support the National Institutes of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) in Rockville, MD. As a Systems Engineer, you will collaborate with product owners to design and deploy business applications and scientific products. You will have extensive knowledge of supporting a traditional Windows server environment with a drive towards adopting cloud technologies.

You will be part of a team of engineers focusing on expanding enterprise hosting capabilities, focusing on new tools, technologies, and infrastructure as code. You’ll help automate and streamline our operations and processes, and further adopt DevOps best practices.

This position is 100% remote now but will require onsite work in Rockville, MD when normal client operations resume.

In this role, a typical day will include:

  • Collaborating with software developers in designing solutions to host and deploy custom business and scientific applications
  • Joining sprint or ad hoc meetings to discuss requirements for products and brainstorm new technical solutions
  • Working closely with other Engineers to enhance and expand fundamental capabilities offered in the hosting environment. including infrastructure as code and containerized or serverless workloads
  • Attending a daily stand-up meeting to report your accomplishments, plans for the day, and any roadblocks you encountered.  Your team will do the same, giving you an opportunity to understand and contribute to other ongoing initiatives
  • Identifying monolithic applications hosted on-prem prime for refactoring into a micro-service architecture hosted in containers or using serverless workloads 
  • Maintaining, supporting and troubleshooting a traditional on-prem Windows Server Environment

What GDIT Can Offer You

  • Opportunity to engineer technical solutions in support of critical scientific research
  • Opportunity to implement best practices and influence technology change
  • Ability to see the business impact of technology
  • Ability to expand your cloud infrastructure knowledge and adoption of DevOps best practices

Required Qualifications:

  • BA/BS or equivalent and five years related experience
  • Extensive knowledge of Windows Server 20012 through Windows Server 2019 operating systems
  • Knowledge of core IT systems (Active Directory, DNS, DHCP, NTFS, SNMP, TCP/IP)
  • Strong Windows Server troubleshooting skills
  • Experience with deploying, maintaining and troubleshooting .Net and IIS applications
  • Experience with monitoring tools, such as SolarWinds or New Relic
  • Extensive knowledge of using PowerShell to automate tasks
  • Must be able to obtain a NIH Public Trust

Desired Qualifications:

  • Experience with Azure DevOps (CI/CD pipelines), Azure Web Apps and GitHub
  • Experience with AWS and commonly used services, such as EC2, S3, Route 53, and RDS
  • Experience with infrastructure as code and automation/configuration management using either Cloud Formation or Terraform to define infrastructure standards for cloud services.
  • A good understanding of programming languages, such as PHP, Python, Perl, and/or Ruby


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.