Senior Application Engineer Team Lead

Clearance Level
Systems Engineering
Fort Eustis, Virginia

REQ#: RQ80263

Travel Required: Less than 10%
Public Trust: NACLC (T3)
Requisition Type: Pipeline


  • Responsible for the overall design and day-to-day management of the application engineering team and guides the successful completion of major engineering projects.
  • Responsible for team management of the application engineering efforts. Oversees the efforts of less senior staff and/or be responsible for the efforts of all staff assigned to a specific job.
  • Performs high-level systems analysis, evaluation, design, integration, documentation, and implementation of very complex application that require a thorough knowledge of administrative and technical skills.
  • Performs advanced systems design, development, and integration from the start of a systems life cycle to the end.
  • Directs and participates in all phases of system development with emphasis on planning, analysis, evaluation, integration, testing and acceptance phases (IV&V and DT&E).
  • Applies higher-level business or technical principles and methods to very difficult technical problems to arrive at automated engineering solution.
  • Designs and prepares technical reports and related documentation, and makes charts and graphs to record results.
  • Prepare and deliver presentations and briefings as required by the Task Order.
  • Responsible for ensuring the quality and services delivered for particular task(s) for which this skill is performing the Task Leader position.
  • Works on high-visibility or mission critical aspects of a given program and performs all functional duties independently.
  • Ability to prepare project management charts/plans that depict work assignments and completion schedules. Prepares and maintains all documentation for processes and procedures related to engineering projects.
  • Performs continual maintenance and provides advanced solutions for continual and highly complex security, backup and redundancy problems.
  • Invents innovative ways to drive production operational efficiency
  • Drives scalability and operability of supported systems/infrastructure
  • Provides system/equipment/specialized training and technical guidance.

Unique/Additional Requirements

  • Excellent problem solving, analytical, and decision-making capabilities, including understanding user requirements, troubleshooting technical issues, successfully resolving issues and challenges, and developing creative solutions for process improvement
  • Must have programming knowledge in C#, and in Microsoft .NET and SQL environments. 
  • Experience with SharePoint
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Excellent documentation skills
  • Strong organizational and collaborative skills
  • Strong teamwork and engagement as a project team member.
  • Ability to assimilate information rapidly, motivated to self-study new requirements
  • Maintains current knowledge of rapidly changing technology, always on the lookout for new technologies, and works with management to evolve current processes.
  • Ability to work under time constraints 
  • Adapt to changes in requirements and new projects
  • Maintain and update certification requirements within 6 months of a version change applicable to the program
  • Willing to perform other duties as assigned


  • Requires a MA/MS Degree.

Certification Requirements

  • Microsoft Technology Associate (MTA) or equivalent certification.
  • COMPTIA Security + CE
  • Must have passed the most current Microsoft Certification Exam within the last five years for SQL Server.

Clearance Requirements:

  • Must have a minimum of fully adjudicated Secret clearance confirmed within JPAS.

 Work Location:

  • Client Site, Ft. Eustis, VA
  • Hours of Operation are 0630-1730 M-F
  • Some flexibility may be required to cover when others are out of office
  • No telework allowed



  • Occasional travel may be required – normally less than 10%
    • Seattle, WA – Feb timeframe (5-day Conference)
    • Ft. Lauderdale, FL – Aug timeframe (4-day Conference)
    • Anaheim, CA – Sept-Oct timeframe (3/5-day Conference)
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.