Systems Engineer Advisor - TS/SCI with polygraph required

Clearance Level
Top Secret/SCI
Systems Engineering
Fort Belvoir, Virginia

REQ#: G2019-63590

Designs and defines system architecture for new or existing computer systems

As a System Engineer you will be working with a staff of 60 Operators maintainers and engineers spread across two locations (NoVA and Denver) where you will be part of a real time operation providing special communications to users around the world.   Operations are of the highest priority and you will be working with a team of professionals dedicated to the mission and seeing to it that the user is supported in every way.   Critical thinking and the ability to resolve problems and interact and communicate across the team is essential.   Familiarity with the Intelligence Community customer mission and organization is helpful as you will be working with various support organizations such as the communications directorate and various acquisition offices and contractors that deliver new capabilities on a routine basis.   


More About This Role:

As a System Engineer  you should have familiarity with the Customer System Integration Standards and be able to support acquisition milestones from a site perspective.   The system engineer will work with our staff of Tier 1 and 2 maintainers to evaluate discrepancy reports and provide feedback to acquisition offices to deliver fixes to future deliveries.   The System Engineer will also work with the Cross-site operations staff to continually review system CONOPS for efficiencies and enhancements to mission execution.    Engineering support to maintain the operational baseline to high availability standards is of paramount importance and various Engineering review boards are conducted each month with the various acquisition program offices.   The System engineer will also work with the end customers to discuss performance assessment of current operations and provide insights during user interface meetings. The position is primarily a day position but requires preparations to support government 0830 status meetings and responding to system issues if mission impacts demand a higher level of attention. Participates in special projects as required.



“This role is not yet funded'


Bachelors Degree in Computer Science or a related technical discipline, or the equivalent combination of education, technical certifications or training, or work experience.


8+ years of relevant experience


You'll Bring These Qualifications:

  • Active TS/SCI with Polygraph
  • Must be operations oriented and understand the demands of maintaining mission operations to include on call support.   

Required Skills and Experience:

  • Review system performance and identify system improvement areas
  • Review RFCs submitted by acquisition offices and impact against the site baseline
  • Attend ERBs and communicate status to government engineering staff
  • Maintain a master schedule of integration activity and support factory demonstrations and installation activity
  • Work with the TIER 1 and 2 personnel to understand system issues and help resolve system discrepancies and feedback information to the acquisition offices
  • Perform System Performance Analysis (SPA)
  • Review system maintenance requests from external organizations and assess impacts
  • Attend user interface TEMs to discuss current mission performance and assess future CONOPs
  • Review and develop COOP CONOPs and procedures
  • Experience with configuration management
  • Strong troubleshooting and interpersonal skills in a mission critical operational environment
  • Possess a positive, helpful, and professional demeanor
  • Monitor and track Discrepancy Reports
  • Basic understanding of IT fundamentals – hardware (servers, switches, routers, etc.), software, networks, databases, SAN storage, applications, Virtual machines
  • Experience troubleshooting
  • Basic familiarity with Enterprise Monitoring tools – i.e. Nagios
  • Good written and verbal skills; Experience presenting work to management and peers
  • A highly motivated self-starter working in a fast paced dynamic environment across a wide range of skill sets

These Qualifications Would be Nice to Have:

  • The ability to work and communicate effectively with government project officers and senior leaders.
  • Familiarity with Intelligence Community ground/space systems
  • Familiarity with the Customer System Integration Standards process

" 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.