Systems Operations Specialist, with Polygraph

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

REQ#: RQ92567

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 Systems Operations Specialist joining our team to support Government activities in Herndon, Virginia.

As a Systems Operations Specialist supporting the customer, a typical day will include performing routine computer operations and maintenance (O&M) tasks, and/or work on operating system software, and its successful integration with the hardware and applications software.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Working knowledge of existing server technologies, Linux, UNIX or Windows operating systems, as required by individual position.
  • Expert knowledge of MVS, UNIX, Linux and Windows technology.
  • Expert knowledge of EIT and supported utility and security applications.
  • Performs systems integration activities.
  • Conducts Analysis of Alternatives (AoAs), Course of Actions (CoAs), Trade Studies and Engineering Assessments.
  • Working knowledge of multiple specialties such as operating systems, e-mail or database platforms, storage technologies, or hardware support.
  • Demonstrated strategic technical planning, project management, performance engineering, risk management and interface design.
  • Operates at the level of integrating multiple systems, services, processes and interfaces across organizational boundaries.
  • Ability to effectively function in a multi-system and/or multi-application environment.
  • Knowledge of Contracting’s Officer’s Technical Representative concepts and principles.
  • Working knowledge of Project Management concepts and principles.
  • Knowledge of operating systems, organization’s operating environment, network requirements, and ability to anticipate impact on respective operating systems.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills in order to articulate complex technicals concepts to both technical and non-technical audiences.
  • Ability to diagnose and resolve routing technical problems by using various utility applications.
  • Support continuous process improvements, configuration management efforts, design and development reviews, requirement definition and tracking activities, and general systems engineering consultations.
  • Lead problem decomposition exercises to scope large-scale challenges into actionable steps.
  • Demonstrate and share benefits of following systems engineering concepts.
  • Deep dive into technical areas to represent program at demos and other stakeholder meetings.
  • Support risk analysis discussions
  • Serve as technical consultant and participant in testing activities.


  • Education: Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, Engineering, Business or a technical discipline related to the specific skill, or the equivalent combination of education, technical certifications or training, or work experience.
  • Minimum of 10 years related experience.
  • AWS Cloud
  • Virtual Computing
  • Security Clearance Level: Top Secret/SCI with Polygraph


  • 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.

Develops advanced technical solutions for the management of software, hardware, configurations, and architectures. Provides interpretation to systems matters that are highly complex in nature.

Provides troubleshooting support for system hardware and software issues that are highly difficult in scope.

Develops training materials for end user training on the proper use of hardware and software.

Develops implementation plans for basic software installations and upgrades to operating systems and layered software packages.

Advises less experienced personnel on the monitoring and tuning of systems to achieve optimum performance levels.

Advises less experienced personnel on workstation/server data integrity matters and the implementation of standard software and hardware solutions.

Leads complex data/media recoverability following a schedule of system backups and database archive operations.

Use advanced techniques in hardware and software audits of workstations and servers to ensure compliance with established standards, policies, and configuration guidelines.

Helps to develop performance and security plan for computer systems that meet the needs of network users. Provides guidance to less experienced personnel.

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.

Uses advanced knowledge in evaluating and assessing existing network systems and planning long-term strategies.

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.