Storage Engineer

Clearance Level
Top Secret
Systems Administration
Chantilly, Virginia

REQ#: RQ96135

Travel Required: 10-25%
Public Trust: Other
Requisition Type: Regular

GDIT is seeking a Storage Engineer to help support our milCloud 2.0 contract in Chantilly, VA. Due to the type of access this role entails, telecommuting is not allowed.

In this role you will be an active member of the milCloud 2.0 Team performing analysis, configuration, installations, upgrades, monitoring, maintenance, troubleshooting, patching, compiling, securing and repair of Storage Systems in a cloud service provider environment.  The right candidate will work well with a team, exhibit excellent customer service skills at all times and be self-motivated seeking ways to improve the environment. GDIT delivers the milCloud 2.0 cloud service to the Department of Defense (DoD) as an on premise commercial cloud service, services offerings currently include or may include in the future:

  • Infrastructure as a Service

  • Platform as a Service

  • Software as a Service

  • Database as a Service

  • Backup as a Service

  • Object Storage as a Service

  • Systems administration and security support


  • Develop and maintain custom scripts and stored procedures to automate repetitive tasks and improve consistency in operations and maintenance activities. May include creating scripts using various languages to include Bash, Python, or PHP to automate various tasks in multiple environments using Ansible and Puppet.

  • Serve as a hands-on valued contributor to many initiatives within the operations team and collaborate with engineering and other teams to address issues and ensure problems are resolved in a timely and in an efficient manner

  • Perform software installation, update and patch on Pure Storage, Cloudian, Rubrik, and Dell/EMC storage systems

  • Provide leadership and mentoring, and work within a collaborative team environment.

  • Deploy approved release packages and break-fix solutions in accordance with all enterprise architecture and configuration, change, and release management policies and procedures.

  • Perform day to day operational and maintenance taskers to ensure the health and stability of our storage systems and databases.

  • Monitor infrastructure, systems operations, and critical application services 24/7; provide information and statistics relevant to system limits on capacity, data storage, system utilization, etc.; respond to critical outages and restore services within agreed upon service levels.

  • Developing and interpreting detailed installation instructions and supporting documentation to effect system design deployments.

  • Participate as necessary in the validation matrix role to independently test and validate solutions to ensure fulfillment of all business requirements, compliance of regulations and quality of solutions.

  • Interact with the Operations and Engineering Managers, Team Leads, customer, and site staff occasionally attending regularly scheduled customer meetings. 

  • Maintain the integrity and security of storage systems by following established security protocols and practices; analyze systems and keep systems current with changing technologies. 

  • Perform system updates, make recommendations on server configurations, and implement changes in multiple environments from test or development to production.

  • Respond to alerts, customer reported issues, escalate problems as required, and resolve significant matters exercising independent judgment and within established support practices.


  • Active TOP SECRET security clearance

  • Bachelors Degree in Computer Science, Information Technology, or related field; OR equivalent experience in lieu of degree

  • 8+ years work experience with the design, installation, administration & maintenance of Linux systems (preferably RHEL v6.x, 7.x and CENTOS)

  • Demonstrate success in provisioning and mainlining iSCSI storage solutions and or Fibre Channel storage solutions utilizing flash storage, block storage, NAS storage and object storage.

  • Experience with enterprise backup storage solutions and administration.

  • Experience administering fibre channel and iSCSI switches.

  • Strong experience of Linux operating systems required (RedHat preferred)

  • Experience with layers 1 through 4 of the OSI networking model to support iSCSI storage as well as object storage

  • Strong experience in Unix/Linux infrastructure, SAN/NAS and backup technologies

  • Experience with TCP/IP storage networks, as well as TCP/IP routing and switching

  • Prior experience working on complex deployments involving automation.

  • Experience with deployment and administrative repositories for things like Ansible playbooks, Puppet manifests, Shell scripts, etc..

  • Knowledge and proficiency in delivering storage and backup services in a multitenant environment

  • Perform rack mounting and configuration of storage systems in a development and staging facility

  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills needed to work with business partners, engineering, operations and vendors

  • Strong analytical and strategic thinking skills with a service oriented mindset

  • Quick learner, detail oriented; demonstrable thoroughness and strong ownership of work

  • Good team player with a strong willingness to participate and help others

  • Able to prioritize in a fast moving, high pressure, constantly changing environment; high sense of urgency

  • Strong time management and organizational skills.

  • Ability to work in a virtual team environment as well as independently

  • Work related travel may be required

  • Able to provide On-Call Support, 24/7, as needed

  • Able to report onsite as indicated above


  • Experience with Block Level storage devices such as Pure Storage and Dell/EMC’

  • Experience with iSCSI storage over TCP/IP networks

  • Experience with Object Storage solutions

  • Experience with file, volume, and virtual machine backups

  • Experience with managing work tasks via tools such as JIRA and ServiceNow

  • Experience with enterprise technologies such as Pure Storage, Dell EqualLogic, Cloudian, and Rubrik

  • QEMU / KVM and VMware ESXi hypervisor

  • Distributed storage systems such as cloudian, ceph, gluster, nutanix, cohesity, ect

  • Ability to use REST APIs

  • MySQL (simple SQL statements, backups)

  • Nagios or Icinga

  • RHEL 6 and 7

  • Security guidelines such as STIG and CIS

  • PXE Booting from iSCSI

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.