Storage Engineer (SME) - Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA) - Crystal City Arlington, VA (TS/SCI Required)

Clearance Level
Top Secret/SCI
Information Security
Arlington, Virginia

REQ#: RQ84944

Travel Required: Less than 10%
Public Trust: None
Requisition Type: Regular

GDIT has an exciting opportunity available for a Storage Engineer (SME) supporting the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA) CECOM in Crystal City, VA. This position requires someone with a current and active TS/SCI clearance.

This position requires an individual who is self-motivated, suitably experienced, qualified, and able to follow instructions clearly but also able to make decisions on the spot in order to achieve the aims of the organization. Provides senior level Storage Engineering and Virtualization Administrative Support, with a concentration on storage, and virtualization. Primarily responsible for sustaining the NetApp, to include storage support for VMware. Performs all procedures necessary to ensure the security of information systems assets and to protect systems from intentional or inadvertent access or destruction. Monitor, evaluate, and maintain systems and procedures to safeguard internal information systems, network, databases, and Web-based security.

Job Duties Include:

  • Provides tier three technical support and troubleshooting assistance.
  • Serves as Storage Administrator in support of NetApp Storage Area Network. Lead implementation, design, development and maintenance of NetApp filers in a VMware datacenter.
  • Responsible for storage on NIPR/SIPR/JWICS networks; NetApp storage management of CIFS shares & LUNs; NetApp snapshot & snapvault management; NetApp software support to include Data ONTAP updates/upgrades; NetApp hardware support, to include hardware refresh, new disk shelf installation/configuration and network configurations.
  • Engineer and maintain COOP site for CIFS and as a data management platform integrated with VMware.
  • Backup Administrator supporting critical VM and CIFS backup and recovery services on-site and in remote locations, world-wide. Services may include backup to disk and tape technologies.
  • Develop and maintain system/application documentation, to include Standard Operating Procedures.
  • Responsible for system security hardening per DoD Security and Technical Implementation Guidelines and providing required security documentation.
  • Interfaces with multiple levels of users to include VIPs, Management, and end users.
  • Assists with daily on administration and maintenance activities.


OS and Applications:

  • Experience with NetApp (7-mode and Cluster mode), and VMware.
  • Experience with Windows Server 2012/2016.
  • Experience with AWS GovCloud a plus.

Other Skills/Qualifications:

  • Experience with design and development of high availability NetApp storage.
  • In-depth performance monitoring and maintaining of storage system(s).
  • Must excel at system documentation, to include in-depth system configuration, topology and development of standard operating procedures.
  • Must excel at communicating with world-wide support team; this includes providing basic NetApp management and/or maintenance hands-on training to team members.
  • Self-Motivated and Self-Monitoring, Exceptional Oral and Written Communications, Technical Communication, Problem Solving, and ability for Multi-tasking.

Clearance Requirements: 

  • Must have a current and active TS/SCI Security Clearance

Education and Experience:

  • NetApp Certified Data Administrator (NCDA) certification required.
  • CompTIA Security+ CE or other DoD accepted security certification (ie CISSP) is required.
  • Professional Windows Server Operating System official training is a minimum requirement for this position.
  • VMware Certified Professional and AWS Certification is a plus.


  • BA/BS (or equivalent experience), 10+ years of experience


  • Problem Solving - Identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner; Gathers and analyzes information skillfully; Develops alternative solutions; Works well in group problem solving situations; Uses reason even when dealing with emotional topics.
  • Customer Service - Manages difficult or emotional customer situations; Responds promptly to customer needs; Solicits customer feedback to improve service; Responds to requests for service and assistance; Meets commitments.
  • Technical Skills - Assesses own strengths and weaknesses; Pursues training and development opportunities; Strives to continuously build knowledge and skills; Shares expertise with others.
  • Teamwork - Balances team and individual responsibilities; Exhibits objectivity and openness to others views; Gives and welcomes feedback; Contributes to building a positive team spirit; Puts success of team above own interests; Able to build morale and group commitments to goals and objectives; Supports everyones efforts to succeed.
  • Analytical - Synthesizes complex or diverse information; Collects and researches data; Uses intuition and experience to complement data; Designs work flows and procedures.


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.