Chief Systems Engineer/Architect

Clearance Level
Systems Engineering
Fort Walton Beach, Florida

REQ#: RQ102415

Travel Required: Less than 10%
Requisition Type: Regular

ARMA-Global is currently pursuing a qualified candidate to serve as Chief Engineer over a team of IT Systems Engineers to support the Design, Development, Engineering, Integration, Testing and Implementation and Sustainment of critical technologies for our customers.


As the Chief Systems Engineer the candidate report directly to the Task Order Lead (TOL) and will work closely with a team of dedicated multi-disciplined professionals in supporting customer mission objectives. Youll be responsible for working with coworkers, partners, stakeholders and customer representatives to create effective solutions, providing support to organizational Development & Engineering projects to deliver next-generation technologies across a wide-range of services and emerging capabilities, culminating in the delivery of unparalleled sustainment of services that enhance customer mission effectiveness.

In this role you will:

  • Ensure the presence of a System of Systems engineering approach that makes success possible – tools, techniques, methods, knowledge, standards, principles, and concepts
  • Assist Program Management and Project Managers in analyzing and managing complexity and risk
  • Mentor and advise subordinate personnel
  • Be at the heart of creating successful new systems; responsible for the system of systems concept, architecture, and design
  • Analyze and manage complexity and risk
  • Be responsible for managing risk, decomposing requirements, integrating software and hardware, verification and validation processes, and project leadership
  • Support the migration of legacy on-premises services leveraging established and well-accepted design patterns
  • Commit to staying abreast of both emerging technologies and evolving customer goals and objectives
  • Engage with stakeholders and supporting teams, ensuring customer expectations, satisfaction, risks and cost is managed
  • Guide Development, Integration, Testing and sustainment activities to increase service availability, resilience, and readiness
  • Adhere to standards, policies, protocols, procedures and best practices that embody a “Best of Breed” Engineer
  • Participate in architectural and design discussions
  • Participating in strategic engagements and events, as required
  • Brief stakeholders on planned and active projects and activities

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Requires mastery of basic systems engineering principles, including transdisciplinary and integrative approaches
  • The ability to integrate IT systems into a comprehensive ecosystem of interdependent capabilities and the ability to understand how the dependencies impact systems within the ecosystem
  • Extensive experience and working knowledge of one or more operating systems
  • Extensive experience with automated testing, including Unit, Regression, Performance and Load Testing
  • Familiarity with automation frameworks (e.g., Ansible, Chef, etc.)
  • Extensive background in Networking technologies
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Exhibit patience and understanding when working with customers
  • Ability to provide technical guidance and leadership
  • In depth understanding of DoDAF 2.0 Architectures
  • Model Based Systems Engineering experience highly desired
  • General understanding of Software Development Lifecycle (SDLC), to include extensive experience with at least one programming language and/or scripting language
  • General understanding of basic cloud principles
  • Extensive knowledge of Project Management Principles
  • Basic understanding of Agile Frameworks (e.g., Scrum, Kanban, etc.)

Security Requirements:

  • Must have a SECRET clearance with the ability to obtain an SCI (TS/SCI)

Work Environment:

  • Work environment is administrative office

Education, Certification and Experience Requirements:

  • BS Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Computer Science, or an equivalent combination of education and technical experience
  • 20+ years of progressive IT, Software and/or Systems Engineering in the DoD and/or Commercial industries
  • The candidate shall have an Amazon Web Services (AWS) Certified Solutions Architect Associate or Professional certification
  • INCOSE Certified Systems Engineer Professional (CSEP) certification highly desired. But, can be waived for up to 6 months after hire for the right candidate. 
  • Obtaining INCOSE CSEP certification is a condition of continued employment beyond waived period.
  • 8570.01M IAM Level-2 certification required
  • CISCO CCNA certifications highly desired

This position requires being fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by January 18, 2022 or the start date, if after January 18. Individuals who work in or reside in Florida, Montana, Tennessee, Texas, or work outside of the United States may be excluded from this requirement.

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.