Systems Engineer with Skills in Cloud or IaaS Environment - TS/SCI with Polygraph required

Clearance Level
Top Secret SCI + Polygraph
Systems Engineering
Fort Meade, Maryland

REQ#: RQ124058

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

Key Responsibilities:

  • Provide identification and fixing of problems within existing systems, design and implementation of new systems and enhancement of existing systems

  • Participate in analysis, design and new construction of next generation IT systems

  • Understanding the needs of the customers and realities of commercially available IT products and creating requirements that will allow implementation by the development team

  • Experience as a systems engineer on one or more IT platforms

  • Solid technical background with a focus on IT systems

  • Skill areas include operating systems (Windows, UNIX, LINUX), database/DBMS (oracle, access, Sybase) and applications are required

  • Familiarity with ITIL, SEI/CMM desirable


  • In-depth Linus (Preferable CentOS) experience
  • Experience developing using Python, SQL, BASH
  • Experience with GIT, RPM/yum, DPKG/APT, Puppet
  • Experience with OpenStack, IaaS, Cloud Computing, and PKI
  • Very strong general system administration and network skills to include: performing Jumpstart/PXE boots, configuration of network interfaces and network bonding, familiar with network CIDR notation, knowledge of common Linux configuration files and how to configure, know different file system formats: ext4, xfs, familiar with connections to Enterprise storage systems via ISCSI and NFS, knows how to access servers though lights out management ports, familiar with Linux KVM commands, knows how to diagnose and troubleshoot servers with high load averages or network problems, knows how to use monitoring tools such as Nagios, familiar with configuration of grub boot loader, basic MySQL skills to query and update databases, know how to generate and deploy server certificates.
  • Must have good writing skills to help with security documentation as well as SOPs
  • Must currently have and be able to maintain a TS/SCI Clearance with Poly
  • One of the following DoD approved certifications is required to meet the category/level IAT-2 (DoD 8570) requirement for this position: Security+ CE, GSEC, SSCP, CCNA-Security, CISA, CISSP (or Associate), CASP+ CE, GCIH, GCED, CCNP Security, CySA+, or GICSP.  NOTE: the certification requirement must be completed before an individual can join the task.
  • Must be available for on-call support.
  • Must be open to the possibility of travel (CONUS & OCONUS), anticipate less than 5%.
  • A Bachelor’s degree in a Qualified Engineering Field or a related discipline from an accredited college or university plus ten (10) years of systems engineering experience.
  • A High School Diploma or GED plus fourteen (14) years of general systems engineering experience (any process area).
  • An Associate’s degree in a Qualified field plus twelve (12) years f general system engineering experience (any process area).
  • A Master’s degree in a Qualified Engineering Field or a related discipline from an accredited college or university plus eight (8) years of systems engineering experience.

Nice-To-Have Skills:

  •  In-depth Linux (CentOS) experience
  •  Software Integration experience
  •  A good understanding of the following: the STE/STN process and know the components and how to configure UAM, McAfee (Agent and Endpoint Security), TPAM, Jumpstreet.  Also familiar with working with other Enterprise services such as PKI, CASPORT, McAfee, DNS, ActiveDirectory, Jumpstreet, TPAM (at least understand what those services provide).  Should also understand a System Security Plan (SSP)


  • Full-flex work week
  • 401K with company match
  • Customizable health benefits packages
  • Collaborative teams of highly motivated critical thinkers and innovators
  • Internal mobility team dedicated to helping you own your career
  • Rewards program for high-performing employees

About Our Work

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.

COVID-19 Vaccination

GDIT does not have a vaccination mandate applicable to all employees. To protect the health and safety of its employees and to comply with customer requirements, however, GDIT may require employees in certain positions to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Vaccination requirements will depend on the status of the federal contractor mandate and customer site requirements.

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.