Cloud Systems Administrator (Active Polygraph Required)

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

REQ#: RQ68247 Cloud Systems Administrator (Active Polygraph Required) (Open)

Travel Required: None
Requisition Type: Regular
Job Description

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 Cloud Administrator joining our team to support Government activities at Chantilly, VA.
At GDIT, people are our differentiator. As a Cloud Administrator supporting the customer, you will be trusted to solve complex IT issues and provide exceptional customer service. In this role, a typical day will include:

Required Technical Skills & Experience

  • Support and troubleshoot web applications. This includes deployment of Tomcat applications using AWS and utilizing application and server logs to identify and resolve issues.
  • Demonstrated experience and support for applications hosted in an AWS cloud environment, including deployments, patches, security checks, and maintenance.
  • Upgrade and maintain operating systems and application software on LINUX (Linux RHEL, CentOS, Scientific Linux) and Microsoft Windows (2008 R2, 2012 R2) platforms.
  • Perform software installations, including support for COTS applications.
  • Daily monitoring of the network, servers, cloud and applications to ensure full availability and optimum performance. Utilize software tools and logs to monitor network and system health.
  • Track and manage system certificates, privileged accounts, and database passwords.
  • Create and update documentation, including standard operating procedures, administrative instructions, After Action Reports for system outages, task status updates, and customer reports.
  • Support for system and data security requirements, and documented system artifacts required for security certification.
  • Experience with implementing and maintaining encryption technology (PKI authentication, Vormetric, and KMS).
  • Demonstrated experience with web services.

Desired Skills & Experience

  • Experience with building AWS infrastructure or migrating private on-premise solutions to cloud hosting environments.
  • Firm Relational Database understanding (Oracle, MySQL, Postgres, Kafka)
  • Working knowledge of CloudFormation and Lambda.
  • Experience with scripting languages (Shell, Perl, and Python).
  • Experience with SysOPs/DevOps.
  • Ability to perform cloud performance analysis and optimize distributed cloud systems.

Hours:  Core hours 9-3


  • 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.




15+ years of related experience