General Dynamics Information Technology Principal Field Engineer (w/Polygraph) in Herndon, Virginia

Job Description

Provides technical advice and guidance on installation, adaptation, configuration and/or enhancement of technical products, programs and systems.

  1. Provides technical advice and guidance on installation, adaptation, configuration and/or enhancement of company technical products, programs and systems.

  2. Provides expertise for resolving technical problems.

  3. Modifies products, programs and systems to customer requirements.

  4. Serves as company liaison with customer on administrative and technical matters for assigned projects.

  5. Provides end-user training.

  6. Performs various tests and documents results.

  7. Schedules work to meet completion dates and technical specifications;

  8. Provides guidance and work leadership to less-experienced engineers and technicians, and may have supervisory responsibilities.

  9. May serve as technical team or task lead.

  10. Maintains current knowledge of relevant technologies as assigned.

  11. Participates in special projects as required.


Bachelors Degree in Computer Science, Engineering, or a related technical discipline, or the equivalent combination of education, technical training, or work/military experience.


8-10 years of related systems/network engineering/configuration experience.

This position requires extensive OCONUS travel (up to 40%) to include conflict zones.

This position requires experience in network engineering and/or network configuration.The incumbent will support the customer's system build and test requirements. On-site build and test activities shall include, but not be limited to:

  • Placing orders for required equipment or components to support build-out of tactical communications packages under customer procurement efforts.

  • Uncrating, set-up, and build-out of new equipment

  • Hardware and software configuration and customization of tactical packages

  • System integration and testing of built packages

  • Pack-out and shipment of the complete packages

  • Removal and appropriate disposal of any old or excess communications and computer equipment, hard drives, memory, and video cards

  • Preparation of customer tactical and liaison communication system documentation

  • Conducting site surveys as needed prior to installation

  • Drawings of rack elevations, system component front and back views, wiring interconnect diagrams, wire lists, and networks

  • Training of onsite customer personnel on developed and installed packages

  • Test, inspection, verification of all customer tactical communications systems ensuring compliance with COMSEC policies and procedures and project management requirements.

As a trusted systems integrator for more than 50 years, General Dynamics Information Technology provides information technology (IT), systems engineering, professional services and simulation and training to customers in the defense, federal civilian government, health, homeland security, intelligence, state and local government and commercial sectors.With approximately 32,000 professionals worldwide, the company delivers IT enterprise solutions, manages large-scale, mission-critical IT programs and provides mission support services.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.





Job ID 2018-39809

Number of Positions 1

Job Locations USA-VA-Herndon

Job Function Science and Engineering

Security Clearance Level Top Secret/SCI with Polygraph

Full/Part Time Full Time