General Dynamics Information Technology Sr. Linux Systems Engineer - Polygraph in Herndon, Virginia

Job Description

Designs and defines system architecture for new or existing computer systems.

  1. Performs expert-level systems development and design work that may include logic design, I/O design, firmware development, model formulation, manufacturing and development cost projections, computer architecture analysis and design, and analog or digital systems engineering.

  2. Performs systems modeling, simulation, and analysis.

  3. Acts as a subject-matter expert to multiple tasks and/or programs.

  4. Reviews completion and implementation of system additions and/or enhancements and makes recommendations to management and/or clients.

  5. Plans and directs upgrades of operating systems and designs systems enhancements. 6. Identifies, analyzes, and resolves system problems.

  6. Determines system specifications, input/output processes, and working parameters for hardware/software compatibility.

  7. Serves as a technical team or task lead.

  8. Provides guidance and work leadership to less-experienced systems engineers and may have supervisory responsibility.

  9. Serves as liaison with clients, participating in meetings to ensure client needs are met.

  10. May provide expertise to multiple projects and tasks.

  11. Maintains current knowledge of relevant technology as assigned.

  12. Participates in special projects as required.


  1. Bachelors Degree in Computer Science, Engineering or a related technical discipline.

  2. Masters degree preferred.


15 years of related systems engineering experience.

Job Description

Platform operators will work in a strategic customer environment to operate the day-to-day tasks of running the Pivotal Cloud Foundry Platform as a managed service on Amazon C2S. This is referred to as Pivotal Web Services (PWS). They work to ensure the PWS platform is operational on a daily basis. This includes upgrading the platform, software runtime versions and deploying buildpacks in accordance to the security policy in place at the customer. Platform Operators are strong software developers who use their deep technical skills and cutting edge technologies to enable PWS to run meaningful production mission application workloads across the intelligence community.

Recommended Technical Skill Sets:

  • Demonstrated experience as a Linux Administrator.

  • Demonstrated experience with configuration management script.

  • Demonstrated experience with application implementation meeting design and security requirements.

  • Experience with Object Oriented Design Methodology, design, implementation, and administration, (J2EE, JSON, HTML, and XML).

  • Experience with programming languages/frameworks including Java and JavaScript.

  • Experience with distributed systems and web architectures

  • Experience using configuration management tools like Puppet, Chef, Ansible, etc

  • A clear understanding of container technologies such as Kubernetes and the tools & challenges around them

  • Experience with Amazon Web Services (AWS), Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS)

  • Expertise in Linux/Unix family

  • Experience with Platform as a Service (PaaS) such as Cloud Foundry, Heroku, Elastic Beanstalk or similar

For more than 50 years, General Dynamics Information Technology has served as a trusted provider of information technology, systems engineering, training and professional services to customers across federal, state, and local governments, and in the commercial sector. Over 40,000 GDIT professionals deliver enterprise solutions, manage mission-critical IT programs and provide mission support services worldwide. 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.


Requisition ID2018-44075

of Openings1

Job FunctionInformation Technology

Security Clearance LevelTop Secret/SCI with Polygraph

Full/Part TimeFull Time