General Dynamics Information Technology Sr Systems Engineer/DevOps in Herndon, Virginia

Job Description

General Dynamics IT is looking for an experienced Systems Engineer to join our Cloud Engineering and Operations team. We are an Amazon Managed Service Partner (MSP) providing full-scope cloud engineering, operations, and development services to multiple government and commercial customers. We are looking for someone who can help extend and improve our processes, evangelize the DevOps culture, and can work with us to improve our infrastructure automation to move our customers forward. If you are passionate about teaching, learning, and automating and working in a highly collaborative environment, we want to hear from you.

In this position you will be responsible for:

  • Maintaining and improving our existing cloud infrastructure.

  • Researches, designs, develops and/or modifies enterprise-wide systems and/or applications software.

  • Developing automated infrastructure in a cloud environment.

  • Using common DevOps tools to facilitate CI/CD.

  • Extending and Maintaining automation frameworks.

  • Working with Developers to address concerns with development processes.

  • Writing scripts to automate operations and server management.

  • Build and maintain tools for monitoring, notifications, and analysis.

  • Work with developers and operations to define DevOps processes.

  • Advising Developer and DevOps teams on infrastructure characteristics that affect software systems, such as storage capacity, processing speed, and input/output requirements.

  • Troubleshooting problems and provides customer support for software operating systems and application issues.

  • Writing and updating technical documentation such as user manuals, system documentation, and training materials.


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


  • 5-8 years of related systems engineering experience.

  • 2 years of infrastructure experience (firewalls, load balancer, AD, DNS, etc.).

  • 2 years’ experience with cloud infrastructure technologies (VPC, Vnet, Route53, Azure DNS, ELB, Azure LB, S3, Storage Accounts, Cloud Formation, IAM, etc.).

  • Strong understanding across cloud and infrastructure components (server, storage, data, and applications) to deliver end to end cloud infrastructure architectures and designs.

  • 4 years’ experience automating infrastructure in a cloud environment.

  • Experience with Windows and Linux-based operating system configuration, automation and management.

  • Experience Scripting (PowerShell/Shell/Python/ Perl / Ansible).

  • Experience with monitoring and analytical tools (Splunk, New Relic, Solar Winds).

  • Experience with automation and provisioning tools (Chef/Puppet/Terraform).

  • Experience working with various SDLC (Development, QA, Implementation, Production).

  • Familiarity with cloud based disaster recovery and HA system development.

  • Implemented multiple CI/CD pipelines as a part of DevOps role for on-premises and cloud-based software using Jenkins, Chef and AWS/Docker.


  • AWS Certified Solution Associate is a plus.

  • MCSE Cloud and Infrastructure is a plus.


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 ID2018-41658

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Job FunctionInformation Technology

Security Clearance LevelNone

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