General Dynamics Information Technology System Engineer/AWS Architect, SME w/Polygraph in Reston, Virginia

Job Description

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

This position will be responsible for the development and delivery of the modularenterprise engineering design and implementation plan for the Secure Web and ApplicationServices and Storage and Backup solutions that shall support the infrastructure hostingworkloads for both on premises and Amazon Web Services (AWS). This position will serve as the Platform Engineering SME.


  • Provide the technical guidance and direction to design the modular operating system baselines to support the modular data and application Tier hostingstrategy.

  • Will work as part of a team to champion and implement SysOps andDevOps concepts.

  • Demonstrate outstanding hands-on experience andthorough understanding of Storage, Backup and Platform (i.e. Linux, Windows) engineering design, configuration, and troubleshooting.

  • Demonstrate excellentunderstanding with Secure Web and Application Services solution to include engineering,designing, configuring, and implementing appropriate technology.

  • Demonstrate excellent knowledge and experience with cloud services and technologies.

  • Competencies and in-depth experience working and integrating open source frameworks/products, experience deploying various open source packages and/or application stacks into a production landscape, multi-core, multi¬≠threaded, and distributed system.

  • Knowledge on how to both craft and drive good requirements and specifications documentation.

  • Ability to quickly self-learnnew technologies and be passionate when it comes to making technical breakthroughs andsolving complex problems.

  • Have a diverse IT background,strong hands-on technical experience, organizational and interpersonal skills working as part of ateam and at times in a highly autonomous manner, mentoring others as needed.

  • Experience in creating an engineer design andimplementation plan for the Secure Web and Application Services, Virtualization and CloudServices, and Enterprise Storage and Backup Services.

  • Ability to provide SME guidance and technical direction for Platform (i.e. Linux, Windows) Engineering team.

  • Experience as a Systems Engineer in a mission or enterprise environment to include reviewing and evaluating engineering designs to ensure standards and best practices are being met.

  • Competencies with enterprise engineering design and implementation for Storage (i.e. Files, Objects and Blocks), Platform (e.g. Windows and Linux), Web and Application Services (to include secure remote access to web and SaaS applications with zero endpoint configuration).

  1. Leads the research and development of new software products and applications on the leading edge of established knowledge and standards.

  2. Conceives, designs, prototypes, and tests new methods, algorithms, and models.

  3. Defines architecture requirements and performance standards to meet or exceed management and customer specifications.

  4. Identifies and directs resolution of complex hardware/software interface issues.

  5. Advises hardware engineers on machine characteristics that affect software systems, such as storage capacity, processing speed, and input/output requirements.

  6. Prepares reports on analyses, findings, and project progress, and presents results to management and/or customer personnel.

  7. Serves as the primary customer interface to resolve problems and ensure requirements are met on a timely basis.

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

  9. Serves as a technical team or task leader.

  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, or the equivalent combination of education, technical training, or work/military experience.

  2. Masters Degree Preferred.


15-20 years of related software development experience.

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.

Job ID2018-43513

Number of Positions1

Job FunctionInformation Technology

Security Clearance LevelTop Secret/SCI with Polygraph

Full/Part TimeFull Time