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Sr Systems Engineer - Washington, DC #3496882

Company: General Dynamics Information Technology

Date: 06/18/2017

Category: Retail

City: Washington, DC

Job Description

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

  1. Performs complex 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. Participates in the upgrading of operating systems and design of systems enhancements.

  4. Provides input for documentation on new or existing systems.

  5. Develops and conducts tests to ensure systems meet documented user requirements.

  6. Identifies, analyzes, and resolves system problems.

  7. Provides system/equipment/specialized training and technical guidance.

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

  9. May provide guidance and work leadership to less-experienced systems engineers.

  10. Maintains current knowledge of relevant technology as assigned.

  11. Participates in special projects as assigned.

Position Roles and Responsibilities

  • Researches and recommends upgrades or enhancements for the IT/system infrastructure, as needed.

  • Maintains awareness of technology evolution and proactively recommends further investigation where warranted.

  • Researches hardware and software issues and prepares system design specifications to meet requirements.

  • Ensures that security procedures are implemented and enforced. Applies IAVA/STIGs for servers.

  • Establishes policies and procedures regarding access methods and time, security validation checks, and documentation.

  • Evaluates, develops, and maintains servers and storage systems. Resolves downtime issues.

  • Acts as a technical lead for junior technicians, locally or spread across multiple locations.

  • Oversees the acquisition, installation, maintenance, and usage of systems that comprise the IT/system Infrastructure.

  • Develops and monitors policies and standards for allocation related to the use of computing resources. Develops and implements testing strategies and documents results.

  • Makes recommendations to purchase hardware and software, coordinates installation and provides backup recovery.

  • Interacts with users and evaluates vendor products. Provides advice and training to end-users.


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.

Specific Skills:

  • System Administration skills in Red Hat Enterprise Linux

  • Experience with configuring and maintaining server hardware (blade and rackmount)

  • Experience configuring and maintaining VMware and virtualized environments

  • Experience with security tools\System Administration skills in Windows Server 2008 & 2012

  • Knowledge of networking fundamentals

  • Experience with scripting languages such as Windows Powershell and Unix shell for troubleshooting and automation of routine tasks

  • Experience maintaining multiple baseline environments (production, test, development)

  • Experience with installation and maintenance of authentication/authorization software e.g. Active Directory

  • Security + and CISSP; desired, but not required

  • DHS TS/SCI Clearance

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 - Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities.

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