Senior Windows Systems Engineer (Active Polygraph Required)

  • General Dynamics
  • Herndon, VA 20170, USA
  • Nov 09, 2020
[Information Technology]

Job Description

Responsibilities for this Position

Location: USA VA Herndon|USA VA Sterling - 22815 Glenn Dr, Ste 103 (VAS115)|USA VA Sterling

Full Part/Time: Full time

Job Req: RQ63997

Type of Requisition:


Clearance Level Must Currently Possess:

Top Secret SCI + Polygraph

Clearance Level Must Be Able to Obtain:

Top Secret SCI + Polygraph



Public Trust/Other Required:

Job Family:

Systems Engineering

Job Description:

Roles and Responsibilities

  • Leads, develops and mentors junior technical team members
  • Assigns tasks to team members based upon available skills/load in order to ensure scheduled deadlines are achieved
  • Interviews/selects personnel to fill vacancies and/or augment services as the program grows to scale
  • Actively and fully engage in the implementation of a DevSecOps system framework

  • DEV

  • Designs, develops, and deploys Windows servers hosted in virtualized environments (test and production)
  • Owns the design/configuration of Windows 10 desktop/laptop image. Consults with vendors to evaluate new firmware/hardware/software offerings
  • Assesses systems performance, explores opportunities for improvement and presents recommendations to program leadership
  • Designs program strategy for DR/COOP and updates as requirements/technology evolve
  • Develops technical architecture documentation that details procedures for installation, maintenance, security, configuration, and disaster recovery.
  • Defines performance metrics and implements a plan to monitor infrastructure to ensure services are being delivered as per service level agreements (SLAs)


  • Creates risk mitigation strategies when vulnerabilities cannot be remedied and works with IT security to review and act on any directed changes
  • Supports information assurance process in a technical role by complying with technical controls, technical checklists etc.,
  • Validates solutions are within compliance specifications of CSfC, GDIT Cyber Team and USG sponsoring agency


  • Manages laptop imaging process to fulfill orders
  • Coordinates maintenance activities including testing and scheduling for maintenance outages ensuring that all change records have been approved prior to maintenance events
  • Upgrades and manages all domain services and work with various system owners to coordinate systems upgrades, system backups as well as hardware refreshes
  • Responsible for operational availability of all the systems hosted within the MRN infrastructure
  • Establishes, maintains and executes operations procedures to leverage efficiencies and best practices
  • Establishes technical standards and ensure adherence to them for operations
  • Defines and manages performance metrics for technology and IT operations
  • Defines monitoring requirements for servers and applications as well as develops and deploys alerting strategies
  • Position Required Skills:

  • Experience and familiarity with virtualization technologies (ex. MS Hyper-V, VMWare, Citrix, Cisco UCS)
  • Extensive knowledge administering and managing Microsoft Windows Server 2012R2, 2016 and 2019 operating systems
  • Expert working knowledge of Active Directory, DNS and Group Policy to manage enterprise environment
  • Experience automating repeatable processes using PowerShell scripting
  • Experience with Microsoft Deployment Toolkit (MDT)
  • Experience working as a part of a small team and working directly with customers
  • Ability to architect and deploy Active Directory DC design, Schema, OU design, AD replication topology, and DC backup/restore procedures
  • Experience with Active Directory Federated Services (ADFS) and AD Connect
  • Administration experience with Microsoft products such as: Data Protection Manager (DPM), System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM), System Center Operations Manager (SCOM), Windows Server Update Services (WSUS) and Exchange or Exchange Online
  • Strong communication skills
  • Knowledge/experience with cross-domain solutions
  • Perform proactive monitoring of system logs, services, scripts, and applications on servers' systems, storage arrays for internal and customer-facing applications
  • Software and hardware troubleshooting skills to resolve issues

Required Education, Experience and Certifications

  • BS in computer science, computer systems, electrical, mechanical, network or other engineering disciplines, mathematics or statistics and at least 10 years of specialized IT experience in Microsoft Windows administration and engineering
  • Experienced in AWS, AZURE, Google Cloud Services, or other Cloud environments


  • Advance degree in Information Technology related discipline
  • Microsoft certifications
  • Experience troubleshooting network connectivity issues involving Firewalls, Load Balancers, and Proxy servers
  • Splunk implementation experience
  • ITIL Foundations V3 or V4
  • Other:

  • Desire to attend CSfC training and earn certification

Scheduled Weekly Hours:


Travel Required:

Less than 10%

T elecommuting Options:

Some Telecommuting Allowed

Work Location:

USA VA Herndon

Additional Work Locations:

USA VA Sterling, USA VA Sterling - 22815 Glenn Dr, Ste 103 (VAS115)

We are GDIT. The people supporting some of the most complex government, defense, and intelligence projects across the country. We deliver. Bringing the expertise needed to understand and advance critical missions. We transform. Shifting the ways clients invest in, integrate, and innovate technology solutions. We ensure today is safe and tomorrow is smarter. We are there. On the ground, beside our clients, in the lab, and everywhere in between. Offering the technology transformations, strategy, and mission services needed to get the job done.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.

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