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Principal Systems Engineer

Principal Systems Engineer

Requisition ID 
# of Openings 
Job Location 
Job Function 
Information Technology
Security Clearance Level 
Top Secret/SCI
Full/Part Time 
Full Time

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Job Description




Manage the design of server and application architectures and the administrative operation and maintenance of server hardware and software. Maintain system security by establishing secure practices and procedures, monitor usage statistics and logs, and monitor and remedie attempts to penetrate or corrupt server files. Develop baseline configurations and direct the modification of configuration settings. Supervise all Enterprise project initiatives; evaluate scope of work and provides multiple courses of action with a primary COA recommendation. Provide expertise within multiple IT systems such as: Windows Server 2008 R2/2012, VMware 5.x, SharePoint 2013, Exchange Server 2013, as well as excellent knowledge of related disciplines. Exhibit strong technical skills as they relate to numerous systems and storage technologies including but not limited to: Windows Server Hyper-V, Microsoft SQL Server 2012, Directory Services, DNS, SCCM, SCOM, SCSM, DFS, DHCP, IIS, VMware vSphere 5x, ESXi 5x, Cisco UCS/Nexus, EMC. Remains current in operating systems/software analysis and technological developments and applications. Recommends future direction or projects to management.


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Has experience with Virtualization, Windows, Storage, Linux, and McAfee  

Has full technical knowledge of all phases of systems engineering

Excellent communication skills; shows tact, effective listening skills and follow through

Provides technical guidance and leadership to engineers with less experience

Can create effective and clear user manuals; must be able to write and evaluate scripts that contribute to overall systems efficiency

Detail oriented and organized; able to understand information systems and ensure accuracy of work

Able to review the work of others and detect errors or needed modifications

Able to identify and resolve problems or inadequacies of systems engineering


BA/BS or equivalent + 8 yrs. of experience in Systems Engineering

MCTIP Certification or equivalent required

ITIL v3 Certification preferred

DoDI 8570.01m Certification required




8-10 years of related systems engineering experience.

Must have a Top Secret-SCI security clearance or be SCI eligible



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. 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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