• Mission Planner, TS/SCI with polygraph required

    Job Location USA-VA-Springfield
    Requisition ID
    # of Openings
    Job Function
    Information Technology
    Security Clearance Level
    Top Secret/SCI
    Full/Part Time
    Full Time
  • Job Description

    **Position requires an active in-scope TS/SCI clearance and polygraph.**


    General Dynamics Information Technology (GDIT) has an immediate opening for a Mission Planner to join our Operations team. The position provides an opportunity to develop and advance the cutting-edge equipment and systems that support some of our nation’s fundamental defense services. GDMS employees work closely with esteemed clients to develop solutions that allow them to carry out high-stakes national security missions. The selected candidate will work with collaborative teams to build and further advance GDMS technologies. In addition to receiving a competitive salary and generous health and personal benefits, the Mission Planner will enhance their skill set among a talented and technically accomplished group of colleagues. The employee will also enjoy a flexible work environment where contributions are recognized and rewarded. 

    The Mission Planner is a 27x7 operator position that performs help desk duties and monitors services scheduled by users within an automated planning and scheduling system and serves as the first line of support to our system users.  Tasks include monitoring status of initiated services, rescheduling as necessary for interrupted services, and assisting with service setup and execution.  


    Duties and Tasks:

    • Perform planning, scheduling, and reporting of services with the goal of providing prompt customer service to system users.
    • Support overall operational crew activities for larger system
    • Support system testing after upgrades and during maintenance activities
    • Monitor system performance to be able to respond to anomaly event notifications and determine courses of action
    • Coordinating with other crew members to maintain system state of health
    • Report discrepancies concisely as they occur
    • Investigate and rectify procedural discrepancies
    • Identify areas of process improvement
    • Coordinate with subsystem engineering subject matter experts to implement configuration changes and other maintenance activities on the network in accordance with operational procedures 
    • Providing daily system reports to customers.
    • Able to do shift work.
    • Participates in special projects as required


    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 with reporting, business intelligence technologies.


    Required Skills:

    • Self-motivated with the ability and desire to learn complex systems with little direction
    • Creative thinking and ideation to advance our business performance
    • Supporting and engaging in programs, projects and practices behind the GDMS culture and strategy, and comply with all policies and procedures
    • Following industry and department policies and regulations to ensure GDMS services are consistent with, and/or superior to, industry best practices
    • Serve as a mentor to peers
    • Routine interaction with multiple customers.
    • Solid written and verbal communications skills
    • Ability to multi-task
    • Strong analytical and troubleshooting skills


    Desired Skills:

      • Oracle Database experience
      • SQL experience
      • Knowledge of both theoretical and practical aspects of satellite communications
      • Understanding on Radio Frequency spectrums and how they can be utilized, acquired, and corrected

    TS/SCI security clearance with polygraph is required for this position. 





    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.


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