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Mid-level Systems Engineer w/ active TS/SCI in Chantilly at General Dynamics Information Technology

Date Posted: 1/23/2019

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Job Description

**This position requires an active in-scope TS/SCI**

GDIT is looking for a highly motivated Systems Engineer to join our dynamic team. In this role, you will be a key contributor on a large software development effort. System Engineering will encompass up front segment-level architecture-requirements-design definition, lower level engineering and design as part of agile software development sprint cycles, and support to preparation and execution of customer reviews.  Also encompasses Information Assurance and Scrum Master roles.

 Up front segment-level architecture-requirements-design definition. 

    • Segment level spec (customer provider) exists (~120 requirements) Segment architecture has been developed.  Draft subsystem level spec has been developed.  Architecture and subsystem level spec needs review, update, and coordination with customer. 
    • Interface Control Documents (ICDs), customer-provided, with all externals (5) exist; outlines message types and content, with message XSDs supplied as well.  Need review, some minor updates to content.  May require coordination with customer or other externals. 

 Lower Level Engineering/Design as part of Agile team

    • As necessary, develop use cases and sequence diagrams to aid software developers in understanding problems to be solved.
    • Each engineer will participate in one of the software product scrum teams (front end web services, or back end processing), to specifically aid developers in understanding problem to be solved, and possibly aid in algorithm development.


    • Develop Requirements Verification and Traceability Matrix: describe how/when requirements will be verified
    • Software developers will lead unit level testing; System Engineering expected to draft plans and reports for segment level testing (or testing with externals)


  • Work within an agile team, designing, improving and developing applications
  • Work on mission-critical infrastructures, tools, and processes that enable our systems to scale at a rapid pace.
  • Document and integrate software systems and solutions using a wide variety of tools and technologies that enable agile development, open architectures, continuous integration, and rapid development.
  • Perform gap analysis to identify process and tool integration needs, system dependencies and integration points, systems interface and data flows.
  • Participates in special projects as required.

Job Requirements

5-8 years of related systems engineering experience.


  • Experience working with agile software development teams
  • Knowledge in life-cycle support (e.g., requirements/interface definition, decomposition, test planning, test execution, test reporting, baseline management, etc.)
  • Experience in preparing and/or reviewing technical and programmatic documentation ensuring accurate and that impacts are identified, understood and distributed

  • Preferred:

Active CI Poly

Benefits of this Position:

  • Opportunity for Fast Growth within the program
  • Professional Development Assistance –  Covering the Cost of Obtaining Professional & Technical Certifications (depending on program)
  • Educational Reimbursement –  toward degree programs and individual coursework
  • 401K Match – with 100% vesting on day one
  • Health, Dental and Vision Coverage to keep you healthy, starting your first day
  • We know work-life balance is important, GDIT offers Paid Time Off, Plus 10 Paid Holidays
  • Parking and transit commuter benefits

 Why Work at General Dynamics IT?

  • Work with top talent and some of the brightest minds in your field 
  • Support missions that make a difference to our Nation
  • Become part of an organization that that is committed to the highest ethical standards in all that we do 
  • Thrive in the stability of a large organization, with the ability to move onto new opportunities, supporting different missions, building your career within GDIT
  • Want to move, or find a job close to home? We have positions in several locations in the United States and the world
  • Enjoy a culture that supports work-life balance

General Dynamics is a Fortune Blue Ribbon Company and Clearance Jobs Top 10 Government Contractor.

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.