General Dynamics Information Technology Sr. Systems Engineer (Active Top Secret Clearance) in Manassas, Virginia

Clearance Level Must Currently Possess:

Top Secret

Clearance Level Must Be Able to Obtain:

Top Secret


No Suitability Required

Job Family:

Systems Engineering

Job Description:

CSRA is looking for a Systems Engineer to support our federal client located in Manassas, VA. The Systems Engineer performs technical planning, system integration, verification and validation, evaluates alternatives including cost and risk, supportability and analyses for total systems. Analyses are performed at all levels of total system product to include: concept, design, fabrication, test, installation, operation, maintenance and disposal. Ensures the logical and systematic conversion of product requirements into total systems solutions that acknowledge technical, schedule, and cost constraints. Performs functional analysis, timeline analysis, detail trade studies, requirements allocation and interface definition studies to translate customer requirements into hardware and software specifications.

The Systems Engineer must be a proven self-starter and skilled generalist who has the confidence to take on whatever projects are needed.

Responsible for day-to-day system operation and administration, patching, upgrades, integration of new components and applications, development and update of SOP documentation, and other duties associated with maintaining and supporting a moderate security system at two data centers and a TOC.

Needs to be a hands on engineer with a systems security mindset.

Need to be comfortable with working On-call, after hours system support two weeks every two months.


8+ years of experience with Systems Engineering (Linux or Windows Server), bachelors degree preferred.

Would like to see professional certifications such as Redhat or MSCS

Certifications Requirements:

DoD 8570 IAT Level II or higher compliant certification, e.g. GSEC, Security+, CISSP. If candidate does not currently possess a compliant certification, one must be obtained within 6 months of employment.


Active Top Secret Clearance required to start on the contract


Advanced experience with Redhat Linux or Windows Server Engineer and at least 2 of the following:

  • Cisco firewalls

  • Cisco switching

  • Palo Alto firewalls

  • Symantec End Point Protection (SEPM)

  • Microsoft Active Directory administration

  • F5 LTMs

  • NetAPP Storage administration

  • LDAP

  • PKI

  • Tenable Security Center / Nessus

  • Oracle DB

  • LogRhythm

  • FISMA Security

  • SharePoint

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Scheduled Weekly Hours:


T elecommuting Options:

Telecommuting Not Allowed

Work Location:

USA VA Manassas - Not Applicable (VAC123)

Additional Work Locations:

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.


CSRA is tomorrow’s thinking, today. To “Think Next. Now.” is to imagine a better future and to deliver it, today. For our customers, our partners, and ultimately, all the people our mission touches, CSRA is realizing the promise of technology to change the world through next-generation thinking and meaningful results.

We understand that our customers' missions require new methods and imaginative thinking. We bring together government IT professionals, emerging technologies, and the brightest, cutting-edge advisors in the industry to deliver a broad range of innovative, next-generation IT solutions and professional services to help our customers modernize their legacy systems, protect their networks and assets, and improve the effectiveness and efficiency of mission-critical functions for our warfighters and our citizens.

Everywhere you look, CSRA is there. We’re in our nation’s infrastructure, in training and education, in cyber security, in serving veterans who served us—and, so much more. Take some time to learn more about CSRA. You might be surprised to learn how we touch your life.

We are a company of 18,000+ smart, talented individuals, yet we enjoy a start-up culture that inspires us to make a difference while delivering results in this rapidly evolving world. Join our team and use your skills and expertise to support the safety, security, health and well-being of the nation.