General Dynamics Information Technology Sr Principal Systems Engineer in Washington, District Of Columbia

Job Description

  • Designs and defines system architecture for new or existing computer systems.

  • Performs systems modeling, simulation, and analysis.

  • Plans upgrades of operating systems and designs systems enhancements.

  • Develops documentation on new or existing systems.

  • Develops and conducts tests to ensure systems meet documented user requirements.

  • Identifies, analyzes, and resolves system problems.

  • Provides system/equipment/specialized training and technical guidance.

  • Determines system specifications, input/output processes, and working parameters for hardware/software compatibility.

  • Provides guidance and work leadership to less-experienced systems engineers and may have supervisory responsibility.

  • May serve as a technical team or task lead.

  • Serves as liaison with clients, participating in meetings to ensure client needs are met.

  • Maintains current knowledge of relevant technology.

  • Participates in special projects as required.

  • Produces weekly & monthly status and delivery reports and submits to the customer.


  • Bachelors Degree in Computer Science, Engineering or a related technical discipline, or the equivalent combination of education, technical training, or work/military experience.

  • Masters Degree preferred.


  • 10-15 years of related systems engineering experience in the above duties.

Specific experience with a majority of these vulnerability tools and skills required:

  • Tenable

  • Splunk

  • Cylance

  • Triton Forcepoint

  • Qualys

  • Twistlock

  • Docker

  • Sourcefire

  • Service Now

  • Remedy

  • Amazon Web Services (AWS)

  • Linux Administration

  • Windows Administration


  • Cloud Architecture (AWS)

  • Containers/Docker

  • Systems Engineering

  • SIEM ecosystem optimization & performance tuning

  • Enterprise Vulnerability Management

  • Endpoint security

  • Performance Metrics Generation and analysis

  • Project management

  • Security & systems documentation (SSP, design docs, architecture diagrams)

  • Technical writing (SOPs)

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.



Requisition ID2018-38511

of Openings1

Job FunctionInformation Technology

Security Clearance LevelNone

Full/Part TimeFull Time