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Systems Architect – TS/SCI w/Polygraph

General Dynamics Information Technology

This is a Contract position in Herndon, VA posted January 25, 2023.

Type of Requisition:


Clearance Level Must Currently Possess:

Top Secret SCI + Polygraph

Clearance Level Must Be Able to Obtain:



No Suitability Required

Public Trust/Other Required:


Job Family:

Systems Engineering

Job Description:

We are GDIT. We support and secure some of the most complex government, defense, and intelligence projects across the country.

GDIT is your place. You make it your own by bringing your ideas and unique perspective to our culture. By owning your opportunity at GDIT, you are helping us ensure today is safe and tomorrow is smarter. Our work depends on a Systems Architect joining our team. This work location is WMA.

required skills and demonstrated experience

The Contractor shall have the following required skills and demonstrated experience:

  • Demonstrated experience working with an AWS cloud environment.
  • Demonstrated experience understanding and implementing system security requirements.
  • Demonstrated experience creating a testing environment to identify and improve bugs and efficiencies.
  • Demonstrated experience programming in Python, PowerShell, and Java 8+.
  • Demonstrated experience using Python and the PySpark library to read, write, and manipulate large structured and semi-structured datasets.
  • Demonstrated experience using task tracking and version control technology to include JIRA and GitHub.
  • Demonstrated experience using SQL and database technologies such as MySQL or SQL server.
  • Demonstrated experience using and managing ElasticSearch clusters.
  • Demonstrated experience tuning and optimizing ElasticSearch.
  • Demonstrated experience creating and managing ElasticSearch indices.
  • Demonstrated experience with Apache Spark and managing Spark clusters.
  • Demonstrated experience tuning and optimizing Apache Spark.
  • Demonstrated experience with the Databricks platform and Databricks API & CLI.
  • Demonstrated experience understanding Hadoop Distributed File System (HDFS).
  • Demonstrated experience understanding Databricks File System (DBFS).
  • Demonstrated experience with infrastructure as code (IaC) technologies including AWS Cloud Formation.
  • Demonstrated experience using automated build tools such as Jenkins.
  • Demonstrated experience implementing machine learning models on text and multimedia data such as Spark NLP and Computer Vision models.
  • Demonstrated experience with Linux operating systems and shell scripting such as Bash.
  • Demonstrated experience developing machine learning models on text data and structured datasets.

Highly Desired skills and demonstrated experience

Other demonstrated experiences which are highly desired, though not required, include:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Computer Science, Mathematics, Data Science, Statistics, or related field or equivalent work experience.
  • Demonstrated professional experience with cloud technology networks, digital forensics, or cybersecurity topics.
  • Demonstrated experience using artificial intelligence and machine learning technologies/packages.
  • Demonstrated experience using data pipelines and workflow technologies.


  • Full-flex work week
  • 401K with company match
  • Internal mobility team dedicated to helping you own your career
  • Collaborative teams of highly motivated critical thinkers and innovators
  • Ability to make a real impact on the world around you

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Scheduled Weekly Hours:


Travel Required:

Less than 10%

Telecommuting Options:


Work Location:

USA VA Herndon

Additional Work Locations:

COVID-19 Vaccination: GDIT does not have a vaccination mandate applicable to all employees. To protect the health and safety of its employees and to comply with customer requirements, however, GDIT may require employees in certain positions to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Vaccination requirements will depend on the status of the federal contractor mandate and customer site requirements.

We are GDIT. The people supporting some of the most complex government, defense, and intelligence projects across the country. We deliver. Bringing the expertise needed to understand and advance critical missions. We transform. Shifting the ways clients invest in, integrate, and innovate technology solutions. We ensure today is safe and tomorrow is smarter. We are there. On the ground, beside our clients, in the lab, and everywhere in between. Offering the technology transformations, strategy, and mission services needed to get the job done.

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.