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General Dynamics Information Technology F-35 Senior Systems Engineer | Top Secret clearance in Arlington, Virginia

Req ID: RQ180183

Type of Requisition: Regular

Clearance Level Must Be Able to Obtain: Top Secret

Public Trust/Other Required: None

Job Family: Systems Engineering


IT Systems Integration,Requirements Engineering,System Level Test,Systems Analysis,Systems Engineering


Certified Information System Security Professional (CISSP) - ISC2


15 + years of related experience

US Citizenship Required:


Job Description:

Transform technology into opportunity as a Senior Systems Engineer with GDIT. A career in Weapons Systems Air System and Ground Support systems engineering and enterprise IT means connecting and enhancing the systems that support weapons systems platforms and matter the most. At GDIT you’ll be at the forefront of innovation and play a meaningful part in improving how agencies operate.

At GDIT, people are our differentiator. Our work depends on a Senior Systems Engineer joining our joining our Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) F-35 IT program. The individual in this position can be located at any one of the following locations: Jacksonville FL, Wright Patterson AFB, OH or the Washington, DC area.

The F-35 Lightning II Program is the Department of Defense's focal point for defining affordable next generation strike aircraft weapon systems for the Navy, Air Force, Marines, and our allies. The F-35 will bring cutting-edge technologies to the battlespace of the future. The JSFs advanced airframe, autonomic logistics, avionics, propulsion systems, stealth, and firepower will ensure that the F-35 is the most affordable, lethal, supportable and survivable aircraft ever to be used by so many warfighters across the globe.


  • Provides analysis related to the design, development, and integration of hardware, software, man-machine interfaces and all system level requirements to provide an integrated solution.

  • Develops integrated system test requirement, strategies, devices and systems.

  • Directs overall system level testing.

  • Has programmatic or technical knowledge identifying, formulating, designing and/or testing practical solutions to engineering problems and guide the engineering development of modern systems; and to employ systems engineering methods and tools in the development of systems. Integrating, planning, coordinating, and facilitating system related activities such as upgrade of hardware and software, program and system design development of air system ground support hardware, and software.

  • Analyzing the Tier 0 through Tier 4 requirements, decomposing them, allocating them to lower Tiers.

  • From an operational and strategic perspective, determines immediate and long-range personnel and equipment requirements, ensuring the availability, continuity, and security of The weapons platform from a cyber perspective.

  • Recommending and supporting process improvement initiatives.


  • Security Clearance Level: Top Secret

  • Required Technical Skills:

  • 15 years of experience in the design, development, and integration of hardware, software, man-machine interfaces, and all system level requirements to provide an integrated solution.

  • 5 years experience in requirements engineering.

  • Experience in requirements definition and decomposition, system design development, and documentation.

  • Experience in assuring system is designed with security from the ground up – assuring all cyber requirements are identified and flowed throughout the various levels of system requirements.

  • Experience performing logical and physical system design and reviews and prepares system documents and specifications.

  • Experience conducting technical research on system upgrades to determine feasibility, cost, time required, and compatibility with system, preparing reports, studies and documentation.

  • Experience addressing special problem areas and administering solutions to complex areas of the network, including security analysis and planning.

  • Required Certifications: 8140 Work Role is (651) Enterprise Architect.

  • Education: ABET Systems Engineering Degree or equivalent. An additional 4 years of experience can be substituted for an MS or MA degree.

  • Location : Jacksonville FL, Wright Patterson AFB OH or in the Washington, DC area.

  • US Citizenship Required


  • 401K with company match

  • Comprehensive health and wellness packages

  • Internal mobility team dedicated to helping you own your career

  • Professional growth opportunities including paid education and certifications

  • Cutting-edge technology you can learn from

  • Rest and recharge with paid vacation and holidays

The likely salary range for this position is $154,960 - $178,204. This is not, however, a guarantee of compensation or salary. Rather, salary will be set based on experience, geographic location and possibly contractual requirements and could fall outside of this range.

Our benefits package for all US-based employees includes a variety of medical plan options, some with Health Savings Accounts, dental plan options, a vision plan, and a 401(k) plan offering the ability to contribute both pre and post-tax dollars up to the IRS annual limits and receive a company match. To encourage work/life balance, GDIT offers employees full flex work weeks where possible and a variety of paid time off plans, including vacation, sick and personal time, holidays, paid parental, military, bereavement and jury duty leave. To ensure our employees are able to protect their income, other offerings such as short and long-term disability benefits, life, accidental death and dismemberment, personal accident, critical illness and business travel and accident insurance are provided or available. We regularly review our Total Rewards package to ensure our offerings are competitive and reflect what our employees have told us they value most.

We are GDIT. A global technology and professional services company that delivers consulting, technology and mission services to every major agency across the U.S. government, defense and intelligence community. Our 30,000 experts extract the power of technology to create immediate value and deliver solutions at the edge of innovation. We operate across 30 countries worldwide, offering leading capabilities in digital modernization, AI/ML, Cloud, Cyber and application development. Together with our clients, we strive to create a safer, smarter world by harnessing the power of deep expertise and advanced technology.

We connect people with the most impactful client missions, creating an unparalleled work experience that allows them to see their impact every day. We create opportunities for our people to lead and learn simultaneously. From securing our nation’s most sensitive systems, to enabling digital transformation and cloud adoption, our people are the ones who make change real.

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.