Principal Systems Engineer
Job Description Summary: This position is responsible for the designs and defining system architecture for new or existing infrastructure related projects. This individual will be required to have excellent communication and presentation skills in order to communication with Sr. Management, technical systems administrators and potentially the end customers. This role will perform complex systems development and design work that may include logic design, I/O design, firmware development, model formulation, manufacturing and development cost projections, computer architecture analysis and design, and analog or digital systems engineering. Experience with RedHat and Windows operating systems as well as clustered file systems, networking, SAN and backup technologies, and management of environments with large amounts of data. Understanding of cloud based technologies. Performs systems modeling, simulation, and analysis. Responsible for leading technical implementations including detail design and implementation for the technical project. Coordinating with resources across multiple functional groups to ensure all aspects of the technical implementation are covered. Communicates extensively with technical teams and management on status or technical projects. Reviews completion and implementation of system additions and/or enhancements and makes recommendations to management and/or clients. Plans and directs upgrades of operating systems and designs systems enhancements. Develops documentation on new or existing systems. Develops and directs tests to ensure systems meet documented user requirements. This includes developing proof of concepts for new technologies. Identifies, analyzes, and resolves system problems. Provides system/equipment/specialized training and technical guidance to systems administrators. 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 responsibilities. Serves as liaison with clients, participating in meetings to ensure client needs are met. Maintains current knowledge of relevant technology as assigned. Participates in special projects as required. Education Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science, Engineering or a related technical discipline, or the equivalent combination of education, technical training, or work/military experience. RedHat 7 Certification a plus. Qualifications 8-10 years of related systems engineering experience. Sun Solaris experience a plus. 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. Company Description General Dynamics is a global aerospace and defense company. From Gulfstream business jets to submarines to wheeled combat vehicles to communications systems, people around the world depend on our products and services for their safety and security.Headquartered in Falls Church, Virginia, General Dynamics is led by Phebe Novakovic. The company employs thousands of people, with locations in 43 countries. At the heart of our company are our employees. We rely on their intimate knowledge of customer requirements and a unique blend of skill and innovation to develop and produce the best possible products and services.The driver that makes our company agile, and ensures our continued performance, is our culture of continuous improvement. This culture enforces a shared commitment to consistently look toward the future and to embrace change.