Senior Systems Engineer

Expiring today

West Des Moines, IA
Aug 30, 2017
Sep 25, 2017
Full Time
GDIT is currently recruiting for a Senior Systems Engineer in our West Des Moines, IA office. This candidate would join a dynamic application development team in building strategic data driven solutions that assist in meeting our customers’ needs.


As a Senior Systems Engineer for GDIT Health, you will be part of a team that is responsible for leading the implementation of Big Data technologies and development of a new national health data web service.


In addition, you will:


  • Design, code, test, debug, document, and implement data-driven solutions.
  • Leads project efforts, ensuring project requirements and timelines are met.
  • Performance tuning of different applications.
  • Work with different teams to design tech solution.
  • Drive the optimization, testing and tooling to improve data quality.

  • Ideally, you will have a Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Engineering or a related technical discipline, or the equivalent combination of education, technical training, or work/military experience.
  • GDIT is seeking an excellent communicator, both written and verbal, who thrives on solving problems and working in a team environment.
  • 10+ years of software development experience.
  • Proficient with Java programming language.
  • Experiences with Big Data technologies including Hadoop, Impala, HBase, Hive, Spark, Oozie, Zookeeper, etc.
  • Experiences with developing and working with Web Services and supporting technologies (REST, SOAP, XML, JSON).
  • Experience in SQL programming.
  • Familiar with Linux commands and environment.
  • Proficient with 1 to 2 programming languages among Java/Python/Scala/Ruby/Golang/C++.
  • Hands-on experiences with data processing or analysis systems is strongly preferred.
  • Strong communication skills, a strong team player; able to accept and deliver ambiguous tasks.
  • Ability to contribute unsolicited ideas with the team for continuous improvement.
  • Ability to thrive in dynamic, fast-paced, fun environment.
  • Must be able to work closely with all project stakeholders.
  • Good organizational, analytic and interpersonal skills.
  • A demonstrated ability to learn and acquire new technologies as needed.
A strong candidate will also have:


  • Hands-on experiences with data processing or analysis systems is strongly preferred.
  • Experiences with Cloudera’s big data platform is preferred.
  • Experiences with AWS or other Cloud technology are strongly preferred.
  • Experience working on projects with stakeholders located in multiple locations.
  • Experience working with Health Data preferred.

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.