Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) Engineer – TS/SCI

General Dynamics Information Technology

Req ID: RQ178337

Type of Requisition: Regular

Clearance Level Must Be Able to Obtain: Top Secret SCI Polygraph

Public Trust/Other Required: None

Job Family: Systems Engineering


Virtual Desktop,Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI),VMware VDI


CompTIA – Security CE – CompTIA


8 years of related experience

US Citizenship Required:


Job Description:

GDIT is your place. 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 VDI Engineer joining our team to support Government activities in Washington, D.C., Annapolis Junction, MD, or Sterling, VA.

At GDIT, people are our differentiator. As a VDI Engineer supporting the Government, you will be charged with engineering solutions for baseline VDI builds to ensure upgrades are incorporated before operating system (OS) end-of-life.

In this role, a typical day will include:

Engineering, Designing, testing, implementing, maintaining, securing, and full life-cycle management of the complex Citrix XenDesktop and NetScaler solutions deployed in the large Enterprise environment

Designing and supporting Microsoft infrastructure solutions including Azure Virtual Desktop, on-prem, cloud and hybrid

Interacting with Government regarding technical considerations for problems, issues, or conflicts

Engineering, implementing, mitigating, monitoring, and tuning VDI environment and management software to obtain Authorize To Operate (ATO) for new VDI solutions

Managing Citrix products (Virtual Apps, Virtual Desktops, ADC, Provisioning)

Operating and executing scripting skills in PowerShell or Python

Providing Tier 3 and above support as needed (troubleshooting, problem resolution support, and Root Cause Analysis (RCA))

Preparing and maintaining documentation for VDI solutions, processes, and procedures related to engineering projects.

What you’ll need:

Active TS/SCI clearance and ability to obtain and maintain a CI poly

Must meet DoD 8570 IAT Level II requirements including one of the following: Security CE, CND, SSCP, GSEC, GICSP, CySA, or CCNA Security.

Education: Bachelor of Science Degree, or a related technical discipline, or the equivalent combination of education, technical certifications or training, or work experience

Minimum of 8 years relevant experience

Experience performing engineering work associated with the design, development, maintenance, and testing of infrastructure for desktop application packaging and deployment technologies

Knowledge of Citrix XenApp, AppLayering, and/or Enterprise Layer Manager (ELM)

Hands-on experience with SQL Clustering Failover

Knowledge of cloud, networking, and enterprise architectures

Expertise in the Windows 10 area – Standard Operating Environment (SOE), imaging, evergreen, etc.

Required certification:

CWS-215: Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops 7 Administration On-Premises and in Citrix Cloud


Preferred certification(s):

Managing Modern Desktops (MD-101)

Windows 2019 Server Deployment

Remote Desktop Services (RDS)

Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops (1Y0-312)


● Full-flex work week to own your priorities at work and at home

● 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 $144,500 – $195,500. 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.

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