ValidaTek, Inc

Systems Engineer - Mid

Location US-MD-Fort Meade
ID 2023-10-2042
Information Technology
Position Type
Location Detail

Company Overview

At ValidaTek, we modernize and optimize IT services to solve some of the most critical challenges facing federal civilian and defense agencies. From customers to partners to top-talent employees, ValidaTek puts people first, empowering them to exceed expectations and transform government organizations. Our success starts and ends with our people, so we built a company where great people can do great things, with the resources and autonomy to make decisions that transform organizations. We operate as one team of diverse people, united by a passion for continuous growth and optimization. Our commitment to quality and performance optimization is the reason why our IT Service Projects and New Development Projects have been appraised at CMMI Maturity Level 5, positioning us as one of a handful of elite companies to receive the highest form of third-party validation.


We are seeking a talented and motivated Mid Systems Engineer to support a program with the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA). As a Mid Systems Engineer, you will play a vital role in designing, deploying, and maintaining complex systems to support the program's mission. You will collaborate closely with DISA representatives, contractors, and other stakeholders to ensure the availability, reliability, and performance of the program's systems. The ideal candidate has a solid technical foundation, strong problem-solving skills, and a passion for delivering high-quality solutions in a DISA environment.


  • System Design and Implementation: Assist in the design and implementation of systems architecture, including hardware, software, and network components, to meet program requirements. Collaborate with stakeholders to ensure compatibility, scalability, and security.
  • System Deployment and Configuration: Support the deployment and configuration of systems, including servers, storage, virtualization, and operating systems. Ensure proper installation, integration, and functionality of system components.
  • System Maintenance and Support: Monitor and maintain the performance, availability, and reliability of systems. Perform system upgrades, patches, and troubleshoot system issues. Provide timely resolution to incidents and problems.
  • System Security and Compliance: Implement and enforce system security measures, adhering to DISA and industry best practices. Conduct regular vulnerability assessments and ensure compliance with DISA's security policies and guidelines.
  • Documentation and Reporting: Create and maintain accurate and up-to-date system documentation, including system configurations, procedures, and troubleshooting guides. Prepare reports on system performance, metrics, and incidents for program management and stakeholders.
  • System Monitoring and Performance Optimization: Monitor system performance, identify areas for improvement, and implement optimization strategies. Conduct capacity planning to ensure system resources meet program demands.
  • Collaboration and Stakeholder Engagement: Collaborate closely with DISA representatives, contractors, and other stakeholders to understand program requirements and align system solutions accordingly. Communicate system-related updates, issues, and resolutions effectively to stakeholders.
  • Technology Evaluation and Integration: Stay updated with emerging technologies, trends, and industry best practices. Evaluate new technologies and assess their potential integration into the program's systems to enhance performance and functionality.
  • Continuous Learning and Professional Development: Stay abreast of DISA policies, guidelines, and technologies. Pursue relevant certifications and training opportunities to enhance knowledge and skills.


  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Information Technology, or a related field is required.
  • Proven experience (3-7 years) as a Systems Engineer, preferably in supporting DISA programs or similar government contracts.
  • Active DoD Top Secret clearance - required.
  • Strong understanding of systems architecture, infrastructure components, and virtualization technologies.
  • Proficiency in deploying and configuring systems, including servers, storage, operating systems (Windows/Linux), and virtualization platforms (VMware/Hyper-V).
  • Familiarity with system security principles, DISA STIGs (Security Technical Implementation Guides), and vulnerability assessment tools.
  • Experience with system monitoring and performance optimization tools.
  • Knowledge of scripting languages (e.g., PowerShell, Bash) for automation and system administration tasks.
  • Excellent problem-solving and analytical skills, with the ability to troubleshoot complex system issues.
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to collaborate effectively with diverse stakeholders.
  • Industry certifications such as CompTIA Security+, Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer (MCSE), or VMware Certified Professional (VCP) are a plus.

EEO Statement

ValidaTek is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, protected veteran status, or disability status.

Applicants who are selected for employment will be required to verify authorization to work in the United States.

Offers of employment will be contingent upon passing a post-offer background check.


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