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Chief Engineer

**Req ID:** RQ138446

**Type of Requisition:** Expatriate

**Clearance Level Must Be Able to Obtain:** Top Secret/SCI

**Job Family:** Engineering (General)


Deliverables Management,Leadership,Team Management


ITIL 4 Foundations - ITIL, CISSP: Certified Information Systems Security Professional - (ISC)2


10 + years of related experience

**Job Description:**

Transform technology into opportunity as a Chief Engineer with GDIT. A career in enterprise IT means connecting and enhancing the systems that matter most. At GDIT you’ll be at the forefront of innovation and play a meaningful part in improving how agencies operate.

CITS (Communication and Information Technology Services) provides the full spectrum of enterprise communications and information technology services to support the critical missions of United States Africa Command (USAFRICOM) and the United States European Command (USEUCOM). GDIT’s footprint across the globe in supporting every combatant command provides the EUCOM and AFRICOM J6 leadership the unique opportunity to leverage our worldwide workforce and advanced technology integration experience to accelerate modernization and reduce technical complexity necessary to support the growing and dynamic missions of these two Commands.

The Chief Engineer is a leader on an enterprise communications, network, and cloud operations and modernization contract responsible for organizing, directing, and managing multiple complex and inter-related services and projects that often require managing teams of contractor personnel at multiple locations. Typically oversee all aspects of the service delivery, architecting the transformation solution and leading complex innovation/modernization projects. Identify, analyze new and complex project-related problems and create innovative solutions that normally involve the schedule, technology, methodology, tools, solution components, and financial management of the project.

In this role, a typical day will include:

+ Lead and guide matrixed project teams of engineers in a high op tempoenvironmentfor each AOR

+ Consult with Program Chief Architect, customer, and contractor personnel to formulate and review ITIL based task plans and deliverables, ensuring conformance with program and project task schedules and costs and contractual obligations

+ Provide proposed solutions and rough-order of magnitude estimates for client requirements maximizing existing investments in infrastructure, training, and other decision criteria.

+ Manage and maintain contractor interface with the senior levels of the customer’s organization and building relationships with Senior Government officials based on mutual trust.

+ Serve as a liaison between business and technical aspects of projects. Plan project stages and assess business implications for each stage.

+ Communicating and coordinating with senior client leadership on the development of transition and transformation plans, providing business requirements direction, and removing any obstacles or conflicts/issues that impede the velocity and progress of project teams.

+ Partnering with customers to ensure that business needs are being met and that solutions are aligned with long term goals. Develop, evolve, and apply enterprise Knowledge Management capabilities to maximize collaboration and coordination across stakeholdersand communities of interestto accomplish these objectives.

+ Analyze new and complex project-related problems and create innovative solutions that normally involve the schedule, technology, methodology, tools, solution components, and financial management of the project.

+ Monitor performance to assure deadlines, standards, and cost targets are met.

+ Produce or provide quality control over contract deliverables.

+ Assist the team and client with decisions based on long-term and short term aspects of the engagement

+ Facilitate change, knowledge and incident teams’ understanding the client environment and needs as priorities shift

+ Establish and maintain technical and financial reports, schedules, plans, and associated metrics to show progress of projects to management and customers, organize and assign responsibilities to subordinates; oversee the successful completion of all assigned tasks; and assume the initiative and provide support to marketing personnel in identifying and acquiring potential business.

+ Track and manage risk across all activities

**Experience Requirements** **:** This position requires a minimum of 15 years progressive experience in managing/leading IT projects and programs, including experience with data centers and infrastructure programs, and using Agile software development and DevSecOps methodologies. Experience should include:

+ 5+ years of experience managing IT Service Management (ITSM) projects and using Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL) to standardize service delivery

+ 5+ years of experience leading teams migrating applications to the cloud and virtualized environments

+ Develops advanced engineering ideas and guides their development into a final product

+ Drives scalability and operability of supported systems/infrastructure

+ Invents innovative ways to drive production operational efficiency

+ Experience gathering customer requirements for large complex services to develop solutions focused on long term goals.

+ Demonstrated written and oral communication skills, including experience in presenting material to senior Government officials

+ Strong experience (8+ years) working for a senior leadership client, participating in briefings, presentations, advisory sessions.

+ Experience in effectively managing cross-functional teams and/or servant leadership, managing conflict, and cultivating strong relationships.

+ Exhibits excellent listening skills and employs effective staffing retention and engagement strategies. Demonstrated ability to promote teamwork, compassion for people, and cultural and thought diversity.

+ Demonstrated experience in developing, maintaining, and presenting relevant and timely information to government and leadership through visualizations, dashboards, presentations, and other informing methods

+ Ability to live in Stuttgart Germany for a min of 1 year.


+ A Master's degree (computer science/systems, information systems/technology, engineering/engineering technology, software)

+ DoD 8570.01-M certified to IAT-III with relevant Computing Environment certifications

+ Certified in ITIL 4 framework

+ US Citizenship and a current active DoD TOP SECRET Clearance; with SCI ELIGIBILITY

+ Ability to live in Stuttgart Germany for a min of 1 year.


● 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



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.

Chief Engineer

Full time

Published on 12 Jan 2023

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