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General Dynamics Information Technology Systems Architect in Falls Church, Virginia

Req ID: RQ168473

Type of Requisition: Regular

Clearance Level Must Be Able to Obtain: None

Public Trust/Other Required: NACI (T1)

Job Family: Systems Engineering


Agile Methodology,Appian (Platform),Leadership


15 + years of related experience

Job Description:


Deliver simple solutions to complex problems as a Systems Architect at GDIT. Here, you’ll tailor cutting-edge solutions to the unique requirements of our clients. With a career in application development, you’ll make the end user’s experience your priority and we’ll make your career growth ours.

At GDIT, people are our differentiator. As a Systems Architect you will help ensure today is safe and tomorrow is smarter. Our work depends on Systems Architect joining our team to help modernize a critical legacy application by leveraging a modern low-code/no-code platform.


  • Lead/facilitate solutioning discussions with the customer and vendor.

  • Identify system interface requirements and develop solution to meet the requirements, including creation of technical architecture diagrams.

  • Ensure technical teams understand short term and long-term goals of the program and business efforts by facilitating communication between technical and non-technical stakeholders.

  • Assesses project issues and develops resolutions to meet productivity, quality, and client-satisfaction goals and objectives.

  • Work with business units to understand long-term system vision and create the technical implementation strategy to ensure scalability and long-term organization growth.

  • Help clarify requirements and propose solutions that meet business milestones as well as directing the technical implementations.

  • Engage current customers to understand critical needs, socialize and vet solutions, and advise on strategies to achieve desired results.

  • Identify and select the best technical solutions and approaches to meet anticipated or actual requirements.

  • Lead solution design and the development of key artifacts including, but not limited to architectural models, process diagrams, concepts of operation, etc.

  • Will jump in when necessary to help diagnose larger system issues and work with project managers to confidently complete projects on time.

  • Additional tasks will include helping to determine high-level and detailed estimates, creating technical workflow and other supporting documentation to help drive the implementation of large enterprise systems projects as well as helping to implement best practices around technical development and deployment.



  • BA/BS degree (computer science/systems, information systems/technology, engineering/engineering technology, software)


  • 15+ years of technical leadership experience

  • 5+ years of proven experience with Appian

Required Technical Skills:

  • Track record of leading and managing successful Appian implementations

  • Deep experience in developing and managing Appian workflows, user interfaces, decision rules, and data models

  • Thorough understanding of and experience in software development lifecycle and Agile delivery methodology

  • Effective written and verbal communication skills (both technical and non-technical)

Security Clearance Level:

  • Ability to obtain and maintain a Public Trust

  • The security clearance for this program requires the selected candidate to have resided in the US for the past five years. The selected candidate cannot have left the country for longer than 90 consecutive days and no more than 180 cumulative days. 


  • Onsite in Washington D.C., or Falls Church, VA., with a hybrid work schedule eligibility


  • 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.

  • Rest and recharge with paid vacation and holidays

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The likely salary range for this position is $160,389 - $272,667. 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.