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Senior Systems Engineer

Job Tracking ID:  KTTS-18-030
Location:   Arlington, VA
Job Type:  Full-Time/Regular
Date Updated:  July 19, 2019
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Job Description:

The successful candidate will demonstrate in-depth knowledge of the provisioning and management of virtualized systems (Windows) on VMware vSphere 6.0. A proven IT professional with networking and security experience within the DoD environment is required. The candidate will install and configure Windows Server 2008 SP2, 2008 R2 and 2012 R2 systems in a virtual environment and maintain libraries of baseline templates. The candidate can automate routine and repetitive system administration tasks using PowerShell and maintain library of custom scripts for reuse. The candidate should have experience managing Domain GPOs to maintain security settings across all domain connected systems. The candidate should understand storage systems running Clustered Data.

Essential Job Functions & Responsibilities:

• Support the operations of a production enterprise application running Windows Server 2008 and Windows Server 2012 on multiple Windows servers.
• Perform Windows technical analysis and operational support.
• Operation and maintenance of the OS including application of patches and upgrades. Maintain security baselines using host profiles. 
• Control consistency and integrity monitoring and health checks of the operating system and applications.
• Script development to automate processes and monitor system performance.
• Handle support desk tickets related to the operation system and application.
• Maintain system documentation and write installation and operations documents.
• Work with database administrators to ensure the integrity of the database environments. Assist database administrators with performance and capacity issues. Effectively interact with the customer.
• Script development to automate processes and monitor system performance.
• Provisioning and management of Windows virtualized systems on VMware vSphere 6.0.
• Manage clusters, maintain and update ESX hosts using Update manager on VCSA.
• Conduct system optimization tasks such as performance tuning, interpreting ESXTOP and other performance indicators to determine potential system bottlenecks.
• Experience working with DHA projects in all life cycles.
• Understand Government policies and terminology in support of security requirements. For instance, understands RMF, C&A, POA&M, Audits etc. and support the tasks, deadlines and compliance associated with these requirements.
• Some travel to US and overseas sites may be required.

Experience and Skills:
  • Bachelors Degree in Engineering, Computer Science, Mathematics or a related academic focus area with 5+ years of relevant experience. An equivalent combination of education, certification, and relevant experience may be considered.
  • Extensive knowledge of Windows Server 2012 R2 and Windows Server 2008 R2/SP2.
  • Basic knowledge of IIS/Tomcat and .NET Framework.
  • Experience in the creation, deployment, and operation of IT systems.
  • Expert knowledge in managing schedule, performance, and quality of the IT systems development life-cycle.
  • Experience in managing the relationship with Government hosting environments.
  • Experience managing projects in similar size and scope.
  • Must have a Public Trust and will be subject to successfully passing the clients background investigation for a clearance 

Additional Information:
Job Level:   Any
Number of Openings:   1
Years of Experience:   More than 5 Years
Level of Education:   BA/BS
Starting Date :   ASAP