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Virtual Systems Administrator

Virtual Systems Administrator

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Information Technology
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Top Secret/SCI
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Full Time

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Job Description

As a Server Virtualization Engineer you are a member of an enterprise level Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) Team responsible for directing tier 3 day to day server operations supporting new system delivery, change requests, proactive availability, performance monitoring, preventative maintenance, troubleshooting and the resolution of system issues. Through proactive maintenance and monitoring ensures server uptime meets or exceeds established Service Level Agreements. Candidates must have strong communication skills, and the ability to thrive in a dynamic environment for a Department of Defense customer


Bachelors Degree in Computer Science or a related technical discipline, or the equivalent combination of education, technical certifications or training, or work experience.


Specific Responsibilities: 

  • Managing and ensuring the ticket and change request ques are properly addressed in a timely manner.
  • Identifies and communicates Virtualization infrastructure improvements and initiatives and ensure the team is complying with standard procedure and protocols.
  • Able to exploit tools such as vCOPS, SRM, and vCM to manage and maintain VMware environment efficiency
  • Provide escalation technical support and issues resolution of Windows-based servers and virtual environment
  • Ensures service cell is following best practices for software packages and modifications via SCCM, login scripts, or GPO.
  • Ensures compliance with patching standards for UCS/Dell Servers, Security and system patches on all Windows servers.
  • Perform QA for procedural documentation throughout the lifecycle of the system
  • Assists and mentors team members on projects and servers preparations
  • Performs product assessments and serves a part of integrated project team as required
  • Participates in daily Change Management and Problem Management calls
  • Trains team members on operations' support procedures
  • 5-8 years of directly related experience in systems administration and analysis.

Minimum 3-5 years qualifying experience:

  • Deploying and maintaining VMware ESXi environments/host and guest builds
  • VMWare vSphere
  • Virtualization and virtual system administration
  • Continued use of VMWare management tools (vCenter, VRealize Operations, VMware Configuration Manager)
  • Building scalable, high available, mission critical virtual infrastructures
  • Designing, implementing and managing multiple virtual environments and vlans
  • Experience or working knowledge of Disaster Recovery technologies helpful
  • Experience or working knowledge of Backup technologies
  • Multi-site environment experience
  • Knowledge of and experience doing a one-to-many configuration/deployment of SRM
  • Knowledge in conducting performance analysis for both the ESX host and their guests in the areas of CPU, Memory and I/O utilization
  • Disaster recovery
  • Knowledge of server technologies, and network and enterprise storage technologies (e.g. EMC, etc)
  • Developing maintenance and warranty requirements
  • Ability to establish performance models and validation techniques
  • Ability to communicate effectively with technical and non-technical audiences
  • Reviewing TCNO/IAVA/NOTAM submissions for patching or firmware update requirements
  • Use of Remedy Ticketing System
  • Delivery of services within the ITIL v3 framework
  • Comptia Sec+ required

As a trusted systems integrator for more than 50 years, General Dynamics Information Technology provides information technology (IT), systems engineering, professional services and simulation and training to customers in the defense, federal civilian government, health, homeland security, intelligence, state and local government and commercial sectors.With approximately 32,000 professionals worldwide, the company delivers IT enterprise solutions, manages large-scale, mission-critical IT programs and provides mission support services.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. #ISDCJ #DPOST #ARMA

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