We are seeking a Systems Administrator to support the National Institutes of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) in Rockville, MD. As a Systems Administrator, you will be responsible for the day-to-day operations of a large Windows Server environment hosted on VMware. You will have extensive knowledge of supporting a traditional Windows server environment hosted on VMware with a drive towards adopting cloud technologies. You will play a critical role in determining the future strategy and vision for our VMware environment.
You will be part of a team of engineers focusing on expanding enterprise hosting capabilities, focusing on new tools, technologies, and infrastructure as code. You’ll help automate and streamline our operations and processes and further adopt DevOps best practices.
NIAID team is currently working remotely full time. Once normal operations resume, the work will be performed onsite in Rockville, MD.
What GDIT Can Offer You
Opportunity to engineer technical solutions in support of critical scientific research
Opportunity to implement best practices and influence technology change
Ability to see the business impact of technology
Ability to expand your cloud infrastructure knowledge and adoption of DevOps best practices
In this role, a typical day will include:
Collaborating with software developers in designing solutions to host and deploy custom business and scientific applications
Joining sprint or ad hoc meetings to discuss requirements for products and brainstorm new technical solutions
Working closely with other engineers to enhance and expand the fundamental capabilities offered in the hosting environment. Including infrastructure as code and containerized or serverless workloads
Attending a daily stand-up meeting to report your accomplishments, plans for the day, and any roadblocks you encountered. Your team will do the same, giving you an opportunity to understand and contribute to other ongoing initiatives
Maintaining, supporting, securing, and troubleshooting a VMware environment consisting of over 1600 virtual machines hosting business and scientific applications
Maintaining, supporting, and troubleshooting a traditional on-prem Windows Server environment
BA/BS or equivalent and 5+ years related experience
2+ years of experience working in a large VMware environment
Extensive knowledge of Windows Server 2012 through Windows Server 2019 operating systems
Knowledge of core IT systems (Active Directory, DNS, DHCP, NTFS, SNMP, TCP/IP)
Strong Windows Server troubleshooting skills
Experience with monitoring tools, such as SolarWinds and HP OneView
Experience using PowerShell, PowerCLI, and/or a comparable tool.
Must be able to obtain a NIH Public Trust
VMware Certified Professional
Experience with VMware vSphere stretched clusters
Experience with Azure DevOps (CI/CD pipelines), Azure Web Apps, and GitHub
Experience with AWS and commonly used services such as EC2, S3, Route 53, and RDS
Experience with infrastructure as code and automation/configuration management using either Cloud Formation or Terraform to define infrastructure standards for cloud services.
A good understanding of programming languages, such as PHP, Python, Perl, and/or Ruby
We are GDIT. The people supporting some of the most complex government, defense, and intelligence projects across the country. We deliver. Bringing the expertise needed to understand and advance critical missions. We transform. Shifting the ways clients invest in, integrate, and innovate technology solutions. We ensure today is safe and tomorrow is smarter. We are there. On the ground, beside our clients, in the lab, and everywhere in between. Offering the technology transformations, strategy, and mission services needed to get the job done.
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.