NCIS Senior Systems Administrator – VMware SME

Clearance Level
Top Secret
Systems Administration
Quantico, Virginia
Hybrid Workplace
Key Skills For Success



VMware ESXi

REQ#: RQ169539
Public Trust: None
Requisition Type: Regular
Your Impact

Own your opportunity to work with the largest government agency in the nation. Make an impact by advancing the Department of Defense’s mission to keep our country safe and secure.

Job Description

Join General Dynamics IT and be a part of a team that solve some of the world's most complex technical challenges. The NCIS team is searching for a Senior Systems Administrator – VMware SME to join their program in Quantico, VA.

The Naval Criminal Investigative Service (NCIS) is an organization of approximately 2,000 personnel of which 700 serve at HQ and the remaining staff serve at offices worldwide. NCIS is the DON component with primary responsibility for criminal investigation, law enforcement (LE), counter-terrorism (CT), counterintelligence (CI), and cyber matters.  NCIS not only has primary responsibility for all criminal investigative, CI, CT, and cyber matters within the DON, but it also has exclusive investigative jurisdiction in non-combat matters involving actual, potential, or suspected criminal, terrorism, sabotage, espionage, and subversive activities.

In this position, you provide the following:

  • Subject Matter Expert for customers’ virtualization requirements
  • Daily support, maintenance, and design services for VMware virtualization across four separate enterprise domains
  • Daily interaction with network and storage administrators to ensure full operability of virtualization services
  • Plans and implements system security patches as well as upgrades as required
  • Windows Domain enterprise support as it relates to VMware operations as well as supporting the customer with vulnerability management, outage, and troubleshooting

In addition, you should have:

  • Ability/history working in fast-paced environment with a career track record of engineering, developing, deploying, and maintaining business critical systems -- including hands-on solution development and implementation experience
  • Ability to translate technical issues into understandable business language for end users
  • Self-motivated, with keen attention to detail and excellent judgment skills
  • Ability to establish new standards for quality, performance or productivity
  • Ability to prioritize and drive to results with a high emphasis on quality
  • Leadership, communication (both written and oral), organizational and interpersonal skills
  • Training/mentoring opportunities with junior administrators 

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in a technical field; additional years of relevant experience may be considered in lieu of degree
  • 7+ years of in-depth knowledge/experience of VMware virtualization with a minimum level of ESXi 5.5 up to 7.x in both stand alone and VCenter environments to include:
    • VCenter operations
    • vMotion
    • Host and Datastore Clustering
    • Cisco UCS/Hyperflex familiarity a huge plus
    • VCenter HA and DRS
    • Guest VM resource utilization and management
  • Expert knowledge and experience in the following:
    • Operations and maintenance of AD and Group Policies
    • Understanding of monitoring best practices
  • Extensive experience with:
    • infrastructure and server theories, principles and concepts; application infrastructure and standards, to include networking fundamentals, Windows, Physical Server architecture, and LAN/WAN/Firewall/VPN network technologies
    • Development, documentation, and enforcement of standards, security procedures, and controls for access to ensure integrity of Windows systems, AD, and related systems
    • Implementation and maintenance services and communications with AD recovery locations
  • DoD 8570 - IAT Level III (CISA, GCIH, GCED, CISSP  [or Associate], or CASP CE) and OS cert (e.g., MCSE or equivalent)
  • VMWare Virtual Certified Professional VCP
  • Top Secret (TS) clearance is required to start, must be eligible to obtain SCI-level adjudication


  • Excellent customizable health benefits (Medical, Dental and Vision)
  • 401K with company match
  • Educational Assistance and eLearning
  • Flexible work week
  • Internal mobility team dedicated to employee advancement
  • Rewards and Recognition programs
  • Innovative and collaborative environment encouraging of highly motivated critical thinking

Work Requirements
Years of Experience

7 + years of related experience

* may vary based on technical training, certification(s), or degree



Travel Required



U.S. Citizenship Required

About Our Work

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.

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.