Virtualization Engineer

Clearance Level
Top Secret/SCI
Systems Engineering
Tampa, Florida

REQ#: RQ65273

Travel Required: None
Public Trust: SSBI (T5)
Requisition Type: Regular

USSOCOM's mission is to “Provide fully capable Special Operations Forces (SOF) to defend the United States and its interests and synchronize planning for global operations against terrorist networks.” As a member of our team, you will partner with SOF military and civilian members to directly support this mission by providing worldclass Information Technology services and support that connect over 60,000 users around the world.

We are seeking a Virtualization Engineer on site at MacDill Air Force Base. To be considered, candidates MUST HAVE an active TS/SCI.

Virtualization Engineer performs tier three systems support in accordance with the SIE OPORD. The Virtualization Engineer provides operational support and technical expertise for the engineering, deployment and O&M of hyper converged server and storage solutions including but not limited to Nutanix, Dell, and VMware. The job duties include daily management of the virtualization environment; responsibility for the virtual machine lifecycle management; ensure virtualization software suite is kept updated and secure; assist with virtualization related problem resolution; actively engage in virtualization capacity planning; troubleshoot issues with virtualization guest operating systems—specifically Linux and Windows; and function as a point of contact for work requests related to the virtualization environment. The ability to communicate with technical and non-technical users also is essential. Continually transition knowledge to the government staff through training and assistance on how to use the technology using industry best practices.

Typical duties include:

  • Engineer and lead the enterprise virtual infrastructure and system software components
  • Performing end-user support requiring System Engineer Subject Matter Expertise support
  • Establish and document baselines to measure and manage the capacity and performance of the enterprise network
  • Collaborate with vendors, the Government, carriers, and technical staff on technical support systems’ hardware and software and making recommendations regarding upgrades or changes based on industry best practices and emerging trends

Educational Requirement:

  • Bachelor's Degree. Significant relevant experience will be considered in lieu of formal education.

Certification Requirements:

  • DoDD 8570.01-M IAT II *


  • Nutanix Certified Professional (NCP) OR
  • Nutanix Certified Advanced Professional (NCAP) OR
  • VMware Certified Professional (VCP)

Experience Requirements:

  • VMware Horizon View systems implementation experience including:
  • Horizon View
  • VMware vSphere ESXi experience
  • Microsoft Windows 7, 10
  • Microsoft Active Directory
  • Nutanix AOX
  • Windows PowerShell
  • Experience working interactively with supported users and resolving VDI related issues.
  • Experience in implementing and supporting zero-client technology, VMware vSphere, Hypervisor Management, Active Directory, GPO Management and Virtual Desktop Infrastructure deployments.

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.