GDIT is seeking a VMware System Administrator to support the deployment, documentation and sustainment of a next-generation, DoD on-premise cloud services for milCloud 2.0 program in Chantilly, VA. This position will include occasional travel as needed to help support other locations. Due to the classified work environment this role will support, the employee will be required to report onsite weekdays.
PLEASE NOTE: If you are not local to the Chantilly, VA work site, you MUST be willing to relocate at your own cost. Relocation assistance will not be provided.
GDIT has deployed its own on premise Cloud solution into DoD data centers. GDIT is operating this Cloud to support DoD Mission Partners meet their Cloud requirements. This approach ensures that (1) DoD Mission Partners can easily directly migrate or support migration efforts for the broad array of complex military applications that would benefit from our Cloud offerings and (2) can evolve with the pace of technology and is not locked into a specific OEM provider.
TheVMware System Adminwill have a proven track record of sustaining a vCloud Director solution for DoD. This individual will be a VMware System Admin for the engineering team and will work closely with the milCloud 2.0 engineering team responsible for conceiving and delivering a wide variety of cloud services under the milCloud 2.0 program. Deep technical familiarity with VMware products, cloud services in general and using cloud services in support of DoD missions is a must.
Roles and responsibilities include:
Work closely with engineering during the developments of multiple VMware vCloud Director based Infrastructure as a Services (IaaS) environment solutions for DoD.
Supports the building of a systems administration and operations support capability for the new vCD based solutions.
Apply system hardening, STIG settings and resolve vulnerabilities found by Nessus scans.
Design, document and publish standard operating procedures (SOPs) for the build and sustainment of the VMware infrastructure.
Support daily environment operations including patch levels and advanced troubleshooting support.
Share knowledge with existing System Administrators through documentation, presentations, deep dive technical sessions, etc.
Produce and execute test plan procedures for upgrades and installation of new virtualization products.
Automate tasks for the operations team such as patching, infrastructure configuration changes and reporting.
Work closely with vendors to identify and resolve product bugs and initiate feature requests.
Recommends and takes action to direct the analysis and solutions of problems.
Apply vendor best practices for vSphere, NSX, vCloud Director, vRealize Suite, etc.
Identify and remediate deviation from reference architecture.
Supports resolution actions for Tier 2/3 incident tickets
Other tasks as assigned
Active DoD Top Secret security clearance
DoD 8570 IAT II certification
VMware Certified Professional (VCP) certification
Experience with VMware vSphere and similar component services
Extensive infrastructure knowledge and hands-on experience with DoD datacenters & infrastructure
3+ years of experience deploying, and maintaining data center Infrastructure preferably within the DOD.
5+ years of hardware experience to include compute, network, & storage
1+ years of experience implementing DOD Security Controls
3+ years of VMware System Administration experience
Solid understanding of TCP/IP
Experience developing documentation for operational support.
A self-starter that drives solutions to implementation
Ability to mentor junior and mid-level team members to more proficient in the tasks and activities associated with the management of a cloud provider VMware environment
Willing to report onsite as indicated above
Knowledge of and experience with VMware vCloud Director and component services such as vMotion, HA, DRS, vDS, Affinity rules, vCenter, storage vMotion, and P2V migrations
Experience implementing and operating VMware NSX under vCloud Director
Experience supporting cloud solutions at DISA
ITIL v3 certification
Linux and Windows OS experience
Accreditation of systems under DoD RMF
4-6 years of VMware ESXi or VMware ESX 6.x experience
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.