Senior Systems Engineer - VMWare

Clearance Level
Systems Analysis
Falls Church, Virginia
Onsite Workplace
Key Skills For Success

Data Center Virtualization

Microsoft Server Operating Systems

VMware VDI

VMware vSphere

REQ#: RQ141881
Requisition Type: Regular
Job Description

Seize your opportunity to make a personal impact as a VMWare Senior Systems Engineer supporting the Defense Health Agency (DHA). GDIT is your place to make meaningful contributions to challenging projects and grow a rewarding career.

At GDIT, people are our differentiator. As a VMWare Senior Systems Engineer you will help ensure today is safe and tomorrow is smarter. Our work depends on VMWare Senior Systems Engineer to work on the administration, operations and sustainment, and security of VMWare 6.7 virtualization infrastructure and VMWare Horizon virtual desktop infrastructure in a Windows Active Directory (AD) environment.


  • Collaborate with customers to solve their VMWare virtualization problems with innovative technical approaches and resilient IT solutions
  • Engineer for VMWare ESX/ESXi virtualization within vSphere 6.7 or higher environment
  • Plan and execute platform upgrade activities for VMWare
  • Plan, coordinate, manage sustainment tasks for VMWare Horizon VDI
  • Assist with patching of Windows Operating System (OS), and Application software using SCCM
  • Assist with managing Active Directory/ Windows infrastructure/domains; plans and executes platform upgrade activities
  • Participate in or lead troubleshooting and incident resolution of complex high severity incidents
  • Monitor and ensure that backup data and resilience methods are scheduled and functioning appropriately
  • Coordinates and performs operating system (OS)/firmware upgrades, patch and vulnerability management for OS and application software
  • Develop system administration documentation in support of accreditation requirements
  • Investigate and propose solutions for development and customer needs to improve reliability, continuity, and maintainability for Windows systems hardware and software
  • Support after hours for critical/high severity issues
  • Update management and project leadership for ongoing critical/high severity issues


  • Education and Experience:  BS Degree in Computer Science, MIS, or related field with 10 + years’ experience in a technical role (May substitute a masters with 8-10 years, PhD with 5-7 years, HS diploma with 14 years of experience in lieu of degree)
  • Required Technical Skills:  Minimum of 8 years of engineering or system administration (SA) experience; Minimum of 4 years engineering or SA experience with the following technologies: VMWare datacenter virtualization within vSphere 6.x, Windows Server (2019, 2016, or 2012r2), Active Director infrastructure (deployment/upgrades), Group Policy administration/ Windows security; VMWare Horizon VDI (deployment/upgrades); Have or obtain DoD 8570 IAT Level II certification (e.g. Security + CE, etc.) within 60 days of beginning position.
  • Security Clearance Level:  Secret (active DoD or equivalent)
  • Location:  Falls Church, VA onsite
  • US Citizenship Required


  • Blade server systems (HP C7000 desired)
  • Network Administration
  • Storage Area Networks (NetApp desired)
  • Solar Winds
  • Experience with patch management using multiple tools (SCCM, WSUS, etc.)
  • Proficient with DoD security assessment/hardening tools (STIG, SCAP, checklists, Nessus, etc.)
  • Strong oral and written communications skills
  • Proven ability to work independently with limited direct supervision.
  • Project management skills for setting priorities to meet project deadline.
  • Ability to understand and apply knowledge of current industry standard systems architectures
  • Strong critical thinking skills that facilitate timely problem-solving


  • Challenging work that makes a real impact on the world around you  
  • 401K with company match 
  • Comprehensive health and wellness packages
  • Internal mobility team dedicated to helping you own your career 
  • Diverse, highly collaborative teams
  • Professional development, education assistance, certification and training opportunities




Work Requirements
Years of Experience

10 + years of related experience

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


CompTIA - Security+ CE - CompTIA

Travel Required

Less than 10%

About Our Work

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.

COVID-19 Vaccination

GDIT does not have a vaccination mandate applicable to all employees. To protect the health and safety of its employees and to comply with customer requirements, however, GDIT may require employees in certain positions to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Vaccination requirements will depend on the status of the federal contractor mandate and customer site requirements.

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.