Windows Systems Engineer (VMware)

Clearance Level
Systems Engineering
Rockville, Maryland

REQ#: RQ99554

Travel Required: None
Public Trust: NACLC (T3)
Requisition Type: Regular

We are seeking a Systems Engineer to support the National Institutes of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) in Rockville, MD. You will be responsible for the day-to-day operations of a large Windows Server environment hosted on VMware.   You should 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, you may occasionally need to commute to the Rockville, MD office.

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

Required Qualifications:

  • BA/BS or equivalent and eight years related experience
  • Minimum of two 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

Desired Qualifications:

  • VMware Certified Professional
  • Experience with VMware NSX
  • 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.
  • Good understanding of programming languages, such as PHP, Python, Perl, and/or Ruby

    This position requires being fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by December 8, 2021 or the start date, if after December 8.

    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.