Senior VMware Systems Engineer

Clearance Level
Top Secret/SCI
Systems Engineering
Newington, Virginia
Onsite Workplace
Key Skills For Success

VMware Administration

VMware ESXi

VMware HA

VMware vCenter

VMware VDI

REQ#: RQ174885
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

Senior VMWare Engineer

Transform technology into an opportunity as a Senior VMWare Engineer with GDIT. We are looking for a Senior VMWare Engineer to develop and maintain functional and secure vCenter Infrastructure. In this position you will mentor a team of engineers to troubleshoot and optimize our VMware Infrastructure for our client. In this role, you should have excellent problem-solving skills and thorough knowledge of VMware Enterprise administration and architecture.

At GDIT, people are our differentiator. As a Senior VMWare Engineer you will help ensure today is safe and tomorrow is smarter. Our work depends on a Senior VMWare Engineer joining our team to enhance the enterprise VMware Architecture and broaden the client’s mission capabilities. Strong VMware and Storage design and security knowledge will keep our client on the leading edge of technology.  With a career in VMware technologies and Engineering, you’ll make the end user’s experience your priority and we’ll make your career growth ours. By delivering simple solutions to complex problems as a Senior VMWare Engineer at GDIT. Here, you’ll tailor cutting-edge solutions to the unique requirements of our clients in Newington, VA.

HOW A Senior VMWare Engineer​ WILL MAKE AN IMPACT:

  • Configure, manage and maintain the physical and virtual infrastructures

  • Perform required maintenance of a large VMware virtual infrastructure in accordance with established schedules and best practices

  • Provide senior level support for maintenance, operation, and configuration of VMware’s Site Recovery Manager and the vREalize Suite

  • Design, document, test and implement virtual services and devices

  • Act as a technical lead for major initiatives, changes and deployments, and handle the diagnosis of complex issues within the virtual environment

  • Demonstrate advanced analytical skills by identifying the root cause of complex issues to maintain maximum service availability

  • Assess and evaluate current virtual computing infrastructure, and provide recommendations for enhancements

  • Mentor and train lower level engineers

  • Develop and maintain standard operating procedures

  • Create and defend system change requests

  • Develop, maintain and implement a proactive capacity planning model to support business decisions

  • Detects, identify and perform complex problem isolation and resolution throughout the virtual architecture

  • Develop and execute contingency plans for network software and hardware failures including isolated and major outages

  • Support yearly disaster recovery exercises


  • Education: BS/BA in Computer Science, Engineering or a related field. An additional 4 years of experience can substitute for degree

  • Must have a minimum of 5 years of experience supporting server virtualization technology, specializing in VMware systems.  Must have experience leading technical team supporting system operations.  

  • Must possess a Data Center Virtualization certification or equivalent certification or 10 years of relevant experience.

  • Required Certifications: COMPTIA Security + and VMware VCP Data Center

  • Security Clearance Level: TS/SCI

  • Location: Will work on Customer Site in Newington, VA, 5 days a week Monday through Friday. No weekend or 2nd or 3rd shifts.

  • Required Skills and Abilities: 

  • Design, build and troubleshoot VMware deployments

  • Solid background in VMware administration and architecture

  • Firm understanding of Horizon and Dell Management Suite

  • Familiarity with access control models and VMware security

  • Experience with VMware diagnostic, monitoring and analysis tools (e.g. vRealize Operations Manager, Cisco InterSight and NetApp Systems Manager

  • Other duties are assisting with Horizon Virtual Desktop Infrastructure

  • Preferred Skills: 

  • General knowledge with writing network automation scripts

  • Working knowledge of VMware Horizon Virtual Desktop Infrastructure

  • Experience with NetApp Storage

  • Experience with NEXUS switches Layer 2

  • Experience with vRealize Operations Manager


  • 401K with company match

  • Comprehensive health and wellness packages

  • Internal mobility team dedicated to helping you own your career

  • Professional growth opportunities including paid education and certifications

  • Cutting-edge technology and the ability to make a real impact on the world around you.

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Work Requirements
Years of Experience

5 + years of related experience

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


Travel Required

Less than 10%


U.S. Citizenship Required

Salary and Benefit Information

The likely salary range for this position is $130,050 - $175,950. This is not, however, a guarantee of compensation or salary. Rather, salary will be set based on experience, geographic location and possibly contractual requirements and could fall outside of this range.
View information about benefits and our total rewards program.

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.