Lead Systems Administrator (VMware) - TS/SCI required

Clearance Level
Top Secret/SCI
Systems Administration
Fort Belvoir, Virginia
Onsite Workplace
Key Skills For Success

Information Technology (IT) Systems



REQ#: RQ171031
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

Systems Administrator Senior Advisor (VMware)

Transform technology into opportunity as a Systems Administrator Senior Advisor (VMware) with GDIT. A career in enterprise IT means connecting and enhancing the systems that matter most. At GDIT you’ll be at the forefront of innovation and play a meaningful part in improving how agencies operate.

At GDIT, people are our differentiator. As a Systems Administrator Senior Advisor (VMware) you will help ensure today is safe and tomorrow is smarter. Our work depends on Systems Administrator (VMware) Senior Advisor joining our team to support INSCOM Army.


  • Operate and sustain the on-going daily operational use of a VMware infrastructure including updating, testing and deploying the vSphere and vCenter product releases. This includes identifying concerns or issues encountered during installation, testing and deployment of new software releases.

  • Install new / rebuild existing servers and configure hardware, peripherals, services, settings, directories, storage, etc. in accordance with standards and project/operational requirements

  • Manage and Administer physical and virtual servers, primarily Windows and Linux servers

  • Support and management of server virtualization, server provisioning, physical server maintenance, security compliance and daily operations

  • Manage VMware vSphere, with emphasis on automation, and enterprise storage and backup system administration, installation and on-going maintenance experience.

  • Maintain server lifecycle - provisioning, maintenance, and decommissioning of the hardware

  • Maintain the virtualized server environment via configuration, implementation, management and support activities

  • Monitor the virtual server infrastructure environment’s health status, service performance, and utilization

  • Implement and maintain continuous compliance to information security policies and technical standards, report and remediation of non-compliances

  • Maintain the security baseline compliance via configuration, implementation, and remediation activities

  • Apply regular security patches and software update

  • Repair and recover from hardware or software failures and communicate with impacted constituencies

  • Troubleshoot, maintain integrity and configure network components along with implementing operating systems enhancements to improve reliability and performance

  • Integrate new technologies into new and existing systems including the transition and migration of corporate systems

  • Perform systems administration of desktop and server systems connected to local and wide area networks. Desktop system management responsibilities involving account monitoring, security, Operating System (OS) installation, and other local area system administration related functions

  • Provide support for implementation, troubleshooting and maintenance of IT systems

  • Manage IT system infrastructure and any processes related to these systems

  • Provide support to IT systems including day-to-day operations, monitoring and problem resolution for all of the client/server/storage/network devices, mobile devices, etc. support, administer and maintenance of enterprise data center systems comprised of both physical and virtual servers, storage, backups, monitoring and automation as well as eventually Hybrid Cloud management​


  • Education: High School Diploma/GED with 12 years of related experience, or Associate's Degree with 10 years of experience, or Bachelor's Degree with 8 years of experience

  • Required Skillset:

    • Experience with ESX OS, and VMware vCenter, NetApp and 6-8 years virtualization experience

    • Design, implementation and sustainment experience in VMware, VDI and similar environments.

    • Demonstrated experience establishing, maintaining, and executing O&M processes and procedures in support of VMware, and similar environments.

    • Be able to provide detailed analysis and feedback to agency management and internal customers for escalated tickets

    • Knowledge of related hardware and software: Dell, Hewlett Packard, Cisco, NetAPP, HCI, Active Directory, SCCM

    • Experience as a VMware lead or a history of managing personnel or leading projects. 

  • Security Clearance Level: TS/SCI

  • Required Certification(s):

    • DoD 8570.01-M IAT Level II Computing Environment (CE) Certification as determined by the Program Manager is required prior to support on contract

    • Required Security Environment Certification: CompTIA Security+ CE or equivalent

    • Required Computing Environment certification: MCSE Windows Server 2016 or equivalent to start

    • Required Computing Environment certification: Azure Solutions Architect Expert or higher within 180 days of hire date.

  • Location: On Customer Site

  • US Citizenship: Required

  • Additional:

    • Candidates must be willing and able to attain a CI Polygraph for certain positions as determined by the contract

    • Travel may be required to support the mission


  • 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 you can learn from

  • Rest and recharge with paid vacation and holidays





Work Requirements
Years of Experience

10 + years of related experience

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


CompTIA - Security+ - CompTIA

MCSA: Windows Server 2016 - Microsoft

Travel Required

Less than 10%


U.S. Citizenship Required

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.