Systems Engineer

ALTA IT Services Rockville, MD
  • Depends on experience
  • Full Time
  • Health Insurance, Dental Insurance, Vision Insurance, 401K / Retirement
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System Engineer

Primary Location: Springfield, VA

Clearance Requirement: Top Secret

We are currently seeking an experienced System Engineer to support a mission critical infrastructure and ensure the highest levels of availability, performance and security.  The ideal candidate with be the primary on-site technical expert responsible for the administration of a Windows server environment running on a VMware Virtual Platform.
Position Responsibilities:

  • Operate and sustain the on-going daily operational use of a VMware infrastructure including updating, testing and deploying the vSphere and vCenter product releases through the test environment to the production environment in the data center. This includes identifying concerns or issues encountered during installation, testing and deployment of new software releases
  • Deploy, maintain and troubleshoot over Windows Servers on a vSphere environment
  • Manage a Microsoft domain environment; including AD, DNS, DHCP, GPO's, Client, ADFS, and Windows 2008, 2012, 2016 servers
  • Perform enterprise-wide server and desktop systems patching for OS and standard applications
  • Provide technical analysis and make recommendations to refine the virtual infrastructure
  • Assist with configuring and establishing procedures for failover to a remote Disaster
    Recovery site and failing back to the local site
  • Perform daily, weekly, monthly, and quarterly checks and routine maintenance tasks such as patching for all virtual servers in accordance with established policy and procedures
  • Report service disruption or degradation, perform necessary incident response, recommend, and implement corrective action to appropriate technical administration staff, and monitor for successful resolution within the defined SLA
  • Provide recommendations to improve operational delivery, reduce errors/defects during process execution, ensure coordination with support (government and vendor) on all issues that are not considered routine in nature
  • Serve as a subject matter expert/Tier III support for the server/desktop support team
  • Maintain and report overall virtual server operational health for contractor managed systems
  • Participate in the creation and ongoing maintenance of Architecture & Design documentation ensuring that clear, concise and accurate information is readily available

Basic Skills & Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Engineering, or a related field
  • 10+ years of experience in managing and maintaining IT Infrastructures
  • 5+ years of hands-on experience with VMware based virtualization platforms
  • Microsoft, VMware and Cloud Certifications preferred
  • Possess thorough understanding of VMWare Administration and Management in Data Center Environment using VMware vSphere 6.0/6.5, ESX server 6.0 and above and VCenter Server 6.5
  • Thorough understanding with Active Directory, TCP/IP, DHCP/DNS, IP, Switching and Routing, Subnets, VPNs, VLAN, firewalls, and Backup & Recovery
  • Experience working with Cloud technologies and SaaS solutions
  • Experience in Windows 2019/2016/2012/2008/2003 server at single or multi domain platforms operating within VMWare environment
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux platform operating within VMWare environment is a plus

 ALTA IT Services, LLC. is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and considers qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, gender, age, color, religion, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, or any other factor.

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