Principal Virtualization Engineer

Falls Church, VA

Posted: 12/04/2018 Employment Type: Contract to Hire Industry: IT Job Number: 228033

Principal Virtualization Engineer

  • Bachelor’ s Degree in Computer Science, Engineering or a related technical discipline, or the equivalent combination of education, technical training, or work/military experience.
  • Must meet DoD 8570 IAT II compliance including Security Plus with CE enrolled certification plus computing environment certification and hold an active secret clearance.
  • Strong written and oral communication skills.
  • Hands-on experience with VMware vSphere 6.x, or 5.x. related technologies such as clustering, high availability, and DRS.
  • Extensive Troubleshooting Experience in ESXi/Vsphere
  • Experience Troubleshooting VM Performance issues
  • Hands on experience deploying and maintaining Operations Manager
  • Hands on experience deploying and maintaining VMware Replication Appliance (VRA)
  • Experience with Site Recovery Manager (SRM) 5.x and higher
  • Monitor, administer, and maintain vCenter modules and configurations
  • Support implementation, configuration, operations, and maintenance of VMware components to include vCenter Server, ESXi Hosts, Standard/Distributed vSwitches, vSphere Data Protection, Operations Manager, etc.
  • Design, implementation, and maintenance of a hybrid cloud integrate with multiple public cloud service providers
  • Experience Performing installations and configurations of hardware and software as part of the overall implementation of the approved architecture.
  • Experience conducting upgrades to firmware and changes to settings as deemed necessary to meet compliance and cyber security requirements.
  • Experience implementing patches and upgrades to ensure the virtualization environment in compliance with latest VMware recommendations
  • In-depth knowledge of virtualization storage VMFS data stores and Storage LUNs
  • Experience analyzing and executing VMware performance tuning strategies leveraging various VMware reporting tools and capabilities
  • Experience identifying, analyzing, and resolving system failures and problems
  • Knowledge of best practices to adhere to enterprise architecture
  • 8-10 years of related systems engineering experience.
  • Intermediate experience designing, implementing and managing enterprise solutions using Microsoft, HP and VMWare 5.x and 6.x technologies.
  • HP blade hardware and virtual platform, Windows Server and SQL Server experience preferred.
  • Backup and disaster recovery experience preferred.


Duration: 6 Month Contract to Hire


Clearance: Secret
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