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Job Description:

Sr. Systems Engineer - Virtual Infrastructure
Springfield, VA
Top Secret or Secret and ability to obtain Top Secret
Travel: Occasional up to 10% within and outside of the U.S.

Our client is hiring a Sr. Systems Engineer - Virtual Infrastructure to support a program providing transparent, interconnected systems and security support. This program enables the Department of State to successfully carry out its foreign policy mission by providing enterprise architecture design, engineering, operations and maintenance support services for desktop computers, servers, networks, firewalls, voice and data communications and other unique enterprise applications.

∑Execute the duties and responsibilities as a senior member of the Enterprise Infrastructure Team
∑Provide operational engineering support to enterprise-level solutions using virtual server hosting, backup solutions, off-site data replication and service level storage solutions.
∑Support the implementation of VMware hardware and operating systems solutions to provide hosting services to multiple data centers.
∑Provision Virtual Machines and patches to the software and hardware hosting infrastructure.
∑Maintain server/blade hardware including failed component replacement.
∑Maintain and restore VM "backups" and Snapshots
∑Participate in on-call after-hours support rotation, responding to support calls after-hours/weekends/holidays/shutdowns
∑Maintain Configuration DB with all Virtual Infrastructure components
∑Update system and process documentation and user guides as needed diagrams and SOPs as needed
∑Complete Service Request tickets for VMWare technical issues
∑Have daily interactions with government clients related to meeting technical requirements for Data Center initiatives

∑Active Top Secret Security clearance or Active Secret with eligibility to obtain TS
∑Bachelorís degree in an information technology or related field or 10 years of progressive, related experience.
∑Working knowledge of VMware and ESX 5.5+ deployment, configuration, and maintenance
∑Must be willing to support a rotational on-call posture after normal working hours in response to technical support requests
∑Must be willing to travel within and outside the continental United States, if required (not to exceed 10%).

Other Desired Background/Skills:
∑Prior experience working within the Department of State IRM bureau will be considered as a significant plus
∑Strong scripting skills.
∑Knowledge or Training on blade compute platforms from CISCO or HP
∑Knowledge or Training on Backup software (i.e. Avamar)
∑Knowledge or Training on Storage clusters, Fiber Channel and NFS protocol.
∑Large scale Microsoft Active Directory deployment and maintenance. LAN/WAN networking experience.
∑Experience with Enterprise Backup and disaster recovery systems.
∑Data migration experience.
∑VMware Certified professional 5.5 or higher
∑ITIL v3.0 Foundations certificate

Job ID 8283
Job Title Systems Engineer, Sr.
Job Location Springfield, VA
Contract Pay Rate 125000.00 - 150000.00
Annual Pay Rate -
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