Principal Systems Engineer

Falls Church, VA

Posted: 01/04/2019 Employment Type: Contract to Hire Industry: IT Job Number: 228204

Principal Systems Engineer

JOB DESCRIPTION: Apply proven communication, analytical, and problem-solving skills to help identify, communicate, and resolve issues in order to maximize the benefit of IT systems investments. Design and define system architecture for new or existing computer systems.

• Troubleshoot and deep dive into VMware infrastructure.
• Communicate effectively with customers and fellow employees
• Design, implement and manage high availability/ clustering and disaster recovery environments
• Supports establishment of plans and templates in line with the overall technical architecture format and program infrastructure platform.
• Completes technical documentation to design, test, implement, train, and transition solutions to operational support.
• Interacts with customers and appropriate representatives to analyze, validate, specify, verify, document and manage the requirements.
• Plans, manages time according to schedules, and provide timely status updates
• Quickly learns new tools and resolves issues using all available resources.
• Conduct project-based work to design, document and implement infrastructure solutions to solve business problems. Prepares and manages new systems; following program guidelines for documentation for transition to operations.
• Serves as liaison with clients, participating in meetings to ensure client needs are met.
• Maintains current knowledge of relevant technology as assigned & participates in special projects
• Serve as Tier III system support for operational systems as required.

• DoD 8570 IAT II compliance: Security+ CE cert and a computing environment certification (e.g. MCSE or equivalent).
• Must hold an Active Secret clearance.
• B.S. in Computer Science, Engineering or a related technical discipline, or the equivalent combination of education, technical training, or work/military experience. 8-10 years of systems engineering experience.
• Strong written and oral communication skills. 
• Hands-on experience with VMware vSphere 6.x, or 5.x. related technologies such as clustering, high availability. Strong background in Enterprise MS Windows technologies (Active Directory). 

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