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.

Responsibilities: 
• 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.

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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