Principal Systems Engineer

Falls Church, VA

Posted: 02/11/2019 Employment Type: Contract to Hire Industry: IT Job Number: 228542

Principal Systems Engineer- Falls Church, VA

  • 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 as required.
  • Serve as Tier III system support for operational systems as required.

Must have qualifications:
  • Must meet DoD 8570 IAT II compliance including Security Plus with CE enrolled certification plus computing environment certification (e.g. MCSE or equivalent) 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.
  • Strong background in Microsoft Windows technologies, such as Active Directory.
  • 8-10 years of related systems engineering experience.

Nice to have:
  • Bachelors Degree in Computer Science, Engineering or a related technical discipline, or the equivalent combination of education, technical training, or work/military experience.
  • Intermediate VMware experience. VCP 5 or higher certification a plus.
  • Foundational knowledge around Linux systems preferably with Redhat
  • Hands on experience with Storage Area Network (SAN) technologies is a plus
  • Working knowledge of networking protocols and components including TCP/IP, DNS, DHCP, IP Networking VPN’ s, switching, and routing
  • Proactive thinker and self-starter, must be able to innovate and think out of the box
  • 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 Months +

Clearance: Minimum of Secret Clearance
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