VMWare SME - Tanzu


Depends on Experience
Full Time


Continuous Integration
configuration management

Job Details

NexGen Data Systems is seeking a VMware SME to work on a recently awarded government contract who will act as the Tanzu SME within the project. This position independently evaluates, selects, adapts, and modifies standard techniques and criteria in order to plan and conduct engineering assignment. Independently plans, schedules, and conducts or coordinates detailed phases of engineering work through the selection and adaptation or modification of techniques, procedures, and criteria. Analyzes complex features of the work and applies principles and practices of the discipline or devises new approaches in problem solutions. Thoroughly reviews all results from assigned tasks and determine if outputs are complete, correct, integrated with project objectives, and adequately documented.

Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Maintenance and sustainment of a modern and DoD Approved VMware Tanzu Platform operating in AWS GovCloud in support of the broader MCBOSS DevSecOps Pipeline effort and CI/CD efforts.

  • Maintaining a fully functional and DoD Approved VMware Tanzu Platform

  • Responsible for meeting Program Increment (~12week) deadlines to create and enhance the Tanzu Platform

  • Maintain compatibility / interoperability of all created platform elements with adjacent SCCA, pipeline tools, cloud services, and mission systems that are not containerized or are not container eligible

  • Responsible to maintain compatibility / interoperability of all created system designs.

  • Work in conjunction with cybersecurity, for creation and sustainment of continuous authorization playbooks/guides/wikis needed to ensure users of the Tanzu Platform are kept within guardrails to reduce risk to their system.

  • Accountable for the creation and sustainment of internal guides/wikis needed to operate, maintain, modify, and defend the VMware Tanzu Platform.

  • Execute all efforts in a collaborative and Scaled Agile fashion while adhering to government mandated fixed due dates

  • Work with Agile teams (developers, testers, operators and other production IT staff to oversee releases and deployments of capability.

  • Foster agile relationship between software development and IT operations, establish and refine Continuous Integration (CI) and automation (key processes, release schedules, and infrastructure designs) so that organization can create and release regular updates to products quickly and efficiently as possible.

  • Attend and Participate in Periodic Large Scale Agile Planning events.

  • Support standard Agile ritual meetings (Sprint Planning, Daily Stand-ups, Backlog Grooming, Sprint Reviews and Retrospectives) as necessary and assist Scrum teams in execution of Sprints.

Other Duties: Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

Desired/Required Skills:

  • 6-8 years IT experience and 2 to 5 years of direct Tanzu engineering experience preferred.

  • Bachelor Degree in an IT related field preferred

  • Strong experience with a range of Tanzu products (e.g. Tanzu Application Service, Tanzu Build Service, Tanzu Application Catalogue, )

  • Top Secret T5 clearance required

  • 8570 IAT Level II compliance required

  • Prefer strong experience with the range of Tanzu FOSS subcomponents (e.g. Kubernetes; Harbor for container registry; Velero for backup and recovery; Sonobuoy for conformance; Cluster API for lifecycle management; Open Policy Agent for policy enforcement; and Antrea for container networking)

  • Experience with RedHat Enterprise Operating System a plus

  • Experience with a range of automation and configuration management tools including but not limited to Ansible, SCCM, Jenkins, puppet, and others

  • Ability to identify, assess and integrate various open-source technologies and private cloud services

About the Company:
NexGen Data Systems is an emerging technologies focused company providing expert systems and network engineering solutions to the Department of Defense. NexGen Data Systems promotes a culture of knowledge and career advancement through continued learning, keeping our team current on the latest advances in systems and networking, and enabling our team to provide the best available solutions to our clients.

  • Company covers 100% of premiums for the employee s medical, dental, and vision insurance and subsidizes premiums for spouse and dependents.

  • Company provides short and long term disability plans.

  • 401(k) match up to 10% of the employee s salary contributions to 401(K) plan.

  • Comprehensive training and development program.

  • 10 paid holidays and paid time off (PTO) accrual level starts at 15 days annually.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.
NOTE: s and those authorized to work in the US are encouraged to apply. In order to be qualified for this position, you must be able to obtain and maintain a United States Department of Defense (DoD) security clearance. We are unable to sponsor Visas at this time. NexGen Data Systems provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, marital status, amnesty, or status as a covered veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws.