Sr. VMware System Administrator

  • Leidos,
  • Alexandria, VA
  • 4 hours ago
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System, IT, Analysis, VM, Security, CCNA
Full Time

Job Description


Job Description:

Leidos is seeking a Sr. VMware System Administrator to support a large enterprise IT contract for the DOD. This role requires an individual that is technical in VMware administration, providing Subject Matter Expert (SME) level support to other systems administrators on configuration best practices. This individual should be detail oriented in order to capture customer inquiries appropriately. This role is responsible for interacting with other administrators to handle service inquiries and problems.

Duties include examining highly complex customer problems and suggesting and implementing appropriate corrective action to initiate a repair or return to service. This role analyzes recurring problems and initiates solutions for preventing reoccurrence and analyzes existing infrastructure for tuning/performance enhancements. Individuals in this role may be required to perform technical software configuration, rebooting, and other remedial actions on customer servers.

Primary Responsibilities
  • Administration of VMware virtual environment using vSphere spanning multiple data centers and networks.
  • Installation and configuration of VMware vCenter Server.
  • Installation and configuration of VMware ESXi hosts.
  • Perform troubleshooting of existing environment and new deployments in VMWare servers.
  • Conduct active monitoring of environment and respond to alerts and errors.
  • Document, review, and update system administration guides and procedures.
  • Configure and troubleshoot VMware virtual switches and NSX switches.
  • Configure and troubleshoot vSAN, ISCSI, and NFS datastores.
  • Assist other system administrators with troubleshooting virtual machines (Microsoft, RedHat, Ubuntu, etc.) and virtual desktops.
  • Mentor junior team members.
  • Support operations across multiple geographic locations and networks.
  • Develop solutions to complex technical issues.
  • Provide follow-up reports (technical findings, feedback, resolution steps taken) for Root Cause Analysis, engineering technical assessment and process improvement initiatives.
  • Interacting with customers and senior managers to handle service requests, inquiries, and problems.

Basic Qualifications
  • Extensive experience with VMware vCenter including installing, configuring, securing, managing, troubleshooting, backup/restore, and upgrading on versions 6.0 or newer.
  • Extensive experience with ESXi host management including installing, configuring, securing, troubleshooting, and upgrading.
  • Extensive experience with vSAN including server side configuring, management, and troubleshooting virtual storage.
  • Extensive experience with NSX virtual networking including installing virtual switches, configuring, VLANs/subnets, and NSX command line.
  • Extensive experience with datastore management utilizing ISCSI and NFS.
  • Experience with configuring and scheduling automated backups.
  • Experience with creating and managing snapshot policies.
  • Familiarity with Hyper Converged Infrastructure (HCI) solutions such as Dell VXRail.
  • Experience with performance monitoring, tuning, and optimization of VMware environment.
  • Experience with troubleshooting VM/VDI errors.
  • Experience with creating and troubleshooting automation scripts using PowerShell and PowerCLI.
  • Candidate must, at a minimum, meet DoD 8570.11- IAT Level II certification requirements (currently Security+ CE, CCNA-Security, GSEC, or SSCP)
  • The candidate must have Bachelor's Degree with 12 - 15 years of prior relevant experience or Masters with 10 - 13 years of prior relevant experience.
  • TS/SCI with CI Poly is required for this position or TS/SCI and willingness to get a Poly.

Preferred Qualifications
  • VCP certification

Pay Range:

Company Information

Leidos is a Fortune 500® information technology, engineering, and science solutions and services leader working to solve the world's toughest challenges in the defense, intelligence, homeland security, civil, and health markets. The company's 31,000 employees support vital missions for government and commercial customers. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, Leidos reported annual revenues of approximately $10.17 billion for the fiscal year ended December 29, 2017. (NYSE: LDOS) All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status.
Dice Id : SCNCAPI2
Position Id : R-00071352
Originally Posted : 2 months ago

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