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Principal Systems Engineer (Virtualization Engineer) VMWare VDI

Principal Systems Engineer (Virtualization Engineer) VMWare VDI

Job ID 
2017-1861
Job Locations 
US-ID-Pocatello
Category 
Information Technology

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Overview

The Principal Systems Engineer (Virtualization Engineer) VMware VDI shall be responsible for conducting engineering of all VDI design, deployment and maintenance of VDI systems and components within the client. Will maintain, patch and document the current environments, design, and document and deploy upgrades, and provide on-site expertise for both Citrix and VMware VDI environments currently in use by the client.

Clearance

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Responsibilities

  • The Contractor shall engineer and configure printing between various classification levels and ensuring security of data for all CLIENT VDI
  • The Contractor shall proactively address performance and anticipated user requirements
  • The Contractor shall be able to support both a Windows and Linux mixed
  • The Contractor shall provide hands on experience in implementing and supporting both Citrix Xen Desktop, VMware Horizon, Application Virtualization, Load Balancers, VMware vSphere, Hypervisor Design, Hyper Converged Deployments, VSAN
  • Administration, Microsoft SQL, Active Directory, GPO Management, Virtual Desktop Infrastructure Deployments of 50000+ Desktops, and VMware VDI environments.
  • The Contractor shall design overall VDI solutions, conduct planning, requirements analysis, pre and post implementation support, training and maintenance
  • The Contractor shall ensure that the client’s performance, security, user experience, reliability, availability, and all other functional and non-functional requirements are
  • The Contractor shall maintain system
  • The Contractor shall assist with system accreditation and
  • The Contractor shall provide timely problem
  • The Contractor shall engineering and configure printing between various classification levels and ensuring security of data for all CLIENT VDI
  • The Contractor shall engineer, deploy and O&M the Microsoft operating system baseline images for use on all CLIENT enterprise endpoints. All baseline images must meet DISA STIG and internal CLIENT Security recommendations. Incremental baseline releases are due Quarterly, NLT the 15th of each month (January, April, July, and October).
  • The Contractor shall provide engineering, deployment and transition to O&M services for a broad range of current and future Microsoft applications and technologies, or other third party tools that integrate with Microsoft products. Currently utilized technologies include but are not limited to: Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM), Microsoft System Center Software Portal (MSCSP), and Microsoft Office
  • The Contractor shall create automation scripts and deploy orchestration and automation processes and products to support the CLIENT’s VDI, workstation and Controlled Interface environments which are expected to provide reduced spin up / spin down times, standardized deployments, business process automation, self-service portals, user and customer experience enhancements, automated patching and
  • The Contractor shall proactively address performance and anticipated user requirements
  • The Contractor shall be able to support both a Windows and Linux mixed
  • The Contractor shall have expert experience in implementing and supporting both Citrix Xen Desktop and VMware Horizon, Application Virtualization, Load Balancers, VMware vSphere, Hypervisor Design, Hyper Converged Deployments, VSAN Administration, Microsoft SQL, Active Directory, GPO Management, Virtual Desktop Infrastructure Deployments of 5000+ Desktops, and VMware VDI
  • The Contractor shall be responsible for the engineering, deployment and O&M of hyper converged server and storage solutions for use in the CLIENT’s VDI environments. Current implemented hyper converged technologies include but are not limited to Nutanix, Dell, and
  • The Contractor shall be responsible for the engineering, deployment and O&M of enterprise sever virtualization solutions supporting the CLIENT’s VDI, print and application and OS delivery environments. Current implemented server virtualization technologies include but are not limited to VMware and Hyper-V.
  • The Contractor shall design overall VDI solutions, conduct planning, requirements analysis, pre and post implementation support, training and maintenance
  • The Contractor shall ensure that the client’s performance, security, user experience, reliability, availability, and all other functional and non-functional requirements are
  • The Contractor shall ensure technical documentation exists for all systems and is kept up to date to include inventory and patch levels of all systems to include hostnames, property numbers, IP addresses, enclave, number of cores, number of processors, admin passwords, certificates, and service accounts on a monthly
  • The Contractor shall assist with system accreditation and
  • The Contractor shall provide timely problem resolution
  • The Contractor shall provide recommendations for future hardware requirements, as well as benchmarking and testing of hardware prior to CLIENT adoption. Hardware categories include but are not limited to workstations and components, printers and components, hyper converged infrastructure and
  • The Contractor shall continually transition knowledge to the government staff through training and assistance on how to use the technology using industry best practices. Author step by step solutions for Tiers 1 and Tiers 2 for frequently asked questions and problem resolution

Qualifications

  • 10 years of relevant experience designing and implementing virtual platforms for desktop, applications, and server virtualization solutions

Desired Qualifications

  • Bachelor's Degree preferred
  • Citrix Certified Expert (CCE-V)
  • VMware Certified Professional 6 Desktop and Mobility (VCP6-DTM)
  • Nutanix Platform Professional (NPP)

Buchanan & Edwards, Inc. (BE) is an Information Technology and Professional Services consulting firm located in Arlington, VA. BE is a diversified high-technology services company, providing government, commercial and nonprofit agencies technology solutions and organizational management services to ensure mission success. Serving the federal sector since 1998, we base our solutions on an in-depth understanding of our clients, their mission and the unique challenges they face. BE is the winner of the 2015 Microsoft U.S. Federal Solution Partner of the Year award, a 2015 and 2016 Washington Post Top Workplace and has been an Inc. 500/5000 awardee for six consecutive years.

 

Buchanan & Edwards, Inc. is dedicated to fostering, cultivating and preserving a culture of diversity and inclusion. We are committed to crafting a workplace that endorses creativity and innovation, and promotes engagement through open communication, acceptance of new people and ideas, and a supportive team dynamic. Buchanan & Edwards, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. EOE Minority/Female/Veteran/Disabled. Buchanan & Edwards, Inc. is an E-Verify employer.