• Senior Systems Engineer (Virtualization Engineer) VDI

    Job Locations US-ID-Pocatello
    Job ID
    Information Technology
  • Overview

    Set against a Rocky Mountain backdrop in south-eastern Idaho, Pocatello Idaho is uniquely positioned as an emerging high-tech city heading into 2018’ thanks to Buchanan & Edwards, the Prime Contractor for the FBI’s new $100 million-dollar high tech facility.  Pocatello is the gateway to a number of beautiful outdoor attractions including Yellowstone National Park, Grand Teton National Park, Grand Targhee Ski Resort, Mesa Falls, Jackson Hole, Wyoming skiing, Sun Valley skiing, Craters of the Moon, Salt Lake City, World Famous Fly Fishing and Mountain bike trails. If you are looking for a career with a cutting-edge technology firm, an excellent quality of life, and outdoor adventure, we’d like to hear from you.   For more information, please visit www.BEIDAHOJOBS.com


    Our new Data Center Operations Support project will support the Department of Justice and the FBI in maintaining their current production private cloud and in developing a new data center design standard for a new multi-tenant private cloud to support DOJ wide data center consolidation.  Areas of support include Windows, Linux, Storage, Security and Network Engineering as well as Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) operations and maintenance.   Areas of focus include ensuring the FBI’s unclassified and classified computer systems are maintained in a secure, reliable manner with minimum disruption and productions systems shall have a 99% uptime.  In addition, our team will work on new projects including data center consolidation, the implementation of a private on-premise cloud, a hybrid cloud, and deployments of new technologies across multiple enclaves.



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

    • Engineer and configure printing between various classification levels and ensuring security of data for all VDI
    • Address performance and anticipated user requirements
    • Support both a Windows and Linux mixed environment
    • Design overall VDI solutions, conduct planning, requirements analysis, pre and post implementation support, training and maintenance
    • Ensure client’s performance, security, user experience, reliability, availability, and all other functional and non-functional requirements are maintained
    • Engineer, deploy and O&M the Microsoft operating system baseline images for use on all enterprise endpoints. All baseline images must meet DISA STIG and internal 
    • 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.
    • 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
    • Address performance and anticipated user requirements
    • Implement and support Citrix Xen Desktop, 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
    • Engineer, 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 enterprise sever virtualization  solutions  supporting the client’s  VDI,  print  and  application  and OSdelivery environments. Current implemented server virtualization technologies include but are not limited to VMware and Hyper-V.
    • Design overall VDI solutions, conduct planning, requirements analysis, pre and post implementation support, training and maintenance
    • Ensure that the client’s performance, security, user experience, reliability, availability, and all other functional and non-functional requirements  and 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 basis
    • Benchmark and test of hardware prior to adoption:hardware categories include but are not limited to workstations and components, printers and components, hyper converged infrastructure and
    • Configure, test and maintain system management tools for all data center network
    • Maintain security, recovery, and redundancy
    • Write and maintain custom scripts to increase system efficiency and lower the human intervention time on any tasks, such as automated provisioning virtualized resources.


    Desired Qualifications:

    • 6 years of relevant experience designing and implementing virtual platforms for desktop, applications, and server virtualization solutions
    • Citrix Certified Associate (CCA-V)
    • VMware Certified Professional 6 – Desktop and Mobility (VCP6-DTM)
    • Nutanix Platform Professional (NPP)
    • Bachelor's Degree preferred





    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.


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