• Principal Systems Engineer (VMWare)

    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 and 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


    Project Overview:

    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




    The Principal Systems Engineer II (VMWare) shall be responsible for design, deployment, testing, certification, patching, addressing interoperability issues of all VMware components to include the hypervisor, vSphere, NSX, vRealize Suite, and Site Recovery Manager.


    Top Secret



    • Design, implementation and ongoing support of the on premise cloud Infrastructure.
    • Serve as a subject matter expert (SME) for all VMware environments and products.
    • Create and maintain an on premise cloud and software defined data center infrastructure with appropriate SAN, network, and local storage configurations.
    • Write and maintain scripts to automate server provisioning and configuration.
    • Evaluate, maintain, and improve virtualized infrastructure security.
    • Monitor and correct hardware, storage, performance issues, and create recovery processes.
    • Install, configure, test and maintain infrastructure and system management tools, and proactively ensure high availability.
    • Monitor and test application performance, identify bottlenecks, solutions, and work with developers to implement fixes.
    • Create and maintain backup and redundancy strategies.
    • Design information and operational support systems.
    • Provide 4th level support.
    • Liaise with vendors and IT personnel on problem resolution.
    • Ensure technical documentation is kept up to date including systems inventory, patch levels, hostnames, property numbers, IP addresses, enclave, cores, processors, admin passwords, certificates, and service accounts monthly.
    • Engineer and multi factor authentication implement solutions with FBI standardized software and hardware.
    • Continually transition knowledge and train staff
    • Provide real-time performance and availability metrics, and analyze trends.


    Desired Qualifications

    • VMware Data Center Virtualization and Cloud Management and Automation certification
    • 6 years’ experience
    • 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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