Virtualization Systems Administrator

Tampa, FL
Apr 18, 2017
May 20, 2017
Full Time
As a Server Virtualization Engineer you are a member of an enterprise level Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) Team. She or he is responsible for directing the local day to day activities of 3d tier server operations in support of the environment including: new system delivery, change requests, proactive availability and performance monitoring, preventative maintenance, troubleshooting and the resolution of system issues. Through proactive maintenance and monitoring ensures server uptime meets or exceeds established Service Level Agreements. The ideal candidate has over 15 years of server administration experience. Candidates must have strong communication skills, and the ability to thrive in a dynamic environment for a Department of Defense customer.

The ideal candidate quickly understands the architecture and design of complex technology solutions and works with teams around technical problems and issues while resolving incidents via Remedy on a daily basis. Candidate performs on-call duties.

Education Bachelors Degree in Computer Science or a related technical discipline, or the equivalent combination of education, technical certifications or training, or work experience.

Qualifications 2-5 years of directly related experience in systems administration and analysis.

 Specific Responsibilities: 

    Managing and ensuring the ticket and change request ques are properly addressed in a timely manner. Serves as Point of Contact for Virtualization Team where the Team Lead will represent Wintel/Virtualization Team in meetings Lead Virtualization infrastructure improvements and initiatives and ensure the team is complying with standard procedure and protocols. Drives team to fully exploit tools such as vCOPS, SRM, and vCM to manage and maintain VMware environment efficiency Provide escalation technical support and issues resolution of Windows-based servers and virtual environment Ensures service cell following best practice for software packages and modifications via SCCM, login scripts, or GPO. Ensures compliance with patching standards for UCS/Dell Servers, Security and system patches on all Windows servers. Perform QA for procedural documentation throughout the lifecycle of the system Assists and mentors team members on projects and servers preparations Performs product assessments and serves a part of integrated project team as requiredParticipates in daily Change Management and Problem Management callsTrains team members on operations' support procedures
Minimum 3-5 years qualifying experience:

Deploying and maintaining VMware ESXi environments/host and guest builds VMWare vSphereVirtualization and virtual system administrationContinued use of VMWare management tools (vCenter, VRealize Operations, VMware Configuration Manager)Building scalable, high available, mission critical virtual infrastructuresDesigning, implementing and managing multiple virtual environments and vlansExperience or working knowledge of Disaster Recovery technologies helpfulExperience or working knowledge of Backup technologies Multi-site environment experienceKnowledge of and experience doing a one-to-many configuration/deployment of SRM Knowledge in conducting performance analysis for both the ESX host and their guests in the areas of CPU, Memory and I/O utilization Disaster recoveryKnowledge of server technologies, and network and enterprise storage technologies (e.g. EMC, etc)Developing maintenance and warranty requirements Ability to establish performance models and validation techniquesAbility to communicate effectively with technical and non-technical audiences
    ReviewingTCNO/IAVA/NOTAM submissions for patching or firmware update requirementsUse of Remedy Ticketing SystemDelivery of services within the ITIL v3 framework Comptia Sec+ required
 As a trusted systems integrator for more than 50 years, General Dynamics Information Technology provides information technology (IT), systems engineering, professional services and simulation and training to customers in the defense, federal civilian government, health, homeland security, intelligence, state and local government and commercial sectors.With approximately 32,000 professionals worldwide, the company delivers IT enterprise solutions, manages large-scale, mission-critical IT programs and provides mission support services.GDIT is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer - Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities.