Network & Virtualization Management Engineer
Job Description* Support expansion and enhancement of the network to maintain a technologically advanced network, computing infrastructure, security posture, and logging/administrative reporting.* Coordinate with other teams (engineering, security, etc.) for all enhancements and expansions.* Produce an installation plan for each enhancement.* Operate, maintain, and administer hardware and software on servers, workstations, encryption devices, and security devices.* Respond and troubleshoot and fix system problems.* Maintain the servers, logging system, and system notifications of issues/problems.* Provide weekly report on server availability.* Troubleshoot network problems by responding to trouble calls, performing fault isolation, and restoring service.* The candidate will use tools which include Microsoft System Center Service Manager (SCSM); Microsoft System Center Operations Manager (SCOM), Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM), Cisco Prime Infrastructure, and Solar Winds.Qualifications:Candidate must have 15 to 17 yearsA cents € (TM) of experience providing Tier 1, 2 and 3 level IT support, within which:* 5-7 yearsA cents € (TM) of experience installing, configuring and performing maintenance of MS Window server products (MS Windows 2008 & 2012).* 7-10 yearsA cents € (TM) experience keeping IT equipment and IT services running, including troubleshooting and fixing IT enterprise issues such as servers, operating systems, active directory, and hardware issues such as workstations, servers, and appliances.* 5-7 years of experience installing, deploying, and managing Microsoft enterprise services software such as Active Directory, DHCP, DNS, and file and print servers.* 7-10 yearsA cents € (TM) experience with server performance tuning and monitoring tools.* 5-7 yearsA cents € (TM) experience in IP networking as it relates to local area networks while working with Network Engineers to troubleshoot advanced server network issues.* 5-7 yearsA cents € (TM) experience with the installation, configuration and maintenance of VMWare vSphere technologies: vCenter, ESX/ESXi, Horizon View.QualificationsRequired Certifications:Must currently have one of the following certifications:* Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator (MCSA) or Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE).Desired Skills:* Candidate must have excellent organization skills, problem-solving skills, multitasking skills, and a can do attitude with a customer focus to succeed.* Candidate must possess excellent verbal and written communication skills and be able to effectively interact with all levels of technical understanding and executive level managers.* Candidate must possess excellent customer service skills (in person, email and over the phone).* Candidate must possess very strong organizational skills, an ability to multi-task, and an ability to thrive in a busy and changing environment with a can do attitude.* Candidate must be able to work in a team environment and independently.Clearance Requirement:* Applicant must have an active Secret Clearance and be able to obtain and retain Suitability for National Security Agencies.Additional Information:Citizant strives to be an employer of choice in the Washington metropolitan area. Citizant associates accept challenging and rewarding work and in return receive excellent compensation and benefits, as well as the opportunity for personal and professional development.Citizant is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran status, or disability status.Company DescriptionCitizant is a leading provider of professional IT services to the US government. We seek to address some of our countryA cents € (TM) s most pressing challenges in the areas of Agile application development, Enterprise Data Management, Enterprise Architecture, and Program Management support services - focusing on the US Departments of Homeland Security and Treasury. We strive to hire only ethical, talented, passionate, and committed A cents € oeA PlayersA cents € who already align with the companyA cents € (TM) s core values: Drive, Excellence, Reputation, Responsibility, and a Better Future. No matter how large we grow, Citizant will retain its collaborative, supportive, small-company culture, where successful team effort to address external and internal customer challenges is valued above all individual contributions.