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Sr VMWare Engineer/ Linux Sys Admin

Company: Guidehouse
Location: Glen Echo
Posted on: January 27, 2023

Job Description:

Job Family:Systems Engineering (Digital)Travel Required:NoneClearance Required:Ability to Obtain NACIWhat You Will Do:

  • Responsible for designing, building, testing, implementing, maintaining and optimizing the virtual infrastructure in accordance with security policies and guidelines. -
  • Support product management, performance and capacity management, patching and version management, hardware support and Level 3 operations support.
  • Daily administration of VMware infrastructure (vSphere 6.5+) including proactive performance tuning and optimization of guests in a virtual environment.
  • Work with Application developers and seasoned application administrators to establish virtual machine memory, CPU, and storage requirements that adhere to basic principles of topology, such as NUMA boundaries
  • Development of ESXi host profiles to maintain uniformity across clusters in the environment. -
  • Establishment of performance analytics to determine the best methods for optimizing the environment. -
  • Building server 'Gold' images to conform to hardening, security compliance, and virtualization best practices. -
  • Perform enterprise level system upgrades of hypervisors, operating systems, applications, and other tools, including evaluation and installation of new products, and MS and other application patches.
    • Develop mid-level engineers to perform more advanced system administration and best practices.
    • Manage Service Level Agreements, documentation, and policy/procedure compliance for IT systems related to virtualized, and commercial cloud environments.
    • Create and manage scripts to perform system tasks.
    • Provide recommendations to senior management for areas of opportunities to reduce total cost of ownership of the virtualized environments. -
    • Resolve escalated issues from the IT Service Desk and Tier III administrators
    • Work with hardware vendors to fix and/or repair defective support hardware.
    • Familiarity and practical application of advanced principles of ITIL/ITSM.
    • Manage, track, report, process and assign support tickets or change requests daily.
    • Knowledge of government security policies and general vulnerabilities management.
    • Attend change, problem management, AAR and other review boards as required.
    • Ability to present to executive management incident debriefs and root cause analysis reports.
    • Must be familiar with source and artifact control, configuration and knowledge management.
    • Be a customer advocate by consistently meeting, exceeding expectations and incorporating customer service into all aspects of work.
    • Able to perform rotational on-call support in a 24x7x365 operational environment.
    • Able to perform rotational on-site (College Park, MD) hands-on/smart hands support.
    • Ability to manage multiple competing priorities effectively.
    • Excellent written and oral communication skills.What You Will Need:
      • Bachelor's Degree in related field or equivalent years of experience. In lieu of degree, 4 years of demonstrated experience in a related field
      • 8-10 full-time years of progressive operations experience into an enterprise setting, including demonstrated O&M experience (advanced troubleshooting, patching, hardening, etc.) supporting VMware.
      • 8-10 full-time years of VMware 5.x/6.x experience, engineering, upgrading, supporting & troubleshooting required.
      • 5 full-time years experience supporting VMware over NFS required.
      • 5+ years of progressive linux expertise leading to RHEL7 & 8 required.
      • High proficiency (5+ years) of script writing in Perl, Python and various shells.What Would Be Nice To Have:
        • Current or previous government contract experience
        • VMware VCDX Certified (Data Center)
        • VMware VCAP Certified (Data Center)
        • Red Hat Certified Engineer (RHCE)
        • Dell Infrastructure expertise
        • Ansible Platform experience
        • NetApp experience
        • ServiceNow experienceWhat We Offer:Guidehouse offers a comprehensive, total rewards package that includes competitive compensation and a flexible benefits package that reflects our commitment to creating a diverse and supportive workplace.Benefits include:
          • Medical, Rx, Dental & Vision Insurance
          • Personal and Family Sick Time & Company Paid Holidays
          • Parental Leave
          • 401(k) Retirement Plan
          • Group Term Life and Travel Assistance
          • Voluntary Life and AD&D Insurance
          • Health Savings Account, Health Care & Dependent Care Flexible Spending Accounts
          • Transit and Parking Commuter Benefits
          • Short-Term & Long-Term Disability
          • Tuition Reimbursement, Personal Development, Certifications & Learning Opportunities
          • Employee Referral Program
          • Corporate Sponsored Events & Community Outreach
          • Care.com annual membership
          • Employee Assistance Program
          • Supplemental Benefits via Corestream (Critical Care, Hospital Indemnity, Accident Insurance, Legal Assistance and ID theft protection, etc.)
          • Position may be eligible for a discretionary variable incentive bonusAbout GuidehouseGuidehouse is an Equal Employment Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, military status, protected veteran status, religion, creed, physical or mental disability, medical condition, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity or expression, age, genetic information, or any other basis protected by law, ordinance, or regulation.Guidehouse will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable law or ordinance including the Fair Chance Ordinance of Los Angeles and San Francisco.If you have visited our website for information about employment opportunities, or to apply for a position, and you require an accommodation, please contact Guidehouse Recruiting at 1-571-633-1711 or via email at . All information you provide will be kept confidential and will be used only to the extent required to provide needed reasonable accommodation.Guidehouse does not accept unsolicited resumes through or from search firms or staffing agencies. All unsolicited resumes will be considered the property of Guidehouse and Guidehouse will not be obligated to pay a placement fee.

Keywords: Guidehouse, Washington DC , Sr VMWare Engineer/ Linux Sys Admin, IT / Software / Systems , Glen Echo, DC

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