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Systems Engineer II (Virtualization Engineer) VDI

Job Title
Systems Engineer II (Virtualization Engineer) VDI
Job ID
27509164
Location
Pocatello,  ID
Other Location
Description
Position: Systems Engineer II (Virtualization Engineer) VDI
Location: Pocatello, ID
Clearance: Top Secret Clearance and be eligible for an SCI
Salary: 160K
*** Relocation Assistance*** Up to 10k 

Position Summary:
Falcon IT is seeking a Systems Engineer who will be responsible for all VDI design, deployment and maintenance of VDI systems and components. The Systems Engineer will 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

Required:
  • 6 years of relevant experience designing and implementing virtual platforms for desktop, applications, and server virtualization solutions preferred.
  • Ability to support both a hybrid Windows/Linux environment.
  • Hands on experience implementing and supporting Citrix Xen Desktop, VMware vSphere, Hypervisor Management, Active Directory, GPO Management, Virtual Desktop Infrastructure Deployments.
  • Ability to design overall VDI solutions, conduct planning, requirements analysis, pre and post implementation support, training and maintenance.

Preferred/Not Required: 
  • Bachelor’s degree preferred.
  • Citrix Certified Associate (CCA-V), VMware Certified Professional 6 – Desktop and Mobility (VCP6-DTM), Nutanix Platform Professional (NPP) preferred.

Responsibilities:
  • Engineer and configure printing between various classification levels and ensuring security of data for all Client VDI systems.
  • Proactively address performance and anticipated user requirements.
  • Ensure that the client’s performance, security, user experience, reliability, availability, and all other functional and non-functional requirements are met.
  • Maintain system documentation.
  • Assist with system accreditation and monitoring.
  • 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 Agency Security recommendations. Incremental baseline releases are due Quarterly, NLT the 15th of each month (January, April, July, and October).
  • 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 products.
  • 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 maintenance.
  • Proactively 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 environments.
  • Engineer, deploy 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 VMware.
  • Engineer, deploy and O&M of enterprise sever virtualization solutions supporting the Client’s VDI, print and application and OS delivery 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 are met.
  • Ensure 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 interval.
  • Assist with system accreditation and monitoring.
  • Provide timely problem resolution.
  • Provide recommendations for future hardware requirements, as well as benchmarking and testing of hardware prior to Client adoption. Hardware categories include but are not limited to workstations and components, printers and components, hyper converged infrastructure and peripherals.
  • Install, configure, test and maintain system management tools for all data center network components.
  • Proactively ensure the highest levels of systems and infrastructure availability
  • Monitor and test application performance for potential bottlenecks, identify possible solutions, and work with developers to implement those fixes
  • Maintain security, recovery, and redundancy strategies.
  • Write and maintain custom scripts to increase system efficiency and lower the human intervention time on any tasks, such as automated provisioning virtualized resources.
  • Participate in the design of information and operational support systems
  • Provide 3rd level support
  • Install, configure, test and maintain system management tools for all data center network components.
  • Proactively ensure the highest levels of systems and infrastructure availability
  • Monitor and test application performance for potential bottlenecks, identify possible solutions, and work with developers to implement those fixes
  • Maintain security, backup, and redundancy strategies
  • Write and maintain custom scripts to increase system efficiency and lower the human intervention time on any tasks, such as automated provisioning of addresses and VLANs with Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS).
  • Participate in the design of information and operational support systems
  • Liaise with vendors and other IT personnel for problem resolution
  • Ensure 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 interval.
  • Provide real time alerts and dashboard information on system performance and availability.
  • Document system configurations to include passwords, access controls, version number, and revision numbers, patch levels, and inventory to include hostnames, TCP/IP addresses, number of processors, and number of cores, memory, and license keys.
  • Continually transition knowledge to the government staff through training and assistance on how to use the technology using industry best practices.
  • Provide real-time reporting of provisioned and non-provisioned resources such as bandwidth utilized to include performance metrics for availability, performance and trends.
  • Continually transition knowledge to the government staff through training and assistance on how to use the technology using industry best practices. Author step by step solutions for Tiers 1 and Tiers 2 for frequently asked questions and problem resolution references.

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