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Trace Systems, headquartered in Vienna, Virginia, was founded in 1999 to support and defend our nation's security interests at home and abroad–– whenever and wherever. We provide cybersecurity, intelligence, communications, networking and information technology services, systems, and solutions to the United States Department of Defense, Intelligence Community and Department of Homeland Security.


Job Title:  Virtualization/Systems SME


Job Location:  Germany


Security Clearance:  Secret


Job Responsibilities

  • The Systems SME (Virtualization & Data Storage) will be a Subject Matter Expert (SME) for the network virtualization environment with functional expertise areas including Microsoft Systems, Information Assurance (IA), Systems Engineering, and Networking.
  • Serves as a senior subject matter technical expert in areas relevant to the project.
  • Has demonstrated past experience with government IT systems and networks.
  • Performs other duties as required.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Minimum of 10 years of progressive IT experience, at least 3 of which must be supporting DOD operations, including DOD (NIPR, SIPR) and Coalition (CENTRIXS, BICES) networks.
  • Expert level experience: designing, operating, and maintaining an enterprise virtualized environments with 50+ ESXi hosts and virtual desktop infrastructure with over 1000 clients to include management utilities and technologies; designing, operating, and maintaining an enterprise NetApp Storage Area Network (SAN); backup and disaster recovery solutions; VMware ESXi/vSphere, vCenter, vMotion, DRS, vCloud, SRM, vCOPS, vCM and additional virtualization technologies and concepts; building scalable, highly available, mission critical virtual infrastructure; configuring hardware/software in accordance with DISA STIGs.
  • Virtualization: VMWare Certified Professional - 5 (VCP5) (or higher), plus vCenter 5.0 (or higher)
  • Data storage certification such as: NetApp Certified Implementation Engineer (NCIE), Cisco Data Center Storage Networking Design Specialist, Cisco Certified Network Professional – Data Center (CCNP-DC), or EMC Storage Administrator (EMCSA), or Brocade Certified Network Engineer (BCNE)
  • Systems: Microsoft Server 2008R2 (or higher)
  • Candidate must be DOD 8570.01 IAT-III compliant
  • Must be a US Citizen.


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science or Electrical Engineering, or additional 6 years of verifiable high level systems engineering experience in a virtualized data environment highly desired.

Security Clearance

  • Secret


To Apply: We invite you to put your talents to work by joining a growing team of dynamic professionals here at Trace Systems! Be part of a culture at our leading edge company where you can achieve great things while fostering a satisfying and rewarding career progression. Please apply directly through the website at:      #jointracesystems


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