• Virtualization Engineer

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  • Overview:

    Trace Systems, headquartered in Tyson’s Corner, 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: Network and Systems Virtualization Engineer


    Job Location:  Scott AFB, IL


    Security Clearance:  Secret

    Job Responsibilities:

    Network & Systems Virtualization Engineer to support the Global Information Grid (GIG) Service Management-Operations (GSM-O) contract.  The customer is the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) located at Scott AFB, IL and acts as the provider of GIG/Defense Information System Network (DISN) services to the department of Defense (DoD) and national security organizations.


    Principle Responsibilities:


    • Provide engineering support for the blade and server Virtual Environment deployment.
    • Design, Test, review, Support, and provide system maintenance, vendor/contractor liaison and other activities as required.
    • Install, configure, and manage VMware vSphere environment.
    • Manage vCenter, hypervisor on new hosts, virtual machines, data store creation and maintenance in coordination with storage engineers.
    • Maintain virtualized architecture using vCenter.
    • Plan and convert P2V as directed on Windows, UNIX, and Linux operating systems.
    • Troubleshoot interoperability and performance issues.
    • Coordinate and integrate with specialists from storage, network, server, and database systems.
    • Provide Tier 2/3 technical support regarding virtualization issues.
    • Diagnose problems on ESXi hosts, troubleshoot technology issues, using various resources and document lessons learned.
    • Follow policies and procedures for change and incident management.
    • Automate processes where appropriate and apply data store best practices.
    • Provide health- performance-optimization monitoring of virtualized architecture.
    • Work with team to upgrade network infrastructure equipment
    • Perform other duties as required.

    Minimum Qualifications:

    • Must be able to obtain a DoD 8570 IAT II certification (Security+) within ninety (90) days of employment
    • 4-5 years Networking background including Microsoft, UNIX, and/or LINUX Server experience
    • Currently possess an active Secret security clearance
    • VMWare Certified Professional vSphere 5.x or Higher
    • Must be a US Citizen

    Desired Qualifications:

    • VMWare Certified Advanced Professional (VCAP) vSphere 5.x or higher
    • Experience upgrading network infrastructure equipment (Routers, Switches, Firewalls, etc.)
    • Cisco UCS experience
    • Experience of delivering services in a production environment following ITIL is a plus
    • Exhibit strong organizational, analytical, multi-tasking, and prioritizing skills
    • Windows technologies and design (Domain Controllers, IIS, and Clustering)
    • Cyber Security knowledge and experience hardening hypervisors and guest OS'


    • Bachelor's degree in a relevant technical discipline (Computer Science or related field desired) and 4+ years of overall related VMware experience. 4+ years of additional related years of experience is accepted in lieu of a degree.

    Trace Systems

    • Position requires an active, in-scope US Government issued Secret clearance.



    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: www.tracesystems.com.      #jointracesystems


    For any additional questions or to submit any referrals, please contact rcope@tracesystems.com

    Trace Systems is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action 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.


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