Virtualization and Storage Architect


Job Description:

The Global Solutions Management-Operations II (GSM-O II), a Defense Group of Leidos, has an opening for a Virtualization and Storage Architect supporting the Joint Communications Support Element (JCSE), MacDill AFB, FL.

Responsibilities include:
  • Design, configure, maintain, and test virtual servers utilizing the VMware vSphere suite.
  • Provide technical and procedural recommendations for implementing virtual servers.
  • Maintain a high availability VMware Horizon suite supporting customer VDI (Virtual Desktop Infrastructure} requirements.
  • Configure and maintain end user profile management via VMware UEM/DEM.
  • Provide recommendations for solving complex virtualization and storage problems.
  • Identify process improvements that can be realized through using virtualization technologies and products.
  • Provide status reports and document requirements for virtualization and storage products appropriate for customer's operating environment.
  • Build and maintain the servers required for development work, internal testing, customer testing and production environments.
  • Maintain access privileges and account groups as directed by development team.
  • Develop, document, implement and maintain a backup and disaster recovery plan.
  • Collaborate with operations, QA and third party data centers to provide technical direction on network topologies, server configurations, hardware/software deployments, firewall configurations and other administrative tasks related to the staging and maintenance of company development, testing and production servers.
  • Ensure timely and effective delivery of hardware upgrades, network upgrades and new configurations.
  • Document technical requirements, develop and oversee project plans and implement change control procedures.
  • Facilitate design sessions and architectural reviews.
  • Interact with customers, third party vendors, and government leadership at the technical level, as required.
  • Engage in hands-on lab testing and development for problem resolution, new product reporting, or technical functionality.
  • Review application of STIGs and DOD configuration guidance in images for completeness and correctness.
  • Develop and maintain POA&M and System Security Plan (SSP) documentation for customer's virtual and physical server infrastructure and systems.
  • Develop documentation in regards to administration, maintenance, structure, and user permissions for servers.
  • Manage and report on the overall server health and functionality. Manage and document physical layout and organization of server and network stacks.
  • Provide virtual machine support to end-users.
  • Manage system security, patching and upgrades.
  • Create, update, test, and troubleshoot VDI images for all end user devices.

Minimum Qualifications:
  • Must have a current DoD 8570 IAT Level II certification (CompTIA Security+ce, CCNA Security, CySA+, etc.)
  • Must have ability to develop and implement virtualization/cloud architectures
  • Must have ability to implement and administer Storage Area Network systems

Desired Qualifications:
  • A current MCSA/MCSE Server certification
  • Current VMware Certified Advanced Professional (VCAP) or equivalent

  • BS Degree and 4-8 years of prior relevant experience or Masters with 2-6 years of relevant experience. Specific experience, education and training may be considered in lieu of degree.
  • Clearance: Secret


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