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System Administrator, VDI SME – TS/SCI Required


Cloud System Administrator


Honolulu, Hawaii, United States


Work Where it Matters

Akima Systems Engineering (ASE), an Akima company, is not just another federal systems support contractor. As an Alaska Native Corporation (ANC), our mission and purpose extend beyond our exciting federal projects as we support our shareholder communities in Alaska.

At ASE, the work you do every day makes a difference in the lives of our 15,000 Iñupiat shareholders, a group of Alaska natives from one of the most remote and harshest environments in the United States.

For our shareholders , ASE provides support and employment opportunities and contributes to the survival of a culture that has thrived above the Arctic Circle for more than 10,000 years.

For our government customers , ASE delivers solutions in maritime IT, systems engineering, and integration across the Department of Defense and stands ready to help improve operational performance at a reasonable and sustainable cost.

As an ASE employee , you will be surrounded by a challenging, yet supportive work environment that is committed to innovation and diversity, two of our most important values. You will also have access to our comprehensive benefits and competitive pay in addition to growth opportunities and excellent retirement options.

Job Summary:

The System Administrator, VDI SME is responsible for the administration of over 300 Virtual Machines (VMs) across various Virtual Operating Environments (VOEs) with differing security classifications. This role ensures the operations, confidentiality, integrity, and availability of information assets in compliance with established IT standards and procedures.


Job Responsibilities:

  • Key responsibilities include the maintenance, installation, updating, and security of operating systems and applications, utilizing platforms like VMware vCenter, VMware Horizon View, and VMware ESXi, along with storage solutions such as Rubrik, Cohesity, and Pure Storage. The administrator is tasked with maintaining Security Technical Implementation Guide (STIG) compliance, managing DoD PKI requirements, and ensuring all systems are integrated into the Endpoint Security Solutions (ESS) architecture.
  • Additionally, the role involves monitoring security and performance logs, managing ServiceNow tickets, and participating in technical meetings to provide expert recommendations. The administrator will also handle backup and restoration processes, support command exercises and inspections, and manage the Continuity of Operations (COOP) for VOE systems.
  • The VDI SME is expected to create, maintain, and update VOE Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs), and provide monthly status reports detailing accomplishments, ongoing issues, and efforts requiring government action. Occasional after-hours and weekend work may be necessary to support service outages. This position requires a proactive approach to system management and a strong collaboration with developers and cybersecurity staff to ensure a secure and efficient virtual desktop infrastructure.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • Active TS/SCI clearance.
  • IAW DoDM 8410.03, must meet intermediate proficiency level.
  • Must possess ONE of the following 8570 IAT-II certifications:
  • CCNA Security.
  • CySA+ (Cybersecurity Analyst).
  • GICSP (Global Industrial Cyber Security Professional).
  • GSEC (GIAC Security Essentials Certification).
  • Security+ CE.
  • SSCP (Systems Security Certified Practitioner).
  • Minimum High School Diploma/GED.
  • Must have at least three years of experience managing and supporting VMWare vCenter & Horizon View environments.
  • Must have experience managing and securing VMWare and Windows Desktop systems within a DoD environment.
  • Must have experience securing systems and applications in accordance with Federal, DoD and customer regulations, directives, policies and Security Technical Implementation Guides (STIG).
  • Must have experience managing application virtualization and VDI baseline images.
  • Must have experience managing Secure Host Baselines.
  • Must have experience managing Rubrik and Cohesity.
  • Must have experience managing VMWare SAN, vCOPS, vRO, and ESXi in a DoD environment.
  • Must have experience managing Tintri and Pure storage.
  • Must have experience supporting Endpoint Security Solution (ESS) agents.
  • Must be “VMware Certified Professional – Desktop and Mobility (VCP-DTM) 6 (or later)” certified and certification must be in good standing.
  • Must have a proactive approach to system management and a strong collaboration approach to ensure a secure and efficient virtual desktop infrastructure.
  • Must be able to work occasional after-hours and weekend work as may be required to support service outages.

Posted Salary Range

147000 to 163000

Benefits Information

Regular - The company offers a comprehensive benefits program, including medical, dental, vision, life insurance, 401(k) and a range of other voluntary benefits. Paid Time Off (PTO) is offered to regular full-time and part-time employees.

We are an equal opportunity employer and comply with all applicable federal, state, and local fair employment practices laws. All applicants will receive consideration for employment, without regard to race, color, religion, creed, national origin, gender or gender-identity, age, marital status, sexual orientation, veteran status, disability, pregnancy or parental status, or any other basis prohibited by law. If you are an individual with a disability, or have known limitations related to pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions, and would like to request a reasonable accommodation for any part of the employment process, please contact us at or [Register to View] (information about job applications status is not available at this contact information).

Job: Information Technology

Travel: None

Organization: ASE - Akima Systems Engineering

Clearance: TS/SCI

Work Type: On-Site

Remote: No

ReqID: 2024-11214