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VMware Server Systems Engineer


Systems Engineer


Camp Springs, Maryland, United States


The Leidos Digital Modernization sector currently has an opening for a Systems Engineer to work on a high-profile datacenter migration project in Suitland, Maryland to provide technical leadership and support in the areas of IT planning, solution specification/design, implementation and target architecture development for the AFNCR Consolidated Communication Center (CCC). The Engineer will support the 844th Communications Group at Joint Base Andrews (JBA). This role includes supporting the Air Force District of Washington (AFDW) and Headquarters Air Force (HAF) customers on both NIPRNet and SIPRNet domains for the development of the CCC building. The qualified candidate will have knowledge of information technology commercial solutions and experience designing and developing technical solutions.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Collaborate with team members and the Lead Engineer to identify, assess, and present options for meeting the functional and technical requirements, which may include hardware and/or software.

  • Assist with designing and defining solution capabilities that satisfy customer business drivers/requirements and meet service delivery objectives.

  • Prepare solution packages, documenting recommended technical solutions.

  • Manage and configure VDI environments.

  • Document and enforce hardware standards.

  • Manage and maintain IP addressing schema.

  • Assist with directing the execution of the full project lifecycle, from planning, through implementation, to operational readiness.

  • Performs security hardening, patching and server certificate updates. Works with Cloud technologies.

  • Develops documentation for System Installation Plans and System Administration Guides.

  • Perform other tasks as directed by Lead Engineers or Project Manager

  • Provide transparent and regular status updates in requested format

  • Install, configure, and troubleshoot server systems (i.e., Windows, Linux, Appliances)

  • Research, make decisions and be organized.

  • Effectively utilize written and verbal communication on a regular basis.

Basic Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree with 2 plus years related experience or a Masters with less than 2 years of prior relevant experience. Additional years of relevant experience may be accepted in lieu of degree.

  • Currently possess an active Secret security clearance.

  • Successful systems development experience involving COTS/GOTS integration

  • Proven analytical, evaluative, and problem-solving abilities.

  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite including Microsoft Visio.

  • Experience maintaining confidentiality and adhering to data protection and other guidelines where appropriate.

  • ITIL training and/or certification.

  • Security+ CE or higher.

  • Ample experience with VMs and application migrations in general.

  • Understand snapshot, cloning and vMotion.

  • Proven experience as a VMware Engineer or in a similar role, with a deep understanding of VMware virtualization technologies (vSphere, ESXi, vCenter Server).

  • Strong knowledge of server hardware, storage, and networking concepts in virtualized environments.

  • Experience with designing and implementing VMware virtual infrastructure solutions, including scalability and high availability considerations.

  • Experience with standing up ESXi hosts, various versions, AD integrations, time, and DNS services.

  • Experience with VMware licensing.

  • Experience with NSX tool, install, configure and various migration strategies.

Desired Skills and Certifications:

  • VMware certifications (such as VCP, VCAP, VCIX) are highly desirable.

  • MCSE certification.

  • Experience with vRealize tools such as vROPs, VRNI, HCX, and vCloud.

  • Expertise with metro or stretched cluster, VMware vSAN, in a standalone cluster as well as the stretched cluster and data replications.

  • Expertise with VMware affinity rules, High availability, and DRS as well as host patching and upgrades.

  • Good understanding of stretched cluster networking requirements, VMware and network ports and protocol, vSAN policies, VMware vCenter 7 and ESXi 7, and security requirements, ESXi 7 STIG and certificates requirements.

  • Understanding of data deduplication, compression and encryption, witness site and its rule, and nested nodes.

  • Proficiency in troubleshooting VMware-related issues, analyzing logs, and diagnosing performance problems.

  • Exposure to Oracle and SQL databases.

  • ITSM knowledge and experience, particularly with Remedy.

Original Posting Date:


While subject to change based on business needs, Leidos reasonably anticipates that this job requisition will remain open for at least 3 days with an anticipated close date of no earlier than 3 days after the original posting date as listed above.

Pay Range:

Pay Range $65,000.00 - $117,500.00

The Leidos pay range for this job level is a general guideline only and not a guarantee of compensation or salary. Additional factors considered in extending an offer include (but are not limited to) responsibilities of the job, education, experience, knowledge, skills, and abilities, as well as internal equity, alignment with market data, applicable bargaining agreement (if any), or other law.