Virtualization Systems Engineer

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Information Technology
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ITSD - Information Technology Services Department

Does the challenge of implementing new technologies that advance the organization, and its customers excite you?

 

Are you interested in joining an IT Department ranked as one of Computerworld's Top Places to Work, the past three years?

 

If so, we would like you to join our team!

 

We are seeking a Virtualization Systems Engineer to help us provide a scalable, robust and network secure virtualization environment. You'll be joining a collaborative, multi-disciplinary team of engineers working in classified and unclassified environments using vSphere, vSAN, VDI, NSX and F5 BIG-IP application technologies.

 

As a Virtualization Systems Engineer…

 

  • Your primary responsibility will be to work with partners to effectively handle and solve issues in VMware environments to ensure agreed-upon service levels are met.
  • You will work with F5 BIG-IP technologies, to provide high availability and security benefits of applications in a classified environment.
  • You will use knowledge of Horizon View to run Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) environments.
  • You will participate in the planning and implementation of major software and hardware upgrades, ensuring organizational change procedures and methodologies are implemented and followed.

You meet our minimum qualifications for the job if you…

 

  • Hold a Bachelor of Science degree or equivalent years of related professional work experience.
  • Have at least 5 years' experience administering VMware vSphere platform, including vCenter, ESXi, clustering, virtual networking and storage; and some experience with VMware Horizon View.
  • Demonstrated ability to investigate and resolve moderately complex problems using current job knowledge, research data, and external sources.
  • Demonstrated excellent interpersonal and communication skills to effectively interact with customers and team members in a fast-paced environment.
  • Hold an active Secret and an Interim Top Secret security clearance prior to starting. If selected, you will be subject to a government security clearance investigation and must meet the requirements for access to classified information. Eligibility requirements include U.S. citizenship.
  • Are willing to work a significant portion of the time in a closed area.

 

You'll go above and beyond our minimum requirements if you have…

 

  • Advanced knowledge and experience with Windows desktop and server operating systems, including build process, imaging, user profile management, troubleshooting, and security.
  • Familiarity with SAML authentication
  • Experience with general Linux administration.
  • Knowledge and experience integrating with iSCSI and NFS storage solutions.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of Active Directory including security and Group Policy.
  • A current industry certification aligned to DOD Manual 8570, 01-M for IAT II.
  • Hold an active Top Secret security clearance.

 

Why work at APL?

 

The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) brings world-class expertise to our nation’s most critical defense, security, space and science challenges. While we are dedicated to solving complex challenges and pioneering new technologies, what makes us truly outstanding is our culture. We offer a vibrant, welcoming atmosphere where you can bring your authentic self to work, continue to grow, and build strong connections with inspiring teammates.

At APL, we celebrate our differences and encourage creativity and bold, new ideas. Our employees enjoy generous benefits, including a robust education assistance program, unparalleled retirement contributions, and a healthy work/life balance. APL’s campus is located in the Baltimore-Washington metro area. Learn more about our career opportunities at www.jhuapl.edu/careers.

 

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