Full Job Description
Founded in 2002, VMD is an award-winning provider of Agile Software Engineering, Digital Infrastructure, Cybersecurity, and Transportation Security Services to numerous U.S. Federal Government clients including projects across both DoD and Civilian agencies. We specialize in high-level, tip of the spear engagements with a significant impact on mission success for our clients.
Why Join VMD Corp?
VMD fosters a culture that is founded on Eight Core Values and you can watch what our Core Values mean to our Vision Mission Driven employees.
VMD Employees envision the future. We hold ourselves accountable and hold each other to equally high standards. Our people recognize and reward greatness and are humble in doing so. VMD Employees understand big accomplishments take a team. Our people learn from both our mistakes and successes; we pursue improvement relentlessly, objectively and without bias. We share our thoughts and ideas with purpose and transparency. We commit to the mission, the customer and to each other. We love being nimble and producing results.
Our team is one of the best in the business.
About the Mission You Will Join:
Our client, The Federal Communications Commission regulates interstate and international communications by radio, television, wire, satellite and cable in all 50 states, the District of Columbia and U.S. territories. VMD provides modernization expertise to utilizing various technologies supporting projects ranging from Cloud Modernization to Virtual Desktop Infrastructure implementation.
Your Impact to the Mission:
Do you thrive in an environment where you can utilize your expertise and leadership skill in server systems engineering and administration experience of Windows environment (Active Directory and Azure AD)? In this Lead Microsoft Systems Engineer opportunity, you will have the opportunity to:
Design solutions and products and manage Azure cloud products (i.e. Office365, MS Azure Cloud) and AWS
Design Active Directory (Azure AD), System Centers, virtual desktop infrastructure
Design VMware vSphere environment (ESXi)
Design and engineer virtual desktop infrastructure (i.e. VMware, Citrix)
Design and engineer public key infrastructure (CAC/PIV)
Design and engineer Cloud messaging environment (i.e. Proofpoint, Office365)
Design identity management such as Okta, ADFS, VMware Workspace
Experience Needed to Be Successful:
8 to 12 years of server systems engineering and administration experience of Windows environment (Active Directory and Azure AD)
7+ years of virtualization design and implementation experience
Hands on hardware and software troubleshooting skills.
Windows programming and/or scripting skills /w PowerShell or equivalent).
Experience with managing and securing in a similarly sized systems environment (500+ servers)
Familiarity with SAN and NAS storage administration in a Windows Server environment.
Experience utilizing security tools (i.e. Group Policy, AV/malware/spam protection software, etc.) to secure Windows environment.
Installation, configuration, and maintenance of Windows servers.
Performance of Windows Server architecture design and implementation
Performance of Virtualization architecture design and implementation
Demonstrated experience with best practices for Windows Server 2012 install, support and configuration.
Demonstrated experience in Microsoft technologies such as Active Directory, SQL, SharePoint, Exchange, and file/print services.
Strong knowledge of Windows OS, Exchange Server, MS SQL Server, Active Directory design, SharePoint, and PowerShell v1.0/v2.0
Strong knowledge of with TCP/IP, DHCP, DNS protocols, firewall, load-balancing technologies and firewalls
Demonstrated experience working with load balancing technologies and large-scale server farms.
Strong knowledge of using scripts to automate and schedule routine administration tasks.
Demonstrated experience design and implement Group Policy to secure and configure systems, automate tasks and package deployment within the Windows environment
Demonstrated experience in data backup/recovery design and implementation for both physical virtual environment
Demonstrated experience using Symantec for OS deployment, patch management, software distribution, and HW/SW inventory
Provisioning of high availability, security and integrity of physical and virtualized platforms.
Demonstrated experience performing system security hardening to comply with Federal security mandates.
Demonstrated experience installing, upgrading and configuring applications within a Microsoft Server IIS environment
Demonstrated experience supporting .NET and Java Applications (IIS, Tomcat, etc.)
Demonstrated experience in design, install, configure and support VMware ESX/ESXi/VSphere and Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI)
Troubleshooting virtualized/published and streamed applications for employees with client devices running Windows OS.
Design and implementation of Group Policies to apply our standard Windows “tweaks” consistently to every server.
Demonstrated experience with the installation, configuration and operation of Microsoft DFS
Good team player and technical leadership skills
Desired Qualifications and Experience:
Cloud experiences (AWS, Azure, etc.)
Virtualization in VMware, Hyper-V
Education Requirement: Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or technical field of study
Can Additional Years of Experience Substitute for Degree? Yes
Required Certification(s): Relevant Microsoft Certifications
Desired Certification(s): Any Cloud Certification or Security+
Minimum Years of Overall Experience: 10
Minimum Years of Specific Experience in Field: 8
Minimum Clearance to Start: Public Trust
Work Status Allowable: US Citizenship
The Type of Person That Will Excel:
You are curious, inquisitive, and have demonstrated a constant eagerness to learn through actions.
You have high attention to detail.
You demonstrate personal accountability and integrity in all actions.
Travel and Telecommuting:
Telecommute Options: Yes. This position is 80% telecommute with some requirement for in person attendance for meetings. During the Coronavirus Pandemic, this position is 100% telecommute.
VMD provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, amnesty, or status as a covered veteran in accordance with applicable Federal, state and local laws. VMD maintains a drug-free workplace.