VMWare Administrator

TQI Solutions - Norfolk, VA

"TQI Solutions – thought leaders delivering innovative solutions for the challenges of tomorrow"

TQI Solutions is actively recruiting forward thinking thought leaders ready to join us in providing solutions that positively impact the success of our clients. TQI team members matter to us! We are committed to providing a positive work-life balance, a premier benefits package, and opportunities for continued career growth. Come join a collaborative working environment where your contributions are rewarded and valued!

TQI Solutions is currently seeking a VMWare Administrator ready to deliver outstanding support to our Navy client located in Norfolk, VA.

Perform the planning and the coordination of installation, testing, operation, troubleshooting, maintenance and administration of complex virtualized environment consisting of Microsoft Windows Server and RHEL Server Operating Systems. Manage accounts, network rights, and access to systems and equipment. Manage systems resources including performance, capacity, availability, serviceability, and recoverability; implementing security procedures and tools. Develop and document systems administration standard operating procedures. Resolve hardware/software interface and interoperability problems within the virtualized environment. Ensure systems availability, functionality, integrity, and efficiency. Maintain systems configuration. Manage the installation and integration of systems fixes, updates, and enhancements; and/or ensure the rigorous application of information security/information assurance policies, principles, and practices in the delivery of systems administration services. Implement DISA Security Technical Implementation Guides (STIGs) across a Windows environment. Conduct vulnerability management, patching, and remediation. Isolate and resolve complex software problems involving the application and the operating systems. Manage virtual environment; perform log analysis, error detection, fault correction, backups, and restores; perform startup and shutdown of the systems as required. Build, configure, patch, and upgrade virtualized servers, operating systems, and server applications as required and/or mandated by IAVA/IAVB following the STIG and industry best practices. Provide user identity management and authentication support which includes Active Directory management and monitoring, cryptographic logon enablement and support, and user account management in accordance with DISA STIGs and industry best practices.. Develop and implement plans as a continuous process for the integration of new virtualized server and client software and provide technical advice on new requirements. Perform system-level design and configuration of products to support virtualized environments including determination of hardware, operating system, platform specifications, and various systems engineering tasks and activities that are broad in scope. Maintain daily, weekly, and monthly scheduled backups/snapshots; restore data as required to support systems and data recovery due to hardware, software, or user error; verify and validate the integrity of the backups/snapshots.

Candidates must possess and maintain an active Secret level security clearance.
Eight (8) years of server virtualization and administration experience. Up to two (2) years of job-related experience may be substituted for each year of IT/Cyber related college completed or for each current certification held.
Minimum of four (4) years job-related experience in administering VMware products. Experience and mastery knowledge of vSAN, vCenter, and vSphere 6.x including advanced features such as vMotion, High Availability, REST APIs, and Integrated Containers. Experience and expert knowledge of UNIX-based operating systems and Windows Server Operating Systems including Active Directory, Group Policy Objects, DHCP and DNS.
CompTIA Security+CE, GIAC Security Essentials Certification (GSEC), or Systems Security Certified Practitioner (SSCP) certification (or higher level certification) or Bachelor's Degree (or higher level degree) from an accredited University in the field of Information Technology, Information Systems, Information Management, Computer Science, or Cybersecurity required.
Operating System/Computing Environment (OS/CE) certificate of training.
Ability to multi-task in a dynamic environment with varying requirements and priorities.

Familiarity with U.S. Navy processes and procedures and experience supporting Navy Marine Corps Internet (NMCI) and/or associated Navy network requirements is preferred
TQI Solutions, Inc. is a Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business (SDVOSB) with staff located in Virginia, Maryland, DC, North Carolina, and California. We provide Mission and Information Technology Support Services to a wide range of Department of Defense clients. TQI Solutions strives to exceed our customer's expectations through results oriented services and solutions that enable mission success. We pride ourselves in adopting our client's missions as our own, and consistently providing world class technical solutions. We accomplish this by hiring dedicated problem solvers who build long-term, mutually trusting relationships with our customers.

  • TQI Solutions is an Equal Opportunity Employer Veterans/Disabled*