Senior Systems Engineer

Plus3 IT Systems - Chantilly, VA

Who YOU are:As a future Senior Systems Engineer at Plus3 IT Systems, you:
  • You will be responsible for designing, implementing, and managing VMware vCenter infrastructure, Windows and LINUX Server environments, DHCP, DNS, Active Directory, Group Policies, and Public Key Infrastructure in a distributed IT environment.
  • Are passionate about working on cutting edge, high profile projects and are motivated by delivering solutions on an aggressive schedule
  • Aren't satisfied with status quo, and regularly look for creative ways to solve problems and help your team meet commitments
  • Are insatiably curious – you ask why, you explore, and you're not afraid to blurt out your crazy idea
  • Love learning new technologies and sharing them with your team
  • Have a keen interest in using any and all appropriate tools, especially Cloud-based and Open Sourced, to solve the problem at hand
  • Have strong verbal and written communication skills, due to the dynamic nature of collaborations with customers, vendors, and other engineering teams to solve complex business problems together
  • Use your experience to motivate your teammates to deliver high quality results in a fast-paced work environment
  • Have the ability to multitask and work with limited supervision
What you'll be doing:
  • Engineering, documenting, delivering and maintaining the platforms listed above in accordance with customer specifications and security guidelines
  • Diagnosing and resolving the toughest performance, security, and/or technical challenges related to the platforms listed above
  • Writing thorough implementation and design documents describing how security features are implemented
  • Participating in processes throughout all phases of ITIL Service Lifecycle
  • Performing requirements analysis, design, and integration for all platforms listed above.
  • Providing direction and guidance to less experienced systems engineers.
  • Responsibility for investigating and resolving operational problems in conjunction with other engineering and technical personnel.
  • Providing IT Systems Engineering support on a wide range of technologies, including: VMware vCenter, Horizon View, vRealize Operations, Site Recovery Manager, SolarWinds, Certificate Services, DHCP, DNS, Active Directory, Group Policies and Microsoft Windows Operating Systems.
  • Automation of repeatable tasks with VMware PowerCLI
  • Other tasks to include requirements specification, performance modeling, end-to-end functional analysis, cost estimation, and joint application design.
  • Working on project teams responsible for engineering and packaging releases to integrate within the customer's production IT environment.
  • Top Secret Clearance, with ability to obtain SCI with CI Poly
  • Requires Bachelor's degree and 10+ years of related experience
  • Security+, CISSP, or DoD 8570 Certification required
Desired Technical Skills and Competencies:
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Windows Systems, HP SANs, VMware products, PowerShell/PowerCLI scripting.
  • ITIL v3.0 or Foundation Certifications highly desired
  • Desired Certifications: MCSE - Microsoft Certified System Engineer, MCSE, Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert, VMware VCP6-DCV – Data Center Virtualization, VMware VCP6-NV Network Virtualization, VMware VCP6-CMA Cloud and Automation, VMware VCP7-CMA Cloud and Automation, Cisco CCNA/CCNP Data Center, AWS Systems Operations or Solutions Architecture
  • Experience with HP Blade Servers and HP SANs, nice to have