Sr. VMWare Administrator

ABSc - Fort Belvoir, VA3.4

Full-timeEstimated: $62,000 - $87,000 a year
Mission: You will be providing IT support to the Department of the Army Intelligence Information Services (DAIIS) for US Army Security and Intelligence Command (INSCOM).

In this role you administer and monitor a 24/7/365 enterprise level virtualization infrastructure based on VMware product suites across eight (8) networks and disaster recovery sites composed of sixty (60) ESXi hosts and 550 virtual machines across the supported networks.

Specific duties for this role include:
Ensure VMware applications and ESXi hosts remain current with operating system (OS) versions and patches.
Test and install hardware, firmware, and security patches on all DAIIS server and storage technologies.
Perform daily system checks of all VMs recording 100% of findings and statuses in Systems Administration Daily Checks list and perform appropriate corrective action.
Apply STIGs, security updates, and hotfixes.
Diagnose and repair system problems, utilizing tool sets available and working closely with other internal groups and vendor support.
Perform upgrade of VM Tools on all VMs.
Provide weekly system metrics to include CPU, memory, network, and storage utilization to enable the leadership to make informed decisions on the welfare of the virtualization infrastructure.
Assess and ensure compliance of the virtual infrastructure security posture and ensure compliance with DISA STIGs and Department of the Army IA regulations.
Prepare necessary documentation to support the organization System Security branch in the accreditation packet process.
Develop and maintain documentation, which includes SOPs, TTPs, SystemArchitecture Guides and Diagrams for all systems and hardware configurations.
Configuration management data shall be timely updated.
Monitor and assume responsibility of trouble tickets, assign specific ticket for resolution, and prioritize tickets.
Maintain 99% system availability rate


Education Requirements:
Required at hiring: CompTIA Security+ Certificate (8570.01-M, Information Assurance Technical (IAT) II level
VMware Certified Professional (VCP) - Data Center

Eight years of experience in datacenter virtualization administration supporting and managing virtualization infrastructure, to include enterprise-class hardware
Four years of experience administrating enterprise-sized, VMware-infrastructures covering vCenter and standalone ESXi environments version 5.5 and later
Two years of experience designing, planning, implementing, and administrating HP enterprise blade server and storage technologies to support virtualization infrastructure
Two years hands-on experience with fiber switches and storage area networks
Five years of experience installing, configuring, and integrating servers associated with a VMware virtual infrastructure - Five years of experience performing backups, troubleshooting, and problem resolution for servers associated with a VMware virtual infrastructure
Five years of experience building highly available server clusters in a vSphere environment
Three years of experience serving as a team leader working as both part of a team and independently to assign/review immediate tasks, set priorities, maintain task progress, validate team members work consistent with the organizational goals and deadlines.
Five years of experience mentoring junior personnel on proper practices and procedures.
Five years of experience creating and maintaining VM templates for use on rapid deployment of virtual machines
Five years of experience implementing security posture and ensuring compliance with industry best practices, DA regulations, and STIGs.
TS/SCI clearance with SBI and ability to attain SI, TK, G, HCS, and NATO Secret clearance
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