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Senior VMware Engineer

Job ID: 2212467
Location: NELLIS AFB, NV, United States
Date Posted: Sep 21, 2022
Category: Information Technology
Subcategory: IT Systems Engineer
Schedule: Full-time
Shift: Day Job
Travel: Yes, 10 % of the Time
Minimum Clearance Required: Interim Secret
Clearance Level Must Be Able to Obtain: TS/SCI
Potential for Remote Work: No Remote
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Job Description


SAIC is seeking VMware Engineers to support the 805th Combat Training Squadron/Shadow Operations Center-Nellis (SHOC-N) at Nellis Air Force Base, Las Vegas, NV. Candidates will work with a leading-edge VMware environment supporting secure, multi-classification air combat training and experimentation. The ShOC-N team enables the planning and execution of hundreds of US and Allied air missions in major combat scenarios, and contributes to the Air Force Advanced Battle Management (ABMS) component of DOD Joint All-Domain Command & Control (JADC2) / evolution. 

You will work as part of an integrated team of uniformed military, government civilian and contractor engineers focused on expanding enterprise hosting capabilities, new tools, new technologies, and infrastructure as code; playing a critical role in determining the future strategy and vision for this extensive Air Force VMware environment with thousands of virtual machines. 

SAIC is hiring multiple engineers across several VMWare specializations/tracks, including Security, Network Virtualization (NSX-T/SD-WAN), End-User Computing (Horizon), and Multi-Cloud Management, Automation and Infrastructure as Code (IaC) 

Job responsibilities:

  • Maintaining, supporting, securing, and troubleshooting a multi-tiered VMware environment consisting of thousands of virtual machines hosting and integrating military combat mission planning, intelligence, and command and control applications. 
  • Delivering software-defined data centers (SDDC), private/hybrid cloud environments and continuous integration/continuous deployment (CI/CD) pipelines; using infrastructure-as-code. 
  • Building a private cloud platform serving containerized and serverless workloads 
  • Keeping up to date on the newest technological innovations in the field and be ready to apply relevant innovations to our software systems · Providing technical and project support for multiple large-scale projects that cross-cut multiple specialization and product development areas. 
  • Applying advanced technical expertise to assist others with defining, analyzing, validating and documenting complex operating environments, states of technology and current engineering processes. 
  • Providing advanced technical support to others involved in applying specialized knowledge to complex processes and requirements. 
  • Supporting complex technical investigations through advanced research techniques, analysis or development phases of engineering projects. 
  • Working with other engineering disciplines in the development and application of processes to improve quality, reliability, and customer satisfaction.



  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering or Information Technology and 9 or more years’ experience; other work experience, degrees and relevant industry/VMWare certifications considered in lieu of degree requirements 
  • 2 years of experience working in a large VMWare environment 
  • CompTIA Security+, CISSP or equivalent IAT II certification required 
  • Current Secret Security Clearance, Top Secret clearance eligible, with ability to obtain TS/SCI (Top Secret/Sensitive Compartmented Information) 
  • One or more of the Preferred Qualifications listed below 

Preferred Qualifications: 

VMware NSX-T Certification 

  • Experience with and technical knowledge of, virtual networking technologies, NSX-T preferred 
  • Experience with firewall and routing technologies 
  • Experience configuring and monitoring network security layers 
  • Solid understanding of configuring OSPF, ACL, VPN, and NAT 

VMware Cloud Mgmt. and Automation Certification/SaltStack Certification 

  • Experience with, and technical knowledge of, vRealize Automation, version 8. 
    • Resource deployment from code via Cloud Assembly 
    • Optimization and preparation for product roll out 
    • vRealize Automation script development 
    • vRealize Automation integration with SaltStack 
  • Experience with developing workflows and actions using vRealize Orchestrator 
  • Experience with systems like Gitlab, vRealize Code Stream, or Jenkins 
  • Demonstrated experience with programming and/or scripting languages 
    • Python 
    • JavaScript 
    • PowerCLI/Powershell 
    • Bash 
  • Familiar with IaC tools such as Terraform, Ansible, Salt Stack, Cloud-Init 
  • Familiar with Docker and Kubernetes 

VMware Certified Professional Certification 

  • Familiar with complete vSphere/vCenter virtual infrastructure 
  • Familiar with systems protocols such as TCP/IP, AD, DHCP, DNS, DFS, 2FA, Group Policy, STIG, etc.
  • Familiar with monthly patching cycles and deploying patches via Saltstack

VMware Desktop Management Certification (Horizon) 

  • Experience with managing and operating VMware Horizon 8, Dynamic Environment Manager, and App Volumes 4 
  • Experience with VDI instant clone management 
  • Experience with Application Virtualization in a VDI environment 
  • Experience with VDI profile management solutions 
  • Familiar with the secure baseline image development process 
  • Familiar with vSphere/vCenter virtual infrastructure 
  • Familiar with systems protocols such as TCP/IP, AD, DHCP, DNS, DFS, 2FA, Group Policy, STIG, etc. 
  • Familiar with monthly patching cycles and deploying patches via Saltstack 

VMware Cloud Foundation Specialist 

  • Experience deploying and supporting VMWare Cloud Foundation (VCF) stack (vSphere, vSAN, NSX, vRealize) 
  • Expertise in Software Defined Data Center manage(SDDC) 
  • Experience supporting Dell VxRail 
  • Additional Specific Requirements: Demonstrated experience with programming and/or scripting languages 
    • PowerCLI/Powershell 
  • Familiar with vSphere/vCenter virtual infrastructure 
  • Familiar with vROPs, vRLI, and other VMware components

Covid Policy: SAIC does not require COVID-19 vaccinations or boosters. Customer site vaccination requirements must be followed when work is performed at a customer site.


SAIC® is a premier Fortune 500® technology integrator driving our nation's technology transformation. Our robust portfolio of offerings across the defense, space, civilian, and intelligence markets includes secure high-end solutions in engineering, digital, artificial intelligence, and mission solutions. Using our expertise and understanding of existing and emerging technologies, we integrate the best components from our own portfolio and our partner ecosystem to deliver innovative, effective, and efficient solutions that are critical to achieving our customers' missions.

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