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Senior Virtual Desktop Infrastructure Engineer

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Job ID: 2406287
Location: VIRGINIA BEACH, VA, United States
Date Posted: Jun 13, 2024
Category: Information Technology
Subcategory: Sys Administrator
Schedule: Full-time
Shift: Day Job
Travel: No
Minimum Clearance Required: Secret
Clearance Level Must Be Able to Obtain: TS/SCI
Potential for Remote Work: No Remote
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Job Description


SAIC is hiring a Senior VDI Engineer to be located in Virginia Beach, VA. The successful candidate will provide VMware Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) engineering and Microsoft Windows Server system administration supporting Information Warfare Training Command, Virginia Beach, VA. This position requires the ability to manage the command's Microsoft Windows and VMware virtual infrastructure, as well as participate in the change management process and incident response processes.  Travel to Pensacola, FL will be required for orientation.

The Senior VDI Engineer will require:

  • Managing VMware vSphere and Horizon server Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) and Microsoft Windows Server infrastructure.
  • Management tasking includes but is not limited to system integration planning, evaluating cybersecurity requirements, implementing security controls, resolving system outages, metrics collection, maintenance support, and the timely entry of communication and tasking into the ticket management tool Service Now.
  • Maintain the network's cybersecurity posture and assist with system accreditation efforts.
  • Automate and standardize configuration of systems following industry best practices.
  • Testing of upgrades and patches to maintain Windows Server 2016 and later.
  • Testing of upgrades and patches to maintain VMware vSphere and Horizon versions 7 and later.
  • Program in an administrative language, including PowerShell and VMWare CLI, as needed.
  • Resolve difficult interoperability problems to obtain operation across all platforms.
  • Review/advise on acquisition of hardware, software, needed to support the mission.
  • Perform a variety of routine and non-routine tasks associated with Cyber/Information Security (INFOSEC) and Information Assurance (IA) support in accordance with National and Department of Defense (DoD) standards to include the Defense Information Assurance Certification and Accreditation Process (DIACAP) / Risk Management Framework (RMF).
  • Conduct systems analysis and development to keep systems current with changing technologies, security needs, and user functional requirements.
  • Interact with the engineering management team and senior customer personnel on matters requiring coordination across organizational lines.
  • Understand networking theory (routing and switching).


Required experience and education:

  • Bachelor's Degree and five (5) years of experience; Master's degree and three (3) years; years of experience may be substituted in lieu of a degree.  

Required skills:

  • Minimum of two years of VDI experience.
  • TCP/IP, IP subnetting, system backups, performance tuning, NAS/SAN configuration, Active Directory, GPOs, advanced scripting, LDAP, DNS, PKI, web servers, databases, Windows server and desktop operating systems, DHCP, DNS, enterprise patch management via COTS applications, server virtualization technologies such as VMware ESXi, vSphere, vCenter, Horizon View (VDI) and advanced scripting.
  • Server/network design topologies, protocols and engineering standards, advanced security control implementation. Information Assurance vulnerability scanning tools such as, ACAS, Nessus, SCAP, STIGs, HBSS or equivalent.


  • Must have an active CompTIA Security+ ce certification.
  • Must be able to obtain VMware VCP certification within six months of hire.

Clearance required:

  • Must have an active Secret security clearance.  Must be eligible for upgrade to TS/SCI.

Desired skills:

  • Knowledge and experience implementing VMware and Microsoft best practices
  • Understanding and implementing Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) Security Technical Implementation Guide (STIG) security configurations
  • Experience with analyzing ACAS/Nessus scans
  • Utilizing automated security compliance tools such as eMASSter and/or EVAL-STIG
  • Performing data backup/restoral with VEEAM

SAIC accepts applications on an ongoing basis and there is no deadline.

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 focused on advancing the power of technology and innovation to serve and protect our world. Our robust portfolio of offerings across the defense, space, civilian and intelligence markets includes secure high-end solutions in mission IT, enterprise IT, engineering services and professional services. We integrate emerging technology, rapidly and securely, into mission critical operations that modernize and enable critical national imperatives.

We are approximately 24,000 strong; driven by mission, united by purpose, and inspired by opportunities. SAIC is an Equal Opportunity Employer, fostering a culture of diversity, equity and inclusion, which is core to our values and important to attract and retain exceptional talent. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, SAIC has annual revenues of approximately $7.4 billion. For more information, visit For ongoing news, please visit our newsroom.

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