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Senior Systems Engineer

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Job ID: 2014740
Location: SPRINGFIELD, VA, United States
Date Posted: Sep 22, 2020
Category: Engineering and Sciences
Subcategory: Systems Engineer
Schedule: Full-time
Shift: Day Job
Travel: Yes, 10 % of the Time
Minimum Clearance Required: TS/SCI
Clearance Level Must Be Able to Obtain: TS/SCI with Poly
Potential for Remote Work: No

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Job Description

Description

SAIC is seeking a Senior Systems Engineer to support efforts in Springfield, VA. The Senior Systems Engineer – Hyper Converged Infrastructure (HCI) serves as the Subject Matter Expert (SME) in the technologies – systems, applications, and services – which make up the Activity’s IT enterprise hosting platforms. Specifically, the Senior Systems Engineer will be responsible for a variety of engineering and operational assignments associated with all storage, virtualization (appliances, servers, virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI), etc.), and data protection (backups, replication, disaster recovery, etc.) technologies across multiple enterprise-level IT systems in support of the Activity’s data center environments.


Selected candidate will directly support, and oversee, all Infrastructure team operations and maintenance (O&M) tasking of deployed operational solutions backed by Citrix, Microsoft, NetApp, Nutanix, Veeam, and VMware. When issues, incidents, and/or problems arise, the Senior Systems Engineer supports, oversees, and may be called for hands-on assistance with troubleshooting and problem resolution, including root cause analysis (RCA).


Candidate is also responsible for ensuring production and maintenance of documentation of the infrastructure system(s), sub-system(s) and component(s) in the Activity’s IT hosting portfolio, including as-builts, capacity/performance plans and other areas of server system life-cycle planning.


Additionally candidate will coordinate and collaborate with the Activity’s IT Architecture and Engineering team to consistently explore, investigate, research, analyze, and assess new technologies to modernize and improve upon existing infrastructure solutions

 

Qualifications

Qualifications:

  • BS Degree (4 years equivalent experience accepted in lieu of degree)

  • Shall have 7 or more years of proven hands-on experience engineering, implementing, and providing  O&M support for globally dispersed enterprise-level Nutanix and/or VMware virtualization systems providing virtualization capabilities such as Guest desktop and server virtualization.

  • Shall have 5 or more years of proven hands-on experience engineering, implementing, and providing O&M support for globally dispersed enterprise=level NetApp storage systems (Alta Vault, ONTAP, Storage FRID, etc.) providing enterprise storage services including Block (iSCSI) and File (CIFS, NFS) level storage and data protection (disaster recovery, migration, replication, snapshots, etc.) to a variety of end point consumers (desktops, servers, hypervisors, etc.).

  • Shall have 5 or more years of experience designing, engineering, implementing, and maintaining solutions in secure processing environments which must adhere to U.S. Government Information Assurance and Security standards such as the DISA STIGS.

  • Shall have 3 or more years of proven hands-on experience implementing, operating and maintaining HCI solutions to provide virtualization , storage, data protection, and networking services to an IT enterprise IS ideally based on the Nutanix ECP.

  • Demonstrated experience monitoring and assessing virtualization and storage infrastructure systems and solutions proactively for performance degradation, and tuning and optimization opportunities.

  • Demonstrated experience leading, directing, and evaluating task execution ad performance exercising latitude and independence of globally dispersed teams to successfully meet team objectives, goals, and deadlines as expected.

  • Shall meet the minimum credential requirement for a Journeyman proficiency level for specialty area Operations & Maintenance – System Administration as outlined in SECNAV M-5239.2.

  • Must possess an active TS/SCI clearance with the ability to obtain a CI Poly

Desired Qualifications:

  • Strongly desired to be a NetApp Certified Implementation Engineer (NCIE)

  • Certification in an enterprise-level virtualization vendor, such as Microsoft, Nutanix, or VMware

  • Strong understanding of different physical storage systems configuration and tiered storage configuration options and best practices

  • Strong understanding of virtualization hypervisor offerings from Microsoft, Nutanix and VMware and how to deploy, configure, secure and operate them.

  • Strong understanding of hyper-converged infrastructure technologies such as Nutanix Enterprise Cloud Platform

  • Strong understanding of data protection technologies such as those offered by NetApp and Nutanix, to backup, snapshot, replicate, archive and restore al storage tiers within pre-defined Recovery Time Objectives and Recovery Point Objectives

  • Experience working with on-prem cloud-based Simple Storage Service solutions to provide enterprise-level unstructured data at scale for various use-cases

  • Demonstrated experience leveraging Microsoft PowerShell or Python for the purposes of automating and orchestrating routine, as well as complex, administrative operation tasking.

  • Demonstrated experience working with Nutanix Calm to provide enterprise-level automation and orchestration capabilities within virtualized data centers

  • Demonstrated experience with Nutanix Flow

  • Working knowledge of Software Defined Data Center (SDDC) technologies, concepts, and approaches to offering enterprise-level IT services for mission critical workloads.

  • Familiarity with Citrix-based Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) systems applications and services such as Virtual Apps and Desktops and Application Delivery Controller to offer VDI and application presentations via a centralized hosting platform




Overview

SAIC is a premier technology integrator solving our nation's most complex modernization and readiness challenges. Our robust portfolio of offerings across the defense, space, civilian, and intelligence markets includes high-end solutions in engineering, IT, and mission solutions. Using our expertise in existing and emerging technologies, we integrate the best components from our own portfolio and our partner ecosystem to deliver innovative, effective, and efficient solutions. We are 25,500 strong; driven by mission, united by purpose, and inspired by opportunities. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, SAIC has pro forma annual revenues of nearly $7.1 billion. For ongoing news, please visit our newsroom. EOE AA M/F/Vet/Disability

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