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Senior Virtualization Engineer

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Job ID: 2200901
Location: ALEXANDRIA, VA, United States
Date Posted: Jan 26, 2022
Category: Information Technology
Subcategory: Cloud Comp Engr
Schedule: Full-time
Shift: Day Job
Travel: No
Minimum Clearance Required: Secret
Clearance Level Must Be Able to Obtain: None
Potential for Remote Work: Yes
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Job Description


SAIC has an immediate opening for a Senior Virtualization Engineer to support our USCG customer.

Note:  The role offers 3 days onsite at the customer (Alexandria (Kingstowne), VA)) and 2 days a week work from home/ remote/ virtual work at home

Job Duties

  • Maintain and support an Enterprise Virtual Environment hosting over 2000 Virtual Machines
  • Responsible for problem resolution within a Virtual Environment and provide engineering support and continual engineering analysis to increase efficiencies and provide overall improvements. 
  • Configure and manage virtual guests using vCenter Orchestrator
  • Troubleshoot and resolve ESXi and VDI issues by providing tier 2/3 incident ticket support


Required Education and Experience:  

  • Bachelor’s degree in related field with 5+ years equivalent work experience
  • Certifications:
    • VCAP6.5-DCV Design – VMware Certified Advanced Professional 6.5 – Data Center Virtualization Design and/or VCDX6-DCV – VMware Certified Design Expert 6 – Data Center Virtualization
    • Microsoft MCP (MCSA or Higher)
    • Certification: equivalent to the CND-SP certification cited in the DoD 8570.01-M such as Security +, A+ CE, CND, Network+ CE, SSCP, CCNA Security, CySA+, GICSP, GSEC, CAP, CASP+ CE, CISM, CISSP (or Associate), GSLC, Cloud+ and CCISO.
  • Active DOD Secret clearance
  • Experience troubleshooting and supporting the following:
    • VMWare vSphere 6.5 or later
    • VMWare Virtual Desktop Products
    • NETAPP Storage Solutions
    • Teradici Management Software
    • Microsoft Hyper-V on Microsoft Server 2016 or later
    • VMWare vROP and related dashboards
  • Demonstrated experience in Systems Administration role (Microsoft, Linux, VMware)
  • Knowledge in conducting performance analysis for both the ESX host and their guests in the areas of CPU, Memory and I/O utilization
  • Strong customer relations, documentation and oral communication skills
  • Ability to work independently, prioritizing major tasks by overall impact to the customer


COVID Policy: Prospective and/or new employees are required to adhere with SAIC's vaccination policy. All SAIC employees must be fully vaccinated and they must submit proof of vaccination on their first day of employment. Prospective or new employees may seek an exemption to the vaccination requirement at Contact Us and must have an approved exemption prior to the start of their employment. Where work is performed strictly at a customer site, customer site vaccination requirements preempt SAIC's vaccination policy.

Target salary range: $150,001 - $175,000. The estimate displayed represents the typical salary range for this position based on experience and other factors.


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.

We are more than 26,500 strong; driven by mission, united by purpose, and inspired by opportunities. SAIC is an Equal Opportunity Employer, fostering a respectful work culture based on diversity, equity, and inclusion that values all contributors. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, SAIC has annual revenues of approximately $7.1 billion. For more information, visit

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