By Light Professional IT Services

Senior Virtualization Engineer

Job Locations US-VA-Alexandria
Posted Date 2 weeks ago(3/17/2020 4:38 PM)
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By Light is hiring a Senior Virtualization Engineer to join our team supporting a government customer in the operations and maintenance of their IT infrastructure. Our team includes System and Storage Engineers, DBA’s, Platform Support and even a 24x7 operations staff. We act as technical subject matter experts for complex customer environments. We build customer relationships in order to understand unique customer needs and provide technical expertise and a comprehensive understanding of customer environments.


  • One of your key tasks will be the daily operations and maintenance of our Cisco UCS blade infrastructure. These blades house the majority of our virtual workload in the range of 1200+ servers and virtual desktops
  • Administration of either Windows Server or Linux Enterprise Operating System environments. We need a strong candidate in UCS and virtualization, not as picky on which OS strength you have.
  • Administration of our VMWare ESXi enviornment as needed.
  • Everyday tactical support of an AWS private cloud that acts as an extension of the customer network.
  • Planning, Design, Upgrade, Implementation, Administration of VMware 6.x environments.
  • Timely response to daily alerts from the 24x7 operations staff on server related issues, such as space alerts, users account administration and provisioning new virtual machines.
  • Be part of a 24x7 “on-call” engineering team, which really just means you should plan on monthly patch windows and the occaisional after hours call if you're on in the rotation. 

Required Experience/Qualifications

  • 7-10 years’ related experience with minimum of 7 years administrating and troubleshooting in an enterprise environment with a focus / ownership of Cisco UCS.
  • Proven experience in Windows or Linux system administration.
  • Proven experience building and supporting VMware HA/DRS/SRM enterprise environments.
  • Proven experience writing scripts in Powershell or other scripting languages.

Preferred Experience/Qualifications

  • Recent experience supporting AWS cloud environments. AWS associate certificate nice to have.
  • Ability to solve complex problems spanning multiple technologies and disciplines.
  • Methodical approach to change execution and implementation.
  • Demonstrated history of developing documentation and operational process.
  • Ability to take ownership of issue analysis and resolution efforts and commitment to resolve technical issues in a 24x7 SLA-bound operating environment.

Special Requirements/Security Clearance

  • Candidates must have the ability to pass a background investigation


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