VMWARE Cyber Security Systems Engineer

Herndon, VA

Job ID: 126306 Industry: Government


Candidate MUST HAVE a TS/SCI and Polygraph security clearance in order to be considered.

Program Description:

This program provides Cyber Network Defense of a certain government customer’ s network, against adversarial attacks.  They do this by looking into the anomalies hitting their systems.

Day-to-Day Responsibilities:
  • Plan and design infrastructure (e.g., hardware, software, telecommunications, IT security), network services, desktop services, shared services need to support management of cyber security tools and services capable of 24x7x365 near, real-time central monitoring, alerting, administering, managing, reporting, and controlling all infrastructure activity, including Cloud services.
  • Design, deploy, and maintain Windows Server environments primarily hosted in VMware vCloud Suite, vCenter, ESXi
  • Leverage existing VMware TAM to maximize the VMware technology investments
  • Assist in moving existing private cloud workloads to public clouds
  • Remain in compliance with appropriate Government data center capabilities and IT regulations and guidelines (e.g., FISMA, NIST)
  • Provide alternative design approaches for Disaster Recovery and Continuity of Operations (COOP)
  • Support core business and operational activities (e.g., Data Networks, backbone/core networks, Storage Networks, Software Defined Networking, interoperability with IPv4 and IPv6, external connectivity to Cloud)
  • Provide storage requirements (e.g., performance, level of data segregation, data classification, storage tier, backup, restore, archival, data retention, reliability, encryption, security, scheduling, access control)
  • Effective backup and recovery program consistent with customer requirements, procedures, industry best practices, and Government regulations including off-site storage and retrieval from such storage facilities
  • Acquire software licenses required to support the (System of Systems), as necessary
  • Clearly communicate engineering approach and designs
  • Work as part of a team – collaborate on engineering designs contributing to multiple projects from a technical perspective with minimal supervision
  • Recommend system components, upgrades and replacements
  • Work independently with minimal supervision; mentor less senior team members
  • Work with vendors and service providers – designs, product evaluations
  • Understand project lifecycle
  • Resolve/triage problems and determine root cause and implement resolution
  • Define and maintain infrastructure product and component standards for the software stacks that deliver a flexible, scalable, secure, reliable, resilient, and cost effective set of cloud services
  • Collaborate with Enterprise Architecture (EA) in the definition, implementation and evolution of EA frameworks, reference architectures, and overall strategies
  • Provide third level support to operational teams
  • Requirements gathering and translation into engineering designs: physical, logical, dataflow
  • Assist in strategic direction and planning for growth to support our increasing business needs based on ever-changing business requirements
  • Assist in troubleshooting network and storage issues and make recommendations for growth
  • Keep on top of industry trends and cloud technology
  • Strong analytical and communication skills
  • Detail-oriented with an ability to approach problems from different angles
  • Develop a Concept of Infrastructure Design and Operations that at a high level outlines the technologies that will be used; the compute, storage, network architectures; and provides rationales for all choices
  • Develop and maintain an Infrastructure Architecture that:
  • Includes hardware, software, and security
  • Provides development, test, staging, and production environments
  • Fulfills Disaster Recovery, Backup, and Continuity of Operations requirements
  • Provides high availability and automatic failover capability
  • Scales efficiently to meet the needs of the security services
  • Validates solutions architecture

  • VMware’ s NSX
  • 10 years of IT experience with at least 5 years of direct experience leading large-scale infrastructure implementations
  • 5 years of experience supporting virtualization (VM Ware) and a Cloud environment and with at least one year supporting public cloud based offerings such as AWS
  • 5 years of experience designing, documenting, implementing, and troubleshooting complex virtualized environments and practices
  • 5 years of experience providing infrastructure engineering services

  • Technical BS degree
  • CISSP or Security+
  • IT Infrastructure certifications (such ITIL, CCNA, VCP5-DCV, etc.)
  • Strong experience with NetApp, Cisco, Microsoft, REHL
  • Experience working with Local Area Networks (LANs) and Wide Area Networks (WANs)
  • Scripting language, Automation – Powershell, Chef, Python experience to help with automating repeatable tasks
  • At least one year of experience with Windows Server, Active Directory, Linux, IIS and SQL Server experience, with knowledge and experience deploying and provisioning storage and networking
  • OS / Software – Microsoft Windows Server, Linux, Internet Information Services, MS SQL Server, and typical back-office product knowledge
  • Storage – General knowledge of iSCSI vs Fiber Channel, NAS, SAN, DAS, local
  • Networking – General networking knowledge, VLANs, routing, VMware based switching, and firewall concepts
  • Demonstrated knowledge and hands on experience working with different security technologies for network defense, web and email defense, endpoint defenses, and SIEM (ArcSight)
  • AWS\
  • VMware certification 

Job Type: Full Time  

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