NorthHill Technology Resources has a need for a Software Virtualization Engineer to support a Federal Program in Springfield, VA, This is a direct-hire role with our client, a small, fast growing Federal Integrator. Excellent compensation, benefits and company culture. Due to the nature of the work, candidates must have an active Top Secret clearance, will process for CI Poly.
5 + years of related experience
Job Description: Software Virtualization Engineer to support the virtualization of a variety of mission applications as part of the User Facing and Data Center Services Contract supporting the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency systems.
Development of Virtualized Packages for Mission Baseline Applications
Applications will be consumed both by VDI sessions and thick clients
Applications include those with plugins and advanced graphics requirements
Work with application testers and mission SME’s to validate mission application behavior
Incorporate any required sequencing changes into the app sequencing process
Identify facets of user application settings (registry, AppData, etc.) that need to be persisted across sessions in a non-persistent VDI environment
Identify automation opportunities for application sequencing and work with the engineering team to streamline the sequencing process for mission applications, once established
Assist the virtualization team and VDI team with application delivery infrastructure configuration, as needed
Improve backup/Disaster Recovery and Continuity of Operations.
Articulating knowledge, discoveries, designs, etc. rapidly and concisely in written detailed designs, test plans and test cases, implementation plans, operational guides, and training guides under project management time and cost-constrained deadlines.
Performing work without appreciable direction and exercising considerable latitude in the determination of technical objectives of assignments.
Working with VMware software defined data center products and tools for troubleshooting and performance tuning.
Analyze, test, and apply regular security patches and software update as required
In-depth and up-to-date knowledge of Virtualization products and capabilities
Ability to analyze and apply virtualization product capabilities to changing program requirements
Good work ethic and active desire to learn.
Skillful time management and organizational skills to set and meet deadlines.
Excellent written and oral communication skills
Performs all other work as assigned.
Bachelor's Degree and 5+ years of experience with Systems Administration/Virtualization. (Additional Education, Training, Certifications or Work Experience can be substituted in lieu of degree or work experience)
A degree may be substituted with additional years of experience
8140.01M IAT Level II certification
2+ years of experience with Microsoft App-V or comparable application virtualization technology
Experience with the Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops (CVAD) products
Experience with non-persistent desktop environments
Experience with profile management solutions such as VMware DEM or Liquidware Labs’ Profile-Unity
Familiarity with Active Directory, specifically Group Policy
Understanding of load-balancing application delivery services
Understand principles of ITIL
Able to create architectural design documents and presentations
Able to test and apply hardware and software updates
Understand architectural frameworks such as TOGAF
Virtualization compute environment certification, i.e. VMware Certified Associate for Data Center Virtualization (VCA-DCV)