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Springfield, VA · Information Technology

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
Desired Qualifications:
  • 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)

Skills: Application Packaging/Sequencing, Application Virtualization Infrastructure
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