• VMware Administrator, Principle

    Location US-Arlington, VA/Washington, DC
    Posted Date 1 month ago(11/11/2018 4:41 PM)
    Job ID
    # Positions
    Experience (Years)
    IT Operational Support
  • Overview

    WOOD is currently hiring Sr. VMware Administrators to join our team in Arlington, VA.  The Principal Systems Administrator (VMware) provides leadership and support for implementation, trouble shooting and maintenance of Information Technology (IT) systems. Manages IT system infrastructure and any processes related to these systems.


    • The VMware Administrator will be supporting the development of system capabilities from the identification of requirements through the deployment of capabilities through the requirements definition, designs and develops system-oriented products and prepares related installation, testing, operation, and maintenance specifications and instructions
    • Defines and analyzes architecture to establish operating conditions, conducts tests, define and analyze engineering proposals and related technical data to determine feasibility of developing new capabilities and/or modifying existing capabilities
    • Participate in a rotating On Call coverage for after hours and weekends support as needed
    • VMware administration responsible for configuration, maintenance, monitoring, and overall support of multiple VMware environments.
    • Setup, install, configure, and triage ESXi Hosts (Rack Mount and Blade Servers)
    • Maintain and restore VM backups and snapshots
    • Meet compliance for Information Security Vulnerability Management (ISVMs) and Intelligence Community Vulnerability Alert (ICVAs).
    • Perform Systems Lifecycle management for all equipment, including planning, implementation, maintenance, upgrades, consolidation, and decommissioning of enterprise hardware, and software
    • Detects, isolates, documents, reports, and resolves system outages or problems encountered during operations of the operational baseline, which includes collecting diagnostic data, restore the system operation, developing workarounds, and other activities necessary for recovery of a system



    US Citizenship and an active Top Secret Clearance with a SSBI within the last 5 years, TS/SCI Preferred

    • Eight (8) or more years of system administration experience required
    • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Computer Information Systems, Computer Systems Engineering or a related discipline is required
    • A Master's degree in a related discipline may substitute for two (2) years of experience
      • A PhD may substitute for four (4) years of experience
    • Experience with rack/wiring diagrams, firmware, and driver management
    • Experience developing and maintaining Technical Documentation and instructions
    • Must have the ability to multi-task in a dynamic environment with changing priorities
    • Contribute to completion of project milestones under the specific guidance or program leadership
    • Ability to work well both independently and in a team environment as needed
    • Experience with multi-site infrastructure deployments
    • Experience with NSX, vROPs, and SRM

    Desired Skills: 

    • Strong knowledge of VMware to include vCenter, vSphere, and ESX 6.x, vCloud Suite
    • Solid understanding of networking, VLAN, and VXLAN
    • Ability to configure and integrate storage devices (SAN, NAS) supporting VMware infrastructure
    • Knowledgeable and experience in application of STIGs to secure VMware services and applications
    • Demonstrated experience and/or familiarity with one of more of the following: ACLs, ISVM, ICVA, STIGS, etc.

    Desired Certification(s): VMware Certified Professional (VCP)



    WOOD Consulting Services is headquartered in Fulton, Maryland with an office in Washington, DC. WOOD embraces a simple philosophy… take care of our people and they will take care of our customers. We seek to hire and retain high caliber-talent to meet the needs of our customers with excellent services. For over 20 years, WOOD has followed that philosophy and built a reputation as reliable mission-enablers helping U.S. agencies achieve mission success.


    WOOD is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.


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