• VMWare Administrator

    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 hiring a Systems Administrator with speciality knowledge of VMware to join our team in Arlington, Va.  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. The candidate should be proficient with Systems Engineering Lifecycle (SELC) processes and practices, Change Management practices, and collaborates with various Integrated Product Teams (IPTs), Project Teams, and Government entities.


    • Participate in a rotating On Call coverage for after hours and weekends support
    • 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
    • Performs system monitoring, analyzing, documenting performance, and conducting trend analysis as required
    • Manage system requirements and derived requirements to ensure the system is compatible with defined architecture and meets customer needs
    • Develop technical documentation, including SOPs, user guides, test plans, disaster recovery, failover, and other CDRL items


    • Must have a TS Clearance with SCI eligibility (SSBI within the last five years)• Six (6) or more years of Systems Administration/Engineering experience
    • Bachelor's degree in Information Technology, Computer Science, Computer Information Systems, or related degree.
    • 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 Experience and Knowledge:

    • 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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