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Vmware Engineer

Daily Duties

Daily coordination and communication with Stakeholders, which includes COTR and Federal Project Managers on tasks, projects and new initiatives. Establish and maintain excellent customer relationship through timely correspondence and meeting coordination to mitigate risks and achieve objectives. Provide guidance to Stakeholders, in the areas of capacity planning, strategic planning, and emerging technologies, and process improvements. Work closely with stakeholders to develop: methodology and process wiki; technical staff training plan; and support and oversight on key projects
Manage and oversee a multi-disciplinary a team of systems and network engineers providing 24/7 support and maintenance of Windows and Unix based web-servers, VMWare virtual servers, EMC SANS, SharePoint, database servers, Load Balancers and assorted network hardware running critical applications
Provide Tier III/IV support for network, Infosec and Web operations. The teams are responsible for deploying and maintaining high availability solutions such as, clustering and load balancing 100+ VMware virtual servers in one data centers.
Management of data center operations including APC battery backup, HVAC, network cabling, rack maintenance and infrastructure standards working with other ICs co-locating in data center
Develop project and define project activities and level of efforts using internal project management tools a regular basis and reports to the PMO office
Evaluates new information system products or services and suggests changes to existing products/services to better aide end users
Speak to small or large groups of stakeholders regarding the status of a project
Make presentations to small or large groups on behalf of the company or the client, on a product, proposal orals, or demonstrations.
Ensure team members pursue or receive relevant training within their areas of responsibility.


Knowledge Skills and Abilities:

Embraces Team Work and Open Communication
Superior communication and presentation skills
Ability to listen, understand and translate client requirements
Ability to effectively manage conflict, and affect adequate solutions
Strategic planning skills, organizational skills, operating skills, and strong leadership
Hands on knowledge of Microsoft and Active Directory, SQL, VMWare technologies, SharePoint collaboration, IIS, load-balancing and high-availability architectures, and public web hosting
Familiar with TCP/IP and Layer Technologies
Solid understanding of InfoSec processes, technologies and tools
Familiar with software development and network operations concepts and methodologies
Relies on extensive experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals
Experience in high level complex problem solving, building leadership capacity, managing and contributing to large scale organizational change
Must be very proficient in using excel for financial aspect of managing client engagements including budget/revenue forecasting, project profitability, billing rates, pricing (billing rates/ Job categories), and invoice approval
Possess extensive knowledge and expertise in the use of project management and IT methodologies including ITIL, SA&A and tools, easily transitioning from one methodology to the other
Must be able to lead multiple projects on varying scales, and work with technical teams on all levels and disciplines.
Must understand business processes and have the ability to thoroughly understand the technology to address.


Requirements Technical Experience and Education

VMWare, Windows 2008+, SQL Server
Must have at least six to eight years (6-8) years of progressive IT management experience of which at least three years must be specialized in overseeing small-to large-scaled and/or multiple projects in relevant areas of expertise
Minimum of 8 years of technical hands-on experience providing systems engineering, InfoSec, or Web operations services in federal government agencies, DHHS/NIH or DOD.
Requires a bachelors degree in Information Technology Area
Masters Degree preferred

Technical Certification Equivalent to: MCSE, CISSP, CCNA

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