Data Center Client Server Architecture Engineer Job



  Full Time   Employee

Offutt Afb
United States

Data Center Client Server Architecture Engineer (Job Number:418716)



The Data Center Client Server Architecture Engineer position is responsible for providing data center client- server architecture installation support for the design, installation, configuration, development, integration, implementation, and testing of data center client-server infrastructure services (i.e., physical and virtual architectures) in a complex environment with multiple classification enclaves and integrated with Department of Defense (DoD) Command and Control (C2) systems utilizing associated information assurance (IA) processes/procedures. He/she will be responsible for transforming high-level/low-level enterprise design artifacts into a working, representative test system within a lab environment, developing pass/fail criteria, performing controlled testing, capturing and analyzing results, optimizing system performance, and troubleshooting anomalies. He/she will work closely with Government engineers during all stages of testing and be responsible for working with other enterprise disciplines as previously-tested component systems are later integrated into larger enterprise-level systems of systems. The Data Center Client Server Architecture Engineer will be required to record, document, and deliver all related testing, installation, configuration, optimization, operations, and IA-compliance settings/configurations/processes/procedures upon completion of testing or incrementally as determined by the customer. He/she will capture and document system details within architectural drawings using AutoCAD to be used during final system installation, configuration, integration, and implementation. This is potentially a customer-facing position and may require interaction with senior customer leadership on matters concerning design, engineering, or functional areas. The Data Center Client Server Architecture Engineer may be responsible for the technical direction, leadership, and training of cross-functional teams and be able to prioritize participation in multiple, concurrent testing events. The Data Center Client Server Architecture Engineer must possess a strong belief in the principles of task ownership, accountability, and teamwork.

Job Specific Responsibilities:

- Assist in the drafting of required data center client server architecture engineering input to the Installation Design Plan (IDP) to support procurement, configuration management, and certification and accreditation of proposed systems

- Developing functional process diagrams for data center client server infrastructure services

- Designing, installing, provisioning, configuring, optimizing, performance tuning, integrating, and administering data center client server technologies in a lab environment

- Complying with all applicable security and Information assurance (IA) policies and directives

- Developing comprehensive test cases to include testing scenarios for both normal and degraded (e.g., disaster recovery, continuity of operations, data recovery/spills, etc.) operations, pass/fail criteria, performance criteria, capacity planning, measurement criteria, results analysis procedures, and results/status reporting criteria

- Assist the SSC Pacific Government team in planning, executing and documenting development of system operational verification tests (SOVT) in accordance with SPAWAR M-4720.1, Shore Installation Process Handbook v4.0, 12 Nov 14

- Interfacing with C2 system owners during integration testing preparation and execution

- Performing requirements analysis to capture and incorporate C2 and other component system of systems testing criteria into integration testing scenarios

- Supporting and documenting the implementation of approved changes to system configurations, software, and infrastructure within the approved testing schedule

- Providing ongoing progress to leadership, system owners, and peers regarding health of the environment and status of testing

- Researching and analyzing emerging data center client server technologies, techniques, and protocols and making recommendations

- Assisting with procurement of hardware, software, and services

- Supporting the installation of new data center client server architecture components, if required

Key Technologies and Processes:

- Desktop (client) hardware including thin client, zero client, virtual desktops, and remote desktop solutions

- Microsoft Windows architectures

- Redhat Linux architectures

- Blade server architectures

- Software provisioning

- Server-client continuity of operations infrastructure

- Virtual server and client environments

- Server-client environments

- Applying Security Technical Implementation Guides (STIGs)

Key Vendors and Tools:

- Microsoft

- Red Hat

- HP

- Dell

- VMWare

- Virtual Server

- Virtual Client

- Client/Server


- Windows architecture

- Data Center Infrastructure


- Red Hat Linux

- Blade server architecture

- Virtual client

- Thin client

- Zero client

- Provisioning

- Continuity of Operations (COOP)


EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: Bachelors and nine (9) years or more experience; Masters and seven (7) years or more experience ; PhD or JD and four (4) years or more experience.

a) Must possess a Top Secret clearance with a current SSBI and be SCI-eligible
b) Must possess a Server+ or Linux+ or equivalent/higher certification
c) Must possess an active DoD 8570.01-M, Information Assurance Workforce Improvement Program certification at information assurance technical level II (IAT II; CompTIA Security+ or equivalent) and the respective network and computing environment certification (see b, above)
d) Must possess five or more years of recent, (i.e., since May, 2011) demonstrated, hands-on, Data Center Client Server Engineering experience supporting the design, installation, configuration, development, integration, implementation, and testing of data center client server services in a complex environment with multiple classification enclaves and integrated with DoD C2 systems utilizing associated information assurance processes/procedures
e) Must possess demonstrated data center client server architecture engineering experience and enterprise-level lab testing experience.
f) Must possess demonstrated familiarity with Enterprise IT environments (data center, client/server, computing, storage, network, disaster recovery, security, policies and procedures)
g) Must possess advanced Interpersonal skills including the ability to collaborate effectively, self-awareness, and excellent written and oral communications.
h) Must demonstrate the ability to drive efficient resolution of all incidents through analytical and structured approaches to problem solving
i) Must possess demonstrated experience in the development and refinement of processes and procedures to ensure efficient, repeatable and effective monitoring and troubleshooting of data center client server systems
j) Should possess a Bachelor’s Degree or Higher in Computer Science, Information Technology or related discipline; experience may be accepted in lieu of education
k) Should possess one or more Data Center certifications: CCNP-Data Center, VCP6-Data Center, EMCDCA, DCDC, or equivalent
l) Should possess demonstrated experience supporting and troubleshooting storage related OS, servers and hosted application issues reported through monitoring or customer submittals
m) Should possess demonstrated experience with ITIL methodology; specifically Incident, Request and Change management principles and tracking systems
n) Should possess demonstrated experience with Operations support within an ITIL Service Operations management framework, including use of Service Now or Remedy service management tools
- ) Should possess demonstrated experience with IT service management best practices such as change, problem, incident, configuration and service level management

SAIC Overview:SAIC is a leading provider of technical, engineering and enterprise information technology services to the U.S. government. Our 13,000 employees deliver systems engineering and information technology offerings for large, complex government programs, as well as a broad range of higher-end, differentiated technology services. The company is headquartered in McLean, Va. For more information, visit

EOE AA M/F/Vet/Disability

Job Posting: May 2, 2016, 9:01:03 AM
Primary Location: United States-NE-OFFUTT AFB
Clearance Level Must Currently Possess: Top Secret/SCI
Clearance Level Must Be Able to Obtain: None
Potential for Teleworking: No
Travel: None
Shift: Day Job
Schedule: Full-time

To apply for this job, contact:
Jane Ormerod

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