Principal VMWare Engineer - Military veterans preferred

ManTech (


  full-time   employee

United States

Secure our Nation, Ignite your Future

ManTech is seeking a motivated, mission oriented Principal VMware Systems Engineer in Chantilly, VA.  As Principal VMware Engineer, you will join a team responsible for designing, implementing, and managing the VMware solutions, applying DevOps principles to automate and to accelerate adoption of new technologies, services and upgrades, analyze and tune application and service performance, implementing security and vendor best practices in a distributed IT environment, and work with customers to elicit and to document application and service requirements.

Your responsibilities may include but not limited to:

  • Engineering, documenting, delivering and maintaining VMware solutions to include: vSphere, NSX, vSAN, VDI, vCenter, vApps, and VMware products interconnection with Microsoft, Linux, and Cisco technologies.
  • Report to System Engineering Team Lead in executing systems-focused solutions
  • Set up, configure, secure, and maintain baseline NSX in support of lead NSX engineering team
  • Conduct baseline NSX networking maintenance activities to include updating routes/rules/FWs as needed
  • Engineer Microsoft solutions to include domain engineering management and Tier 3 Microsoft engineering support
  • Diagnosing and resolving the toughest performance, security, and/or technical challenges related to the platforms listed above
  • Writing implementation and design documents describing how security features are implemented and identifying security relevant audit events
  • Participating in processes throughout all phases of Secure ITIL Service Lifecycle, including developing full Service Design Packages, submitting Change Requests, and ensuring security is built into the design of the system
  • Performing requirements analysis, design, and integration for all platforms listed above
  • Providing direction and guidance to less experienced systems engineers
  • Ability to be a self-starter, work with minimal supervision, and prepare for recurring iteration agile meetings with updates on engineering tasks
  • Investigating and resolving operational problems in conjunction with other engineering and technical personnel
  • Integration and design of best practices for application deployments in both virtualized and physical environments
  • Design and Implementation of disaster recovery solution and/or fault tolerance solutions
  • Support for applications that rely on database, including performance tuning database scripts and processes and trouble-shooting database latency
  • Packaging software components for client installation
  • Automation of various manual processing and development of dashboards to facilitate the decision-making process
  • Development of automated test scripts and cases as part of the Service Design Package
  • Other tasks to include requirements specification, performance modeling, end-to-end functional analysis, cost estimation, and joint application design

Position Requirements:

  • Requires Bachelor's degree and 7 to 9 years of related experience
  • DoD 8570 IAT Level II certification
  • VCP6-DCV and VCP6-Network Virtualization Certification
  • Additional VMware certifications a plus
  • MCSA or MCSE (Preferred) in Microsoft 2012/2016 suite of products
  • CCNA or CCNP a plus
  • Superb working knowledge of VMware operating systems
  • Good Microsoft Windows systems, including DNS, Group Policy, and PKI
  • Good working knowledge of applying security best practices from DISA and/or vendors
  • Must have a valid US driver’s license
  • Experience working in agile environments preferred

Security Requirements:

  • Top Secret clearance required adjudicated within the past 6 years

Other requirements: Operate computer equipment and lift 20 pounds, Communicate, Must be able to detect, Identify, Recognize, Observe, Assess, Ability to handle stress and work well under pressure, Ability to use MS Office, Ability to use PC, Analytical and Critical Thinking Skills, Interpersonal and People Skills, Leadership Skills, Listening Skills, Multi-Tasking Ability, Oral and Written Communication Skills, Organizational Skills, Presentation Skills (using Powerpoint)

ManTech International Corporation, as well as its subsidiaries proactively fulfills its role as an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, religion, age, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, national origin, marital status, physical or mental disability, status as a Disabled Veteran, Recently Separated Veteran, Active Duty Wartime or Campaign Badge Veteran, Armed Forces Services Medal, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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