VMware Administrator - Military veterans preferred

SAIC (www.saic.com)


  full-time   employee

United States


The VMware Administrator will support the full system engineering life- cycle, including requirements analysis, design, development, integration, test, and implementation of VMware. 


  • This includes: VMware, vSphere and View environments.
  • Candidate must lead client/server operations and maintenance, configuration management installations, performance, capacity planning, office automation, system management, and problem Tier II ticket analysis.




  • The VMware Administrator will perform the following activities:
  • Responsible for making operational decisions within all VMware Suites associated with system/application activity and performance to ensure stability of the environment.
  • Expertise planning, designing and leading a variety of complex project tasks applying knowledge of network protocols, architectures and configuration changes.
  • Analyze data and provide reports and metrics as needed to support engineering requirements analysis and growth planning.
  • Coordinate and assign all work through the use of designated ticketing system in use by the command.
  • Ensure that the VMware system is optimized for the utilization of SAN storage and resource allocation.
  • Candidate must be able to adhere to adverse schedules due to the nature of the missions supported by USCENTCOM.
  • Expertise identifying, implementing and directing project based software or hardware upgrades while adhering to the USCENTCOM Change Management Process.



  • Active DoD Top Secret/SCI clearance is required.
  • Bachelor's degree and 9+ years of experience; OR, High School equivalent and 13+ years of experience.
  • IAT Level II certified (Security + CE)
  • Experience in optimizing VMware for utilization of SAN storage.
  • 5+ years VMware enterprise level experience. Examples of enterprise experience may include: VMware HA or VMware Site Recovery Manager.
  • Experience implementing VMware with EMC storage.
  • ESX 6.0 (vSphere) experience.
  • Demonstrated experience leading the migration in excess of 1200+ virtual servers.
  • Experience in configuring VMware clusters for ease of management, support of data bases, UNIX and Windows OS.
  • Experience in designing VMware environments to scale to customer demands.
  • Experience building VMware clusters.



Desired Qualifications:


  • Domain Controller (DC).
  • Active Directory (AD)
  • Domain Name Server (DNS.
  • Windows Server update Services (WSUS).
  • System Management Server (SMS).
  • Exchange o Systems Center Configuration Manager (SCCM)
  • HP, Dell, IBM, Cisco UCS BLADE SERVER experience.


Desired Certifications:


  • Windows 2003/2008 MCSA or current MCITP equivalent.
  • VMWare 5.x, VCP or higher certifications
  • Windows 2008/2012 MCSA or current MCITP equivalent.