Blackstone Technology Group, an award-winning technology consulting and talent agency is seeking a Lead Virtualization Engineer to join our team at our client s site in Washington, D.C.
We are seeking a
principal level Virtualization and Cloud engineer with a thorough understanding
of the design, configuration, and management of an enterprise using VMware
vSphere 6.5 6.7. The candidate should have an understanding of cloud
technologies and interoperability components between on premise
virtualization and cloud services as well as modern solutions of
Hyperconverged infrastructure and software defined storage to support the
technical solutions task order for the Executive Office for the U.S.
Attorneys (EOUSA) and the
The primary scope of duties shall be the setup, configuration and deployment of virtualization systems for high-availability, including VMware vCenter, ESXi, and Horizon View VDI, in addition to leveraging virtualization and scripting technologies (especially PowerShell and PowerCLI) to better automate systems management.
Additional duties for which the candidate shall perform include:
Improve backup/Disaster Recovery and Continuity of
Build & maintain Windows 10 images for VDI.
Assess and anticipate infrastructure and technology
improvements and recommend appropriate action.
Following an SDLC (system development
lifecycle) by which the candidate should capture requirements,
design, develop, test, and deploy technical solutions from
cradle-to-grave using proper change control processes and procedures within
a large-scale enterprise that uses multi-deployment phased
(Lab, Alpha, Beta, Production) sites.
Providing written requirements, system
architecture plans and designs, test plans, implementation plans,
operation guides, and overall subject matter expertise for VMware
systems, MS Windows desktop applications, MS Windows Server, VMware,
and related COTS OS deployment technologies.
Articulating knowledge, discoveries, designs, etc.
rapidly and concisely in written detailed designs, test plans and test cases,
implementation plans, operational guides, and training guides under project
management time and cost-constrained deadlines.
Identifying, testing, and performing hardware and
software equipment configuration updates, and maintaining an optimized, stable,
Performing work without appreciable direction and
exercising considerable latitude in the determination of technical objectives
Required Knowledge and Experience:
Extensive experience with infrastructure components of VMware Horizon View 7.x (to include but not limited, vSphere 6.5/6.7, Composer, Unified Access Gateway, App Volumes, User Environment Manager (UEM) ,and PowerCLI )
Significant experience (4+ years) using VMware App Volumes, VMware Horizon View, and VMware vSphere products.
Experience in capturing requirements, documenting detailed system designs and related system test cases, executing system tests, documenting implementation plans, operations guides, and disaster recovery content.
Hands-on system engineering experience and competency in:
o VMware Horizon View
o VMware App Volumes
o VMware User Environment Manager (UEM)
o Dell OME
o Cisco UCS
o MS Windows 10
o PowerShell scripting
o Understanding of software package deployment
Able to create custom reports using PowerBI or another reporting platform
o Able to create a trending report for 250 ESXi hosts
Understanding of Cloud infrastructure such as Azure
Thorough understanding with Active Directory, TCP/IP, DHCP/DNS, IP, Switching and Routing, Subnets, VPNs, VLAN, firewalls, and Backup & Recovery.
Good understanding of Hyper Converged Infrastructure (Nutanix, VSAN, etc.)
Understand cloud technologies and service-oriented architecture
Understand principles of ITIL
Able to create architectural design documents and presentations
Able to test and apply hardware and software updates
Understand architectural frameworks such as TOGAF
Ability to acquire an EOUSA Public Trust-Level 6 EOD Waiver as a result of an SF85P+PS investigation).
Additional experience with two or more of the following VMware products:
VMware Horizon View
vRealize Operations Manager
Blackstone is a global IT services and solutions firm that implements digital transformation solutions across commercial industry verticals and the US Federal Government. Blackstone was founded in 1998, and has offices in San Francisco, Denver, Houston, Colorado Springs, and Washington, DC. We specialize in IT staffing and place both technical and creative talent across a variety of industries and sectors.
EOE of Minorities/Females/Veterans/Disabilities
Blackstone Talent Group is a division of Blackstone Technology Group, a global IT services and solutions firm that implements technological solutions across commercial industry verticals and the US Federal Government. Blackstone s global talent augmentation practice was founded in 1998. Blackstone Talent Group has offices in San Francisco, Denver, Houston, Colorado Springs, and Washington, DC. We specialize in providing clients the best talent across a variety of industries and sectors.
EOE of Minorities/Females/Veterans/Disabilities