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Senior Virtualization and Systems Engineer with Security Clearance

Company: Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laborator
Location: Laurel
Posted on: May 13, 2024

Job Description:

Description Do you have experience with virtualization technology and cloud orchestration? Are you passionate about technology and solving complex problems? If so, we're looking for someone like you to join our team at APLWe are seeking a Senior Virtualization and Systems Engineer specialized in orchestrating and maintaining virtualized infrastructures! Your expertise will be instrumental in advancing groundbreaking research and innovation, playing a crucial role in the development of technologies that propel our Laboratory's mission forwardJoin us to make a significant mark in a field where your work doesn't just build solutions, but defines the future of our technological landscapeAs a Senior Virtualization and Systems Engineer, you will...--- Design and implement virtualization solutions with platforms like VMware and Hyper-V, focusing on resource efficiency, high availability, and scalability.
* Manage system administration for various platforms including OSs, Virtualization, High Performance Computing (HPC) and NetApp in high-security environments ensuring efficient operation of computer systems, both stand-alone and networked.
* Handle sophisticated LAN and WAN configurations and maintain robust cybersecurity measures in line with organizational standards.
* Lead in diagnosing and resolving sophisticated software and hardware issues handling virtualization performance challenges effectively.
* Guide the development of efficient virtualized solutions and mentor team members with your expertise in virtualization technology.
* Influence system scalability and efficiency by analyzing key performance metrics to inform capacity planning and operational improvements.
* Elevate operational standards by crafting crucial system security and configuration documents, ensuring compliance and setting quality benchmarks.
* Stay updated with the latest technologies and cybersecurity trends.
* Conduct vulnerability assessments and manage system updatesQualifications You meet our minimum qualifications for the job if you have ...--- A Bachelor of Science degree or equivalent years of related professional work experience.
* 4 or more years of hands-on experience with virtualization technologies in an either an enterprise or small network setting.
* 3 or more years in a technical leadership role, focusing on architecting and administering environments using VMware vSphere and ESXi.
* Expertise utilizing automation and orchestration tools for building, configuring, provisioning and running virtual machines.
* Experience with VMware Horizon or VDI capabilities in an operational setting.
* A firm understanding of networking, with knowledge of software defined networking using NSX, and storage technologies such as SAN, ISCSI and NAS.
* Experience leading and motivating a team to deliver results and maintain the highest standards of quality.
* Familiarity with security and regulatory compliance requirements as pertains to virtualization.
* Demonstrated ability to effectively communicate and present technical information clearly to a diverse audience.
* Ability to independently resolve exciting problems by applying job knowledge, conducting research, and using external resources.
* Solid understanding of Microsoft Active Directory, and proficiency with Windows and Linux system administration.
* Hold Top Secret level security clearanceIf selected, you will be subject to a government security clearance investigation and must meet the requirements for access to classified informationEligibility requirements include U.Scitizenship.
You'll go above and beyond our minimum requirements if you...--- Advanced experience with VMware Cloud Provider Program (VCPP) for usage metering and reporting, demonstrating a deep understanding of resource utilization and cost management in virtualized environments.
* Experience with Tier 2 virtualization support with QEMU / KVM, Docker, Podman, or Virtual Box
* Proficiency in enterprise automation and monitoring tools, such as VMware vRealize Orchestrator (VRO), vRealize Operations (VROPS), and vRealize Log Insight (VRLI), showcasing your ability to enhance operational efficiency and proactive system management.
* Hands-on integration experience with major cloud providers like Amazon Web Services (AWS), Azure, and Google Cloud Platform, or familiarity with Hyper-V, reflecting a broad competency in diverse cloud environments and hybrid setups.
* Expertise in cloud management tools like CloudBolt or Kion (formerly CloudTamer), indicating your ability to streamline cloud infrastructure management and implement effective cloud governance strategiesWhy work at APL? While the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory brings world-class expertise to a broad range of challenges, what makes us truly outstanding is our cultureWe offer a vibrant, innovation ecosystem where you can feel safe to share ideas and to continue to grow personally and professionallyAt APL, we celebrate our differences and encourage creativity and bold, new ideas and have earned Best Places to Work accolades in outlets such as Fast Companies and GlassdoorOur employees enjoy generous benefits, including a robust education assistance program, unparalleled retirement contributions, and a healthy work/life balanceAPL's campus is located in the Baltimore-Washington metro areaLearn more about our career opportunities at Us APL is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employerAll qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, creed, color, religion, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, age, physical or mental disability, genetic information, veteran status, occupation, marital or familial status, political opinion, personal appearance, or any other characteristic protected by applicable lawAPL is committed to promoting an innovative environment that embraces diversity, encourages creativity, and supports inclusion of new ideasIn doing so, we are committed to providing reasonable accommodation to individuals of all abilities, including those with disabilitiesIf you require a reasonable accommodation to participate in any part of the hiring process, please contact Only by ensuring that everyone's voice is heard are we empowered to be bold, do great things, and make the world a better place.

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