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Virtualization Lead Engineer / Advanced SME

Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam (JBPHH), Japan · Information Technology

Job Title:
Virtualization Lead Engineer / Advanced SME

Company Description
Smarthost Design Technologies (SHD Technologies) is an SBA 8(a)-certified small business and a leader in providing fast, reliable, highly responsive, onsite, client focus and cost-effective technology solution to commercial, and government customers; helping them solve their daily technology challenges. We provide Services oriented Project Management, Help Desk Support, Manage IT Services, Network Administration and Design, Cyber Security Solutions, Big Data Analytics, Database Administration, Backup & Disaster Recover Solutions and Cloud Computing solution. As fast-growing IT leader in the industry, this opportunity is here for you to grow, and be part of the best in class, where there are no limits but room to grow with us as a company. We invite to join us on the quest to be the best IT Solution provider in our Industry.

This Job Description
Serves as the architect working directly with senior PACAF/DoD/PACOM staff and project managers. Lead Engineer will be experienced in working with DoD/AF personnel in planning and deploying large virtual solutions. The Lead Engineer shall:

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Subtask 1: Manage a virtualized Multi-Tenant Data Center and various secure hybrid Cloud Computing solutions, virtualized storage, networks, and desktops in the Pacific Theater or other theater-wide DoD de-ployments to include server-accelerating RAM-based VDI data storage, with server RAM as the primary storage tier, virtualized server acceleration and SecureView. Provide oversight on all engineered solutions and architectural diagrams.
  • Subtask 2: Determine technical requirements to support AF/DoD mission-sets, planning, coordinating, and build of operational checklists for virtualization configurations with enterprise technicians to include stor-age, memory, compute, and network infrastructure configurations with the local base. Plan and coordinate server migrations from physical to virtual by engaging with base enterprise technicians and primary staff as required.
  • Subtask 3: Manage technologies compatible with the Air Force (AF) current enterprise Microsoft-centric environment and the Air Force Base Area Network Functional Specification, which is a part of the continu-ing evolution of the common-user data network, into a fully unified, Air Force-centric enterprise. In-depth understanding of unclassified common-user internet protocol network that plays a key role in enabling the convergence of other stovepipe networks into a single, common IP environment.
  • Subtask 4: Perform engineering support in coordination and compatible with the AF Reference Architec-ture Designs.
  • Subtask 5: Manage virtual capabilities, to include the storage, network, server (applications and databases) aspects, and the software required to centrally manage this architecture. Software may include VMWare vSphere, Citrix Xen, and Microsoft Hyper-V platforms and extends to desktop management and deploy-ment of the VDI otherwise referred to Thin, Zero, Multi-Level, or Trusted Thin Clients.
  • Subtask 6: Develop test and training plans for Airmen to manage the complex backend virtual environment to include Cisco’s Unified Computing Systems (UCS), EMC VNX storage area network, VMware vCenter, and VMware Horizon View
  • Subtask 7: Manage storage area networks (SAN) to include EMC and other brands, with the broad under-standing of other SAN leaders to include NetApp, Dell Compellent, and XTremIO. The contractor should possess the broad understanding of Hyper-Converged solutions such as Nutanix and EVO, and should pos-sess a broad understanding of pure flash storage VDI-specific solutions such as Tintri and Nimble Storage.
  • Subtask 8: Provision virtual servers to support Unified Computing (i.e. virtual call managers) and Share-Point deployments to include the conversion from Physical-to-Virtual (P-to-V) on a virtualized data center platform.
  • Subtask 9: Manage networks, servers, and storage on SIPRNet to include configuration of said equipment to Air Force specifications. Experience should include leading a team in the seamless connection to a Vir-tual Desktop Environment.
  • Subtask 10: Provide training for Airmen to provision, Zero/Thin/Multi-level/Trusted Thin Clients to in-clude experience in deploying this capability on existing infrastructure (category 5e cable and fiber).
  • Subtask 11: Assist with the technical development and implementation of a VDI Operational Test/Checklist and VDI System Test Plan, to include System Stability Test, Zero Client Power Test, Functionality of Email, SharePoint, Task Management Tool, and Server Power Test.
  • Subtask 12: Manage virtual capabilities where bandwidth and access issues create unique challenges. This includes large areas and land masses that are disconnected and separated.
  • Subtask 13: Provide customer support and troubleshooting for Virtual Servers and VDI client hardware and software and coordinating with Government Network Control Centers and Higher Headquarters
  • Subtask 14: Plan and coordinate virtualization configurations with enterprise technicians and network infra-structure configurations with the local base.
  • Subtask 15: Manage Teradici PC over Internet Protocol (PCoIP) technologies. The PCoIP compresses, en-crypts and rapidly transports image pixels to PCoIP end-user devices. They in turn decrypt, decompress and display the image on a screen. Includes adding new devices, updating firmware, adding policies.
  • Subtask 16: Perform daily VDI Health Checks which includes the systematic and daily monitoring of the backend infrastructure and desktop performance. This includes demonstrated proficiency with Stratusphere or like technologies.
  • Subtask 17: Perform management of Atlantis iLio or like technologies. iLio allows a datacenter to use Server read-access-memory (RAM) as primary storage as opposed to traditional storage solutions.
  • Subtask 18: Manage VMWare vRealize, which provides complete visibility in one place, across applica-tions, storage and network devices, with an open and extensible platform supported by third-party manage-ment packs.
  • Subtask 19: Perform first line trouble-shooting activities (if required) for installed environments in conjunc-tion with remote enterprise technicians and local base technicians.
  • Subtask 20: Manage the client experience utilizing a VMware vSphere, VMware Horizon View, Cisco UCS and Nexus environment. Provide configuration recommendations on current environment to provide expansion capabilities based on mission needs and projected growth. Provide backend tiered-storage solu-tions using technologies such as: EMC VNX series, Elastic Cloud Storage (ECS), Data Domain and XTremIO arrays, to meet expected application performance.
  • Subtask 21: Perform operational testing and develop procedures using a test / laboratory environment made up of on-hand servers, network devices and client machines as necessary.
Software & Hardware
  • SecureView, VDI
Required Certification and Experience
  • Clearance - Secret 
  • Possess formal VMWare View Training - View delivers virtual or hosted desktops and applications through a single platform.
  • Possess formal VMWare vSphere Training - vSphere reduces the complexity of back-end storage systems and enables the most efficient storage utilization in cloud infrastructures.
  • Possess at a minimum: 20 years of combined military and commercial IT analytic experience, 20 years as Systems Engineer/Solutions Architect designing, implementing, and integrating enterprise systems, and 13 years delivering virtual integrated solutions for servers, desktops, data center consolidation, and cloud architecture for enterprise data centers, along with mobile/COOP datacenters.
  • Required certifications must include Cisco Unified Computing System for Implementation Professionals (UCS-IP), VMWare Certified Professional (VCP), and Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP)
  • Possess Server Experience managing, implementing, and configuring devices such as: Cisco UCS 5108 and Cisco Fabric Interconnects 6248 and 6296 series, Cisco B200 and B250 series blade servers, Cis-co C220 and C240 servers, Dell VRTX and Dell M1000 blade enclosures, Dell M610, M710 and M910 blade servers, M1000e and VRTX enclosures
  • Possess Storage Area Network Experience managing, implementing, and configuring devices such as: Cisco MDS Fibre Channel Switches, , fabric zoning, LUN management/allocation, data replication and backup (both onsite and offsite) utilizing technologies such as EMC Avamar and Data Domain, EMC NS480 Celerra, VNX5100, VNX5200, VNX5300, VNX5400, VNX5500, Atlantis Ilio, NetApp E5600 and E2700 block storage, SolidFire Flash arrays, SANtricity management software
  • Possess Network Security and VoIP Experience managing, implementing, and configuring technologies such as: Cisco IronPort M160/170 series SPAM Appliances, ISA 2006, TMG, DISA STIG compliance, DoD PKI, Cisco Call Manager 7 & 8/Gatekeeper
  • Required Certifications must include Security + or higher
Operation Hours at Customer site
  • Regular local hours
  • periodically work flexible hours to facility interaction with DoD engineers from Europe, West PAC, and Eastern U.S. specifically during project migrations or installs.
Place Of Performance:
  • Main Operational Location:
  • Hickam AFB, Hawaii
  • Misawa AB, Japan
  • Yokota, AFB, Japan
  • Kadena AB, Okinawa
  • Kunsan AB, Korea
  • Osan AB, Korea
  • Andersen AFB, Guam
  • Eielson AB, Alaska
  • Elmendorf AFB, Alaska
  • Diego Garcia, Indian Ocean
Submission Requirement:
Please submit your resume with a cover letter stating your income requirement.
Head hunter/staffing agency No phone call please

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Smarthost Design Technologies LLC

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