Mid-Level Information Systems Specialist – Virtualization

Centurion Consulting Group

Mid-Level Information Systems Specialist – Virtualization Washington, DC

We are seeking a Mid-Level Information Systems Specialist to support a VMWare virtualization infrastructure that supports the research community computing infrastructure.  The Mid-Level Information Systems Specialist will also ensure effective capacity utilization and alert management.  The hours of service will be 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM, Monday through Friday.  The successful candidate may be required to work over 40 hours per week based upon requirements and deliverables.

General Areas of Responsibility

Virtualization System Administration

  • Manage day-to-day operations on virtualization infrastructure located in multiple locations.
  • Build ESXi hosts to established standards and create new policy templates.
  • Manage the migration of guests to the platform through:
o             P2V
o             V2V (Hyper-V)
o             Inter Cluster migrations (on vSphere V7)
  • Respond to system alerts and event generated by:
o             VRealize Operations Manager
o             Nagios
o             Splunk
  • Analyze capacity and operations management reports and create change requests to optimize system utilization.
  • Migrate guests to cloud solutions.
  • Manage Rancher Kubernetes clusters.
  • In conjunction with the Network team, ensure efficient virtual networking configurations are created.
  • In conjunction with the Storage team, ensure efficient use of NetApp storage resources.
  • Maintain overall industry knowledge on latest trends, technology, etc.

Server Operating System Administration

  • Build Windows Operating system servers.
  • Build Linux operating system servers.
  • Patch and upgrade Linux and Windows servers.
  • Perform in-place migration upgrades of VMs and physical hardware.

Basic Qualifications

  • BS degree in computer related field and 3 years virtualization and operating system experience, or AA degree in computer science and 5 years of related experience.
  • 2+ years of experience with P2V migrations.
  • 3+ years of managing vCenter environments.
  • 2+ years connecting and configuring NAS (Clustered Volumes, …).
  • 2+ years of virtual networking (VDS, NSX, …).
  • 3+ years of responding to alerts and events related to virtualization.
  • ITIL Certification (v3 or newer) preferred.
  • 2+ years of experience with configuration management tools (SCCM, Puppet, CHEF, …).
  • 2+ years with monthly server patching.
  • Demonstrated ability to automate tasks and monitor their effectiveness.
  • Proficiency in one or more scripting languages (PowerShell, Python, Bash, …).
  • Experience maintaining technical documentation using C4 Model nomenclature and diagrams or similar.
  • Experience working in an economic research or academic environment preferred.

Position Details:   

Clearance: N/A 

US Citizenship is required 

Travel: <10% (CONUS)  

Centurion Consulting Group, LLC is an Equal Opportunity EmployerEOE M/F/D/V 

No third parties or subcontractors 

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