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Network Engineer (Virtualization)

Job Location: Ft Meade, MD

Security Clearance:  Active, in-scope US Government issued Secret/SSBI clearance


Job Responsibilities:

C3EL is recruiting for a cleared Network Engineer (Virtualization) to be part of an engineering team in Ft. Meade, MD. This role will build DOD systems using advanced NSX/ESXi networking functionalities such as virtual or distributed switches, network emulation devices, network overlay technologies and NIC offload capabilities.


Duties include:

  • Management of Ft. Meade lab environment infrastructure for day to day operations

  • With minimum guidance provides top-level technical expertise, including performing in-depth and complex software systems programming and analysis.

  • Design

  • s architectures to include the software to support the total requirements as well as provide for present and future cross-functional requirements and interfaces. Ensures these systems are compatible and in compliance with the standards for open systems and DoD architectures.

  • Determines and identifies high level functional and technical requirements based on interactions with the user community and knowledge of the enterprise architecture. Identifies, assesses, and presents options for meeting the functional and technical requirements including software updates or upgrades.

  • Formulates and defines specifications for operating system applications or modifies and maintains existing applications using engineering releases and utilities from the manufacturer. Creates detailed design specifications for use by software development staff members. Interacts with project management to plan project schedules and technical direction. Develops software design documents and technology white papers.

  • Instrumental in the selection of development tools. Responsible for developing high-level system design diagrams and for program design, coding, testing, debugging, and documentation. Instructs directs and checks the work of other task personnel. Responsible for quality assurance review and the evaluation of existing and new software products.

  • Manage all messaging systems, Windows Server Enterprise supported by the Infrastructure team by performing server builds, virtual machine management, server maintenance, etc.

  • Manage VMware vSphere environment and all supporting components, NSX, vRA, vROPS, etc.

  • Install, maintain and monitor equipment, which may include network and server infrastructure, application systems, and database systems

  • Recommend and implement changes to the overall system and messaging environments by following an institutionalized change management process

  • Act as an escalation point on critical issues for various internal technology groups

  • Perform other duties as required.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • The position requires eight (8) years of direct experience in the last ten years supporting IT projects and initiatives as a project planner, manager, or comparable position. Must have demonstrated experience with forecasting, planning, and resourcing technical projects with the responsibility to deliver within the cost, schedule, and performance.

  • Strong experience in implementing and troubleshooting Virtual Networking configurations as well as Distributed Virtual Switches

  • Strong experience in implementing and troubleshooting vCenter and Virtual Machines;

  • Strong experience in implementing Hypervisor and Virtual Machine Storage;

  • Strong experience in SAN and NAS administration

  • Strong experience with Public and Private Key services (Design and Implementation)

  • Experience developing Powershell scripts for administration/automation, Specifically for the automation of Day 1 – Day 3 Operations.

  • Experience with VMware Operations Manager, LogInsight, Subject Matter Expert with either Active Directory, Exchange, VMWare, SharePoint, or other complex Windows applications

  • Experience with one or more programming/scripting languages such as PowerShell, VBScript, Python, etc.

  • Cloud and hybrid cloud deployments

  • Minimum 3 years supporting DoD Coalition network infrastructure and service deployments

  • Current DoD 8570 IAT II certification

  • Strong proficiency in developing, improving, and establishing business processes and supporting tools

  • Active, in-scope US Government issued Secret/SSBI clearance

  • Due to the nature of the work and US Government requirements, US Citizenship is required. 


Desired Qualifications:

  • VCP

  • VCP-NV

  • Advanced Networking Certification, such as CCIE

  • ITIL-Foundations certified



  • Bachelor's Degree in a related discipline (e.g. Computer Science, Computer Information Systems, Network Engineering, Math) OR at least twelve years of general experience of which ten years is directly related experience

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