VMware Administrator

Pensacola, FL


At Criterion Systems, we developed a different kind of business—a company whose real value is a reputation for excellence built upon the collective skills, talents, perspectives, and backgrounds of its people. By accepting a position with Criterion Systems, you will join a group of professionals with a collaborative mindset where we share ideas and foster professional development to accomplish our goals. In addition to our great culture, we also offer competitive compensation and benefit packages, company-sponsored team building events, and advancement opportunities. To find out more about how Criterion can help you take your career to the next level please visit our website: www.criterion-sys.com.

We are looking for candidates to help deliver full lifecycle development and sustainment for the Department of Homeland Security's (DHS) National Cybersecurity Protection System (NCPS). The NCPS assists more than 100 federal civilian government agencies with the protection of their networks against advanced cyber threats. Under this contract, you will support the government in the design, development, operations and maintenance services for the NCPS. Together we will build the mission critical cybersecurity solutions that will enable the timely dissemination of threat warnings and improve information sharing across DHS's stakeholder community.

The VMware Administrator will be supporting the development of system capabilities from the identification of requirements through the deployment of capabilities through the requirements definition, designs and develops system-oriented products and prepares related installation, testing, operation, and maintenance specifications and instructions. Defines and analyzes architecture to establish operating conditions, conducts tests, define and analyze engineering proposals and related technical data to determine feasibility of developing new capabilities and/or modifying existing capabilities. The candidate should be proficient with Systems Engineering Lifecycle (SELC) processes and practices, Change Management practices, and collaborates with various Integrated Product Teams (IPTs), Project Teams, and Government entities.

Minimum Requirements

  • Six (6) or more years of Systems Administration/Engineering experience with a Bachelor's degree in Information Technology, Computer Science, Computer Information Systems, or related degree OR Master's degree with 4 years of related experience.
  • Professional experience may be considered in lieu of a degree.
  • A current Top Secret Clearance with SCI eligibility. Must be able to obtain DHS suitability prior to starting employment.
  • Participate in a rotating On Call coverage for after hours and weekends support.
  • VMware administration responsible for configuration, maintenance, monitoring, and overall support of multiple VMware environments.
  • Setup, install, configure, and triage ESXi Hosts (Rack Mount and Blade Servers).
  • Maintain and restore VM backups and snapshots.
  • Meet compliance for Information Security Vulnerability Management (ISVMs) and Intelligence Community Vulnerability Alert (ICVAs).
  • Perform Systems Lifecycle management for all equipment, including planning, implementation, maintenance, upgrades, consolidation, and decommissioning of enterprise hardware, and software.
  • Detects, isolates, documents, reports, and resolves system outages or problems encountered during operations of the operational baseline, which includes collecting diagnostic data, restore the system operation, developing workarounds, and other activities necessary for recovery of a system.
  • Performs system monitoring, analyzing, documenting performance, and conducting trend analysis as required.
  • Manage system requirements and derived requirements to ensure the system is compatible with defined architecture and meets customer needs.
  • Develop technical documentation, including SOPs, user guides, test plans, disaster recovery, failover, and other CDRL items.
  • Experience with rack/wiring diagrams, firmware, and driver management.
  • Experience developing and maintaining Technical Documentation and instructions.
  • Must have the ability to multi-task in a dynamic environment with changing priorities.
  • Contribute to completion of project milestones under the specific guidance or program leadership
  • Ability to work well both independently and in a team environment as needed.
  • Experience with multi-site infrastructure deployments
  • Experience with NSX, vROPs, and SRM

Preferred Skills

  • Strong knowledge of VMware to include vCenter, vSphere, and ESX 6.x, vCloud Suite
  • Solid understanding of networking, VLAN, and VXLAN
  • Ability to configure and integrate storage devices (SAN, NAS) supporting VMware infrastructure
  • Knowledgeable and experience in application of STIGs to secure VMware services and applications
  • Demonstrated experience and/or familiarity with one of more of the following: ACLs, ISVM, ICVA, STIGS, etc.
  • VMware Certified Professional (VCP)

Criterion Systems is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, making decisions without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, or any other protected class. For our complete EEO/AA and Pay Transparency statement, please visit https://criterion-sys.com/careers.


Benefits

Health

Criterion offers comprehensive health benefits including medical, dental, vision, life and disability insurance. Most of our plans are available at no cost for employee only coverage.

Time Off

Employees begin accruing PTO at 15 days per year and acquire more based on seniority. In addition to PTO, Criterion provides 10 holidays and bereavement, military, jury duty, and family medical leave.

Financial

  • Roth and Traditional 401(k) Plans with company matching contributions
  • Health Care and Dependent Care Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Health Savings Accounts
  • Commuter Benefits

Educational

All employees are eligible to use up to $3,000 annually for approved professional development, including trainings, memberships, seminars, and degree programs.

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Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer

Criterion Systems, Inc. is committed to equal employment opportunity and non-discrimination at all levels of our organization. We believe in treating all applicants and employees fairly and make decisions without regard to an individual’s protected status: race/ethnicity, color, national origin, ancestry, sex/gender, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, marital/parental status, pregnancy/childbirth or related conditions, religion, creed, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status, or any other protected status.

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Criterion is committed to Equal Employment Opportunity and providing reasonable accommodations to applicants with physical and/or mental disabilities. If you are interested in applying for a position with Criterion and need special assistance or an accommodation to apply, please send an email with your request to recruiting@criterion-sys.com or call us at 703-942-5800. Determination on requests for reasonable accommodation are made on a case-by-case basis.