Senior VDI Engineer

Location: Arlington, VA
ApplyLogic is a fast-growing Veteran-Owned consulting firm, headquartered in Dunn Loring, VA. Our people are our greatest asset and our company culture is grounded on that belief. We offer challenging and interesting work in a friendly and supportive environment. We deliver best-in-class technical expertise to the Federal Government market through IT professional service contracts. 

We offer a competitive salary with a robust Fortune 500 type benefits package: employee assistance, employee adoption, 401K with match, medical, dental, vision, life, short-term and long-term disability, 15 paid time days off, 10 holidays, unlimited web-based training and up to $5K towards continuing education and/or professional development and more!
 
Founded in 2004, ApplyLogic is a Veteran Owned Small Business, ISO9001:2008 certified with over $7M annual revenues and 35 employees. Our growth has been recognized in the Washington Technology Fast 50 and the INC. 5000. We have an immediate Senior VDI Engineer position in Arlington, Virginia.

Job Description and Responsibilities:
  • Advanced engineering and administration of VMware.
  • Collaborate with the other server, SAN and application teams, identify operational characteristics, determining the presence of a problem, identifying possible solutions, selecting the most appropriate solution, and implementing that solution in a timely manner in accordance with Change Control Process.
  • Develop and maintain installation and configuration procedures; contribute to and maintain system standards, policies, and procedures
  • Maintains system performance by performing system monitoring and analysis, performance tuning, troubleshooting, system hardware, installation, firmware patching, and VMware software patching.
  • Responsible for the health of the production server infrastructure
  • Serve as the technical lead on a Desktop virtualization team that operates a multi-tenant VDI environment on both classified and unclassified networks
  • Mentor and train junior/mid-level team members on troubleshooting, maintenance, and administration of the Enterprise VDI environment
  • Develop and document SOPs to be followed by 24x7 operations teams
  • Continuously evaluate the system for improvement opportunities and make recommendation for enhancement
  • Have an in-depth understanding of how the VDI system interacts with and is dependent on other core IT infrastructure and systems
  • Maintain the security compliance and configuration management of the VDI system
 
 
Qualifications
  • Experience directing system-level design and configuration of products including determination of hardware, OS, and other platform specifications.
  • Experience managing and operating VMware Horizon
  • 3+ years of VMware ESXi 5.x,6.x experience
  • An in-depth knowledge of Windows Server and Desktop Environments (Windows 7, Windows Server 2008/2012/2106).
  • A thorough understanding of the desktop image build process and recompose efforts
  • Experience with VDI profile management solutions, specifically Profile Unity
  • Experience with hyper-converged virtualizations platforms, specifically HP Apollo and Synergy
  • Experience with Application Virtualization in a VDI environment
  • Experience managing printers in a VMware VDI environment
  • Experience with performance monitoring tools, specifically vROPS
  • Experience with the linked-clone VDI architecture for VM Horizon implementations
  • Strong hands-on experience with vSphere systems administration and support including VMotion, HA, DRS, VDS, Affinity rules, vCenter, storage migrations, and P2V migrations
  • Hands-on experience with vSphere problem determination, capacity planning and root cause analysis, vSphere Thin Provisioning, Resource Pools, Host Profiles, and 3rd party plug-ins
  • Strong hands-on experience with vSphere Standard and Distributed Switches

Education and Experience:
  • Bachelor's degree
  • 5 years of experience in systems engineering, software engineering, operating systems programming.   


Preferred Certifications:
  • VCP5/6
  • Additional VMware Certifications preferred.


Clearance:
  • U.S. Citizenship
  • Public Trust
  • Must pass background investigation
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ApplyLogic is an equal opportunity employer. The Equal Employment Opportunity Policy of ApplyLogic is to provide a fair and equal employment opportunity for all associates and job applicants regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status or disability. ApplyLogic hires and promotes individuals solely on the basis of their qualifications for the job to be filled. ApplyLogic believes that associates should be provided with a working environment which enables each associate to be productive and to work to the best of his or her ability. We do not condone or tolerate an atmosphere of intimidation or harassment based on race, color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status or disability.