Systems Administrator-Cloud/Virtual Desktop

Location: Sterling, VA, United States
Date Posted: 10-05-2017
Our team is seeking a Cloud System Administrator that will support all operation aspects of the virtual / cloud administration in the enterprise to include event management, system upgrades, incident management, and day-to-day Operations & Sustainment of the enterprise virtual environment. This candidate will also be responsible for assisting in the development of patches and executing the implementation of those patches into the production environment.  The Cloud System Administrator will work hand-in-hand with System Administrators, Test/Lab Engineers, and Engineering in all things respective of the system production environment. This position will report to the O&S Support Manager.
  • Tier II –O&S responsibility of the Production VDI (virtualized desktop infrastructure) Environment including establishing and maintaining configuration, and recovery documentation for designated systems
  • Serve as the initial Service Desk escalation point for all Hypervisor issues related to the Desktop Initiative Solution
  • Support the update, maintenance, and management of hypervisor hosts in support of VDI (virtualized desktop infrastructure) solutions
  • Support management of the Citrix XenApp and Microsoft Remote Desktop Services
  • Maintain and support Citrix Services, Windows Failover Clustering, and SQL AlwaysOn administration
  • Manage and secure Microsoft Windows Server including Microsoft Group Policy in a VDI environment and using PowerShell scripting to manage Windows Servers and Citrix applications
  • Support the Windows user logon process and manage roaming profiles
  • Implement and support load balancing for XenApp/XenDesktop services
  • Monitor, evaluate, and remediate system health concerns of the Hypervisor within the environment
  • Maintain, document, and implement department processes and procedures associated with administration of the VDI
  • Support compliance with policies and procedures including DoD STIG requirements
  • Resolve problem and error conditions promptly and appropriately
  • Flexibility is a must and after hours on-call may occur
  • 8570 compliant Certification (Within 90 days of hire)
  • A combination of 4+ years  of  O&S system administration experience in the following areas:
         - Citrix XenDesktop
         - Citrix XenApp
         - Citrix Provisioning Services
         - Hypervisor
         - Citrix Xenserver
         - VMware vSphere
         - Microsoft Server (2012 R2 experience preferred)
         - Microsoft Windows 7 & 10
         - SQL Server 2012 & 2014 (2014 experience preferred)
  • Technical documentation skills
  • TS/SCI w/CI Poly
  • MCSE: Desktop Infrastructure
  • Power shell Scripting
  • VDI (virtualized desktop infrastructure) Environment
  • CITRIX Xen Desktop 7.x
  • VMware Certified Professional 6 – Desktop and Mobility (VCP6-DTM)
  • Bachelor's Degree and 5 years work experience or equivalent experience
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