Northrop Grumman Mission Systems is currently seeking a Principal Virtualization Engineer 3 with a TS/SCI and Polygraph Clearance. This position is located in Fairfax, Virginia, supporting a large Cyber and Intel program.
* Support the full product lifecycle of virtualization platforms * Author standard operating procedures for virtual machine builds, snapshots, updates, migrations and so forth * Monitor the virtual environment for performance and make recommendations for enhancements * Install and maintain VMware and VDI infrastructure components, to include applying routine security patches and product updates * Assist with capacity planning of virtual global and regional environments * Implement standardized builds to assist with configuration management best practices * Mitigate security findings to maintain security baseline and accreditation * Actively participate in project technical designs to incorporate virtualization best practices and document system designs to support engineering review board activities * Provide technical consultancy to customers to support the implementation of capabilities within the virtual infrastructure * Timely respond to and resolve issues that may arise in the virtual regional or global infrastructure environment(s) * Document the virtual infrastructure architecture and update the system documentation as changes are made to help ensure system design artifacts are accurate and complete * Create and publish guidelines for other teams who may work with the platform
* Bachelor's Degree and a minimum of 5 years of related experience, a Master's Degree and a minimum of 3 years of experience, a PhD with no experience, or a total of 9 years of experience can be substituted in lieu of a degree. * Experience administrating and maintaining a large, multi-vendor IT operations department that supports global business critical systems * Demonstrated experience configuring, troubleshooting and managing VMware vSphere versions 5.0 and up, VCSA, ESXi, and related VMware components * Experience with VMware management and monitoring tools (ex. VUM, vRealize, etc) * Intermediate or advanced experience with scripting languages, such as Powershell
* Experienced/knowledgeable with Citrix 7.0 and Up - Configuring, troubleshooting, optimizing and managing Citrix infrastructure, including but not limited to XenApp, VDI, and NetScaler * Proficient with storage (NAS/SAN) (ex. NetApp, EMC etc.) * Working knowledge and understanding of networking, system design, ports & protocols * Strong knowledge in core Microsoft technologies and platforms: Windows Server 2008 R2/2012, Active Directory, Group policy, IIS, DNS, DHCP, SQL Server * Proficiency with Linux RHEL/CentOS operating systems * STEM Degree * AWS Certification or hands-on experience
About Northrop Grumman Corporation
Northrop Grumman is a provider of autonomous systems, strike, logistics, C4ISR, and cyber solutions for government and commercial customers.