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Date Added: Wed 26/05/2021

Senior Systems Engineer- (14)

Rockville, MD, US
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Company: LATITUDE, INC.

Job Type: Permanent, FullTime

Job Description

6 month contract to hire

Citizenship: US Citizen or Green Card Holder

What they do: Government Contractor

Main Focus-

  • Will need to pass drug & background checks
  • They will get them a Public Trust
  • This is supporting the NCI
  • This will be in a mixed Windows/Mac environment
  • The team is focusing on cloud experience. They prefer candidates with AWS and Azure experience but will take candidates that have just one.
  • Bachelors degree and 10+ years' experience
  • Need just one of these certifications:
    • Microsoft MSCE
    • Microsoft Azure Administration
    • Microsoft Azure DevOps
    • AWS Certified SysOps Administrator - Professional
    • VMware Data Center Virtualization (DCV) - Design or Deploy
    • IBM BigFix Lifecycle Administration
    • Foundation Certificate in IT Service Management (ITIL) v3 or higher
    • CompTIA Security+

Perform industry recommended best practices for desktop engineering, solution design and implementation support for an enterprise environment comprised of 10,000+ end points (PC/Mac), and 1000+ mobile devices. Serve as ambassador and subject matter expert for IT Engineering Projects including new technology implementations, feasibility studies and process improvement initiatives. Advise and support efforts related to application packaging, deployments, documentation, and release control in an enterprise IT environment. Assist with secure baseline image creation for multiple hardware configurations. Provide advice, technical consultation, and Level 3 support guidance through analysis and historic resolution to problems. Evaluate alternative approaches and technologies to satisfy user requirements; conduct research and recommend new technologies to improve service to the client and the team. Remain current on industry trends and new to market solutions that may benefit the environment. Communicate with technology vendors to ensure the best option is provided. Facilitate technical requirements gathering sessions and collect requirements, including analysis of alternatives technical evaluation criteria, function essential and value-added requirements, and validating requirements with stakeholders as they relate to current environments and future trends.

  • Experience with virtualization tools and environments (VMware, VSphere, Parallels, Terminal Services)
  • Prior experience utilizing enterprise management tools such as: BigFix, JAMF, Group Policy, Microsoft Deployment Toolkit, Active Directory and PowerShell
  • Experience working with cloud technologies such as: AWS or Microsoft Azure Cloud Computing Services
  • General server/storage technical operational practices
  • Design and support for technical project artifacts (including timelines, design documents, implementation plans, configuration specifications and test plans)
  • Understanding of ITIL practices
  • Process automation and scripting
    • Experience with PowerShell and other scripting languages
  • Consult and assist developers to develop Windows server and application hosting solutions
  • Debugging application and server performance issues
  • Communicate with stakeholders (including infrastructure, security, and institute leadership) regarding active projects and operational issues
  • Exposure to server and application deployment automation systems
  • Strong communication skills and a self-motivated attitude

Highly Desired:

  • Cloud engineering, VDI / DaaS within large Government environments
  • Extensive experience with VMware, VSphere and virtualization experience
  • Strong Windows Server Management experience, including advanced experience with Active Directory
  • Enterprise environment experience supporting one or more of the following desktop operating systems: Windows 10, macOS or Linux (CentOS, Ubuntu)
  • Hybrid cloud environment experience with AWS and Azure
  • Working knowledge of Federal health IT enterprise technologies
  • Ability to work hands-on to design and troubleshoot Windows servers
  • Scripting and automation experience (PowerShell)
  • System hardening, monitoring and enhancement experience
  • Prior experience utilizing endpoint management solutions such as SCCM, LANRev, BigFix and JAMF

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree or ten (10) years of experience in the field
  • The following certifications and skillset are preferred:
    • Microsoft MSCE, Windows Server OS, IIS, PowerShell, System Center Operation and Configuration Management,
    • Microsoft Azure Administration
    • Microsoft Azure DevOps
    • AWS Certified SysOps Administrator - Professional
    • VMware Data Center Virtualization (DCV) - Design or Deploy
    • IBM BigFix Lifecycle Administration
    • Foundation Certificate in IT Service Management (ITIL) v3 or higher
    • CompTIA Security+ Certified Professional
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills

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