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Leidos Virtualization Subject Matter Expert (SME) 2 in North Charleston, South Carolina


Job Description:

The Virtualization Subject Matter Expert (SME) 2 will be part of a large team that provides engineering support for all aspects of Defense Health Enterprise Application and Desktop Virtualization Support technologies in support of the Clinical Information Modernization (CIM) IPT. The work to be accomplished will be in support of all DHA and Veterans Affairs (VA) medical and administrative applications, and will include their major current Electronic Health Records (EHRs). This work includes both on-site and GovCloud (Amazon Web Services (AWS), Azure, milCloud2) hosting of resources.

Primary Responsibilities

You will be engaged in designing, implementing and managing the hosting environment using one or more of the following tools and/or technologies:

Server Virtualization with Type-1 hypervisors to include:

  • VMWare ESXi

  • Microsoft Hyper-V.

Storage technologies to include:

  • Dell EMC Unity

  • Dell EMC Elastic Cloud Storage (ECS)

  • NetApp

Enterprise backup and restoration technologies to include:

  • CommVault Simpana/Intellisnap

  • NetApp SnapMirror

  • NetApp OnTap Select and CloudVolumes

  • Veeam Backup and Replication.

Application streaming/layering/isolation technologies to include:

  • Citrix App Layering

  • Microsoft App-V

  • VMware AppVolumes

  • VMWare ThinApp.

Application presentation technologies to include:

  • Citrix Virtual Apps (previously XenApp)

Desktop Virtualization technologies to include:

  • VMWare View/Horizon

  • Citrix Provisioning Server

  • Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops (formerly XenApp and XenDesktop)

  • Amazon Workspaces

User Persona Management technologies to include:

  • Citrix Workspace Environment Manager (WEM)

  • Liquidware ProfileUnity

  • Ivanti AppSense

TLS encryption and Independent Computing Architecture (ICA) technologies to include:

  • Citrix NetScaler

  • F5

Cloud computing technologies to include:

  • Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) MilCloud 2.0

  • Amazon Web Services (AWS) GovCloud

  • Microsoft Azure GovCloud

McAfee Host Based Security System (HBSS) Monitoring, logging and event management tools such as

  • Splunk

  • VMware vRealize Operations Manager (vROPS)

  • Citrix Director

Automating the server virtualization environment as it relates to VMware vRealize Automation (vRA) and VMware Connector for AWS/Azure and utilizing both on-premise and cloud computing instantiations from a single application for multi-cloud management.

Virtual container technologies including:

  • Kubernetes or other open source container management platforms

  • Redhat OpenShift

  • VMware PKS

  • NetApp Kubernetes Service

Basic Qualifications

  • Technical Training in Citrix, AWS, Azure, VMWare and Microsoft virtualization products.

  • Recognized expert who has demonstrated industry and/or public service (e.g., federal, state, or local) leadership in virtualization technologies including COTS products available from Microsoft, Citrix, and VMware.

  • Bachelor of Science degree and six (6) years (or Ten (10) years without Bachelor’s Degree) of hands-on experience with virtualization projects supporting Military Health Systems, Service Medical components, DoD and Federal government.

Three (3) of the following five (5) areas:

  • Systems Requirements,

  • Operational Requirements,

  • Data Analysis,

  • Test & Evaluation,

  • Training. Experience

Must possess, or be able to obtain within 90 days of start, one of the following certification to comply with DoD 8570.01-M for Level 2 Information Assurance Technical:

  • Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) Security

  • CySA

    • Global Industrial Cyber Security Professional (GICSP)
  • GIAC® Security Essentials (GSEC)

  • Security

    • EC-Council’s Certified Network Defender (CND)
  • SSCP

Preferred Qualifications

Certified in any of the virtualization products including but not limited to:

  • Citrix Certified Associate (CCA)

  • Citrix Certified Enterprise Administrator (CCEA)

  • Citrix Certified Integration Architect (CCIA)

  • Citrix Certified Enterprise Engineer (CCEE)

  • Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA)

  • Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS)

  • Microsoft Certified Azure Administrator

  • AWS Cloud Practitioner

  • VMware Certified Professional (VCP)

External Referral Bonus:Ineligible

Potential for Telework:No

Clearance Level Required:Secret

Travel:Yes, 10% of the time

Scheduled Weekly Hours:40

Shift:Standard Plus On Call

Requisition Category:Professional

Job Family:Systems Engineering

Pay Range: REQNUMBER: R-00050060

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status. Leidos will consider qualified applicants with criminal histories for employment in accordance with relevant Laws. Leidos is an equal opportunity employer/disability/vet.