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Senior Virtualization Engineer - Reston

Company: Peraton
Location: Reston
Posted on: June 12, 2019

Job Description:

Overview
Peraton is seeking a Senior Virtualization Engineer in Reston, Virginia to support our customer-facing and enterprise virtualization needs.
The candidate will be responsible for designing, deploying, and maintaining a variety of virtualization services. The candidate will have coworkers that come from a variety of technical backgrounds, and work across departmental boundaries and continents. We encourage teammates to take advantage of this and get exposed to new technologies, while bringing their own experiences to the group.
We have a primarily Linux, OpenBSD, and VMWare-based environment, and tend to use open-source software when possible.

Responsibilities
The Virtualization Engineer will be responsible for the following technologies, and the candidate should be comfortable with most of them in a production environment.

  • Design, installation, and life cycle maintenance of VMware vSphere, vCenter, and VSAN
  • ZFS-based storage systems which back VMware clusters, such as Nexenta, FreeBSD, and FreeNAS
  • Optimization of guests as it relates to virtualization including Tools installation and virtual hardware selection and right-sizing
  • Performance tuning and troubleshooting of storage, compute, and network resources
  • Basic routing and switching on a variety of platforms including OpenBSD, Linux, Cisco switches, Juniper Routers
  • OpenBSD and Linux use and troubleshooting to support job requirements
  • Basic scripting (python, PowerShell) to automate tasks that can be automated
  • All of the above with a mind-set of doing things in a secure and robust fashion

    Qualifications
    Required:
    • Minimum 8 years experience
    • Strong communications skills
    • Ability to think critically and troubleshoot effectively Preferred:
      • Advanced automation and scripting (puppet, ansible, SDN)
      • Advanced routing and switching with BGP, OSPF, and MPLS
      • Packet filtering on a variety of platforms including OpenBSD and Linux
      • Docker and container orchestration
      • Monitoring software including nagios, check_mk, Observium
        SECURITY CLEARANCE:
        This position requires the candidate to obtain and maintain a Secret security clearance. In order to obtain a clearance, you need to be a U.S. Citizen and show proof of citizenship.

        About Peraton
        Are you ready to join the next-generation of national security? Peraton is a fresh name in the industry with an established portfolio and legacy going back more than a century. We work differently than our peers - with agility, the freedom to innovate, an entrepreneurial spirit and a culture of responsibility. As part of the Peraton team, you'll be part of our movement to build a great company, solve the most daunting challenges facing mankind today, to protect and promote freedom around the world, and to secure our future, for our families, our communities, our nation, and our way of life.

        EEO Statement
        We are an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. We consider applicants without regard to race, color, religion, age, national origin, ancestry, ethnicity, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status, disability, genetic information, citizenship status, or membership in any other group protected by federal, state, or local law.

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