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Job #: R-00097522
Location: Fort Belvoir, VA
Category: Systems Engineering
Schedule (FT/PT): Full Time
Travel Required: No
Shift: Day
Clearance: Top Secret
Referral Eligibility: Eligible
Referral Bonus Amount: $4000
Group: Defense

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Job Description:

Leidos has an immediate opening for a Virtualization Systems Engineer in support of the Defense Threat Reduction Agency.  The position requires an active Top Secret clearance with SCI eligibility.  All work is done onsite at DTRA’s facilities at Fort Belvoir, Virginia and Reston, Virginia, with a minimal amount of local travel in the National Capital Region (NCR).  This is a full time position (40hrs/week).

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Designs and implements new VDI initiatives to meet DTRA mission needs based on the latest developments and trends in VDI hardware and software.

  • Analyzes and recommends changes to existing VMware Horizon environments to improve performance, usability, and customer experience across the DTRA enterprise.

  • Provides support for operation and maintenance of existing VMware virtual environments across multiple sites and enclaves, to include maintenance of virtual datacenters, virtual machines, physical hosts, storage allocation and configuration, virtual networking, and datacenter security.

  • Responsible for efficient operation and sustainment of existing VMware Horizon virtual desktop infrastructure, to include maintenance of security servers/appliances, connection servers, desktop pools, end-user devices (zero/thinOS Wyse client terminals and Horizon View soft clients running on Windows devices), and specialized desktop pools providing content to kiosk displays throughout the DTRA enterprise.

  • Troubleshoots and supports the Dynamic Environment Manager (DEM), App Volumes application virtualization and other complex issues in the VDI environment.

  • Analyzes virtualization and specifically VDI performance using monitoring tools and applications (e.g., vROps) to identify trends and issues and propose appropriate solutions.

  • Contributes to the creation and optimization of virtual machine images (servers and desktops).

  • Creates and maintains system documentation to include implementation plans, system security plans, as-builts, and architectural diagrams as appropriate.

  • Coordinates with project managers to develop project plans, communication plans and schedules as required.

  • Conducts market research and develops analyses of alternatives (AoAs) to recommend technology improvements and modernization initiatives.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Must have a current DoD Top Secret Clearance with SCI eligibility.

  • Bachelor’s degree with 8+ years of experience or Master’s degree with 6+ years of experience. 

  • Must have a 8570 compliant security certification (IAT Level II or higher).

  • Computing Environment Certification (VMWare Certified Professional (VCP)).

  • Fluent in VMWare Horizon VDI technology, including virtual desktops, App Volumes, Blast and PCoIP protocols, Dynamic. Environment Manager and Cloud Pod Architecture.

  • Working knowledge of third-party client management tools such as Wyse Management Suite and Teradici Management Console (PCoIP).

  • Familiarity with DoD certificate-based authentication (CAC and alternate tokens) and single-signon (SSO) integration with Horizon desktop services.

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills with the ability to prepare professional briefs and documents for an executive level audience.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • VMware vROps Specialist certification.

  • VMware Certified Implementation Expert.

  • Desktop Management.

  • Microsoft Windows Server 2012, 2016, and/or Active Directory certifications.

Pay Range:

Pay Range $97,500.00 - $150,000.00 - $202,500.00

The Leidos pay range for this job level is a general guideline only and not a guarantee of compensation or salary. Additional factors considered in extending an offer include (but are not limited to) responsibilities of the job, education, experience, knowledge, skills, and abilities, as well as internal equity, alignment with market data, applicable bargaining agreement (if any), or other law.

About Leidos

Leidos is a Fortune 500® innovation company rapidly addressing the world’s most vexing challenges in national security and health. The company's global workforce of 47,000 collaborates to create smarter technology solutions for customers in heavily regulated industries. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, Leidos reported annual revenues of approximately $15.4 billion for the fiscal year ended December 29, 2023.  For more information, visit

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All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, race, ethnicity, age, national origin, citizenship, religion, physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, pregnancy, family structure, marital status, ancestry, domestic partner status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran or military status, or any other basis prohibited by law. Leidos will also consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories consistent with relevant laws.

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