The Defense Group at Leidos currently has an opening for a RHN Virtual Infrastructure Field Operations Integrator, in Fort Gordon, GA, who possesses at least a DoD Secret clearance. This position will support the Warfighter Readiness requirements providing Subject Matter Expertise (SME) in the design, development, delivery and maintenance of training curriculum for Warfighter Readiness systems. The candidate will be primarily responsible for providing the virtual server, desktop and storage infrastructure of accredited C4 networks within PM -Tactical Networks. The RHN Virtual Infrastructure Engineer will provide E&I support on a team responsible for designing, integrating, and improving the PM-Tactical Network's infrastructure across various solutions. The candidate will also be responsible for support to the Army's Regional Hub Node (RHN) O&M team to aid in implementation of solutions based on customer requirements. The Virtualization Infrastructure Field Ops candidate will implement VI strategies for the accredited C4 networks consistent with DoD and Federal guidance respectively.
1) New Equipment and Field Operations Support:
a. In support of specified Warfighter Readiness requirements, perform Total Package Fielding (TPF) functions IAW AR and DA PAM 700-142 with the gaining unit/organization in CONUS/OCONUS at unit home stations, TDY locations, and/or during field missions.
b. Travel to customer locations to assess unit equipment fielding needs and provide unique systems configurations/solutions to match the fielding requirements and ensure operability. Determine baseline application on new equipment to be integrated prior to shipping to location.
c. Interface directly with Government customers as the primary technical Subject Matter Expert (SME) on any related matter.
d. Perform joint system check out of each system installation prior to issue.
e. Conduct technical analysis for system implementations, modifications, and potential enhancements.
f. Perform de-installations, installations, and handoffs for specified systems.
g. Troubleshoot system problems and/or integration issues, determine system solution in accordance with customer needs, and recommend actions to customer for system solutions.
h. Perform engineering assessments of new equipment and software upgrades for integration into required systems.
i. Develop and improve operations processes/practices for each location based on best practices across the program and through peer and management collaboration.
j. Develop lesson materials and conduct on-site field training of operations personnel on newly developed/implemented system procedures.
k. Prepare and coordinate TPF activities including New material Introductory Briefings (NMIB), validation of unit Materiel Requirements Lists (MRL), prepare After Action Reports (AAR) and other actions as required for the TPF.
2) Curriculum Development:
a. Coordinate with Government customers to prepare and maintain TPF and NET plans for current and future systems.
b. Create customized training plans based on current systems, new system upgrades, and mission-specific requirements.
3) Training Services:
a. Provide delivery of instruction through both field and classroom training/operation.
b. When required, work shall be done at night and in inclement weather.
c. When applicable, coordinate classroom set-up to support each individual class.
d. Provide modernization instruction on the operations and maintenance of supported systems, standard and non-standard systems and equipment.
e. Serve as primary fielders, installers, instructors, assistant instructors, and/or demonstrators.
4) Cross Training:
a. Participate in formal training and self-instruction / use on complimentary systems and protocols to increase the breadth of systems competency for training and fielding requirements.
5) Continuing Education:
a. Continue education through self-study and other methods to maintain instructor certification status, as applicable.
b. Trainers shall attend instructor qualification training or other specialized training conducted at various CONUS or OCONUS locations.
Active DoD Secret security clearance required
Must have 8-10 years of Systems Engineering experience or equivalent
Bachelor's Degree or equivalent Military Occupation Specialty (MOS) code in lieu of Degree
Minimum 4 years hands on experience on related WIN-T systems
Must have 4+ years of PowerShell scripting within Microsoft Windows enterprise and VMware environments. This experience must be in writing/developing PowerShell scripts and using VMware's PowerCLI.
A certification IAW DoD 8570.1 Technical Level II (Sec+) (Required)
VMware Certified Professional - Datacenter Virtualization 6.0 or higher (Required)
VMware Certified Implementation Expert
Hands-on experience with PowerShell 4/5/6 and PowerCLI
Hands-on experience with VMware vSphere (6.0/6.5), KVM and Hyper-V
Hands-on experience with Citrix XenServer, XenDesktop and XenApp
Hands-on experience with Windows Server 2012R2, Windows 7/10, REL 6/7
Hands-on experience implementing and maintaining storage system products and IP-based storage protocols (e.g. NFS/iSCSI)
Strong knowledge of Windows Active Directory and supporting technologies
Excellent verbal and written communications skills
25% Travel may be required
Willingness to work flexible hours
Shift work may be required
Experience with military training
Valid passport or ability to obtain a passport
Must be confident making decisions and working without direct supervision
Datacenter Virtualization 6.0 or higher (Highly Desired)
Citrix Certified Professional - Virtualization (CCP-V) (Desired)
Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (Desired)
NetApp Certified Data Administrator (NCDA) or NetApp Certified Implementation Engineer (NCIE), ONTAP (Desired)